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GH2513: GAELIC LANGUAGE 2B (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This is the second half of the second year Gaelic language course for students who are relatively fluent in the language already and have studied it to at least Higher in school (Higher Gaelic or Gàidhlig) or similar level.  It follows on from GH2013.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Alexander Macdonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • 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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

The course aims to enhance students' command of the formal structures of the Gaelic language at morphological and syntactic levels, as well as reinforcing their knowledge of the phonological and orthographic systems within the language. The course is designed to prepare students for the study of Gaelic language and literature at Honours level; to that end, the course builds on and moves at a faster pace than Gaelic Language 2A.

Main Learning Outcomes

The course aims to enhance students' command of the formal structures of the Gaelic language at morphological and syntactic levels, as well as reinforcing their knowledge of the phonological and orthographic systems within the language. The course is designed to prepare students for the study of Gaelic language and literature at Honours level; to that end, the course builds on and moves at a faster pace than Gaelic Language 2A.

Course Content

This course builds on the work of Gaelic Language 2A. Each week students will take three hours of language classes. The formal language work will be designed to increase students' confidence in using higher-register language and will help students to improve their knowledge and understanding of accurate models of morphological and syntactic structures. The extension work will typically include reading texts, translation and writing about a wide range of topics in preparation for Honours study. The oral/aural work will involve natural conversation, discussion, debate, monologue, presentations, etc. in addition to listening to recorded materials, transcription and other exercises designed to improve students? understanding of authentic language.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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

2x grammar assessment 10% each

1x writing assessment 20%

Final Assessment 60%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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