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  • 16+, Adult, 60+

Activity description

Gaelic Conversation - Intermediate level ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: A willingness to speak the Gaelic you already know, however little and an openness to developing your fluency. You will have a general understanding of written Gaelic and be ready to make the switch to listening and speaking a living language. The course will take place in a physically accessible building. Particular requests are welcome and we will endeavour to meet all potential students' access needs. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: This course is designed to build your understanding, confidence and fluency through listening and comprehension exercises - reading aloud, radio, spoken word, games; contemporary articles and short stories; audio recordings from across Scotland's Gaelic speaking areas; and Gaelic poetry and song. As the course progresses we will prepare discussion topics and hold informal debates. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: As far as possible, this course will be friendly and fun - and delivered through Gaelic, giving you a real opportunity to hear the language spoken in a normal setting. We will use a variety of learning materials, including online resources, designed to build your confidence in Gaelic. Students at different levels are welcome and will be supported in tasks suitable for their Gaelic understanding or level of fluency. Familiarisation with vocabulary for specific subjects, seasons and celebrations will be integral to our weekly gatherings. You will be invited to contribute to the course plans at regular intervals. The format will include short spoken 'yarns'/reports from students to start each week, conversation practice, reading aloud and discussing Gaelic texts and, for those at a higher level, listening and responding to audio materials. MATERIAL REQUIRED BY STUDENTS; APPROXIMATE/ADDITIONAL COSTS: In most cases, access to internet will be the most useful material for this course. Handouts will be prepared by the tutor in the most suitable formats. It's good to bring one general dictionary to class also.

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