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This course gives students an introduction to the modern Irish language. It covers basic conversation skills, and the structures of the language, through the use of songs, videos and speaking practice in class. It is open to those with little or no knowledge of the language.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course aims to give students an introduction to the grammatical structures of the modern Irish language and basic conversation skills in Irish. It is open to those with little or no knowledge of the language.
Main Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. understand the basic grammatical structures of the modern Irish language;
2. read and comprehend simple passages in Irish; and
3. hold basic conversations in Irish.
This course covers the grammatical structures of the modern Irish language at an introductory level, including study of pronunciation and a basic introduction to the differences between the dialects of Irish. Students will be encouraged to practise basic conversation in Irish.
This course is available to all Level 1 students in any degree programme, and all visiting students. There are three language classes and one private study hour per week.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
One two-hour examination (60%), three translation exercises (10% each), and tutorial assessment mark (10%).
One two-hour examination (100%).
Discussion of students' progress in writing and communication in Irish will be provided in scheduled individual meetings and/or in the instructor's office hours.
Written assessments will be given CGS marks, and written feedback will be communicated to students using the School of Language and Literature assessment cover sheets. Feedback will also be provided in scheduled individual meetings and/or in the instructor's office hours.
Students will also be given weekly feedback on their class performance, in the form of advice delivered verbally in class, both to individuals and to the whole class.