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Cert HE Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Coimhearsnachd na Gàidhlig GAELIC2012

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • 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 Gaelic Immersion Cert HE programme. This course will develop knowledge of the contemporary Gaelic community and will encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual research, presentation and self-reflection initiatives. The course will also help students become familiar with the language related customs and traditions of a Gaelic speaking community in the NW of Scotland


1x2hr of workshops and 1x3 hrs of placement per week over 22 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

A three week immersion experience in a Gaelic speaking community or a placement in Gaelic speaking workplace.

Requirements of Entry

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


Cert HE Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Èisteachd is Labhairt

Cert HE Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Leughadh is Sgrìobhadh


2 x 5 minute oral presentations on a Gaelic community project/immersion experience (20%)

1000 word critical essay on language learning experiences (10%)

1000 word reflective essay on Gaelic community project (10%)

1200 word reflective essay in Gaelic on immersion experience (40%)

Portolio of 10 digital artefacts focussing on Gaelic community and immersion experiences (20%)

Course Aims

This course aims to:

enable students to critically reflect on a range of Gaelic literature

enable students to write and speak with a high degree of accuracy and fluency in Scottish Gaelic

encourage the development of transferable skills through individual research, presentations and self-

  reflection initiatives

enable students to become familiar with the language related customs and traditions of a Gaelic speaking

    community in the NW of Scotland

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

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

■ Write a reflective journal in Gaelic on the immersion experience.

■ Write a critical review in Gaelic on subjects of their choice.

■ Present a portfolio of 10 digital artefacts

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.