Since 1997, the Welsh Language Project (WLP) has been promoting and developing the Welsh language in the Chubut region of Patagonia, Argentina. Every year three Language Development Officers from Wales spend from March to December teaching in Patagonia. They develop the language in the Welsh speaking communities through both formal teaching and informal social activities.
There is also a permanent Teaching Co-ordinator from Wales based in Patagonia. They are responsible for the quality of teaching.
Another aspect of the project is a network of Patagonian Welsh language tutors in the region. By visiting Wales, attending Welsh language courses and participating in school observation visits, we help maintain the teaching standards and up-to-date methodologies that are implemented in Patagonia.
This project of reciprocal visits, teaching and training has achieved considerable recognition and success. For more detail on the scope, approach and success of the project please download the latest annual report below.
Scholarships for learners from Patagonia 2020
Three scholarships worth £2,000 each are available for learners from Patagonia to study Welsh in Wales over the summer of 2020. The scholarships are funded by the National Centre for Learning Welsh, which will allow three people from Patagonia to spend a month doing a course with Cardiff University or Aberystwyth University. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED