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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.

  • If you are new to Gaelic and looking for something structured on a part-time basis, we recommend An Cùrsa Inntrigidh, which is a supported distance learning course for complete beginners and learners with a little Gaelic.
  • Maybe you would rather face-to-face tuition on campus or online – Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Short Courses are held each year over the Easter and summer breaks 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.
  • If you already have a good grasp of the language, we offer distance learning courses such as An Cùrsa Adhartais, the award for which takes learners into second-year university courses at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.
  • For those looking to learn Gaelic on campus, An Cùrsa Comais is a highly participative and interactive one-year immersion course. As with An Cùrsa Adhartais, the award at the end of the year grants you entry into our second-year 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, Gaelic and Communication.

Further information about these courses can be found below, but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at: Course leader contact details can also be found on each course page below.


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


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


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig will be offering SpeakGaelic language classes once again, as face-to-face community classes, from February 2023.


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 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 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 



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