If you are a native speaker or a fluent Gaelic learner this course is designed to develop your skills in Gaelic. As it is created for native speakers, it uses only Gaelic and will increase your range and understanding of vocabulary. You will explore Gaelic literature through reading and writing short stories and poetry. This course will enhance your fluency in Gaidhlig and allow you to discover the pleasure of studying another language. During the course you will develop skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking. Grammar aspects will be studied within topical contexts such as culture and current affairs, and classroom interaction in the language will be encouraged during the course.
- You will be assessed through the National 5 SQA exam.
- Higher or Advanced Higher (Learners) Gaelic or equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
The assessment has three parts - a written project on a subject of your choice: a short speaking assessment and in May a listening, reading and writing paper: all without the use of a dictionary
Progression And Articulation Routes
- Preparation for Higher Gaidhlig
- Gaidhlig-related job opportunities especially in public sector organisations
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £278 Open Learning evening (year 1)
Rory Whyte is 29 years old and lives in Dundee. Rory decided to come to Edinburgh College as it was the closest college to him that offered the Highers he needs to go to university. After a successful year, Rory was awarded the Student of the Year Travel, Tourism & Modern Languages Award at this year’s Prize Giving ceremony. We caught up with him and asked about his experience at Edinburgh College.
“I feel honoured. I’ve worked extremely hard this year and it means a lot that the college has taken notice. Nowhere in Dundee offered Higher Spanish outside of High School, and I needed an A at Higher for my university application. I did look at other options but, ultimately, I was attracted by Edinburgh’s reputation and facilities.
Thanks to the kind recommendation on the part of my Spanish tutor at the College, I’ve been lucky enough to receive a conditional offer to study Interpreting with French and Spanish at Heriot-Watt University. Languages have become my passion, and interpreting has been my goal since returning to education.”
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