Tuesday 12 December 2017

Gareth Morgan: Lessons can be learned from Welsh system

Welsh is spoken fluently by a far higher proportion of the population (20pc) than Irish in Ireland, and in some towns as many as 85pc speak the language. PA
Welsh is spoken fluently by a far higher proportion of the population (20pc) than Irish in Ireland, and in some towns as many as 85pc speak the language. PA
Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

Dividing language teaching into two separate syllabi is a 'cleddyf dwyochrog' - or double-edged sword.

I doubt I'd even be able to recall the phrase, had I not taken Welsh as a first language subject at school up to the age of 16.

I found the GCSE course challenging, as it was heavy on literature and demanded grammatical excellence - although it was not beyond my class of pupils who grew up in a native Welsh-speaking community.

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