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CE1536: MODERN IRISH LANGUAGE FOR BEGINNERS 2 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Aideen O'Leary

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or 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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

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.

Course Content

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.

Further Information & Notes

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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

One two-hour examination (60%), three translation exercises (10% each), and tutorial assessment mark (10%).

Resit

One two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

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.

Feedback

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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