P-05-888 - Make GCSE Welsh Language compulsory in all schools in Wales, Correspondence – Petitioner to Committee, 19.06.19

It is fundamentally important that we ensure that Welsh language education is given properly in all schools. The Welsh Second Language course is extremely flawed in the ways that it is not intense enough, it only prepares you for an exam as opposed to being able to hold a conversation, and untrained teachers are teaching it. Geography or Maths teachers who just happen to speak Welsh are teaching it, however this is simply not good enough. We need properly trained Welsh teachers. Lastly, many schools are not offering Welsh at A Level and GCSE standards are plummeting. If we are to reach 1 million speakers by 2050, we must ensure that schools deliver Welsh language courses at good quality and with proper training.


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