An Kylgh Kernewek students Brian and Hester Rogers at the opening of the new Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek shop at Heartlands

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An Kylgh Kernewek (The Cornish Language Circle) has been running Cornish language classes since 2007. Our classes are normally held in the Falmouth/Penryn and Redruth areas and at Rosewarne Downs, Camborne.

We have teachers  for every level, from absolute beginners right through to advanced. We prepare students for the exams of Kesva an Taves Kernewek (The Cornish Language Board) if they wish, though the exams are certainly not obligatory. All our teachers have passed the final grade of the Kesva examinations in Cornish and they teach using the Standard Written Form (SWF) of the language, the official form as taught in schools and used in public life. Do contact us if you are interested in these or other classes.

Not sure whether you should learn a new language? Have a look at this article about recent research done by the University of Edinburgh.

AKK welcomes social members in addition to those who are primarily interested in our language classes. For them and for our students, teachers, their families and friends, we hold occasional social events (usually in the summer). Recently these have included BBQs, quizzes, historical walks,  boat trips and a brewery tour. Cornish is used as much as possible at these events, but translations are also provided.

  • The ‘official’ launch of the Porkellis Project will take place in The Star, Porkellis, 7-00pm 8th August – true it’s a Monday but not blue! Find out what the Halwin kids have been doing.  Listen to the amazing mythology of Wendron – Bolster, Tregeagle, Euny and Ia and the three Gwens.... Spread the news!

  • Our second event will be on the 6th August as everybody has pointed out the 27th would clash with Penryn Fair.  We will meet in the Hayle ASDA car park at 10.30 am to visit homes and graves of some of the fathers of the Cornish revival.  Jim Daniel is working out a route and timings and details will be announced shortly.  Own car or car-share necessary
  • Yeth an Werin yn Penryn

This is an end-of-term social for a group of students of An Kylgh Kernewek but we would like to widen the gathering by inviting any Cornish speakers to The Seven Stars, PENRYN, The Terrace, TR10 8EL on Wednesday 27th July 2016, from 7PM. Kernewegoryon from Bards to Cornish language beginners and musicians and poets are all welcome.

For any enquiries, contact Simon Persighetti  (AKK student)  mob. 07717577248. email:

If you would like to become a social member of An Kylgh Kernewek, please contact us for details.

We have a community Facebook page. Please visit (and like and post!) for news and events.

For other events in the Cornish-speaking world, please see MAGA's calendar.