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1 Gaelic Teacher Education Courses Anna Thirkell The School of Education

2 Gaelic Teacher Education MA in Primary Education Study Gaelic as a subject in Year 1 and 2 Gaelic Medium Education in Year 3 and 4 Professional Focus elective in Year 3 for learners – Gaelic and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) MA Gaelic with Education Primary - Gaelic Medium Education Secondary - Gaelic Delivered in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands Students study in UHI site and education courses are completed through Distance Learning in Year 3 and 4 Degree Courses

3 Gaelic Teacher Education PGDE (Primary) Gaelic Medium Education On campus in Aberdeen over 1 year or over 18 months Distance Learning through DL ITE (Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education) for students in Aberdeenshire and Highland only. PGDE (Secondary) Gaelic Gaelic Medium: Geography, Modern Studies, History, Modern Languages, Sciences, Home Economics, RME and Drama PGDE

4 Preparing Students for Teaching Through the Medium of Gaelic Understanding immersion methods Specific terminology for teaching in Gaelic Learning about benefits of being bilingual Many lectures and workshops delivered in Gaelic Gaelic Medium school experience Course content includes:

5 Streap: Post Graduate Certificate in Gaelic Medium Education Streap is appropriate for: Nursery, primary and secondary school teachers and is fully-funded by the Scottish Government. What is Streap? A teaching certificate (60 credit points) at Masters’ level, delivered by Aberdeen University and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. An opportunity to improve your own Gaelic skills (writing, reading, talking and listening). An opportunity to extend your knowledge of Gaelic medium education and to learn more about subjects such as bilingualism and immersion. An opportunity to meet and work alongside other teachers who are involved in teaching through the medium of Gaelic. How is Streap run? Streap is a Distance Learning programme, with three face-to-face meetings, which runs for an academic year. Participants will receive language support from a language tutor, and support on other aspects of the programme from a mentor. Most of the programme is delivered online. The programme is assessed both formatively and summatively. For Teachers

6 Tapadh leibh Would you like more information? Please contact: Anna Thirkell Sgoil an Fhoghlaim

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