MA students Wanling Wu and Xiaocheng Wang at Kowsva in Heartlands where they filmed project material on Cornwall. They took 360 degree footage of the shop, interviewed An Kylgh Kernewek Chair Gareth Parry and filmed Pat Parry and Jakki Love (above) talking in Cornish. Chons da to them in their degree work.

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 teddies.

We have a Facebook page: Search An Kylgh Kernewek.

Penryn flyer

Future events

Classes 2018-19 N.B. Please re-visit for confirmation of the 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).

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.