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STUDENT LIFE-GAELIC. GAELIC LANGUAGE PLAN W HAT DOES IT DO ? Increases opportunities to learn and use Gaelic Increases Gaelic’s visibility on campus Lots.

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1 STUDENT LIFE-GAELIC

2 GAELIC LANGUAGE PLAN W HAT DOES IT DO ? Increases opportunities to learn and use Gaelic Increases Gaelic’s visibility on campus Lots of Gaelic events and activities to support the aims of the Plan

3 GAELIC AROUND CAMPUS The Sir Duncan Rice Library The School of Education, MacRobert Building

4 GAELIC INITIATIVES AND ACTIVITIES

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8 CELTIC SOCIETY Active society that supports Gaelic and attracts many Gaelic-speakers One of the University’s oldest societies Regular Gaelic events like ‘FilmG’ night and a St Andrew’s Celebration Regular traditional music sessions Regularly uses Gaelic to communicate with members Open to all

9 UNIVERSITY EVENTS Free Concerts- Music of the Gaeltacht, April 2014 Public lectures about Gaelic -related themes or delivered bilingually Examples: March 2014, lecture on Martin January 2014, lecture by Mary Ann Kennedy on the Gaelic Songs from Glasgow

10 MAY FESTIVAL Gaelic strand of events in the University’s annual Festival held over a weekend in May. Celebrates Gaelic through a variety of events like story-telling, music and film. In 2013 the strand included a special performance by Julie Fowlis.

11 MAY FESTIVAL

12 CAUSEWAY/CABHSAIR Literary Magazine publishing poetry and short stories by new and established writers in all of the languages of Scotland and Ireland, including Gaelic. Published by the University’s Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies

13 CAREERS SUPPORT Lunchtime talks with Gaelic agencies like Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Comunn na Gàidhlig to learn more about career opportunities, work placement schemes etc. Gaelic Careers Materials and other resources Gaelic Students Taking Active Roles Award (STAR) (launching 2014)Students Taking Active Roles Award (STAR) BP Student Tutoring Scheme- Get hands on classroom experience to help you decide if teaching is a career for youBP Student Tutoring Scheme-

14 GAELIC IN ABERDEEN Gaelic Playgroup Cròileagan Gaelic Medium Education (primary) Gilcomstoun Primary Gaelic for learners or fluent speakers Hazlehead Academy Adult Evening Classes Aberdeen Gaelic Club No knowledge of Gaelic required Aberdeen Gaelic Choir

15 FIND OUT WHAT’S ON W EBSITE E MAIL M AILING L IST Visit to sign upwww.abdn.ac.uk/gaelicplan


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