Added on: 15/03/2021 Publish Date: 2021 1.5K

Technical terminology for teaching through the medium of Welsh


Presenters:  Professor Delyth Prys and Dr Tegau Andrews

The aim of this workshop is to :

  • Give an introduction to terminology standardization work, internationally and nationally, linking the theoretical and practical aspects, in order to explain the standardization process and its relevance to the work of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
  • Give staff and students at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol a better understanding of the dictionary and terminology resources which are available, to help them write and communicate better using good, academic Welsh.
  • Reveal how Welsh terms are coined and standardized, discussing the international standards which drive the process and introducing specific examples, so that interested parties can understand how these terms become part of our language.
  • Provide initial guidance to authors, translators and project managers who have been funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to develop Welsh-language resources for students, explaining how terms are relevant to them and where terminology work fits within the timescale of creating resources.


  • A general overview of the dictionary and terminology resources available to staff and students of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. 
  • Practical support on how to use general dictionaries and on-line electronic terminology dictionaries.
  • An explanation of how terms are standardized in Welsh, and the relevance of international standards to this process.
  • An outline of the stages involved in developing resources for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, focusing on the role of terminology in these stages.

At the end of the workshop, attendees should be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of the importance of using standardized terminology in academic writing.
  • Be able to use dictionary and terminology resources more effectively in their work and improve the standard of their academic Welsh.
  • Know where to turn if they need further assistance with Welsh technical terms.
  • Have a better understanding of the way in which terms are standardized for the Welsh language.
  • Be able to plan new resources for students taking into account any essential terminology.


Professor Delyth Prys has been Senior Editor within the Centre for the Standardization of Welsh Terminology (now part of the Language Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr) since 1993, and has been the Head of the Language Technologies Unit since 2001. She leads a mixed team of linguists and software experts who develop innovative digital language tools for the Welsh language.

Dr Tegau Andrews has been a Terminologist for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol since 2009. During this time, she has developed Geiriadur Termau’r Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Terminological Dictionary) which has become one of the main terminological dictionaries for the Welsh language and includes definitions, diagrams and explanatory illustrations.

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