Learn Doric Scots online

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Doric/North-East Scots evening class delivered by linguist Dr Dawn Leslie, poet and writer Jo Gilbert, and storyteller Jackie Ross. These evening classes will introduce you to Doric/North-East Scots – the language of the North-East of Scotland. Through conversation, writing, and reading, we’ll explore its structure, history, and vocabulary, using rich examples of spoken, written, and sung language to help you become a speaker, or to reinforce knowledge you have already. The course develops oral and written skills using contemporary examples of North-East Scots, explores North-East culture through a variety of mediums (both written and aural), and places Doric in the wider context of the Scots language and other related European languages. Each week, there will be a new video to watch on aspects of North-East Scots, before we meet up online for the evening class where there will be lots of activities aimed at improving your knowledge. These online group classes will be a chance to practise your language skills and engage with other learners in a fun and relaxed environment.”

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