In the photo (left to right): Tamsin Spargo, Rael Harvey, Deborah Pollard, Peter Harvey, Jenefer Lowe, Wella Morris,

Classes 2020-21 (all at 7pm)

Absolute beginners

Fridays from September 11th.

Kesva Grade 1 equivalent

Mpndays from 7th. September

Kesva Grade 2 equivalent

Tuesdays from 8th. September

Please note there will be no 3rd. grade class this year.

Kesva Grade 4 equivalent (first year of a two year course)

Thursdays from 3rd. September

Please contact us if you'd like to join any of these.


The planned 'Dydh Lowender' was unable to be held in May because of the Covid-19 crisis. Please come back later in the year to find out about our replacement plans.

AKK tutor Kensa Broadhurst is looking for help with Kist Kov.

Thinking of learning Cornish? Try a taster session this August. The sessions are free but you need to book. Eventbrite link: N.B. The first session is showing as 'booked out' but the other three still have places.

A seminar series for students looking to take Grade 4 in 2021 or 2022 will be taking place via Zoom in the auturmn.  These will be monthly and will be taken by people who have grade 4 and good subject knowledge.  They are intended as an additional source of information and help alongside your normal lessons.
If you are interested, or have any questions please get in touch.  The schedule for the initial sessions is:

September: history of the language: Kensa Broadhurst
October: Demelsa Nankarrek: Andrew Bolton
November: dadhel: Maureen Pierce

There will be further sessions on place names, medieval literature and more dadhels. 

An Rosweyth has published a questionnaire to help us understand how we can help the development of Cornish. The Project Co-ordinator Gemma Goodman writes:

‘Agan Lev’ (Our Voice) is a survey to consider what the next opportunities are for developing use of the Cornish language. The survey has been commissioned by 'An Rosweyth', the network of Cornish language community groups. It won’t take any longer than 10 minutes to complete and you can enter into a draw to win a £100 Seasalt voucher upon completion. The survey link will close on Wednesday 2nd September. We’d love to hear what you think! Please feel free to pass onto friends, family and work colleagues.

The survey is accessed here:

You can contact Gemma with any queries:


An Kylgh Kernewek (The Cornish Language Circle) has been running Cornish language classes since 2007. Our classes are normally held in Penryn and Redruth but will be run via Zoom until the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

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.

You'll find some downloadable resources on our materials page and some links here.

We have a Facebook page: Search An Kylgh Kernewek.

Please contact us if you'd like to join any of our Cornish classes.

For full details of all Cornish classes and lots of resources visit

An Kylgh Kernewek can also be contacted by ringing Pat on 01209 215917 or emailing . We'd be delighted to hear from you and answer any queries about learning Cornish and Cornish classes.

Kalender Kernewek. The direct link is here.

Members of An Kylgh Kernewek can add events to this calendar by emailing with full details (see paragraph below).

If you are not a member of An Kylgh Kernewek but you have an event that you would like added to Kalender Kernewek, please contact Gemma Goodman (An Rosweyth Support Officer) on Your event has to include some kind of Cornish language element to be added to the Kalender. Please also include your name and contact details (which will be public on the Kalender), the name of the event, the date and time of the event, a short piece of text about the event and any links to websites or social media accounts you would like included.


2020-21 classes

Penryn flyer

Future events - please see our newsletter.

March 2020

January/February 2020

November/December 2019

Church services in Cornish 2020 - revised.