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.

  • Robert and Vanessa Beeman have very kindly volunteered to host a summer barbeque for members of AKK and friends on Saturday, 23rd July from 6.00p.m. onwards.  It will be held outside on their farm if dry and in the Llama Barn if wet (the llamas have kindly agreed to vacate it for the evening). 

    Please bring something to barbeque and a salad or something else to share. There will be some wine available but please bring a contribution. If you are able to come please contact us at and we'll send Vanessa's contact details.

    Their address is Lower Goongilling, Polwheveral, Constantine TR11 2RU. 

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

  • ZDF, one of Europe's largest broadcasters, the German equivalent to the BBC is coming to Kowsva, Kowethas an Yeth's shop at 6 Artists' Muse at Heartlands to film Cornish speakers or learners about the referendum. It's for their primetime news magazine 'auslandsjournal' on June 22nd., on the eve of the referendum. If you're happy to be involved, please come to Kowsva by 2pm. Some people are also arriving at 3pm. You won't necessarily have to speak Cornish (or German!), just have some views on Remain/Leave and how it will affect Cornwall.
  • There will be AKK drop-in sessions on Friday mornings at Murdoch House in Redruth (c.10.30) for people who want to learn just a few phrases of Cornish. Start date: 17th. June 2016. Come and have a coffee and perhaps a piece of their delicious cake and join us there.
  • Kowethas an Yeth will be having a stall at Redruth's Murdoch Day on June 18th. If you're coming, come and say hello. If you could help staff the stall, please contact Pat via or her personal email.

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

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