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Language Provision:
CRAMLAP Partners

The partners are from six universities, all interested in promoting the Celtic languages:



Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Dr Eugene McKendry, Graduate School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast, 69-71 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL

Course Provision:

The Graduate School of Education prepares Modern Languages graduates, including Irish, to teach in post-primary schools. NICILT, a unit within the Graduate School, supports language teaching and learning throughout the community, and is the co-ordinating institution for the CRAMLAP project.

The Irish and Celtic Studies department teaches:
Irish, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish, Manx, Old Irish

Ab Initio courses: Irish, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Manx (in MA course)

General/Civilization courses: Irish Studies course

National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Ruairí ÓhUiginn, Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad, Co. Chill Dara, Éire

Anne Gallagher, Ionad na dTeangacha, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Má Nuad, Co. Chill Dara, Éire

Course Provision:

Celtic languages taught: Irish (in the Department of Modern Irish and the Language Centre), Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Basque (taught in Dept. of Old Irish)

Ab Initio courses: Welsh (taught in conjunction with Dept of Old Irish)

General/Civilization courses: Introduction to Irish Studies (Dept of Old Irish)

Other Regional/Minority Languages taught in institution:

Basque (see above)

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Micheal Ó Flaithearta, Department of English : Celtic Languages, Box 527, 751 20 UPPSALA, Sweden

Course Provision:

Celtic languages taught: Irish, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Breton

Ab Initio courses: Irish (diploma

General/Civilization courses: Introductory course in Celtic Studies

Mannheim University, Mannheim, Germany

George Broderick, Universität Mannheim, Philosophische Fakultät, Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft und Keltologie, Schloss, EO 357, D-68131 Mannheim, Deutschland, keltisch@rumms.uni-mannheim.de, Tel./Fax: 0-621-7901103

Course Provision:

Celtic Studies in Mannheim: Overview by George Broderick (MS Word Document)

Oslo University, Oslo, Norway

Jan Erik Rekdal, Institutt for lingvistiske fag, Pb 1102 Blindern, NO-0317 Oslo, Norway

Course Provision:

Celtic languages are taught: Irish (every autumn), Welsh (every 2nd year)

General/Civilization courses: Contrasting Gaelic (for student’s who have done Modern Irish) Scottish Gaelic and Manx; Celtic mythical texts; translation (Modern Irish texts); ‘Celtic Civilisation’

University of Rennes 2, Rennes, France

Gwendal Denis, Directeur, Département de Breton et Celtique, UFR Langues, Place Recteur Henri Le Moal, CS 24307 35043 Rennes, France


1 - A DEGREE IN BRETON: BA in 3 years, Master degree in 5 years, Doctorate 8 years

  • course content: three "basic" domains: literature, linguistics, civilisation. All courses through breton literature: ancient and modern / poetry and prose/ literary analysis linguistics : phonetics-phonology-semiology / grammar / translation civilisation : contemporary and ancient (celtic and modern breton, irish etc.)
  • course delivery: year is divided in 2 semesters (12 weeks each);
    formal lecture (usually 2h/week or 1.30h/week);
    tutorial (3h/week or 2h/week depending on the levels) both written and
    oral in small-group teaching;
    self learning equipment facilities (ausio-visual equipment in the
    MEDIATHEQUE, or Labs for instance)
  • assesment: we have to stick to the assesment frame established by our University (and voted by various Councils); continuous assesment (writeten and/or oral); final exams (written and/or oral) at the end of each semester

ALL THESE COURSES ARE AVAILABLE IN DISTANCE TEACHING (paper documents and/or web) in Service Universitaire d'Enseignement à Distance (SUED)

2. Breton (or Irish or Welsh ) as a foreign Language in another Degree. A foreign Language is compulsory to get a BA or Master. Breton Irish and Welsh are in the list (20 languages in R2) the students can choose.

These languages can be taken as: "full beginner" (48h/semester = 4h/week);
as "continuous language" (it has been studied in High School) 24h/semester.

  • course content: a comprehensive approach of the language
  • course delivery - lessons delivered by the Breton Dpt textbook used in Br : NI A GOMZ BREZHONEG by Mark Kerrain in Irish and Welsh, the two "lecteurs" (foreign teachers) organize their personal provision.
  • assesment : id. case 1


Additional Information: Breton and Celtic Department Overview (MS Word Document)



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