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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

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 Both Sessions Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Michelle MacLeod

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of GH2013 Gaelic Language 2a (Passed) or GH2505 Gaelic for Advanced Beginners 2b (Passed) or GH2507 Gaelic Language 2b (Passed) or GH2509 Gaelic for Advanced Beginners 2b (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GH3001 Level 3 Gaelic Language 1 (Studied)
  • GH3002 Level 3 Gaelic Language 2 (Studied)
  • GH3020 Level 3 Gaelic Language 1 (Studied)
  • GH3022 Gaelic Language A (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

2 two-hour classes per week and independent study. 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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Behavioural Studies with Gaelic
  • BSc Mathematics with Gaelic
  • BSc Psychology with Gaelic
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Gaelic Language (Honours)
  • Gaelic Minor
  • MA Behavioural Studies with Gaelic Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies
  • MA Mathematics with Gaelic
  • MA Psychology with Gaelic Studies

Contact Teaching Time

88 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): six written language exercises (60%) and oral exam (40%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (60%) and one oral examination (40%).

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.

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