Gaelic language program available in Mabou

MABOU: The Strathspey Performing Arts Centre is pleased to host Guthan Òga, an intensive Gaelic language educational program available to teenagers in Nova Scotia.

It will be an eight-week program beginning on Friday, April 20th.  Emily MacDonald will be delivering the program.

Guthan Òga is the perfect program for you if you are: looking to learn more language in an immersive social setting; needing more opportunity to practice what language you have; wanting to up your song and story repertoire; interested in connecting with other teens who speak Gaelic; or looking for ways to build confidence in a supportive learning environment.

Classes will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday evenings.

Applications in the form of a Microsoft Word document should be emailed to Emily MacDonald at by 6 p.m., on Friday, April 13th.

Please include your full name, date of birth, an outline of your experience and ability in speaking Gaelic. Interested applicants are asked to email a brief audio recording in which they introduce themselves, say where they are from, tell their age and what school they attend, and explain what they enjoy most about the Gaelic language and culture.

The program is open to teens aged 13-18 who demonstrate an intermediate or advanced spoken language level. Applicants must have experience reading and writing Gaelic and have an interest and appreciation for Nova Scotia Gaelic culture. Applicants must also demonstrate community involvement in regards to Gaelic culture.