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GH1507: GAELIC FOR BEGINNERS 1B (2017-2018)

Last modified: 06 Jun 2017 08:44


Course Overview

This is an 11-week course in the modern Scottish Gaelic language for students who have completed GH1007 Gaelic for Beginners 1A. 

You will attend three interactive language classes and one conversation class each week, as well as undertaking self-directed learning. 

By the end of the course you will be expected to have mastered a large working vocabulary and to be competent in understanding and using most of the major structures of the language. 

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

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 concentrate on the acquisition of essential grammar and vocabulary and will build on previous knowledge to further develop ability across all four linguistic skills. In the language classes, students will learn the structures, vocabulary, sounds and writing system of Gaelic. In the oral class, students will have an opportunity to practise speaking, develop their vocabulary further, and listen to a native speaker. 

Further Information & Notes

This course may not be taken by students who qualify for Gaelic Language 1B 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%); Aural/oral 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 assessment (20%) will be based on performance in an oral skills test.


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

Formative Assessment

3 formative assessments on different aspects of written Gaelic language, including 2 home-work exercises and 1 in-class test. These three pieces of work will form the basis of the 20% continuous assessment. The oral assessment (20%) will be based on an oral skills test.

Feedback

The above assessments are given CAS 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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