Gaelic (AB Initio) GAELIC5001
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 40
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This is a course for beginners in Scottish Gaelic, enabling students to acquire basic language skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening. Students will be introduced to the grammatical framework of the language and will acquire a range of vocabulary through the study of some Gaelic prose texts. No previous knowledge of Gaelic is necessary for this course.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 2pm with one further hour to be arranged.
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level
GAELIC1003, GAELIC1004, GAELIC4004
Fourteen language exercises throughout the year, seven per semester (30%)
A class test at the end of Week 11 (15%).
Oral examination at the end of semester 1 (10%).
A 2-hour written examination at the end of the course in April/May (30%)
Oral examination at the end of the course in April/May (15%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course aims to:
• enable students to acquire basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in Gaelic
• introduce students to a range of appropriate vocabulary and to the grammatical framework of the language
•study a range of Gaelic prose texts
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course students will be able:
■ Participate in a basic conversation in Gaelic on a range of subjects, such as personal details, home, family
■ Read aloud a passage in Gaelic
■ Respond to questions in Gaelic, orally and in writing
■ Use accurately 75% of core course vocabulary in spoken and written form
■ Translate a piece of simple Gaelic into colloquial English
■ Translate a simple English passage into Gaelic
■ Comment on the style of seen Gaelic prose texts
■ Write a short composition in Gaelic
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.