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CE1036: MODERN IRISH LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 21 Aug 2017 21:16


Course Overview

This course gives students an introduction to the modern Irish language. It covers basic conversation skills, and the structures of the language, through the use of songs, videos and speaking practice in class. It is open to those with little or no knowledge of the language.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Aideen O'Leary

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

This course aims to give students an introduction to the grammatical structures of the modern Irish language and basic conversation skills in Irish.  It is open to those with little or no knowledge of the language.

Main Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1.  understand the basic grammatical structures of the modern Irish language;

2.  read and comprehend simple passages in Irish; and

3.  hold basic conversations in Irish.

 

Course Content

 This course covers the grammatical structures of the modern Irish language at an introductory level, including study of pronunciation and a basic introduction to the differences between the dialects of Irish.  Students will be encouraged to practise basic conversation in Irish.

Further Information & Notes

This course will be available in 2017/18, and is available to all Level 1 students in any degree programme, and all visiting students.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

33 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

One two-hour examination (60%), three translation exercises (10% each), and tutorial assessment mark (10%).

Resit

One two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Discussion of students' progress in writing and communication in Irish will be provided in scheduled individual meetings and/or in the instructor's office hours.

Feedback

Written assessments will be given CGS marks, and written feedback will be communicated to students using the School of Language and Literature assessment cover sheets.  Feedback will also be provided in scheduled individual meetings and/or in the instructor's office hours.

Students will also be given weekly feedback on their class performance, in the form of advice delivered verbally in class, both to individuals and to the whole class.

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