Bogadh sa Ghàidhlig - Leughadh is Sgrìobhadh GAELIC3011

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • 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 22 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


Two x 5 minute oral presentations on contemporary Gaelic literature - 30% 

Two x 1500 word essays in Gaelic - 40%

Ten 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.