Any English-speaking parents teaching Welsh to their children?
Rather than myself acting as the teacher, I'm inviting my daughters to learn alongside me, and was wondering if any parents here are doing the same?
Obviously I'm nowhere near fluent enough to teach them myself, but it's such a joy learning with them. I take a lot of notes from them in the ways that they learn (they're toddlers, so repetition is a BIG one haha).
With any luck, we'll be a fluent family one day!
Llongyfarchiadau ! Mae'n braf iawn gwneud yr iaith yn byw i mewn yr holl teuluoedd ! :-)
I'm English and living in England, but if I lived in Wales I would certainly want my children to learn Welsh, and I would be sending them to a Welsh-medium school. Children at Welsh medium schools will learn Welsh more naturally, but will also learn English fluently by necessity of living in a country where English is the majority language. It's the best of both worlds.
Not many, not even in Wales. Where I live there is a Welsh medium school. And all across Wales these are beginning to come about. As well as Duolingo I am on a DysguCymraeg course at the local college. I am glad to say the situation is improving! Cymru am byth! A Chymraeg hefyd, wrth gwrs. Os wyt ti'n byw yma, dysgu'r iaith! Hwyl am y tro.
My son often hears me speaking Welsh or hears some of the broadcast when i am learning, but he has become interested in the Welsh towns and cities names, such as Caerleon and wants to visit the town, plus lots of others. He might just start learning himself!