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Course Overview

This is the second year Gaelic language course for people who started learning in their first year.  It builds on the foundations already set in the first year and continues to develop vocabulary, grammatical structures and idioms in both writing and speech.

Course Details

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

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Course Description

The course will concentrate on the grammatical structure of the language building on, consolidating and developing previous knowledge. One class session per week will concentrate on the acquisition of new structures and concepts. A second session will consolidate these through written and oral exercises. The third session will be an oral class which aims to develop confidence in speaking the language and introduces the students to a variety of Gaelic registers. Students will be expected to prepare work for submission on a regular basis.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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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: Continuous Assessment (20%); Oral Assessment (20%); Two-hour written examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (80%) and an oral examination (20%).

Formative Assessment

4 formative assessments on different aspects of written Gaelic. These four pieces of work will form the basis of the 20% continuous assessment.


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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