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Welsh Language is compulsory in all schools in Wales but the amount of Welsh that is taught varies, depending on the type of school.
Research shows that speaking more than one language can boost your skills in many ways.
Learn Welsh Free online courses and live lessons.
Welsh Government: Welsh for Kids Information about learning and using Welsh.
Welsh Government: Learn WelshInformation about learning and using Welsh.
Welsh Government: Your guide to Welsh-medium education
Free Welsh language software
Cardiff Mummy Says: 'How to support your child through Welsh-medium education when you don’t speak Welsh yourself' blog
SSCE Cymru school survey (2019).
The most significant challenges to Service children’s education: 17% of primary schools said Learning Welsh and 21% of Secondary schools said Learning Welsh.
I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends.
Dinolingo Language learning for Kids.
S4C Cyw Songs, games and drawings to help younger children play and practice Welsh.
LearnWelsh For beginners to practice learning Welsh through lessons, games and quick tests on over 100 Welsh topics.
BBC Bitesize: Welsh for learners – Foundation stage
BBC Bitesize: Welsh second language – KS2
BBC Bitesize: Welsh second language – KS3
To help you get started with learning Welsh, here are some Service children from Ysgol-Y-Tywyn Primary School on the Isle of Anglesey, sharing some key words and phrases in Welsh.
"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."
"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."
"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."
"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times it’s just a normal thing now."
"It's ok talking over skype and that but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."
"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, its adventurous and exciting."
"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."
"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."
"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."
"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."
"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."
"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there’, but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"
"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."
"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."
"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."