What is the course about?
Consolidation of the basic grammar with the intention of building students' communication skills.
What will we cover?
Descriptive language; express opinions; express likes and dislikes; learn to read basic Gaelic; cope with Gaelic in the media, including listening to popular songs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- express hopes and suggestions
- seek reactions and express preferences
- have some knowledge of Gaelic in the media
- read basic Gaelic.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Level 2 course - Students should have studied Gaelic for about a year previously, and completed Gaelic 2: Module 1 and Module 2, or have equivalent knowledge.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Teach yourself Gaelic (Robertson & Taylor), Units 15-17.
Please try: The European Bookshop - www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You tutor will provide advice on progression routes.
This year's workshops in Celtic languages are: Day (LWW12).