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GH4022: GAELIC LANGUAGE B (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

A level four 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 4
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Michelle MacLeod

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • One of Gaelic (GH) (Studied) or MA Languages and Literature of Scotland (Studied) or MA European Studies (Studied) or MA Scottish Studies (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GH4002 Level 4 Gaelic Language 2 (Studied)
  • GH4003 Advanced Gaelic Writing Skills for Native Speakers B (Studied)
  • GH4020 Level 4 Gaelic Language 1 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

2 one-hour classes per week and one hour of directed study in the language lab. 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. The Junior and Senior Honours language courses form a continuum for which the final assessment is not made until the end of the Senior Honours year.

Further Information & Notes

This course is designed for honours students. Not available for students with Native Speaker Higher; they are required to take Advanced Writing for Gaelic Native Speakers.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Gaelic Joint
  • MA Anthropology-Gaelic Studies
  • MA Economics-Gaelic Studies
  • MA Gaelic Studies
  • MA Languages and Literature of Scotland

Contact Teaching Time

88 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt

  • Two 2-hour exams (60%)
  • 15-minute oral exam (20%)
  • Three language exercises and one 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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