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Welsh Classes & Learner Links

NINNAU & Y Drych provides information on Welsh language classes, conversation groups, and online resources for Welsh Learners. If you know of a class that is not listed or would like to recommend an online resource, please let us know. To list your class or event, see Submit an Event.

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NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Welsh classes and conversation groups have been suspended or converted to online formats. Please contact the sponsoring organization or check their website to confirm current class offerings and formats.

Welsh Classes and Conversation Groups


Cwrs Cymraeg
COVID-19: During the pandemic, Cwrs Cymraeg is offering occasional virtual mini courses as well as monthly virtual Welsh Conversation via Zoom. See details at
The annual week of immersion in Welsh language and culture will hopefully return next year. Additional info: or email

Welsh Heritage Week
Welsh Heritage Week 2021 will be held July 18-25, 2021, at the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA. Enjoy a full week learning about the Welsh language, music and heritage. The week includes daily language classes, plus singing classes, Welsh folk dancing, session band (any instruments welcome) to learn Welsh folk music, and harp classes (beginner to experienced). Contact Beth Landmesser,, 570-814-7689.

United States


Phoenix, AZ
Welsh class meets online Tuesday evenings online via Google Hangouts. Sponsored by the Welsh League of Arizona. Info: John Good, 623-939-0209.


Denver, CO
Welsh language classes sponsored by the Colorado Welsh Society, Tuesday evenings, October through May. Separate Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Classes meet from 7:00-8:30pm, followed by a "Te Bach" from 8:30-9:00 pm. Info: or contact Elis Owens, 303-427-7188, or

District of Columbia

Washington, DC
Washington Welsh Language Group meets monthly, first Saturday of every month, 10:30-noon, Teaism at Penn Quarter, 400 8th St. (near the Archives Metro station). A chance to chat in Welsh with learners and native speakers. All levels welcome. Buy food & drink upstairs, then meet downstairs. Info:


Minneapolis, MN
Welsh language classes, 2:00-4:30 pm, second Sunday of the month, sponsored by the St. David's Society of Minnesota. Two groups meet on alternating Sundays. All levels welcome to one or both groups. Info: Laurel Bradshaw, or

New York

Capital District, NY (Albany, Schenectady, Troy)
Siop Siarad Welsh Conversation Group meets weekly on Saturdays, 11:00 am-noon, Professor Java's Coffee Sanctuary, 217 Wolf Rd. Join us for an hour of Welsh language practice and/or games, followed by lunch. Send contact information for more details. Please contact us before you coming for the first time. Hosted by the St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District.

Utica, NY
Occasional adult classes on Wales and/or Welsh are held at Mohawk Valley Community College. Info: Rainer Morgan,


The Welsh-American Heritage Museum in Oak Hill, OH ( and the Madog Center for Welsh Studies at the University of Rio Grande ( offer occasional Welsh language classes. Info: Jeanne Jones Jinda,, 740-245-7186.


The Welsh Society of Oregon holds a monthly Welsh conversation chat group. Info: or


Pittsburgh, PA
St. David's Society of Pittsburgh weekly Welsh classes. Two 12-week sessions per year taught at Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Ave., in Oakland. Info: Dale Richards, 412-795-4050, or Linda Davoli,


British Columbia

Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Welsh Society Welsh Class meets most Mondays from 7:00-9:00 pm (except on days with Society meetings). Detailed info:
Welsh Speaking Group meets 3rd Monday of the month at 10:30 to chat in Welsh. Info:
Both meet at The Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver. Tel: 604-876-2815.


Ottawa, Ontario
Awr Sgwrsio. Learn Welsh with Welsh speakers, first or second Monday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm, Clock Tower Pub, 575 Bank St. Info: Alison Lawson, 613-725-2704 or

Toronto, Ontario
Welsh language classes. Beginners, Fridays, 7:00-9:00 pm. Intermediate and advanced, Saturdays, 9:00 am - noon. All classes meet in the Clinton Library of Dewi Sant Welsh United Chruch, 33 Melrose Ave. Taught by John Otley. Sponsored by Dewi Sant Welsh United Church. Info: or


Nant Gwrtheyrn, Wales
Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language and Heritage Centre offers 3 and 5 day residential Welsh courses at all levels throughout the year, as well as customized group courses. Located in a historic and picturesque setting at Nant Gwrtheyrn, Pwllheli, Wales. Info:

Cymraeg: Dysgu/Learn
For those living in or visiting Wales, this Welsh Government website lists Welsh courses throughout Wales. Courses range from one-day to weekly to ongoing.


Online Welsh Classes

Live online beginner and intermediate classes offered throughout the year. Taught by John Good. Fee.

Interactive lessons include speaking, listening, translation, and multiple choice challenges. Instant answers and explanations, virtual rewards. Free.

Online Taster Courses from Dysgu Cymraeg
"Welcome" and "Welcome Back" online courses offer a total of 20 beginner lessons. Free.

Say Something in Welsh
Welsh lessons emphasizing oral Welsh as opposed to written. Lessons consist of audio files in two versions for the dialects of North and South Wales. Course 1 consists of 15 lessons and is free. Fee for Courses 2 and 3.


Learning Resources

BBC Cymru Fyw
BBC news in Welsh with emphasis on UK and Welsh news. Choose an article, then get help with vocabulary by clicking on the red "VOCAB" button. Then hover over any underlined word and the English translation is provided. This feature is available for most, but not all articles.

BBC Learn Welsh
Though no longer updated, this site still includes many resources for Welsh learners including online Welsh lessons, programs, and other learning resources. Includes games and activities for children learning Welsh.

Channel S4C
Welsh language television programming. Not all programming is available outside Wales. To access programs from outside Wales, see International.

News and articles in Welsh. Click on the "VOCAB" circle at the top of the home page, then hover the curser over any underlined Welsh word, and its English translation will appear in a pop-up. (Welsh Books Council)
Online source for books from Wales, print & ebooks, worldwide delivery, reviews, advice, bestseller lists. You select the bookshop that receives commission on your orders.
Bilingual online magazine featuring articles with Welsh and English versions, ideal for learners. Plus links to learner resources:



Includes definitions, audio prounciation, synonyms, use in phrases, and grammatical advice. Search by mutated forms and conjugated verb forms. Verb entries include conjugations in every tense. Free registration required.

Geiriadur Bangor (Bangor University)
For terms not found in this dictionary, links are provided to results in other online specialty dictionaries.

Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru/University of Wales Dictionary
Historical dictionary includes vocabulary from earliest to modern texts. Vocabulary is defined in Welsh, with English equivalents. Also provides variant forms, collocations, and etymology. Searchable both Welsh-English and English-Welsh.

Geiriadur: Welsh-English / English-Welsh On-line Dictionary (University of Wales, Trinity Saint David)
In addition to traditional search, can also search sayings and compound terms, whole word or partial term, and more.

The Welsh Academy English-Welsh Dictionary
English to Welsh searching only, but Advanced Search allows searching phrases and compound words.


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