Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh

Section 5: Gaelic teaching

The University will:


Students working toward the Edinburgh Award (Gaelic Outreach)

Leugh seo sa Ghàidhlig

a. continue to run and promote regular Gaelic Language and Culture Taster sessions during the academic year, and Gaelic awareness classes will be offered on an ad-hoc basis.

b. continue to offer language tasters for staff and students throughout the year to promote and encourage Gaelic learning.

c. continue to offer Gaelic Language courses within our Languages for All provision.

d. propose a weekend Gaelic immersion course for staff and students within the planning cycle of the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

e. investigate the possibility of establishing a Gaelic Summer School for the public, with a report produced on the findings.

f. develop and expand proposals for immersion opportunities within our Gaelic degree programmes, and develop a structure for an immersion year for students enrolled on Gaelic degree programmes and progress discussion with key external funders as appropriate.

g. continue to offer our nationally important degree in Primary Education with Gaelic for learners and fluent speakers. This will be included in the plan for the Moray House School of Education and Sport.

h. explore the possibility of creating a Gaelic pathway within its Professional Graduate Diploma in Education programmes for fluent Gaelic speakers.