Joy Dunlop

Cùrsa Conaltraidh 1/ Gaelic Conversation course 1

Event Details
Venue Address Date(s) Time(s)
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye Scotland, IV44 8RQ 31/07/17 – 04/08/17 9.30am

This course has been created for upper intermediate learners who understand basic Gaelic grammar, yet struggle to hold a conversation. Particular attention will be given to supporting the common issues felt by Gaelic learners and building confidence towards speaking naturally and fluently.

Joy’s enthusiastic approach to teaching makes learning Gaelic a relaxed and natural experience. Although it is intended that students will build up a repertoire of new words and phrases, the emphasis will be placed on participants confidently using the Gaelic that they have - giving them the ability to participate in fuller and more detailed conversations. Songs, games and local excursions will also be used to reinforce your learning.

The week will be lead by Joy Dunlop, a popular Gaelic teacher originally from Connel, Argyll. Joy currently teaches at University of Glasgow and is also a tutor of both An Cùrsa Inntrigidh and An Cùrsa Adhartais, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s popular distance learning programme. She is also an award winning Gaelic singer, being  awarded the Royal National Mòd Gold Medal in 2010.

To participate in this course, students should have completed SMO Short Course Levels 4, 5 or 6, or their equivalents elsewhere and be able hold a detailed conversation using basic structures.

Approximate Course & SCQF Level Equivalences:         

An Cùrsa Inntrigidh Earrann 3 (10-12)    
Ìre 5/6 nan Cùrsaichean Goirid   
SCQF 5-6 SQA Standard Grade: Credit - Higher Gaelic (Learners)

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