Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Y Cynllun Sabothol Cymraeg

...de Campaign Series:

A Bargoed teacher who took paid time off to improve her Welsh language skills this year is encouraging others to take advantage of a sabbatical scheme.

Julie Elliott, who lives in Bargoed but works at Creigiau Primary School in Cardiff, is among a growing number of education staff to take advantage of the Welsh language Sabbaticals Scheme.
The intensive course is designed to provide both permanent and supply teachers with the skills to teach bilingually or through the medium of Welsh with confidence.

Julie, a second-language Welsh speaker, said: "Over the years I've done various Welsh courses but this is the first time I have actually felt close to being fluent. Rather than being just one step ahead of the pupils, I now feel confident that I am making a valuable contribution to their Welsh education.

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