Welcome to the Scots language and culture course – part 2
This second part of the 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.Who is this course for?
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.
If you already speak Scots, you will be able to learn more about the role of the language in Scottish history and life in today’s Scotland, its importance for many Scottish people’s sense of identity, its prestige in some parts of society, and reasons for the lack of it in others.
If you speak little or no Scots, you will, in addition to the above, be able to develop your understanding of written and spoken Scots in different dialects, as well as the structure of the language. You will also be able to practise writing and speaking Scots and build your Scots vocabulary.
Please note that you need to be enrolled on and complete both parts 1 and 2 in order to gain the course badge and statement of participation.
This course is produced by The Open University in Scotland, the Open University’s Faculty of WELS, and Education Scotland.