Penny

I was born and brought up in north Wales and got an O level in Welsh at school, but haven’t really used it since. My family was Welsh-speaking but never spoke it at home in Colwyn Bay (which was mainly ...

Mathias D.

Hey everyone, so I can’t claim any Welsh ancestry (double nationality French-Chilean here) but I started to learn Cymraeg since about the 1st of January this year out of love for the region and the sound of its ...

Bob

I have been learning Welsh for about 15 months, online with the University of South Wales and more recently with SSiW. I have built a good foundation with the Uni course and find that SSiW is pushing my use of the ...

Susanne T.

Why Welsh? Why not!? Years ago I was fascinated by the big fat sign HEDDLU on the building we saw whenever I had to drive into Newport, as well as the bilingual road signs etc. So, when I first detected signs of a mushy ...

Steve B.

Hi all, I want to learn Welsh as I was born in Llandrindod, but I was adopted by English parents and brought up in England, so I always thought of myself as English – I supported the England football team and ...

Lesley

Two things have prompted me to learn Welsh – after a very busy working life and family life, I have recently retired and feel that I now have more time to try and learn Welsh. My granddaughter (aged 3) has just ...

Malcolm B.

This is why I have subscribed to SSiW. I had a posting to Swansea in the late 50s and spent four wonderful years there. Although my work colleagues all spoke Welsh, I never tried to learn the language seriously. There ...

Kerry W.

I was born and brought up in Liverpool. Encouraged by a Welsh friend, my parents bought a condemned quarry workers cottage in Llanberis in 1966 and we would visit most weekends and holidays, firstly whilst we renovated ...

Gareth D.

I was born in St Asaph to a Welsh dad (from Penrhyndeudraeth) & English mum. Growing up in North East Wales in the late 60s & 70s, we were taught Welsh a few hours a week in a very regimented way by rote. I ...

Rachel H.

I started with SSiW back in 2015 when I started dating a Welsh man and got quite far through, but life happened and it all kind of stopped for a bit.  I married that Welsh man last year and am now 6 months pregnant ...