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Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31

Course Overview

This is the second year Gaelic language course for people who started learning in their first year.  It builds on the foundations already set in the first year and continues to develop vocabulary, grammatical structures and idioms in both writing and speech.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
  • Dr Maria Coira

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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Course Description

The course will concentrate on the grammatical structure of the language building on, consolidating and developing previous knowledge. One class session per week will concentrate on the acquisition of new structures and concepts. A second session will consolidate these through written and oral exercises. The third session will be an oral class which aims to develop confidence in speaking the language and introduces the students to a variety of Gaelic registers. Students will be expected to prepare work for submission on a regular basis.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Language Seminar during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Oral during University weeks 8 - 18

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

4x take home exercises (15% 15% 15% 35%)

Oral Test (20%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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