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Gaelic for Irish Speakers (Beginners)

START: 17 July 2017
END: 21 July 2017
COST: £250

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


This course is directed at newcomers and recent beginners to learning Scottish Gaelic, who approach the language as Irish-speakers.

Much of the work at the beginning of the week will be oral and relating to differentiation between Gàidhlig and Gaelige (i.e. name introduction, place of birth, where they live), all with written confirmation. There will also be emphasis on pronunciation.

This will be consolidated through correct language structure and grammar at an early level, suitable to the needs of beginners: nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, question words with practical oral and written examples of their use in context. This will move forward at a pace which will be suitable to the students as they progress through the week.

Poetry and prose will be introduced as appropriate to strengthen and broaden vocabulary and terminology. Also, idioms, proverbs, similes are useful in this context.

There will be opportunities in class on a daily basis to converse with one another and use role-play in Gàidhlig using the language learned in a structured fashion.

This course is supported by the COLMCILLE initiative.  Colmcille is a partnership programme between Foras na Gaeilge and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, promoting the use of Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic in Ireland and Scotland and between the two countries.  Applications for financial assistance to attend this course can be made by contacting Maolcholuim Scott at Colmcille directly:


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