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Gaelic Conversation (Lower Intermediate) with Muriel Fisher

START: 01 July 2019
END: 05 July 2019
COST: £260

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

This course is ideal for intermediate learners who wish to improve their conversation skills. The course is tutored by Muriel Fisher,  whose fun and light-hearted approach to teaching makes learning Gaelic a relaxed and natural experience.

The week combines class room based conversation sessions and short excursions around different areas of Skye and Lochalsh, learning new vocabulary from the local surroundings. Conversation sessions recap all the new vocabulary learnt along the way and practise them using different conversation skills. The sorts of topics discussed during the course might include nature, social interests and daily island life amongst others.  It is intended that students will build up a repertoire of new words and phrases which will give students the confidence to have fuller and more detailed conversations.

Course participants are expected to be comfortable walking about 1 mile with ease as the excursions are a key aspect of the course.  Lunch, Dinner and Refreshments are not included in the price of the course, although breakfast is included if you are staying in our college accommodation. For more about our accommodation rates please click here.

Muriel Fisher was brought up in Skye with Gaelic as her first language.  Whilst teaching at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig she also teaches Gaelic in The University of Arizona and around the world.  In recognition of her lifetime commitment to Gaelic, Muriel was named the 2015 recipient of the “Excellence in Community Linguistics” award from the Linguistic Society of America, for her “outstanding work with the teaching, promotion and documentation of Scottish Gaelic.”

Student comments from previous course years:


                                          “Muriel was a great teacher and very supportive of students at different stages of learning”


                      “Muriel is fantastic, makes everything very memorable!”


             “Excellent teacher!”


To participate in this course, students should have completed SMO Short Course Levels 3, 4 or 5, or their equivalents elsewhere, and be able hold a detailed conversation using  basic structures.

Approximate Course & SCQF Level Equivalences:         
An Cùrsa Inntrigidh Earrann 2- 3 (8-12)       
SCQF 5-6 SQA Standard Grade: Credit – Higher Gaelic (Learners)

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