Bruidhinn Gàidhlig: An Introduction to Scottish Gaelic

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Immerse yourself in Scottish Gaelic, a 1500-year-old language that spread across the country as the main Scottish language of the medieval Kingdom of Alba.  

In this two-week course you will develop basic communication skills in the language, learning how to greet people, exchange personal details, talk about yourself and your daily life, as well as interact in common everyday situations (shops, restaurants, hotels, etc.).

You will also develop basic cultural awareness of the areas where the language is spoken and also learn about the history, culture, music and customs of this centuries-old language. 

No previous experience of learning Scottish Gaelic is required. 

What you will learn

This course aims to:  

  • Introduce learners to basic, familiar everyday expressions and very simple phrases to satisfy very specific needs 
  • Familiarise learners with the language required to be able to give and request personal information of themselves and others  
  • Provide learners with opportunities to interact in a simple way with other speakers of the language. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Speak using very simple phrases and sentences to ask and answer questions in areas of specific need or very familiar topics 
  • Listen to and recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning personal information and immediate needs 
  • Read and identify familiar names, words and very simple sentences 
  • Write simple phrases of a personal nature. 

Entry requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • you should be currently enrolled at an international higher education institution.

If your first language is not English, you must meet our minimum proficiency level:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score of 6.0, with no sub test less than 5.5
  • we also accept equivalent scores in other recognised qualifications such as ibTOEFL, CAE, CPE and more.

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Teaching pattern

4 hours per day, Monday to Friday (morning and afternoon sessions), with students expected to complete 4 hours of independent study per day. 

Course assessment will be through set exercises and practical skills assessment.