DYFODOL I’R IAITH CALLS FOR AN ESSENTIAL FOCUS ON LANGUAGE PLANNING

Dyfodol i’r Iaith look forward to discussing with the Welsh Government any changes to the role of the Welsh Language Commissioner and the possibility of establishing an internal Language Agency within the Government.

Dyfodol wish to see, under whatever possible circumstances, priority being given to four essential elements of language planning:

* The home; increasing the number of Welsh-speaking homes from 7% to 10% within 5 years, with Welsh-medium childcare supporting this aim as part of the local community.
* The community; creating a programme to promote Welsh-speaking communities, including creating different models for Welsh language centres.
* Welsh in the workplace; establishing quotas for increasing the number of workers, starting with the Welsh language within local government.
* Education; ensuring a rapid growth in Welsh language education.

Dyfodol yr Iaith wish to see a preliminary sum of £5 million being devoted to developing policies and activities within these areas.

Dyfodol yr Iaith also calls for organisations which have already been influential, such as the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Welsh for Adults, to continue to work creatively and effectively.

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