Postgraduate Course: Elementary Gaelic for Postgraduates (CELT08020)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Taught in Gaelic?||Yes
|Summary||This course aims to give postgraduate students with no previous knowledge of Scottish Gaelic a grounding in written and spoken Scottish Gaelic by combining an active use of the language
with an intellectual understanding of grammatical structure. By the end of the course, students may expect to have gained a basic reading and writing knowledge of Scottish Gaelic as well as basic oral ability.
Students are provided with an introduction to the grammatical structure of modern Scottish Gaelic as well as idiom and vocabulary. Classes are interactive, requiring a high degree of participation from students. The course is intensive and demanding and as such requires much private study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 55,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||All errors on language tests will be indicated and students will be given an opportunity to review their exam scripts.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- read and comprehend simple texts in Scottish Gaelic
- write simple texts in Scottish Gaelic on a range of everyday themes
- demonstrate comprehension of spoken Scottish Gaelic and respond idiomatically and fluently to a range of questions
- demonstrate competence in speaking Scottish Gaelic, using a range of familiar expressions and phrases correctly and fluently
- demonstrate understanding of the phonological and grammatical structure of Scottish Gaelic.
|Byrne, Michel. Gràmar na Gàidhlig (Sṭrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig).|
Ó Maolalaigh, Roibeard. Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks (Birlinn)
Robertson, Boyd and MacDonald, Ian. The Essential Gaelic Dictionary (Teach Yourself Books
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The course builds students' linguistic skills, including related cognitive and learning skills.
|Course organiser||Prof Wilson McLeod
Tel: (0131 6)50 3623
|Course secretary||Miss Charlotte McLean
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114