Sion Meredith

Sion Meredith

BA (Honours)

Personal profile

Profile

I'm passionate about supporting people to learn Welsh and to use the language in all spheres of life, as a living language.  I also love leading and supporting colleagues, and nurturing and developing teams that work well together to acheive their goals. Communication is key.

BA (honours) in Welsh Language and Literature (Bangor, 1987). 

University of Wales Certificate in Teaching Welsh to Adults (1987)

 

Additional information

Volunteering with Tearfund charity, and participating in the life of St Mair's Church, Aberystwyth, including preaching occasionally on Sundays. A regular 'thought for the day' ('Dweud eich Dweud') on BBC Radio Cymru. I support refugees in Ceredigion as a trustee of Aberaid. 

Publications:

'Teithiau Car' (a graded reader for intermediate Welsh learners in the Hwylio 'Mlaen series), y Lolfa, 1994.

'Dysgu Anffurfiol' (a chapter on informal learning), Cyfoethogi'r Cyfathrebu, Llawlyfr Ymarferol i Diwtoriaid Cymraeg i Oedolion, University of Wales Press, 2016 (Editors: Christine Jones, Steve Morris)

Responsibilities

Leading and managing the Learn Welsh Team in order to grow the number of people learning Welsh in Ceredigion, Powys and Carmarthenshire.

Estyn Peer Inspector for the Learn Welsh sector.

Teaching

I focus mainly on teaching Welsh proficiency courses, including the Profesional Welsh Course. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions