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Welsh Language Courses and Dictionaries

Isn't Welsh famous for having the longest words and the word with the longest string of consonants? The language courses below can help you learn Welsh, if you really want to!

Just kidding. The Welsh language is a beautiful and ancient tongue, vibrantly alive and changing to this very day. Whether you are planning a trip to Wales, want to read the old stories in the original, or just want to be able to understand and pronounce Welsh names and phrases as you encounter them, the books, tapes, and dictionaries listed below can help you learn to speak, read and write Welsh.

For Welsh computer learning, please see our Celtic Language Courses.

Buy Welsh Language Dictionaries and Instruction Courses
Beginner's Welsh
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Beginner's Welsh
by Heini Gruffudd


A terrific course on the basics of Welsh, lessons cut right to the chase. Also provides some background on Welsh history and culture. Unfortunately, no tapes, so learning the pronunciation may not be quite as easy as in other courses.
Colloquial Welsh : A Complete Language Course
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Colloquial Welsh: A Complete Language Course
by Gareth King


Highly praised course in learning Welsh - both spoken and written. Comes with book and cassettes, teaches conversation and grammar, plus provides cultural tidbits about Wales and the Welsh people. Looks great. There is now also a CD-rom version - Colloquial Welsh on CD.
Welsh-English English-Welsh Dictionary
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Welsh-English English-Welsh Dictionary
by H. Meurig Evans and Davidovic Mladen


Up-to-date dictionary containing new scientific and technical words that have recently been added to the Welsh language, pronunciation guides, personal and place names, even Welsh proverbs. A must-have for learning the Welsh language.
Pocket Modern Welsh Dictionary
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The Pocket Modern Welsh Dictionary: A Guide to the Living Language
edited by Gareth King


This Welsh dictionary is a great tool for students of spoken Welsh, with its helpful guides to usage. A perfect companion to King's course on Colloquial Welsh, listed above.
Teach Yourself Welsh Complete Course Audiopackage
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Teach Yourself Welsh Complete Course Audiopackage
by Julie Brake and Christine Jones


CD and book set with interactive dialogues, culture notes, grammar, self-tests and lots of practice exercises, step-by-step guide to pronunciation, practical vocabulary, regular and irregular verb tables, bilingual glossary. New edition has website reviews and resources. All the courses in this series are well-reviewed.