Learning Welsh

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Whatever your age and ability there is an opportunity to learn through the medium of Welsh in Newport at any stage of life. 

Menter Iaith Casnewydd runs events for Welsh speakers and learners with the aim of increasing the use of Welsh by children and adults across Newport.  

Read about becoming bilingual and your Welsh education choices

Early years

Mudiad Meithrin provide Welsh-medium early years care and education across Newport ranging from Cylch Ti a Fi (baby and toddler groups), Cylchoedd Meithrin (playgroups), day nurseries, and flying start groups.

Find your nearest group in Newport  


Parents and carers may express a wish to send their child to a Welsh-medium school although this does not mean that a place at the first preference school is guaranteed. 

You do not have to be Welsh speaking to choose education in Welsh for your child.

Read about applying for a school place in Newport  

Children 4-11

Newport City Council maintains four Welsh-medium primary schools across the city.  

Young people 11-18

Newport’s first Welsh-medium secondary school, Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed, opened 1 September 2016.

Read about Welsh-medium education in Newport


Some modules of selected courses can be studied bilingually at Coleg Gwent.

The college also offers opportunities to study Welsh as a second language, Welsh language and bilingual study support through HWB Cymraeg and social activities through Clwb Cymraeg. 


Coleg Gwent offers Welsh for Adults courses for all stages of learning and ability.  

The University of South Wales offers a number of courses for study in Welsh.

Want to know more?

There are a number of organisations that can help you or your child with their Welsh language journey:

Information for Parents

Early Years

Community and Welsh Language activities