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GH3022: GAELIC LANGUAGE A (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

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 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 GH2502 Gaelic Language 2b (Passed) or GH2505 Gaelic for Advanced Beginners 2b (Passed) or GH2507 Gaelic Language 2b (Passed) or GH2509 Gaelic for Advanced Beginners 2b (Passed) or GH2513 Gaelic Language 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)
  • GH3021 Gaelic Language (Non Honours) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

4 one-hour classes per week. Two classes will focus on oral communicative skills; one will focus on grammar and the other one will develop competencies in the written language in a variety of different registers. Students will be required to complete regular assignments and to study independently. 

Further Information & Notes

This course is designed for honours students.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Gaelic Joint
  • MA Education with Gaelic Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies
  • MA Languages and Literature of Scotland

Contact Teaching Time

99 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt
  • Four language exercises (20% each)
  • 10-minute oral assessment (20%)

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.

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