Why Learn Welsh?

Reasons for learning Welsh

There's never been a better time to learn Welsh.

The Welsh Government has a long-term vision to see the Welsh language thriving, with a million people able to speak Welsh by 2050. You can play a part in that — even if you don’t speak Welsh by understanding and appreciating its value to our culture and communities you will help increase its use in all aspects of life. “Learning Welsh has opened so many doors for me. It’s meant finding work, raising my children bilingually, making new friends and participating in school and community activities. I can enjoy everything that is going on.” 

With over 582,000 Welsh speakers and tens of thousands of people learning, the Welsh language offers an educational, cultural and employment advantage to you and your family. Why not start learning or improving your Welsh today?

There are a number of reasons why people choose to learn Welsh:

Personal aspiration

A number of people choose to learn the language simply because they enjoy a new challenge. You will soon discover that the language is alive and kicking in most communities across Wales, and speaking the language will open doors to a number of new opportunities and experiences.


Are you passionate about being Welsh but have never had the opportunity to learn the language at school? Or maybe, you've moved to Wales and want to fully experience the Welsh culture? Enrol on a Welsh class and fulfil your ambition.


Welsh is increasingly used as a business language. In the public sector, customer orientated services must be provided bilingually. In the private sector, many companies have identified the commercial benefits of providing a Welsh language service. A number of people enrol on Welsh courses to improve their career development opportunities. Could the ability to speak Welsh open doors in your career?


Are your children learning Welsh at school? Would you like to be able to speak Welsh with them and help them with school homework? We have a number of Welsh for the Family courses for parents to learn Welsh while their children are at school or nursery. You can even learn Welsh with your baby with Welsh from the Cradle.