Gaelic beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 06/10/21 - 08/12/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Learn to speak Scottish Gaelic in this communicative course. Suitable for complete beginners. The course also provides an introduction to Scottish Gaelic culture, poetry and songs. Based on units 1-4 of the coursebook 'Teach Yourself Gaelic'.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LE111

Started Wed, eve, 06 Oct - 08 Dec '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

An introduction to the language and culture. The course aims to help you to establish and practise basic communication patterns and structures.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Greetings, courtesies; giving and receiving personal details; weather; likes and dislikes; shopping.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- introduce and talk about yourself

- ask other people about themselves

- talk about what you like / don't like about London, food, music etc.

- carry out transactions in shops

- have encountered some Gaelic poetry and song.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Stage 1 course - Complete beginners - no previous knowledge or experience of Scottish Gaelic required.

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
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?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Progressive Gaelic 1 (copy/paste link for more details).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

LE121 Gaelic beginners module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.