Abby Burridge

Mum-of-two Abby Burridge is learning Welsh at the same time as her children

When lockdown first hit, Abby Burridge didn’t know how to help her children with their Welsh homework. But after starting an intensive course, she began to feel confident – even talking to their teachers in Welsh on Zoom. Abby, Max and Grace now help each other with their homework.

Dw i wedi gorffen Sylfaen!

Dw i wedi gorffen Sylfaen! I’ve finished foundation

Nine months ago, I didn’t speak any Welsh at all. Next month, I’ll have to speak to an examiner in Welsh for 12 whole minutes! That’s a slightly terrifying prospect, but after 120 classes, 250 days on Duolingo and nearly 3,500 words on Memrise, hopefully it’ll be OK.

I've been using Duolingo for 200 days

20 things I’ve learnt after using Duolingo for 200 days

Bronze, silver, gold, sapphire, ruby, emerald, amethyst, pearl, obsidian, diamond. I’ve worked my way up through the Duolingo leagues. There was a near miss during a long weekend away, but I’ve just about kept my streak, thanks to a couple of freezes and weekend amulets!

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

Gŵyl 2021 preview – four festivals in one weekend

A celebration of comedy, conversation and music will take place this weekend as four festivals collaborate to create Gŵyl 2021. The free, online festival has been put together by the teams behind Aberystwyth Comedy Festival, the Festival of Voice, Other Voices Cardigan and FOCUS Wales.


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