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Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Aideen M. A. O'Leary

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course Aims

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.

Course Content

 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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Language Seminars during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 during University weeks 10, 14, 17

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x language tests (30% each)

3x translation exercises (10% each)

Oral assessment (10%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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