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GH1007: GAELIC FOR BEGINNERS 1A (2017-2018)

Last modified: 06 Jun 2017 08:43


Course Overview

This is an 11-week course in the modern Scottish Gaelic language for students who have little or no prior experience of the language, or for students with no formal qualifications in Gaelic. 

You will learn Gaelic through a mixture of interactive language classes, a class which focuses on conversational skills, and a programme of homework exercises, together with self-directed learning.

By the end of the course, you will be able to speak, read, write and understand Gaelic at a basic level and you will have mastered a large working vocabulary. 

 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Marsaili MacLeod

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will develop a basic understanding of the Gaelic language through focusing on all four linguistic skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension. Students attend 3 grammar/reading and writing classes per week and attend a further tutorial focusing on oral and aural Gaelic skills (4 hours of class tuition in total). Students are also requested to pursue private study and to submit regular written work.

Further Information & Notes

This course may not be taken by students who qualify for Gaelic Language 1A or any other more advanced courses.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Gaelic Joint
  • Gaelic Minor
  • MA Gaelic Studies
  • MA Languages and Literature of Scotland
  • MA Mathematics with Gaelic
  • MA Scottish Studies

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (60%); Continuous written assessment (20%); Continuous oral/aural assessment (20%).

3 formative assessments on different aspects of written Gaelic language, including 2 homework exercises and 1 in-class test, will be used to give feedback to students during the course. These 3 pieces of work will form the basis of the 20% written continuous assessment. The oral/aural assessment (20%) will be based on performance in all classes and completion of certain assignments throughout the course.

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

3 formative assessments on different aspect of written Gaelic language, including 2 homework exercises and 1 in-class test. The three pieces of work will form the basis of the 20% continuous assessment.

The oral assessment (20%) will be based on performance in all classes and completion of certain assignments throughout the course.

Feedback

The above assessments are given CGS marks and written feedback. General verbal feedback is given in class. Additional written and/or verbal feedback is given on an individual basis as required.

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