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Scots language and culture

Scots language and culture

Scots language and culture courses – parts 1 and 2

This course teaches aspects of Scots, one of the three indigenous languages spoken in Scotland alongside English and Scottish Gaelic.

This is not a conventional language course – it teaches the Scots language through the culture where it is spoken, underlining the role of Scots in Scottish culture and society – past and present.

The course is written for a broad audience ranging from Scots speakers, to people who want to find out about and learn some Scots, as well as teachers and other educators. 

Part 1, taught at Higher Education introductory level, focuses on aspects of the Scots language in areas such as education, work, politics as well as food and drink and popular culture. 

Part 2 is aimed at Higher Education intermediate level and teaches elements of the Scots language through exploring topics such as migration, history, religion, literature, grammar and standardisation.

This course is produced by The Open University in Scotland, the Open University’s School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, and Education Scotland.

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  • Scots language and culture – part 1

    Scots language and culture – part 1

    This course teaches aspects of Scots, one of the three indigenous languages spoken in Scotland alongside English and Scottish Gaelic. This is not a conventional language course – it teaches the Scots language through the culture where it is spoken, underlining the role of Scots in Scottish society past and present. The course is written for a broad audience ranging from Scots speakers, people who want to find out about Scots as well as teachers and other educators. 

    Try this course

    Course

    20 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Scots language and culture – part 2

    Scots language and culture – part 2

    This course teaches aspects of Scots, one of the three indigenous languages spoken in Scotland alongside English and Scottish Gaelic. This is not a conventional language course – it teaches the Scots language through the culture where it is spoken, underlining the role of Scots in Scottish society past and present. The course is written for a broad audience ranging from Scots speakers, people who want to find out about Scots as well as teachers and other educators. 

    Try this course

    Course

    20 hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

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