Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Leughadh is Sgrìobhadh (Half course) GAELIC3010

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course is a Gaelic language immersion course which can be taken as part of a pre Gaelic MA Hons programme. The course will study contemporary Gaelic literature and grammar and will develop written competency in the Gaelic language.


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

Requirements of Entry

Grade C3 or above in Gaelic 2 Advanced (GAELIC2001) or Gaelic 2 Intermediate (GAELIC2003).

Excluded Courses



Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Èisteachd is Labhairt

Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Coimhearsnachd na Gàidhlig


One x 10 minute oral presentation on contemporary Gaelic literature -30% 

One x 1400 word essay in Gaelic - 40%

5 written language exercises - 20%

1 class test (50 minutes) -10%

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Increase fluency in Gaelic

■ Become more accurate and articulate in written Gaelic

■ Have an appreciation of the variety of Gaelic dialectal styles and registers in written communication

■ Become familiar with the varied forms of 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, confidently and precisely in written Gaelic, in a range of registers. 

■ Write pieces of sustained prose in Gaelic on a range of contemporary issues.

■ Present confidently in Gaelic on subjects of their choice.

■ Give a detailed 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.