Want to learn French through Welsh… or vice versa?

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Do you want to learn French through the medium of Welsh, or do you want to learn Welsh through the medium of French?

That was a bit of a mouthful wasn’t it?

Hi there.. I’m Nicky – I’ve been running the YouTube channel “Learn Welsh with Nicky” for almost two years now, 21 months-ish.

I have a lot of Welsh speaking friends who had an interest in learning French, but had a preference to learn the language through Welsh, rather than having to piggy back off of their second language, English.

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Nicky Roberts: Likes languages.

The problem is… almost every language learning tool out there caters for the English speaking world. Google “Learn French” and 99.99% of the results will be for courses through the medium of English – but what about us Welsh speakers?

This is hopefully something I am able to help with. I’ve gone and created a 10 hour course in French for Welsh speakers, which is a proper bona fide load of French – not just how to say your name (you won’t learn that until the 9th hour!) or boring stuff – genuine useful French like buying pints in bars, getting around town, asking peoples opinions on things, having a chat and other useful bits. You’ll learn how to express the past tense in three ways (gwnes i, oedden i, …ais i), how to express the future tense in three ways (dw i’n mynd i, bydda i’n, wna i) as well as learning loads of vocabulary along the way.

Ten hours? Yep, that’s it, probably less to be honest as the tenth hour is a “practice hour”.

Est-ce que tu parle le Francais et veux apprendre le Gallois? Pourquoi pas?

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