Alexander Lovell-A new model for Welsh Second Language?

Alexander Lovell

DEPT/SUBJECT AREA - Adran y Gymraeg / Applied linguistics

SUPERVISOR(S) - Steve Morris (Adran y Gymraeg, Swansea University) / Professor Wilson McLeod (Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh)

 

RESEARCH DEGREE  - PhD

THESIS TITLE 

Model newydd ar gyfer Cymraeg Ail Iaith? Astudiaeth ar sut orau y gellir cyflwyno’r Gymraeg fel ail iaith yn llwyddiannus mewn addysg yn yr ardaloedd cymharol ddi-Gymraeg yng Nghymru.

A new model for Welsh Second Language? A study of how best Welsh as a second language can be successfully presented in education in comparatively non-Welsh speaking areas of Wales.

 


 

SYNOPSIS

Recently, the Welsh Government announced its ambitious target of creating a million Welsh speakers by 2050. Part of this long-term vision is to develop Welsh language education. However, despite a number of crucial developments in recent years, a chasm continues to exist between policy and practice. In order for the Welsh Government to achieve its ambitious goal, fundamental change is needed in the way that Welsh in presented in the English-medium sector.

The purpose of this research is to study how best Welsh as a second language can be successfully presented in English-medium schools in comparatively non-Welsh speaking areas of Wales. My research focuses on one particular model being implemented in an English-medium secondary school, in which a number of subjects are presented bilingually. The research aims to discover whether or not this alternative model can be considered for implementation on a national scale in order for English-medium schools to move towards transitioning into bilingual schools. 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

20 June 2016 – Oes angen model newydd ar gyfer Cymraeg Ail Iaith? Paper presented in the Welsh Department Symposium, Adran y Gymraeg, Swansea University.

10 June 2016 - Model newydd ar gyfer Cymraeg Ail Iaith? Astudiaeth ar sut orau y gellir cyflwyno’r Gymraeg fel ail iaith yn llwyddiannus yn yr ardaloedd cymharol ddigymraeg yng Nghymru. Paper presented in the

International Conference on Bilingualism in Education, Bangor University.
2 June 2016 - Model newydd ar gyfer Cymraeg Ail Iaith? Paper presented in the Richard Burton Conference, Swansea University. 

 

FUNDING

2015 – 2017: Scholarship from the AHRC CDT in Celtic Languages (Upgraded to PhD).

2014 – 2015: Scholarship from Ymddiriedolaeth James Pantyfedwen (MA through research).

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Email: 634312@swansea.ac.uk

Academia.edu webpage: https://swansea.academia.edu/AlexLovell

Twitter: @lovell1991