Is this development for me?
The Scottish Parliament wants to make sure that everyone in Scotland can become involved in its work, whatever language they use. With this in mind, Gaelic has played an important part in the Scottish Parliament since it opened in 1999. With the introduction of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 the Parliament has increased opportunities to engage with its work through Gaelic and there are a number of opportunities to use Gaelic as a member of staff.
What will I gain?
Gaelic 1: Awareness
You will gain insight in to the global linguistic context, why language is important. In particular, you will learn about the history of Gaelic, its decline and revival and how Gaelic is used in the Scottish Parliament.
Gaelic 2: Speak a Little
You will gain the foundations of using Gaelic with a focus on, Gaelic sounds, the spelling system, useful Gaelic phrases and basic conversation. All of this is based on the Blasad Gàidhlig (A Taste of Gaelic) and Abair Beagan (Speak a Little) publications.‘Gaelic 3: Using your Gaelic in the Parliament
Gaelic 3: Using your Gaelic in the Parliament
You will have the opportunity to use the Gaelic you have learned and add to your knowledge of Gaelic in a supportive, informal setting.
Time commitment: Each part lasts for 2 hours - You must attend all 3 parts in sequence to maximise your understanding of how to develop, maintain and grow your Gaelic language skills.
Facilitators: Alasdair MacCaluim and Mark Neilly (Outreach Services)
To book your place, go to SPLearning. Click on "Events" and the + button alongside "Register for an event". You can either insert "Gaelic" or click "Browse All" to see the full list of available courses. Click on the name of your chosen course and register.