The Ras yr Iaith is an informal and fun part of the world-wide effort to promote biligualism and native languages. After all, it’s based on similar events for the languages of Ireland, Brittany and the Basque Country.
However, if you’d like to take your interest in this field – language planning – to a higher and more sophisticated understanding, then why don’t you follow, or tell a friend about the Welsh-medium Policy and Language Planning MA at Bangor University?
The programme is aimed at developing the needs of individuals, communities and institutions for a greater and more sophisticated understanding of language planning which also includes theoretic studies. You can follow the programme as an MA (180 credit), post-graduate Diploma (120 credit) and post-graduate Certificate (60 credit) with the possibility to leave at every level.
Among the modules are: Research skills in education, Language Planing, Teching in the workplace, Human Rights and Diversity, Management in the Public Sector, the Law and Devolution in Wales and Europe.
Bangor University can offer various bursaries from year to year towards the fees of following the Polisi a Chynllunio Ieithyddol MA. There is, additionally bursaries which are offered to full-time students with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. These bursaries are only available to those who follow Welsh-medium modules as far as that is possible. Bursaries are offered as a reduction in the course’s fee.
Ras yr Iaith is an event which tries to promote Welsh and which is ready to learn from the success and experience of other nations. The MA mewn Polisi a Chynllunio Ieithyddol could be of interest to you or your friends who want to understand policies impact on Welsh as well as run for the Welsh language!
For more information:
Dr Rhian Siân Hodges (Course Director)
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 383034
Information about the Course: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/cymraeg/post/polisiachynllunioiaith.php.cy