Being Bilingual

bigstock-Illustration-of-Stickman-Kids--47768470There are many advantages to being bilingual. Research has shown that children who speak two languages can be more versatile, more creative in their thinking and can learn other languages easier.

 

A child who can speak two languages will be able to:

  • Communicate with a wider variety of people
  • Become a bridge between generations, e.g. if there are grandparents or other family members who can speak Welsh
  • Open the door to a different culture. With the opportunity to speak Welsh, your child will benefit from the broader horizons provided by the enjoyment of two cultures.

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  • fis@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Learning Welsh

There are a variety of courses available in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff for adults to learn Welsh.

 

Welsh for the Family teaches phrases, songs, stories and games and is aimed at parents, grandparents and those working with children:

 

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 Welsh Language Resources

Thinking about Welsh medium education?

 

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There are various booklets containing information on raising children through the medium of Welsh:

 

Welsh-language books, DVDs and CDs for children and learners available online:

 

Being Bilingual Vale

If you are thinking about educating your child through the medium of Welsh and want to know more about the support on offer then our Being Bilingual booklet could help:

 

 

Guide to Welsh Medium Education

Welsh Government has produced a Guide to Welsh Medium Education providing information on beginning your bilingual journey:

Bilingual Journey

Begin your Bilingual Journey for you and your child by choosing Welsh medium childcare and education:

 


 

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The First Steps to Bilingualism outlines the benefits of speaking two languages: 

 

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This booklet outlines the advantages of giving your child the opportunity to become bilingual:

 

  

Search for Welsh Medium Childcare and Activities

 

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Welsh Schools in the Vale of Glamorgan

In every part of Wales there are Welsh-medium and bilingual primary schools run by the Local Education Authority.

 

 

 

Vale Family Information Service:

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