Language Centre

Canolfan Iaith

A new home. A new challenge. Learn Welsh.

The main aim of the Language Centers is to provide an intensive course in Welsh for learners that will enable them to fully take part in bilingual education. This is extremely important in assisting primary schools to implement a concurrent language policy.

The Bro Preseli Language Centre is located at Ysgol Bro Preseli. Here, in a friendly environment, children of similar age from many local primary schools come together for beginners’ Welsh courses.

  • Class numbers never exceed 14.
  • One teacher, one subject ensures quick learning.
  • The Language Centre is funded by the Pembrokeshire Education and the Welsh Government- there is no cost to you.
  • An opportunity to make friends with other children who are ‘new to the area’.

The usual pattern of attendance is that children will attend the Ganolfan for two days a week during their first year and one day a week during the second year.

Lessons at the Ganolfan Iaith begin at 9:00 am and end at 15:00 pm.

Children have their lunch in the canteen of Ysgol Bro Preseli. There is usually a choice of hot lunches and a choice of sandwiches, wraps, fruits, yoghurts, and drinks. Children are also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

There will be free swimming lessons for children who attend the Ganolfan during their first year.

Transport will be provided for the children who require it (usually on the Secondary school bus.) Children who come to the Ganolfan by bus will be supervised on arrival and until departure.

The Ganolfan Iaith is situated on the campus of Ysgol Bro Preseli in the village of Crymych, North Pembrokeshire on the A478 road.

The value of a Welsh-Medium/Bilingual Education

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

The value of a Welsh-Medium/Bilingual Education

Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

  • Learners who understand more than one language can think more creatively and flexibly and tend to do better in IQ tests.
  • Learners who operate in two languages in the curriculum can achieve good results in tests and examinations.
  • Bilingual children’s results in test and examinations in English as a subject are higher on average than those of monolingual children.
  • The economic benefits of being proficient in both English and Welsh are obvious as more jobs than ever in Wales require bilingual skills.
  • Bilingual learners can communicate with family members, neighbours and friends in either English or Welsh and contribute fully to community life in their local area.
  • Bilingual people are more able to learn a third language and display more tolerance towards other cultures.
  • Being bilingual offers learners the opportunity to experience two different cultures and two worlds of experience.
  • Being bilingual or multilingual is the norm in Europe, so the situation in Wales is not uncommon. Over 65% of Europeans speak at least two languages.
  • Being bilingual helps people to be part of Wales and increases the sense of belonging.

How Can I Help my Child Learn Welsh?

How Can I Help my Child Learn Welsh?

  • We can watch Welsh television programmes on S4C and S4C online.
  • We can play Welsh Games.
  • We can use the resources on the Language Centre website.
  • I can learn Welsh myself.
  • I can buy Welsh books and activity books.
  • My child can take advantage of the clubs and activities through the medium of Welsh in the area.
  • We can use incidental Welsh at home.

Clybiau a Gweithgareddau

Clubs and Activities

Gwefannau Defnyddiol

Useful Websites