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GH1507: GAELIC FOR BEGINNERS 1B (2020-2021)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2020 19:50

Course Overview

This is an 11-week course in the modern Scottish Gaelic language for students who have completed GH1007 Gaelic for Beginners 1A. 

You will attend three interactive language classes and one conversation class each week, as well as undertaking self-directed learning. 

By the end of the course you will be expected to have mastered a large working vocabulary and to be competent in understanding and using most of the major structures of the language. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
  • Dr Kirstie Macleod

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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Course Description

The course will concentrate on the acquisition of essential grammar and vocabulary and will build on previous knowledge to further develop ability across all four linguistic skills. In the language classes, students will learn the structures, vocabulary, sounds and writing system of Gaelic. In the oral class, students will have an opportunity to practise speaking, develop their vocabulary further, and listen to a native speaker. 

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 25 - 34, 38
  • 1 Oral during University weeks 25 - 34, 38
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 34, 38

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

3x written language assessment 20% 20% 30%

3x listening homework 5% each

Online Oral Exam 15%


Resit (for students who took the course in academic year 2019/20 and C8 students): Open Book Exam 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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