Clasaichean còmhraidh

16th September 2020

4 week block of Gaelic classes taught via zoom start date Tuesday 6th October until Tuesday 27th October. £50 Local resident rate £60 ordinary rate

CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 8 PER CLASS

LevelDay/TimeTutorPlease tick 
Beginner Tuesday 9am – 10.30Mairi (Bh)McInnesFULL
BeginnerTuesday 6pm till 7.30Catriona Black
Lower IntermediateTuesday 1.30 – 3pmIseabail MacDonaldFULL
Upper IntermediateWednesday  6.30- 8pmCatriona MacIntyreFULL
Upper IntermediateThursday 6pm – 7.30Catriona MacIntyre
AdvancedTuesday 11am- 12.30Alec O’Henley
Advanced conversationTuesday 6.30 – 8pmSeonag Smith

Please email Peggy Ann at peggyann@ceolas.co.uk with you name, address, email address, phone number and Gaelic ability to sign up or inquire. Please see the guide at the bottom of this post to determine your ability in relation to CEFR.

Additional times may be available, please contact Peggy Ann at the email address above to discuss options.

All payments should be made prior to classes starting. We can accept payment via PayPal or BACS.

Sort Code: 83-24-26       Account Number: 00665320

Gaelic Class Levels in Relation to CEFR Levels

Beginners
A1 currently

• I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly

• I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues

• I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.

• I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.

• I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

  (Suitable for post duo lingo)

Lower Intermediate
A2 currently

• I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

• I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables.

• I can communicate in routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle short social exchanges, even though I can’t always understand enough or think fast to keep the conversation going myself.

• I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job.

• I can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs. I can write a simple personal letter, for example, thanking someone for something.

Upper Intermediate

B1 Currently

• I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily life. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

• I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in written text.

• I can deal with most situations likely to arise and enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life.

• I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events. I can give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.

• I can write connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, describing experiences and impressions.

Advanced
B2 and above

• I can understand extended speech and follow even complex lines of argument even when it is not clearly structured even when delivered at fast native speed. I can understand the majority of TV news and current affairs programmes.

• I can read articles and literary texts in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose, specialised articles and literary works.

• I can interact with fluency and spontaneity. I can formulate ideas and opinions with precision. I have good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms and convey finer shades of meaning.

• I can present clear, detailed descriptions. I can explain a viewpoint and present a clear, smoothly flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context.

• I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects. I can write clear, smoothly flowing text in an appropriate style. I can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure.