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Text Examinations for Full and Basic Membership of Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru are held twice a year, in April and in October.
Candidates may choose to sit the examinations in one of our centres in Aberystwyth, Cardiff or Glynllifon (near Caernarfon).
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
Fees: £105 for sitting one paper and £180 for sitting both papers.
Fees for members: £90 for sitting one paper and £150 for sitting both.
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.
2021 Text Membership Examinations
It is our intention and hope that we will be able to hold the 2021 Text Membership Examinations as normal at the usual examination centres – Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Glynllifon – and on the customary dates in April and the first Saturday in October.
An announcement about the 2021 Text Membership Examinations will be made at the beginning of February 2021.