Vice-Chancellor welcomes Welsh learners

02 August 2011

Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University with Welsh tutors from the Mid Wales Welsh for Adults Centre
Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University with Welsh tutors from the Mid Wales Welsh for Adults Centre

In her first public engagement as Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth Professor April McMahon welcomed more than 70 learners of Welsh from all corners of the World to the University on the opening day of the Cwrs Haf Awst 2011.

The course, which is aimed at beginners and more experienced learners, is organised by the Mid Wales Welsh for Adults Centre at Aberystwyth University. It runs from 1 to 26 August and this year welcomes learners from America, Brittany, Poland, Germany, Australia, Japan and England, as well as Wales.

Professor McMahon, who has been learning Welsh since March of this year, addressed learners at a special reception at 6.30 on Monday evening 1 August at Tamed Da on the Penglais campus. The evening included entertainment by the folk group Cerddcegin.

Cwrs Haf Awst offers a full programme of social activity to enable learners to use their Welsh and get a taste of life and culture in the Aberystwyth area. The programme includes an evening to welcome the learners at St Mary’s Church on 4 August, a visit to the National Eisteddfod for Wales on 6 August and a Nordic walking workshop on 13 August. A Noson Lawen will be held at 7p.m. on Wednesday 24 August at the Marine Hotel with Côr CYD Aberystwyth, Parti Dawns Aelwyd Aberystwyth, and a twmpath with Erwyd Howells.

The Mid Wales Welsh for Adults Centre provides a comprehensive programme of over 200 courses for Welsh learners at all levels throughout the year in Ceredigion, Meirionnydd and Powys. More details are available on the Centre’s website: http://www.learnwelshinmidwales.org/ or by calling 0800 876 6975.

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