Scottish Gaelic for Beginners (A1)
An effective introduction to learning Scottish Gaelic over 9 weeks.
- 150 British pounds£150
- Online Sessions of 90 minutes twice weekly for 10 weeks
Our Zoom classes will help you to learn to read, write, speak and listen to Scottish Gaelic with confidence, or to return to using Gaelic if your skills are rusty. We assume no prior knowledge of the language at the outset. From earlyJune 2022, Zoom classes for A1 Absolute Beginners will run twice weekly for a 9 week term, with a reading week/break between weeks 4 and 5. The twice-weekly 90 minute classes will have no more than 16 learners per group, ensuring that your experience is enriched through personalised tutor engagement. During that time we will take you through Gaelic phonics for effective pronunciation; basic language structure and parts of speech in the present tense; and, a number of useful topics to allow you to ask and answer simple questions through Gaelic as part of everyday conversation. We will introduce the past and future tense in the second half of the course and formally introduce you to cases. Course Descriptor Each week's learning is structured around a key language step: 90 minute long Class 1 introduces the week's concept with many supporting examples across the skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking. 90 minute long Class 2, later in the week, focuses on deepening your understanding of the week's language step through more language practice within interesting and relevant cultural contexts. Additional learning may be introduced to build on your understanding. We include opportunities for conversation practice to consolidate your learning, and to give you the chance to use your skills. From time to time, during the course, shorter 1 + 1 individual sessions will be available to help with any sticking points and to ensure that you are being well cared for as a learner and beginning/returning Gael. ~ Recorded versions of the lessons will be available to help you to review your learning and to let you catch up with any missed classes. ~ Dedicated Quizlet sets will help you to revise through app based games, listening exercises and self-assessment quizzes. ~ Weekly worksheets can be completed in your own time (should you wish), and feedback will be given for any personalised work that you submit to our shared drive. You will receive a zoom link and joining instructions via email once you have booked your place and payment has been confirmed. This course will run with a minimum of 8 learners and a maximum of 16.
To reschedule please contact us at least 5 days in advance of your appointment. If you are unable to do so, we cannot guarantee that the appointment will be rescheduled and you will have to cancel and re-book another time. Your original fee is non-refundable once this deadline has passed.