The course, which covers 20 topics including introductions, feelings, weather, pets and hobbies, has also been designed to sit well within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This is the Europe-wide guide to language learning, setting out what kinds of topics, words and sentence structure should be taught — and with what increasing difficulty — in order to give a learner the best chance of success.
Go!Gaelic has followed this type of progressive model, for example with the Core Language part of the programme and How the Language Works, which explains grammar features such as sentence structure.
Go!Gaelic includes a wealth of resources that can be used in the classrooms, from worksheets and animations to posters, revision cards, planners and more. It also features audio files – songs as well as vocabulary – plus a series of 20 short films, based on the ‘Cafe Lily’ theme and each one matching one of the topics, to reinforce learning in an entertaining way. There is also a Go!Gaelic App available.
A new development for 2018 is the production of GO!GAELIC@HOME which aims to widen the project for use by parents and early years leaders. A Co-ordinator will be appointed to work on the development of a language framework and conversion of materials to a suitable format for both groups.