Scottish Gaelic: Old Fashioned Counting System

Stream until Fri 15th Jul
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20 mins
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Curriculum support
Shonagh McLennanHost: Shonagh lives and teaches in Inverness but comes from Caithness originally. Gaelic isn’t spoken commonly there and as such, Shonagh learnt Gaelic as an older teenager and later at university in Glasgow and Aberdeen. This helps her to understand just how tricky language learning can be!

Learning the old system of counting can be useful in sums and in constructing numbers in a different language.

In this class, students will look at the alternative, old fashioned counting system. They will be able to practice their numeracy skills by counting in blocks of 20 similar to other modern foreign languages. 

These classes help students get familiar to hearing Scottish Gaelic spoken aloud as well as providing practice by speaking it aloud themselves.

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Key takeaways:
  • To know how to construct numbers this way
  • When this form might be likely most used
  • To be able to do the necessary sums
Suitable for:

Beginners of Scottish Gaelic

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
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