Gaelic language

Gaelic language from native speakers at levels ranging from improvers and intermediate to advanced. These classes will cover various areas throughout the week including grammar, pronunciation, idiom and conversational skills.

Gaelic Tutors:

Linda NicLeòid

smiling face of Catriona MacIntyre

Catriona MacIntyre

Levels: Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced

Improvers – for those at a post-beginner level who have already taken classes at beginner level

Intermediate – for those who are moving forward in your Gaelic abilities after beginner and post-beginner level, working with different structures and tenses and extending your ability to talk about different subjects. You will work on conversation skills and using different structures as well as learning new vocabulary.

Advanced – for those who know a variety of structures and language, and wish to work on their fluency, understanding, and vocabulary

Gaelic for All class

All summer school students attend a Gaelic-language session every day, including fluent speakers. These are more relaxed, conversational classes to help improve whatever Gaelic you have already. The levels for these classes are available here [PDF].

Seanchas Course

(Gaelic-medium; first & second choice)

The ‘Seanchas’ course is a Gaelic-medium course during the summer school, exploring Gaelic ‘seanchas’ (oral lore) in its different manifestations. Students will be exposed to rich, natural Uist Gaelic, along with a unique part of Gaelic and island heritage.

Students should be fluent or reasonably fluent to come on this course, and help will be offered in terms of idiom and local dialectal features, where appropriate.