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Course Overview

A level 3 Gaelic language course for students who came through the native speaker stream in first and second year.  This is course addresses the specific writing needs of individual students and is organised in a tutorial format.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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Course Description

This course builds on Gaelic language classes at Level 1 and Level 2 and complements other language options available at Levels 3 and 4. The course runs all year. Students will attend 1 one-hour seminar per fortnight. This seminar will provide vocabulary for specific linguistic domains, set writing tasks and discuss students' performance in their writing tasks. Students will be required to undertake a directed programme of writing tasks and submit exercises on a fortnightly basis.
This is a course for native speakers, who are all learning at individual rates and who all have distinctive needs and weaknesses in their language. The needs and knowledge of each individual student is addressed by the lecturer, and the course is tailored individually.

Further Information & Notes

Only available for students with Native Speaker Higher or equivalent.

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Level 3: Continuous assessment (100%); four 1,000 word exercises. Resit: 1 three-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Assessment is both formative and summative simultaneously, as it is drawn from a folio of work.


The course is based around the concept of using feedback as the main teaching tool. Students submit work which is closely marked by the teacher. Classes take the form of supervision sessions in which marked work is closely examined by student and teacher.

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