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GH2513: GAELIC LANGUAGE 2B (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This is the second half of the second 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 similar level.  It follows on from GH2013.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Teaching Fellow Alexander Macdonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

The course aims to enhance students' command of the formal structures of the Gaelic language at morphological and syntactic levels, as well as reinforcing their knowledge of the phonological and orthographic systems within the language. The course is designed to prepare students for the study of Gaelic language and literature at Honours level; to that end, the course builds on and moves at a faster pace than Gaelic Language 2A.

Main Learning Outcomes

The course aims to enhance students' command of the formal structures of the Gaelic language at morphological and syntactic levels, as well as reinforcing their knowledge of the phonological and orthographic systems within the language. The course is designed to prepare students for the study of Gaelic language and literature at Honours level; to that end, the course builds on and moves at a faster pace than Gaelic Language 2A.

Course Content

This course builds on the work of Gaelic Language 2A. Each week students will take three hours of language classes. The formal language work will be designed to increase students' confidence in using higher-register language and will help students to improve their knowledge and understanding of accurate models of morphological and syntactic structures. The extension work will typically include reading texts, translation and writing about a wide range of topics in preparation for Honours study. The oral/aural work will involve natural conversation, discussion, debate, monologue, presentations, etc. in addition to listening to recorded materials, transcription and other exercises designed to improve students? understanding of authentic language.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Language Seminars during University week s 25 - 35
  • 1 Oral during University week s 25 - 35

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

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.

Word Count
Learning Outcomes
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2x language exercises (10% each)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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