Class and cup winners with Grand Bard, Elizabeth Carne, at the Gorsedh Kernow Holyer an Gof evening 2019. An Kylgh Kernewek members Steve and Dee Harris and Judy Scrimshaw were among the winners.

An Kylgh Kernewek (The Cornish Language Circle) has been running Cornish language classes since 2007. Our classes are normally held in Penryn and Redruth.

We have teachers  for every level, from absolute beginners right through to advanced. We prepare students for the WJEC assessments and the exams of Kesva an Taves Kernewek (The Cornish Language Board) if they wish, though these are certainly not obligatory. All our tutors 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 research done by the University of Edinburgh. Search the web for lots of other examples.

If you would like to support us by becoming a social member of An Kylgh Kernewek (£5 donation), please contact us for details.

You'll find some downloadable resources on our materials page, some useful hints here and some links here.

If you'd like to talk to us in person, come to the Redruth markets on the first Saturdays of May, June, July and August (10 - 2). We'll be near the Station Road entrance to the Buttermarket. On 1st June, we'll be next to the Cornish embassy bus (come and get your passport) in Alma Place. We'll have a few books from Kowsva (the Cornish shop at Heartlands) for sale but if there is a particular book you need, please contact us and we can bring it along. There is a full list on the webshop page on Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek's website: Come early and there should be free fridge magnets and balloons.

Classes 2018-19 N.B. Please re-visit for details of 2019-2020 classes or contact us. Likely classes at Redruth are: beginners; second year (to Kesva first grade); fourth year (to Kesva third grade). Likely classes at Penryn are: beginners; second year (to Kesva first grade); third year (to Kesva second grade); fourth year (to Kesva third grade). There may also be a fourth grade class.

Penryn flyer

First year of a two-year beginners’ course (to Kesva Grade 1)

Redruth:  Thursday evenings. 6.45pm

Penryn: Monday evening at 7pm.

Second year of a two-year beginners’ course (to Kesva Grade 1)

Penryn: Monday evening at 7pm.

One-year course (to Kesva Grade 2)

Penryn: Monday evening at 7pm.
Redruth: Thursday evenings. 7pm

Penryn: Monday evening at 7pm.

Second year of a two-year course (to Kesva Grade 4)

Rosewarne, Camborne. Tuesday evening.

For full details of all Cornish classes and lots of resources visit

An Kylgh Kernewek can be contacted by ringing Pat on 01209 215917. We'd be delighted to hear from you and answer any queries about learning Cornish and Cornish classes.