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Whether you are taking your first step in learning Gaelic, a native speaker, looking to develop your conversational skills or learn more about the Gaelic language and culture, we have a course for you.

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Gaelic Awareness

This module is an ideal introduction to the importance of Gaelic to modern day Scotland.  Students will be introduced to the history of the language and the issues and challenges facing Gaelic as a minority language in the 21st century.

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Gaelic for Work Purposes

This 12 week accredited SQA course is suitable for those who have not previously studied Gaelic. Students will be given the opportunity to develop basic skills needed to communicate in everyday situations, and in vocational and professional contexts.

This course can also be delivered for businesess looking to provide training for staff. It can be delivered as a tutor-led taught course, or students may work independently through the course at their own pace.

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Gaelic for Fluent Speakers

Grammar is unavoidable –  we use it every time we speak or write, even in the simplest of sentences.  If the thought of writing an email, or a report in Gaelic fills you with uncertainty – then fear not, this course will help you understand the rules of Gaelic spelling and syntax.   This course is aimed at fluent speakers, or an advanced learners who wish to improve their Gaelic literacy skills.

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Gaelic Conversation – Intermediate

This 10 week course is structured for those who wish to develop their speaking and listening skills.  Classes will explore conversations on current news articles, Gaelic cultural events and vocabulary for day to day activities

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Supernatural Folklore of the Gaidhealtachd

Have you ever wanted to know more about the other world, a supernatural realm that was very real to our ancestors? Come with us on this journey through the veil that separates us from a dimension populated by ghosts, witches, fairies and other shadowy beings. Together, we will explore the beliefs, customs and superstitions associated with the supernatural world of the Gaels. This course is delivered in English.

  • Start Date: Jan 2021
  • Full time or Part time: Part time - Evening Class
  • Study Method: Online
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Gaelic Placenames

This course will study the place names of Scotland, exploring the different languages used to describe our landscape, and what they tell us about history as well as geography. You will explore placenames of Scotland, looking at Norse, Gaelic, Brythonic and English names and what they tell us about the landscape and the people who lived there. This course is delivered in English.

  • Start Date: Jan 2021
  • Full time or Part time: Part time - Evening Class
  • Study Method: Online
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Ulpan Gaelic Language Classes

Lews Castle College in partnership with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Bòrd na Gàidhlig offers the opportunity to learn Gaelic using the ÙLPAN method of learning. With ÙLPAN, speaking comes first with reading and writing following later.