Gofalu Trwy’r Gymraeg

promoting the Welsh language in health settings

This app was created for Swansea University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to help you feel confident when using your Welsh language skills as part of your studies or in the workplace.

Full of useful medical terms for anyone working in or studying health and social care, Gofalu Trwy’r Gymraeg is a useful tool for medical practitioners.

Each term has an accompanying audio file – voiced by S4C presenter Nia Parry – perfect for anyone wanting to use more Welsh or brush up on their vocabulary.

The app has been updated in 2018 to use a bespoke Content Management System to allow Swansea University to easily amend content. We’ve also added a Phrase of the Day feature to encourage use.

The app was based on a booklet created by Angharad Jones, Senior Lecturer at Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences. The forty page booklet was given to the college’s students in 2011, with the aim of encouraging them to practice their Welsh in order to be able to offer a first class service to the public. By turning the booklet into an interactive learning tool, this handy resource is available for everyone to use as needed, and following additional funding from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, the app was recently developed to support both Apple and Android mobile devices.

This app scooped the IT and the Welsh Language award in the Welsh Government‘s Welsh Language in Health, Social Services and Social Care Awards 2014.