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Gaelic Conversation with Alec ‘Valtos’ MacDonald

START: 01 July 2024
END: 05 July 2024
COST: £290

**This course is now full. Please ask about the waiting list.**

This Gaelic conversation course has been created for those who have already reached a level of competency in the language and who have completed at least up to Level 8 of our Gaelic Short Courses (or equivalent), 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. 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
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig 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, please get in touch with us by email or phone.


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