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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course follows on from GH2008 and is a language course for students in the native speaker stream.  Two one-hour classes per week will continue to develop student accuracy in the written language.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second 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 and hour of language extension work. 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. Students will be required to submit regular and extensive written formative assignments in addition to their assessed work.

Further Information & Notes

This course is not to be included in a graduating curriculum alongside GH 2507 of GH2509.

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 (30%) (3 language exercises), essay (20%) and examination (50%).

Resit: Examination (100%).

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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