We run Gaelic taster courses for staff and students in association with the Office of Lifelong Learning and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association.
As part of its commitment to increase Gaelic awareness throughout its staff and students, the 6-week free 'taster' language classes are the perfect ‘stepping stone’ into further language learning offered by the Office of Lifelong Learning.
The aim of the course is to introduce staff and students to the basics of the Scottish Gaelic language. You will learn how to read and understand simple texts, what to ask and what to answer when you meet new people and how to talk about yourselves.
The Gaelic grammar is taught interactively. The language practice is based on small group and pair work, developing of oral communication skills, written home exercises and listening comprehension tasks. All materials are supplied by the tutor.
No previous knowledge is required.
The course is tutorial-based, with a combination of whole class activity and group work, and the use of audio-visual material as teaching aids.
In order to benefit fully from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, you will need to devote some time out with classes to revision and homework.
By the end of the course participants students should be able to:
Handouts will be provided; there is no need to purchase a book.
Classes will run on the following dates:
Places for the Gaelic language taster classes can be reserved through the MyEd Events channel (staff) and the Edinburgh University Students' Association (students).