Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
This course is a continuation of the first-semester course in the modern Irish language. It will encourage conversations in Irish on more advanced topics, through the use of current news programmes and features, songs, literature, and speaking practice in class on fun topics of the students' choice.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
This course aims to give students a continuation of their study of the modern Irish language, and will encourage conversations in Irish on more advanced topics.
Main Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. understand at a more advanced level the grammatical structures of the modern Irish language;
2. read and comprehend more complex passages in Irish; and
3. hold more challenging conversations in Irish.
This course covers the grammatical structures of the modern Irish language at a more advanced level than Modern Irish Language for Beginners 1, including continued study of pronunciation and further analysis of the dialects of Irish. Students will be encouraged to practise conversation in Irish on more challenging topics.
This course is available to all Level 1 students in any degree programme. There are 3 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.