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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

A level 3 Gaelic language class for students not taking Honours in Gaelic.  The course is topic based and will enable students to deal with a large range of subjects in Gaelic. The course also develops students' generic writing and oral skills.  The course runs over both semesters.

Course Details

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

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Course Description

2 one-hour classes per week and 1 one-hour of directed study in the language lab. One class will focus on oral communicative skills, and the other will develop competencies in the written language in a variety of different registers. Students will be required to complete regular assignments, to study independently and to study tapes and videos in the language centre.

Further Information & Notes

This course is not available for students with Native Speaker Higher; they are required to take Advanced Writing for Gaelic Native Speakers. This course is for students who are not completing an Honours degree in Gaelic Studies.

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: Continuous assessment (100%): two oral exercises (40%); composition (20%); two language exercises (40%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination and one oral examination.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is based on a folio of written work and a profile of oral class work.


Students are given feedback in written form on a weekly basis, on work submitted in class. Feedback is also offered verbally to individuals and to the whole class in all classes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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