An Cùrsa Bogaidh: Four-Week Immersion Course
May 1 – 26, 2023
Level II – Intermediate & Level III – Higher Intermediate
In connection with our partners at Cape Breton University, Colaisde na Gàidhlig proudly offers two 6-credit courses onsite annually, both of which can be taken for personal development (non-credit). Level II (Intermediate) is designed for university students seeking second-year Gaelic language credits, and Level III (Higher Intermediate) is designed for students seeking third-year Gaelic language credits.
An Cùrsa Bogaidh offers a combination of conversational/activity-based learning and grammar focused lessons involving reading, writing, and transcribing. In addition, a weekly field trip is scheduled on Fridays where students have the opportunity to visit local Gaelic communities and spend time with some Gaelic speakers and tradition bearers. Throughout the course, cultural activities and practices such as sharing songs, stories, music, dance, food, and folklore are woven into the four weeks as an important part of the learning process.
Monday to Thursday
- 9:30am – 12pm: Conversational, active-based learning
- 12pm – 1pm: Lunch
- 1pm – 2pm: Reading and Writing
- 2pm – 3pm: Homework Lab
- 6pm – 7:30pm: Evening activity
- 9am – 2pm: Field trip (Carpooling will be coordinated with students)
- Evening activities are led by staff members from Colaisde na Gàidhlig on Mondays and Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, students have the option to attend our Wednesday Night Céilidh held onsite weekly. Thursday evenings we have a céilidh of our own and invite teachers and guests to join us in An Taigh Céilidh. These activities are a fun and relaxing way to unwind after an intense day of Gaelic learning, while maintaining an immersive environment. Some evening activities may include watching Gaelic films/shows, going for a walk/hike, learning a song, storytelling, going to the beach, etc. All students are welcomed and encouraged to attend the evening activities.
- There are no classes or activities scheduled on weekends, but students have the option to stay onsite if they wish. Students who choose to stay onsite during weekends will be responsible for their own meals, as our cafeteria will be closed. The resident has a kitchenette that is equipped with a microwave, kettle, fridge and sink, and transportation to the local grocery store is available if you book in advance.
- $1,500 (lunch included)
- Application Fee (Non-CBU students): $40
- Course Credit Fee (Canadians): $150
- For International Credit Fees, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact Gaelic Director Colin MacDonald at email@example.com.