Review of a project to encourage Welsh-medium teaching in English-medium primary schools

The aim of the project, held in two areas (Llanishen, Cardiff and Hawarden, Flintshire) has been to improve standards of Welsh as a second language in English-medium schools by increasing the use of Welsh in classroom teaching. The findings suggest that the project has been successful in its aim of increasing the use of Welsh in teaching. Teachers reported a positive effect on their linguistic confidence, and in every school visited teachers stated that more use was being made of incidental Welsh, but no reliable data was available for an analysis of the impact of the project on learners’ Welsh language skills.

The reports are available here: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/welsh-medium-education-strategy/?skip=1&lang=en