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GH4022: GAELIC LANGUAGE B (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

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 Full Year 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?

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Four hours of classes per week focussing on both oral communicative skills and competencies in the written language in a variety of registers.  Students will be required to complete regular assignments and to study independently.

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.

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

  • 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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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