Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Cert HE Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Leughadh is Sgrìobhadh (Half course) GAELIC1016

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course is a Gaelic language immersion course which can be taken as part of a Gaelic Immersion Cert HE programme. The course will study contemporary Gaelic literature and culture and will develop oral competency in the Gaelic language.


7 x 1 hour seminars per week over 12 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus. 

Requirements of Entry

B1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent knowledge of Gaelic.

Excluded Courses



Cert HE Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Èisteachd is Labhairt

Cert HE Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Coimhearsnachd na Gàidhlig


5 minute oral presentation on contemporary Gaelic literature (10%)

700 word presentation report (20%)

1200 word essay in Gaelic (40%)

5 written language exercises (2% each)

1 class test (50 minutes) (10%)

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Increase fluency in Gaelic

■ Gain a higher level of accuracy and become more articulate in written Gaelic

■ Have a greater appreciation of Gaelic dialectal styles and registers in written communication

■ Become familiar with contemporary Gaelic literature

■ Encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual research, presentation and self-reflection initiatives

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Communicate effectively, with a high degree of confidence and precision in written Gaelic, in a range of registers. 

■ Write pieces of prose in Gaelic on contemporary issues.

■ Present with a high degree of confidence in Gaelic on subjects of their choice.

■ Give an account of a project relating to Gaelic literature

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.