The ‘Bishop of Exeter’ from 1216, Simon de Apulia, in a boat on his way to Penryn Quay prior to the commemoration at the stone for the martyrs of 1549. He addressed the assembled masses in Latin, Kernewek and English. The ‘Bishop’ was an An Kylgh Kernewek student, Simon Persighetti.
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 https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/128474
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.
- 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.
- An Kylgh Kernewek classes start (or resume) this month (September). See the classes page for details or contact us.
If you would like to support us by becoming a social member of An Kylgh Kernewek (£5 donation), please contact us for details.
For events in the Cornish-speaking world, please see MAGA's calendar.