As well as playing music, Rona is a Gaelic teacher, having taught at Sabhal Mór Ostaig and she is the Lead Gaelic Tutor at Edinburgh University, in charge of the development and delivery of Community Gaelic education.

Rona moved all her teaching online as the lockdown became a reality for most of us, and due to demand she has opened up new classes.

Beginners 1 (1.5 hours for 6 weeks with Rona Wilkie): This course is aimed at those who have no Gaelic or who have been introduced to Gaelic using the Duolingo course. It will have a focus on conversational Gaelic, covering key areas of introductory vocabulary. It will also introduce students to the spelling system in Gaelic. (Max 12 in a class)

Two courses will be offered at this level and will cost £60 total. They start on different dates so please be clear on which class you would prefer to be in.

  1. Tuesdays, 1830 – 2000 BST (start date 2/6)

  2. Thursdays, 1600 - 1730 BST (start date 21/5)

 

Beginners 2 (1.5 hours for 6 weeks with Rona Wilkie): This course is aimed at those who have done some Gaelic before, with some knowledge of introductory phrases and the spelling system. We will revise introductory knowledge and we will build on these foundations by adding grammatical depth to these areas. We will also introduce new vocabulary, including talking about colour and clothing, ordering a drink and introducing us to the calendar and common household objects. (Max 12 in a class)

One course will be offered at this level and will cost £60 total.

  1. Thursdays, 18.30 BST (start date 21/5/20 for 6 weeks - this course is full)

 

Post-beginners (1.5 hours for 6 weeks with Rona Wilkie). This course is aimed at those who have been engaged with Gaelic for around 6 months to a year. It builds on introductory vocabulary and grammar, and particularly concentrates on talking about your family, your job and what you like to do at the weekend in your hobbies. Grammatical areas that are covered include prepositional pronouns (AIG/ AIR/ LE/ RI) and the dative case. (Max 12 in a class)

One course will be offered at this level and will cost £60 total

  1. Wednesdays, 1830 BST (start date 3/6/20 for 6 weeks - this course is full)

 

 

Elementary Conversation Class (1 hour for 6 weeks with Rona Wilkie). This is a class aimed at those who have been engaged with Gaelic learning for 2 – 3 years. This is a conversation class, with a primary focus on communication. Students will be involved in the selection of areas of discussion, but these are likely to include family, work, holidays, hobbies, your favourite X etc. Conversations starters will be provided and will include discussions around a photograph, a debatable statement, a reading passage to be discussed or a small listening extract around which we can form discussion. Relevant vocabulary lists/ grammatical constructions will be provided before and discussed in class. (Max 12 in a class)

One course will be offered at this level and will cost £45

  1. Monday, 1830 BST (start date 1/6/20 for 6 weeks - this course is full)

 

Intermediate Conversation Class (1 hour for 6 weeks with Rona Wilkie). This is a class aimed at those who have been engaged with Gaelic learning for 3+ years. This is a conversation class, with a primary focus on communication. Students will be involved in the selection of areas of discussion, but these are likely to include current affairs, future plans, holidays, hobbies, your favourite X, popular culture etc. Conversations starters will be provided and will include discussions around a photograph, a debatable statement, a reading passage to be discussed or a small listening extract/ video around which we can form discussion. Relevant vocab lists/ grammatical constructions will be provided in advance and discussed in class. (Max 12 in a class)

One course will be offered at this level and will cost £45

  1. Monday, 1945 BST (start date 1/6/20 for 6 weeks - this course is full)

Contact us to sign up, or for more information on lessons. Please be clear on which class you are interested in.
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