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LANGUAGE COURSES

Whether you are interested in learning Gaelic, Gaelic literature, education, development, history, heritage, music, art or culture, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig provides on-campus and distance learning opportunities for all levels: from complete beginners’ Gaelic courses to courses for fluent speakers.

Further information about these courses can be found below, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

SHORT COURSES – ON CAMPUS AND ONLINE

If you are looking for face-to-face tuition on campus or online, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Short Courses are held each year over the Easter and summer breaks as well as online over the winter months and cover all language abilities from Level 1 to Level 10, as well as a selection of courses in music, the arts, history and culture.

Do you want to power through your learning? Or would you rather take it easy? SpeakGaelic offers something for everyone. The curriculum is set up so you can jump in and out of lessons whenever suits you. You can learn in class, through TV programmes and podcasts, and at your own pace online.

SHORT COURSES

For many years now we have been welcoming students from all over the world to our campus here on Skye and online to enjoy our programme of Short Courses throughout the year

GAELIC SUMMER SCHOOL

A new fully funded 7-week Gaelic Summer School for 12 Gaelic learners, beginning 08 July 2024 with up to 30 hours of class time each week, as well as free accommodation and full board

BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS – DISTANCE LEARNING

If you are new to Gaelic and looking for something structured on a part-time basis, we recommend An Cùrsa Inntrigidh, which is a tutor-supported distance learning course for complete beginners and learners with a little Gaelic.

If you already have a good grasp of the language, we offer distance learning courses such as CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais, the award for which takes learners into Year 2 of the undergraduate degree courses at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

AN CÙRSA INNTRIGIDH

An Cùrsa Inntrigidh is a supported distance learning Gaelic course for complete beginners and learners with a little Gaelic. This self-study, tutor-supported beginners’ course is made 

CertHE AN CÙRSA ADHARTAIS

CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais is aimed at intermediate-level Gaelic learners whose goal is fluency in the language. It is a distance learning course, which normally requires a minimum of two 

INTERMEDIATE & FLUENT LEARNERS – ON-CAMPUS IMMERSION COURSES

For those looking to learn Gaelic on campus, CertHE An Cùrsa Comais is a highly participative and interactive one-year immersion course. As with CertHE An Cùrsa Adhartais, the award at the end of the year grants you entry into Year 2 of our undergraduate degree courses.

If you are a proficient Gaelic speaker who wishes to study Gaelic to an expert level in a fully Gaelic-speaking environment, we recommend our one-year intensive course, CertHE Gaelic and Communication.

CertHE AN CÙRSA COMAIS

CertHE An Cùrsa Comais is a highly participative and interactive grammar-based course in which tutors use communicative methodologies to draw out speech in group- and pairwork

CertHE GAELIC AND COMMUNICATION

This course is a year-long, intensive immersion course aimed at students who are reasonably fluent and who want to rapidly improve their Gaelic

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