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GH1513: GAELIC LANGUAGE 1B (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This is the second-half of the first year Gaelic language course for students who are relatively fluent in the language already and have studied it to at least Higher in school (Higher Gaelic or Gàidhlig) or have studied it to a similar level elsewhere. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes

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Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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Course Description

Course Aims

The course aims to provide a structured reinforcement and development of existing language competences. The course follows on from the first half-session language course and will prepare students for progressing in Gaelic studies.

Main Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the Gaelic language. Students will have a better and more confident grasp of fundamental language structures and spelling and will be able to communicate effectively in a wider range of scenarios. Students will have a broad familiarity with some of the key topics involved in Gaelic Studies.

Students will be prepared to progress to level 2 Gaelic language.

Specifically they will have the ability to manipulate 3 more irregular verbs; use the genitive and vocative cases accurately; and will be able to use most compound prepositions accurately. They will have practised writing on a broader range of topics. They will have the ability to participate in an academic discourse in Gaelic on two more topics. They will have improved their ability to talk formally and informally in Gaelic and they will have the ability to use appropriate reference works and other sources of information.

Course Content

The course follows a structured programme of grammar exercises, designed to consolidate students' knowledge of the language. The other language classes cover a wide range of topics, with a view to increasing students' vocabulary and range of expression; students will practice their language skills through a variety of exercises including translations, summarising, transcribing, free writing, etc.

Further Information & Notes

This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with GH1007 or GH1507.

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

40% in-course assessment: two language exercises (10% each), one 20% essay; and 60% examination.


100% examination.

Formative Assessment

6 formative assessments of different aspects of written Gaelic language


The above assessments are given CGS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral classes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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