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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course follows on from GH2009 and is for people who started learning in their first year.  It continues to develop a range of linguistic competencies in written and oral 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 Moray Watson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

  • GH2009 Gaelic for Advanced Beginners 2a (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GH2502 Gaelic Language 2b (Studied)
  • GH2503 Gaelic Language for Native Speakers 2b (Studied)
  • GH2505 Gaelic for Advanced Beginners 2b (Studied)
  • GH2507 Gaelic Language 2b (Studied)
  • GH2508 Gaelic Language for Native Speakers 2b (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will place special emphasis on the grammatical structure of the language by extending and developing grammatical knowledge previously acquired. Grammar sessions will concentrate on the acquisition of new structures and concepts with an opportunity being given to consolidate grammar learnt through translation and comprehension exercises. Confidence in speaking the language will also be developed through a variety of approaches and materials.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Behavioural Studies with Gaelic
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - Gaelic
  • MA Scottish Studies

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Continuous Assessment (20%); Oral Assessment (20%); Two-hour written examination (60%).

Resit: The Resit assessment will consist of a two-hour written examination (70%) and an oral examination (30%).

Formative Assessment

4 formative assessments on different aspects of written Gaelic. These four pieces of work will form the basis of the continuous assessment(20%).


The above assessments are given CAS marks and written feedback. General verbal feedback is given in class. Additional written and/or verbal feedback is given on an individual basis as required.

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