Research into adults learning Gaelic
Bòrd na Gàidhlig have commissioned Daniel Sellers, Jackie Borge and Dr Nicola Carty to carry out research during the period 2018 to 2021 into the extent of Gaelic learning for adults in Scotland. Attached is a letter of introduction from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, which provides some information about the organisation and its work.
The Gaelic Language Labour Market Data Report recently published by Skills Development Scotland (https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/media/44716/gaelic-language-full-report-180524.pdf
) shows the importance of having accurate information relating to Gaelic for adults. This research will gather up-to-date information about the number of adults learning Gaelic in a range of settings. It aims to uncover trends in activity, as well as opportunities and challenges related to the future expansion of Gaelic for adults.
How you can get involved:
Learning providers are invited to complete the learning provider survey and to share with adult learners the link to the learner survey.
Adult learners are invited to complete the learner survey. (For the purposes of this research an adult learner is someone who actively seeks to acquire or improve any of the language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Gaelic, through study or through experiences. An adult learner is aged 16 or over and has left full-time secondary school education.)
Survey responses should be submitted by the end of November 2018.