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GH3020: GAELIC LANGUAGE A (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

A level three Gaelic language course for students taking honours Gaelic. The course runs over both semesters and is topic based, enabling students to develop their ability to deal with a large range of subjects in Gaelic. The course also develops students' generic writing and oral skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Full Year 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 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. The Junior and Senior Honours language courses form a continuum for which the final assessment is not made until the end of the Senior Honours year.

Further Information & Notes

This course is designed for honours students. Not available for students with Native Speaker Higher; they are required to take Advanced Writing for Gaelic Native Speakers.

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: 2 two-hour written exams (70%); 1 thirty-minute oral exam (30%) Note that students are assessed only at the end of the Level 4 course. These are core courses for Gaelic Studies. Any student failing this suite of courses is no longer eligible for Honours in Gaelic Studies. On failing the final exit examination, a student may register to resit the non-Honours course GH3002.

Formative Assessment

Students are assessed formatively throughout both Level 3 and Level 4 Gaelic. This assessment is based on a folio of written work and a profile of oral class performance.


Students are given feedback weekly in the form of written corrections to submitted work and advice delivered verbally in class, both to individuals and to the whole class.

Course Learning Outcomes


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