With my welcome pack, there was a little yellow leaflet about welsh courses..
Now im not welsh nor do i know any welsh at all, but considering im going to be living there for the next four years it might be an idea to do one of the beginners courses.. Good idea / Bad idea?
Anyone considering learning any welsh for uni?
Dani I thought about it, but considering we're going to be learning 2 languages from scratch, I thought it would be a little confusing
heya, I think I'm going to be doing it if it doesn't clash with anything. It's not essential because most people around bangor speak english but it'll be interesting. I'm going to just improve my Welsh because it's really scratchy and rusty, but it's up to you. It's not essential to get by up there or anything but I can imagine it coming in handy if you ever encounter signs or stuff that aren't bilingual.
I used to be fluent in Welsh and now I can't speak a word really. I went to uni last year with the intention of doing a course but didn't get around to it, and this year I'll probably be far too busy, but I will look into it.
It's not at all needed, but great if any of you decide to do it! I'd say Welsh is a relatively simple language to get to grips with, the main problems are the mutations, and I suppose pronounciation of non-english sounds. My problem is that I'm going to England but want to become fluent even though I haven't studied it since GCSE...
I know a little Welsh from when I lived in Wales, but not much. I would say go for it. You should have plently of free time in first year and it will be a way to meet people. I think there is a stand at serendipty about learning Welsh as I remember so check them out.
Are you Welsh? In one of my modules last year we did about the Welsh language, kind of the history of it and who and how many speak it now etc.
Indeed, I lived in the South, and went to a Welsh speaking school, it was very Welsh. Up North there doesn't seem to be as much emphasis on it.
I think we were an English speaking school but had Welsh lessons each week. This was in North Wales.
Yeah, we were banned from speaking English! I spoke a mixture at home depending on which family/friends I was speaking to.
No, you can't do it as part of your course if you're credits are full but there is nothing stopping you taking extra lessons in it. A lot of people who learn Welsh at Bangor are not doing it for their degree.
I may take up the basics, just for the ability to tell my friends I've learnt Welsh. I'm just wary of doing it, because I may have enough work with my degree, work, social life, and keeping in touch with family and friends back home. I don't want to be biting off more than I can chew.
I just want to able to pronounce that long town name properly >.>