Morag Maclean has worked at Stòrlann as a translator since 2009 and she also helps with grammar resources.
These CLPL Grammar sessions are based on the main topics in Mìrean, the website for teachers which explains how Gaelic works. https://storlann.co.uk/mirean
The topics are presented in clear, simple language with lots of examples and short exercises for each topic.
There is a PowerPoint for each session. It should be downloaded before starting the video so that the exercises can be done there during the session.
The index here lists the topics for each session. They were recorded in the expectation that users would go through them from the beginning.
If you have registered for these workshops via Clickmeeting, you can return to this page anytime by bookmarking it in your browser or by noting the web address https://www.storlann.co.uk/an-t-alltan/gd/gramar
We would be grateful if you could complete an evaluation form when you watch the videos.
Attractive posters are laid out in an easy-to-browse gallery style.
They have information on common mistakes in written Gaelic and how to avoid them.
In addition there is information on the correct form of common prepositions.
Each poster can be printed as an A4 document directly from the app.
Mìrean provides guidance on:
- the main grammatical patterns of the Gaelic language
- how teachers can teach and reinforce these in class.
It is recommended that schools should put a programme in place, based on Mìrean, to develop children’s Gaelic progressively, from nursery through to secondary school. This should include:
- daily (or at least regular) language ‘lessons’
- teaching and language reinforcement which is embedded in ongoing class work.
Grammar Guidance for the Classroom
This guidance is aimed at readers who already have a knowledge of Gaelic to act as a reference guide rather than as a basic text for learning the language.
For each point, there is a summary as to why the issue was researched and the recommendations which can be made for contemporary linguistic norms.
This summary is included in the Background and Recommendation sections for each case. This is followed by a guide to the grammatical feature based on the recommendation made.