Breton and Cornish students at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno after a bi-lingual (Cornish/English) talk by An Kylgh Kernewek members Gareth and Pat Parry

The Government has decided not to give Cornwall any money this year to support the Cornish Language. If you are unhappy with this decision, please sign the petition

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.

  • Book launch at the Gorsedh. Two books pubished by Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek and a student's dictionary by An Kylgh Kernewek will be launched at the Book Fair on Thursday 1st. September 2016. Please see the programme. There are more details about the Esedhvos Festival on the Gorsedh Kernow website.
  • Kesva an Yeth Kernewek has announced the examination results for this year. See this press results for details. N.B. Fourteen of the fifty-five successful candidates are AKK students. Well done to everyone - gwrys yn ta dhe bubonan.

If you would like to support us by becoming a social member of An Kylgh Kernewek ($5 donation), 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.