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GH2007: GAELIC LANGUAGE 2A (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course follows on from GH1508 and is a language course for students who entered university with a learners' qualification in Gaelic.  The course will continue to develop students' linguistic written and oral competencies in three one-hour language classes a week.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
  • Dr Michelle MacLeod

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Course Description

Each week, students will take one hour of formal language work, one hour of language extension work and one hour in an oral/aural class. The formal language work will be designed to increase students' confidence in using higher register language and will help students to improve their knowledge and understanding of accurate models of morphological and syntactic structures. The extension work will typically include reading texts, translation and writing about a wide range of topics in preparation for Honours study. The oral/aural class will involve natural conversation, discussion, debate, role play, monologue, presentations, etc., in addition to listening to tape-and-text materials, transcription and other exercises designed to improve students' understanding of authentic language.

Further Information & Notes

Not to be included in the same graduating curriculum as GH 2008 or GH 2005.

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: In-course assessment (3 language exercises) (30%), oral examination (20%) and examination (50%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) and an oral examination (30%).

Formative Assessment

3 formative assessments of different aspects of written Gaelic language; 3 formative assessments of Gaelic grammar; and 1 formative assessment each of oral/aural Gaelic language language.


The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in written language classes; oral classes; and grammar classes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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