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Text Examinations for Full and Basic Membership of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru are held twice a year, in spring and autumn.

Candidates may choose to sit the examinations in one of our centres in Aberystwyth, Cardiff or Glynllifon (near Caernarfon).

Examinations

Two examinations, each of 2 hours 5 minutes duration, are held within one examination session:

PAPER 1 – translation from English into Welsh, morning
PAPER 2 – translation from Welsh into English, afternoon

The Full Membership examination requires candidates to translate two texts of approximately 300 words each, as well as a 300 word text during the week in which the examinations are held.

The Basic Membership examination requires candidates to translate two texts of approximately 250 words each.

Candidates may choose to sit one examination into one language only or to sit both papers.

Next round of examinations: 6 April 2019

Registration will begin in February 2019 with further details available on this site.