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TL2503: GAELIC LANGUAGE 2B WITH TRANSLATION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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 Gaelic Language 2A with Translation.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Alexander Macdonald

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Language Seminars during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Oral during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
Assessment Weeks 34 Feedback Weeks 39

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Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 35

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Feedback Word Count 300
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Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Language Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionAnalyseBuilding on their language study, students will be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a result of performance in tests and homework exercises.
ProceduralEvaluateBuilding on their language study, students will be able to evaluate their own language skills, improving their ability to check for accuracy of their base oral/aural and written Gaelic language skills
ReflectionApplyStudents will be able to reflect on their own language skills & expand their oral/aural & written Gaelic language skill base, thus improving their ability to cope with unseen & seen translations.
ProceduralAnalyseBuilding on their language study, students will be able to reflect on contemporary aspects of Gaelic culture and improve their spoken Gaelic.
ReflectionEvaluateBuilding on their language study, students will be able to generate and refine Gaelic and generic essay writing skills.

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