By using this site, you agree to cookies being set.
Please see our cookie policy for more details on what cookies we use and how.



Gàidhlig Conversation with Alec 'Valtos' MacDonald

Dates: 06/04/20 - 10/04/20
Price: £260 (£180 for students)
Tutor: Alec 'Valtos' MacDonald
Eiligible for ILA funding: No

Book now!


**This course is now fully-booked.  Please contact us to be added to our waiting-list.**

**Please note our accommodation options have changed.  We now offer accommodation on a FULL-BOARD basis only.  Please see our accommodation page for further details.**

This course has been created for those you have already reached a level of competency in the language, but who wish to further hone their skills and take their proficiency to the next level.  Although emphasis will be placed on developing spoken, listening and pronunciation skills, you will also get to examine and learn more about the heart and soul of the language through sayings, proverbs, idioms and dialect.

A native speaker from the Isle of Skye itself, Alec ‘Valtos’ MacDonald has been greatly involved in the world of radio and television broadcasting as well as Gaelic language education for adults at every level. Apart from teaching in the Gaelic Department of Aberdeen University four days a week, his teaching abilities are also in high demand amongst varying organisations and groups, and this has taken not only all over Scotland but also as far as Canada, the United States and Germany.  You may have previously heard Alec on ‘Na Dùrachdan’ on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, and he is heavily involved in the translation of scripts for children’s cartoons as well as delivering the voices for said cartoons.

Approximate Course & SCQF Level Equivalences:      

  • An Cùrsa Adhartais     
  • Short Courses’ Level  8, Level 9 or Level 10
  • Flodigarry Course

If you are not sure whether this level of course would be suitable for you or not, please get in touch with us by email or phone.