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GH1013: GAELIC LANGUAGE 1A (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

This is a 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 have studied it to a similar level elsewhere. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
  • Mr Alexander Macdonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Gaelic at Grade A
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Gaelic at Grade A1
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Gaelic at Grade A2
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Gaelic at Grade B
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Gaelic at Grade B3
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) Gaelic at Grade B4
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • 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

The course aims to provide a structured reinforcement and development of existing language competences. ?The course will give students a stepping-stone between school-level language and professional and academic language.

Main Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the Gaelic language. Students will have a better and more confident grasp of fundamental language structures and spelling and will be able to communicate effectively in a wider range of scenarios.

Specifically they will have the ability to manipulate 2 irregular verbs; use the nominative and dative cases accurately; and will be able to use most prepositions accurately. They will have practised writing on a range of key topics. They will have the ability to participate in an academic discourse in Gaelic on two topics. They will have improved their ability to talk formally and informally in Gaelic and they will have the ability to use appropriate reference works and other sources of information.


Course Content


The course will develop receptive and productive language skills through weekly classes which will focus on written language, grammar and oral fluency.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

2x Grammar Assessments (15% each)

2x 300 words language writing exercise (15% each)

End of course assessment (40%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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