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New Courses 2020-21

From November onwards, we will return to on-site classes but with an initial maximum number of six learners in each class and with social-distancing and health & safety measures in full effect at all times. The courses will be adapted so that we can still offer that immersive experience that is unique to Nant Gwrtheyrn but some aspects, such as face-to-face chatting sessions with members of the local community and evening entertainment may have to take place online, depending on the measures in force at the time. Your safety on the site is paramount and we will do all that we can to ensure that you have a safe and valuable experience at Nant Gwrtheyrn.

Residential courses

02/11/2020 04/11/2020 Hyfedredd (Proficiency) C2112
09/11/2020 11/11/2020 Blasu (Taster) C2113
16/11/2020 20/11/2020 Mynediad 1 (Entry 1) C2114
23/11/2020 27/11/2020 Mynediad 2 (Entry 2) C2115
30/11/2020 04/12/2020 Sylfaen 1 a 2 (Foundation 1 and 2) C2116
07/12/2020 11/12/2020 Canolradd 1 a 2 (Intermediate 1 and 2) C2117
14/12/2020 18/12/2020 Uwch 1 (Advanced 1) C2118
11/01/2021 15/01/2021 Uwch 1 (Advanced 1) C2119
18/01/2021 22/01/2021 Uwch 2 (Advanced 2) – Y Ffilm Gymraeg C2120
25/01/2021 29/01/2021 Canolradd 1 a 2 (Intermediate 1 and 2) C2121
01/02/2021 05/02/2021 Sylfaen 1 a 2 (Foundation 1 and 2) C2122
08/02/2021 12/02/2021 Mynediad 1 (Entry 1) C2123
15/02/2021 19/02/2021 Mynediad 2 (Entry 2) C2124
22/02/2021 26/02/2021 Canolradd 1 a 2 (Intermediate 1 and 2) C2125
01/03/2021 05/03/2021 Uwch 1 (Advanced 1) C2126
08/03/2021 12/03/2021 Uwch 2 (Advanced 2) – Gwerthfawrogi Barddoniaeth a Rhyddiaith C2127
15/03/2021 19/03/2021 Canolradd 1 a 2 (Intermediate 1 and 2) C2128
22/03/2021 26/03/2021 Sylfaen 1 a 2 (Foundation 1 and 2) C2129
29/03/2021 31/03/2021 Hyfedredd (Proficiency) C2130
12/04/2021 14/04/2021 Blasu (Taster) C2131
19/04/2021 23/04/2021 Mynediad 1 (Entry 1) C2132
03/05/2021 07/05/2021 Mynediad 2 (Entry 2) C2133
10/05/2021 14/05/2021 Sylfaen 1 a 2 (Foundation 1 and 2) C2134
17/05/2021 21/05/2021 Canolradd 1 a 2 (Intermediate 1 and 2) C2135
24/05/2021 28/05/2021 Uwch 1 (Advanced 1) C2136
31/05/2021 04/06/2021 Uwch 2 (Advanced 2) - Exact content TBC C2137
07/06/2021 09/06/2021 Hyfedredd (Proficiency) C2138
14/06/2021 18/06/2021 Uwch 1 (Advanced 1) C2139
28/06/2021 02/07/2021 Uwch 2 (Advanced 2) C2140
05/07/2021 07/07/2021 Blasu (Taster) C2141
12/07/2021 16/07/2021 Uwch 1 (Advanced 1) C2142
19/07/2021 23/07/2021 Uwch 2 (Advanced 2) - Exact content TBC C2143
26/07/2021 30/07/2021 Canolradd 1 a 2 (Intermediate 1 and 2) C2144

Online courses

10/08/2020 12/08/2020 Taster C2101
17/08/2020 19/08/2020 Taster C2102
24/08/2020 26/08/2020 Entry – Using C2103
04/09/2020 06/09/2020 Foundation – Using C2104
14/09/2020 16/09/2020 Taster C2105
21/09/2020 23/09/2020 Intermediate – Using C2106
26/09/2020 27/09/2020 Entry - Welsh for parents of primary-school children C2107
28/09/2020 30/09/2020 Sylfaen 1 a 2 (Foundation 1 and 2) C2108
05/10/2020 07/10/2020 Uwch 2 Courses (advanced) - Folk-tales and legends of Nant Gwrtheyrn C2109
12/10/2020 23/10/2020 Proficient C2110
26/10/2020 28/10/2020 Uwch 2 Courses (advanced) - Contemporary Welsh literature C2111

Register today for 20% discount using cywcynnar20 code (online only)


Our courses give people the opportunity to practice each language skill – speaking, reading, listening and writing – but particular emphasis is placed on building your confidence to speak the language by encouraging you to practice your Welsh as much as possible during your stay at Nant.

Our experienced tutors adjust the course content slightly in accordance with the group’s needs. You will never be in a class of more than 14 people so you’re sure to get plenty of personal encouragement and attention.

Please contact us on 01758 750334 if you have any other questions.

Friends of Nant Gwrtheyrn

Become a member to claim discounts

The friends of Nant Gwrtheyrn membership gives you 20% off all courses, 15% off accommodation, 15% off tickets to any event and 15% off at Caffi Meinir!

Want to learn Welsh?

Living in Gwynedd or Anglesey?

Take advantage of our discounted rates for Gwynedd and Anglesey residents! Book any 5 day course on a daily basis for £125 or any 3 day course on a daily basis for only £75.


Advantages of learning Welsh…

By learning the language, which is spoken by over 700,000 people worldwide, you open the door to many opportunities and new experiences. Those of you who have already started learning Welsh are aware of the benefits of being able to understand and pronounce the language around you. You’ll have twice the choice of entertainment, with TV, radio and websites available for speakers of the language, and, ultimately, a wide range of literature spanning centuries.

People learn Welsh for many different reasons: for work, for family, to feel part of the community, to name a few. But, whatever your reason for learning the language, the process should be enjoyable and one that gives you great satisfaction.



Usually, the Welsh lessons are held in the ‘Plas’, the former home of the manager of the quarry. The rooms are furnished with the latest equipment to enable us to offer a variety of learning methods, including traditional methods. Weather permitting, we aim to carry out some activities outside the classroom, enabling us to make the most out of the natural resources around the site.



Students who attend our residential Welsh courses stay at the old quarrymen’s cottages which have been upgraded to a 5* group accommodation standard. Every room is furnished with oak furniture that is hand made in Wales and a traditional Welsh blanket on every bed. We have rooms suitable for wheelchairs.


Your free time…

Students are welcome to use the lounge at ‘Y Plas’ throughout their time at Nant. The lounge is a convenient room for studying or relaxing during the evening. The café will be open during your time at Nant and the staff will be more than happy to encourage you to use your Welsh. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the heritage centre and the quarryman’s cottage during their stay and learn the history of this unique area.


The best course for you...

We encourage students to discuss their needs with a tutor in advance and we aim to have all students on the course that is most suitable for their personal needs:
If you are unsure of your level…

We suggest that you contact a tutor at the Nant to discuss your needs by calling 01758 750334. A tutor will not always be available as they will be teaching, but a member of staff at the Office will take your details and arrange for the tutor to contact you as soon as possible.

Our tutors are always happy to help you choose the best course for your needs.

How to book…

You can book a Welsh language course online or book over the telephone by calling the office at Nant Gwrtheyrn.

Gwynedd and Anglesey learners, contact us (01758 750334) to enquire about our special offers for local residents.

It is not possible to claim more than one discount at one time.

NOTE: To ensure that we give our learners the best possible experience – The Nant must ensure that a minimum of 6 learners are enrolled on any course before it can be confirmed that the course will be held. Should Nant Gwrtheyrn have to cancel a course, for whatever reason, you will be given 2 weeks notice prior to the course start date. Under these circumstances your payment will be refunded or you can transfer your booking to another similar course within 12 months.

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