The course aims to provide a structured reinforcement and development of existing language competences. The course follows on from the first half-session language course and will prepare students for progressing in Gaelic studies.
Main Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will have an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the Gaelic language. Students will have a better and more confident grasp of fundamental language structures and spelling and will be able to communicate effectively in a wider range of scenarios. Students will have a broad familiarity with some of the key topics involved in Gaelic Studies.
Students will be prepared to progress to level 2 Gaelic language.
Specifically they will have the ability to manipulate 3 more irregular verbs; use the genitive and vocative cases accurately; and will be able to use most compound prepositions accurately. They will have practised writing on a broader range of topics. They will have the ability to participate in an academic discourse in Gaelic on two more topics. They will have improved their ability to talk formally and informally in Gaelic and they will have the ability to use appropriate reference works and other sources of information.
The course follows a structured programme of grammar exercises, designed to consolidate students' knowledge of the language. The other language classes cover a wide range of topics, with a view to increasing students' vocabulary and range of expression; students will practice their language skills through a variety of exercises including translations, summarising, transcribing, free writing, etc.