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The Welsh Ysgol Haf.

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The Welsh Ysgol Haf. To the Editor of the County Echo." Sir,—Kindly allow me a small space to call the attention of your readers to the advan- tages of the above institution :-The object of the course is to provide teachers in secondary and primary schools, as well as other students, with a knowledge (at least in outline) of the construction, grammar and literature of the Welsh language, and also to suggest methods of teaching Welsh suitable for such schools. It is but reasonable, on educational grounds, that in the schools of Wales the national language should have a recognised place, and that our teachers should receive the necessary training to enable them to cope effectively with the demands in this respect of educa- tion! authorities, and to bring out the best that is in the children under their charge. The course will be found advantageous to: (a) Candidates for the King's Scholarship Exam- ination, in which Welsh is an optional subject carrying with it a maximum of 100 marks, (b) Candidates for the Acting Teachers' Certifi- cate Examination, in which credit is given for proficiency in advanced Welsh. (c) Candidates for the Matriculation Examination of the University of Wales, (d) Teachers in primary and secondary schools and evening classes who may not have had direct instruction in Welsh, or who wish to continue their former studies. (e) Other students of the Welsh language and literature. The following gentlemen have kindly consented to deliver lectures :—Mr E. Anwyl, M.A., Professor of Welsh, the Univer- sity College of Wales, Aberystwyth [Grammar of the Welsh Language; select Cywyddan from Dafydd ab Gwilym history of Welsh Liter- ature in the 19th century. The Mabinogion.] Mr J. Morris Jones, M.A., Professor of Welsh, the University College of North Wales, Bangor. [Grammar of the Welsh Language, with a special attention to syntax and parsing; Welsh philology Literature of the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, more particularly the works of the Bards]. Mr J. E. Lloyd, M.A., Professor of history at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. [History of Wales]. Mr T. Hudson Williams, M.A., assistant lecturer in classics at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. [A course of lectures adapted more particularly to the needs of secondary teachers on the Growth and History of Language,' tracing the development and prin- ciples of linguistic change, illustrated through- out from the history of the Welsh language. The production of sounds and formation of words. Remarks on the connection of Welsh with other languages. Considerable attention will be devoted to the question of dialects and the common or vulgar' forms of local and provincial speech. The value and use of living Welsh dialects for students and teachers of other languages taught in schools. Illustra- tions from Welsh of curious or difficult form of speech or idioms met with in the study of other languages at school]. Mr J. T. Jones, Cert. Master, Dowlais. [Practical lessons on the direct method in reading, arithmetic, and Nature study]. Evening lectures will be de- livered by Principal Rhys, Oxford, the Rev J. C. Morris, M.A., and others. The library and museums of the University College will be open to students of the holiday course. Ap- plications for the syllabus should be addressed to the Secretary.—I am, &c., D. JAMES (Defynog), Secretary of the Welsh Language Society. 15, The Parade, Porth. P.S.—Over 100 students have already been enrolled.

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I ER COF ANWYL I

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