Carys John

Ffa-la-la was founded in 2014 by Carys Gwent. She is a trained Secondary school Welsh teacher and holds a BA from Aberystwyth University and an MA from Mountview Academy of Theatre and Arts.

The Ffa-la-la method is designed around teaching key sentence patterns highlighted in the ‘Continuum of Welsh Language Patterns’. A series of workshops and training courses have been created specifically to bring these sentence patterns to life.

Each sentence pattern is explored further in a resource pack as follows::

  • a recording of a song supporting the sentence pattern
  • the words of the song with phonetic pronunciation
  • a creative activity supporting the sentence pattern
  • writing activities (for less able and more able pupils) for each sentence pattern
  • a story which reinforces the sentence pattern.

For those schools or nurseries that wish to implement the Ffa-la-la method, we run the following training courses:

Ffa-la-la Awareness course for schools (Half day)
Ffa-la-la Practitioner course for schools ( Two days run on non-consecutive days)
Ffa-la-la INSET training for schools (Half day/ Full day/ Twilight )
Ffa-la-la Practitioner for Nurseries ( 1 day)