Scottish Gaelic beginners: module 2
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LE121
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
An introduction to the language. To establish and practise basic communication patterns and structures. An introduction to the culture.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Talking about work and holidays; using the telephone; tell a story; express opinions; develop your coversational skills; read simple Gaelic texts and modern poetry.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about your likes and dislikes
- tell the time and talk about plans
- recount things that have happened
- have encountered some Gaelic poetry and song
- have encountered online resources for Gaelic learning
- have a simple conversation about plans and activities, express opinions and read some Gaelic texts and modern poetry.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 1 course - beginners - students should have completed Gaelic 1: Module 1, or have equivalent experience of Scottish Gaelic.
For further details of the specific 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?
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?
The coursebook Progressive Gaelic 1 by Moray Watson (ISBN 9781478233251) will be used in class.
This coursebook is supported by optional free-to-access online materials at www.progressivegaelic.com.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Gaelic beginners module 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.