Why you should learn Gaelic with us this year – 2022-2023 Registration is open
A bheil ùidh air a bhith agad air Gàidhlig ionnsachadh?
Is urrainn dhuinn do chuideachadh.
Have you wanted to learn Gaelic?
We can help.
Have you wanted to learn Gaelic and put it off? Hear us out. This year is a great year to start or to re-start. No need to wonder any longer about a phrase in Outlander, or drive confused in Scotland, or wish you could sing along.
Have you come up to a birthday or a wedding and reached out to someone for a toast in Gaelic then struggled over how to pronounce it? Well, never again.
Learning the language is the foundation for understanding the music, poetry, and stories of the Gaels. Join us for classes and immerse yourself in the language and heritage your ancestors wanted to bequeath to you, a language as beautiful as the landscape.
Thig ann agus leum a-steach
Bidh tu toilichte gun do rinn thu e.
(Come and jump in. You’ll be glad you did it.)
But, maybe you think you’re not good at languages? Shy about struggling through the pronunciations?
No worries. Remember:
‘S fhearr leam Gàidhlig bhriste na Beurla ghlàn.
(Broken Gaelic is better than clever English.)
Registration is Open
2022 – 2023 Academic Year
– online classes –
A chairidean chóir,
Tha sinn an dòchas gum bi earrach math agaibh uile. (We hope you are all having a lovely spring.)
Registration is now open for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. Our online classes start after Labor Day and run through June 2023.
Please register by Friday, 5 August 2022. Learning levels this year include New Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Advanced 1, Advanced 2, and Fluent.
Our Approach: Developing Gaelic Thinkers and Speakers
Many language learning systems emphasize either fluency or literacy. While few, if any, are purely one or the other, most emphasize one or the other. A strict emphasis on fluency in spoken language might lead to faster conversational ability, while a strict influence on literacy might produce conversational ability at a slower pace while grammatical or theoretical understanding of the language develops faster.
The pedagogical approach of Sgoil Gàidhlig attempts to balance the two. While designed to foster conversational ability in Scottish Gaelic, the curriculum has at its core the principle that the worldview of the people is embedded in the language, and that familiarity with the culture permits a more nuanced and deeper understanding of the spoken tongue.
The program overall will strive to strengthen the student’s understanding of meanings behind the grammar and vocabulary. Each unit incorporates reading comprehension by using texts that are both of a conversational and, as the modules progress, a literary nature. Further, we incorporate historical and cultural material aimed at developing a deeper understanding of Scottish Gaelic heritage.
In all units we strive to immerse the students in the flavor, character, mindset, thinking processes, and worldview of Gaelic and the Gael. Hopefully the result will be that we produce Gaelic thinkers as well as Gaelic speakers.
To learn more about us as an institution, click here.
Mòran taing a h-uile duine.
Suas Leis a’ Ghàidhlig