Learning Welsh? Here’s the app for you!
26 October 2010
Can’t find the time to learn Welsh during the week? A new app is about to be launched by Aberystwyth University which enables learners to practise Welsh on their iphone or ipad, wherever they may be.
The app helps learners who are using WJEC’s Cwrs Mynediad (Welsh for Adults Entry course) and it includes units from the book - using the same patterns, vocabulary, exercises, grammar and dialogue.
Realising that they weren’t practising Welsh enough during the week, Professor Chris Price and Neil Taylor from the Computing Department at Aberystwyth University started to discuss what could help them. Neil and Chris are able to create programmes for the iphone, so the answer was simple! After consulting WJEC, they began the work of developing the Cwrs Mynediad as an app for the iphone or ipad.
The two specialists are hoping their developments will encourage more people to learn the language and will help contribute towards a positive learning experience. WJEC hope that the success of this app will encourage them to embark on developing another app for the Cwrs Sylfaen (Foundation course).
“As the app is based on WJEC’s Cwrs Mynediad, it will be a useful resource to help learners using that course book,” commented Emyr Davies, head of the Welsh for Adults department at WJEC. “There are many innovative features here: sound files to accompany the text on the phone and options to record voice and to choose north or south Wales versions. We look forward to working with the department again whilst they develop the app further, and possibly move on to higher levels.”
The app will be available from the iTunes shop at the end of October.
For further information, visit Cwrs Mynediad
Carys Spicer, WJEC Communications Officer
029 2026 5102