Alex Lovell is a lecturer in the Welsh Department at Swansea University. He is currently finishing his PhD, also in the Welsh Department at Swansea, in which he looks at how best Welsh as a second language can be successfully presented in comparatively non-Welsh speaking areas of Wales. Prior to his PhD, Alex completed a BA in Welsh as a second language speaker. He has previously contributed to the CorCenCC project as a transcriber during his postgraduate studies. In addition to language planning, Alex’s research interests include: Welsh Second Language; second language acquisition; language and education policy in Wales; second language testing and assessment; bilingualism and bilingual education.