An Cùrsa Inntrigidh

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


An Cùrsa Inntrigidh is a supported distance learning Gaelic course for complete beginners and learners with a little Gaelic. The emphasis during learning is on speaking and listening skills, but reading and writing skills are also an important part of the course.

Course materials are accessed online and consist of study workbooks, sound files (or CDs) and tutorial workbooks. Most of the learning is through self-study while weekly telephone tutorials allow contact with other course students and a tutor, and allow students to practice what they have been learning. Further conversation practice and revision is available on one of the course’s optional Weekend Schools, normally held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

On completion of the course, and having participated fully in its learning programme students should be able to use Gaelic reasonably confidently and will be eligible for entry to a first year University Level Gaelic course taught through Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. For further details on this, please see An Cùrsa Comais and An Cùrsa Adhartais.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Must have access to a computer and a phone.

Start Date



College Cert

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

10-18 months


Gaelic and Related Studies

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