Embracing Welsh

The Welsh language

Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales celebrates the Welsh language and actively supports and promotes the use of Welsh in day-to-day living.

From our organizational name, to our 'active offer', we encourage and embrace Welsh in all areas of what we do and respond to language need as an integral element of planning and delivering our learning.

 

Welsh Language Standards

The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure established official status for the Welsh language in Wales in 2011, with a framework for organizations to have a legal duty to deliver standards of conduct on the Welsh Language.

Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales is named in the Welsh Language Standards (No.6) Regulations 2017. This means that we don’t treat the Welsh language less favourably than English, and that we promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language making it easier for people to use day-to-day.

Our final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner includes the Standards we have adopted from the 1st April 2018 onwards in the following areas:

  • Using Welsh to communicate - through correspondence, phone calls, meetings and public events, procurement and corporate identity
  • Setting policies with due regard to the Welsh language - assessing impact on the Welsh language in all policy-related decisions
  • Promoting and facilitating the use of Welsh internally
  • Keeping records - in areas such as staff Welsh language skills, complaints relating to the Welsh language, as well as training and recruitment areas where the language is integrated

Our Welsh Language Implementation Plan explains how we to comply with the Standards.

 

Complaints

Anyone wishing to make a complaint may do so directly with the Welsh Language Commissioner in line with its Enforcement Policy and/or to Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, either directly to the department in question or to the Bilingualism Manager under our Complaints Procedure.

Our first Welsh Language Standards Annual Monitoring Report covers the period from 1st April 2018 to the 31st July 2018. Copies can also be viewed in each of our offices.

 

Further Information

For further information, talk to us: email our Bilingualism Manager.

 

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