Crash courses in French, Russian, Welsh and German

Basically me indulging my passion for languages and attempting to earn a living here amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales in the United Kingdom.

   to Shop Merilang for my books - poetry and Memoirs of a border collie.

For anyone who wants to follow what happens at Bodyfuddau I am starting a blog here [click the picture]

Events in Meirionnydd


 Coming to Wales to learn Russian may seem a little odd. I can only say that it is nearer, warmer and cheaper than going to Russia!

Follow the bear for Russian tuition and a lot of learning material, songs, poems, bilingual text

Time that is intolerant

Of the brave and innocent,

And indifferent in a week

To a beautiful physique,

Worships language and forgives

Everyone by whom it lives;

[From Auden's tribute to Yeats. Click pegasus to get full text]

English poetry

Follow the dragon for Welsh language tuition and songs etc to download..

If you want to learn Welsh there is the advantage that most of our neighbours speak it from choice. Also one can attend the rehearsal of the male voice choir in the village and, possibly, a concert.


For all things French enter the chateau. 


For German tuition and German poetry etc click on the cockerel.








[click on a symbol for information and resources]

I teach intensive individual residential courses in this 16th century Welsh farmhouse among the hills of Meirionnydd. The area is renowned for its beauty and for the fact that the first language of the majority of its people is Welsh. If you come to stay here for a course, I am sure you will lose your heart to the place as well as, hopefully, getting started on a language.

If you don't like dogs, ducks or sheep then perhaps a postal course would be a better way of learning any of the languages listed!

To see where the courses happen click on the picture below.



For English as a Foreign Language click on the parrot.

You will find a wealth of learning material. However I no longer teach English.

 Follow the eagle forspecial sections for Russians learning English




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To see all ectaco's language products including electronic dictionaries and other language software go here or click the picture.


For Merilang [my domain]

follow the owl

Language tuition, Exeter International Centre and my soapbox [CND, Amnesty International. Iraq, and other matters I feel strongly about.

Click CND symbol

to go to my soapbox for information about TRIDENT

The dragons on this site are courtesy of Dee Dreslough.



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For further details contact:

Daphne Percival,

Meirionnydd Languages,


Gwynedd,Cymru (Wales)U.K.LL41 4UW

Phone (+044 outside the UK) 01766 540553