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The School of Welsh’s Residential Courses at the Urdd’s Glan-llyn Centre return for tenth year

Welsh First Language Courses (19-21 November 2018) and Second Language (21-23 November 2018)

Residential courses run in partnership with Bangor University’s School of Welsh and the Urdd’s Glan-llyn Outdoor Centre are well established among pupils and teachers. Now in their tenth year, they offer an annual opportunity for second language and first language students to come together for a packed agenda of discussions on the areas and issues that apply to their Welsh AS/A2 level courses.

It is expected that over 150 students will attend the courses this year, travelling from all over Wales to the Urdd’s facility at Glan-llyn, in the Bala area.

Once again this year, students and their teachers are given the opportunity to listen to some of Wales' leading lecturers, many of whom are also well-known poets and writers, analysing AS/A2 core texts, giving a glimpse into the various staff specialties at the School of Welsh in the process.

This year, sessions will be held on, amongst other things, the drama, Siwan by Saunders Lewis, the poems of Dafydd ap Gwilym, the novel Un Nos Ola Leuad as well as a comparison of the work of poet Waldo, and that of the late Gwyn Thomas, a poet who was also an Emeritus Professor at the School of Welsh.

The first language course will take place on 19-21 November and the course for second language students will take place two days later, on 21-23 November.

Looking forward to the 2018 courses, Professor Angharad Price, who will conduct lectures on T. H. Parry-Williams's poetry and on creative writing this year, said:

"For a decade, School of Welsh staff have been working successfully with Glan-llyn to offer these master classes to Welsh AS/A2 students. This is a full week of lectures and activities for both second and first language pupils alike and it's great that more than ever registered this year - a testament to the success of the course!"

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Publication date: 30 October 2018