​Ùlpan

4 online Ùlpan Groups (Unit 1 - 144) are currently being taught and no new online groups will start.

 

No entry requirements for Units 1-12. Previous learning is a distinct advantage (e.g. Duolingo, post-beginner level).

Evidence of last Ùlpan unit studied is required for access to all other course unit blocks but is open to everyone, even if you haven't studied with me before.

Learning Scottish Gaelic through the Ùlpan method

is a revolutionary language learning system first pioneered in the Middle East. Since then, it has been used to teach Welsh and Breton and has was adapted for Scottish Gaelic a few years ago by Deiseal Earranta Ltd. Over 2500 students signed up over the years and 187 tutors trained to deliver the course which consists of 144 x 1.5 hour lessons and covers beginner level all the way to advanced. 

It includes grammar at intermediate level from the start, so you are required to do additional study of verbs. For this purpose you will be given free access to the Cùrsa Ro-ìre Gràmar na Gàidhlig / Intermediate Verb Course online resources. You will need to purchase the 2 course books yourself as I will refer to them for homework tasks. Downloadable soundfiles to practice with are available and you also get free access to my 800 Ceist Iomadh-Roghainne (online revision quizzes). You are also encouraged to join one of my dialogue development courses once you've completed Aonad 12.

You will learn Gaelic through listening and speaking foremost. We will drill short phrases (listening, speaking, memorizing exercises, reading a short dialogue and learning activities. Every lesson is accompanied by a worksheet with the vocabulary list, a translation exercise, a comprehension exercise and a soundfile. You are required to complete homework tasks at least 48 hours before each lesson in order to be able to attend. That gives me time to review your work/give you feedback and ensure you can keep up during the fast-paced lesson.

Units 1 - 12

Among the topics covered is:

Introductions

Use of the Verb To Like/Would Like

Use of the Verb To Be in the Descriptive Form + Verbal Noun

Where are you & Countries

Imperative of Regular Verbs

Adjectives

Irregular Verb To Do in the Past Tense

Past Tense of Regular Verbs

To Be in the Definitive Form

Use of the Verb To Prefer
What are you

How Many & Numbers 1 - 12

Possession

What time is it

Registration closed

Current Groups to continue to Units 13 - 24 in 2021:

Thursday 3.30 - 5pm

Current Groups to continue to Units 13 - 24 in 2022 :

Wednesday 3.30 - 5pm
Thursday 1.00 - 2.30pm

Friday 7.30 - 9am

Completion of this course fulfills the entry requirements of our
Intermediate Dialogue Development Course.

You will receive a badge which gives you access to a sample
lesson of the Intermediate Dialogue Development Course.

Units 13 - 24

Among the topics covered is:

Tenfolds

Future Tense Regular Verbs

Past Tense of Regular Verbs

There is

Imperative of Regular Verbs

Adjectives

When, where

Irregular Verb To See in the Future Tense

Having

Numbers 1 - 12

Verbal noun in simple/progressive tense

What time is it

The weather

They are

Like

Emphatic Personal Pronouns

Days of the Week

Song

Registration for the course starting Thursdays 09/12/2021 3.30 - 5pm is open through the contact form. Only 2 spaces left.

Completion of this course fulfills the entry requirements of our Intermediate Dialogue Development Course.

You will receive a badge which gives you access to a sample lesson of the Intermediate Dialogue Development Course.

Ùlpan Aonad 1 - 12

Cost £240
 

12 x 1.5 hour lessons

Homework Review

E-mail Support

The course will be offered as short class immersion from 2022 onwards as well.

Resources

What you get

Lesson Worksheets

Downloadable Soundfiles 

Reference will be given to my grammar books/self-study courses and therefore you will be given free access to the online resources of both the
 

- Cùrsa Ro-ìre Gràmar na Gàidhlig
- Intermediate Verb Course
 

(You will need to purchase the 2 course books yourself.)

- Online Quizzes with 800 Revision Questions

Admission Requirements

November: registration is open on the Events' page.

No entry requirements, though absolute beginners may find the pace, work and level too challenging.