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GH1507: GAELIC FOR BEGINNERS 1B (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This is a 12-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
  • Dr Marsaili MacLeod

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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.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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

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

Formative Assessment

4 formative assessments on different aspects of written Gaelic language, including 3 home-work exercises and 1 in-class test. These four 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 an oral skills test.


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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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