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14 November 2016

THE BIG GAELIC SURVEY ASKS HOW MEDIA CAN HELP THE GAELIC LANGUAGE TO PROSPER

A new survey has been launched as part of research examining the impact of Gaelic media on learning of the language.

The Big Gaelic Survey, which has been commissioned by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and MG ALBA, is being conducted independently from the two organisations by Meriel Young Consulting, a research consultancy based in Edinburgh.

Three questionnaires have been launched aimed at those with varying levels of Gaelic proficiency: Gaelic speakers, Gaelic learners and those who are interested in learning Gaelic in the future.

Respondents can access the survey by visiting the dedicated website at www.thebiggaelicsurvey.co.uk. Responses should take no more than five minutes to complete.

Among the topics raised in the questionnaire are the impact of platforms such as BBC ALBA and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, the availability and quality of Gaelic learning materials and the gaps that may exist in resources to encourage more people to not only learn Gaelic but improve their aptitude in the language.

Meriel Young, from Meriel Young Consulting, said: “The research which has been commissioned by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and MG ALBA will help to inform the future of Gaelic media in forthcoming years. We want to reach a wide range of respondents, from fluent Gaelic speakers to those who would like to learn the language but have yet to do so. By reaching as many people as possible, male and female, young and old, we can enhance the value of our findings.”

Bòrd na Gàidhlig Ceannard (CEO), Shona MacLennan said: “Bòrd na Gàidhlig wants to understand better how people learn and enhance their Gaelic skills. It is paramount for planning and developing the language that we understand how the media helps Gaelic speakers, learners, and those interested in learning access the language. This is the first time research such as this has been undertaken and it will enable us to measure just how important the media is in growing Gaelic.”

Iseabail Mactaggart, Director of Strategy and Partnership at MG ALBA, said: “Our Lèirsinn 2021 strategy was launched last December with a five-year objective of transforming the contribution of Gaelic media to the revitalisation of the language. This new independently conducted research will enable us to understand the role media play in Gaelic language learning, from cradle to grave, and we are looking to hear opinions on what users feel they need to further develop their language skills. Digital media is evolving quickly and we must ensure that we support Gaelic language learning, capitalising on new opportunities as they become available.”

14 Samhain 2016

SUIRBHIDH MHÒR NA GÀIDHLIG A’ FAIGHNEACHD CIAMAR AS URRAINN DHA NA MEADHANAN CÙIS NA GÀIDHLIG ADHARTACHADH

Thathar air suirbhidh ùr a chur air dòigh mar phàirt de rannsachadh a tha a’ coimhead air a’ bhuaidh a th’ aig na meadhanan Gàidhlig air ionnsachadh a’ chànain.

Tha Suirbhidh Mhòr na Gàidhlig, a chaidh a choimiseanadh le Bòrd na Gàidhlig is MG ALBA, ga cumail le Meriel Young Consulting, buidheann-rannsachaidh a tha stèidhichte ann an Dùn Èideann.

Tha trì ceisteachain ann a tha ag amas air daoine le diofar chomasan anns a’ Ghàidhlig: luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig, luchd-ionnsachaidh na Gàidhlig agus daoine aig a bheil ùidh ann a bhith ag ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig.

Is urrainn do dhaoine an t-suirbhidh a lìonadh air an làrach-lìn air a shon aig www.thebiggaelicsurvey.co.uk. Cha toir e ach mu chòig mionaidean a lìonadh.

Am measg nan cuspairean anns a’ cheisteachan tha: a' bhuaidh a th’ aig meadhanan craolaidh mar BBC ALBA agus BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, na stuthan ionnsachaidh Gàidhlig a tha rim faighinn agus cho math ’s a tha iad, agus uireasbhaidhean a dh'fhaodadh a bhith ann a thaobh nan goireasan a tha a’ brosnachadh dhaoine gus Gàidhlig ionnsachadh no gus na sgilean Gàidhlig aca a thoirt air adhart.

Thuirt Meriel Young, bho Meriel Young Consulting: “Chaidh an rannsachadh seo a choimiseanadh le Bòrd na Gàidhlig agus MG ALBA agus cuidichidh e le bhith dealbh cheann-uidhe airson nam meadhanan Gàidhlig sna bliadhnaichean air thoiseach. Tha sinn airson cluinntinn bho fharsaingeachd de luchd-freagairt, bho dhaoine aig a bheil Gàidhlig gu fileanta gu daoine a tha airson an cànan ionnsachadh ach nach eil air tòiseachadh fhathast. Mar as motha de dhaoine a fhreagras na ceisteachain - fireannaich is boireannaich, sean is òg - ’s ann as fheàrr a bhios na toraidhean rannsachaidh againn.”

Thuirt Ceannard Bhòrd na Gàidhlig, Shona NicIllInnein: “Tha Bòrd na Gàidhlig ag iarraidh gum bi tuigse nas fheàrr aige air mar a tha daoine ag ionnsachadh agus a’ cur ris na sgilean Gàidhlig aca. Tha e air leth cudromach airson planadh agus airson leasachadh a’ chànain gu bheil sinn a’ tuigsinn mar a bhios na meadhanan a’ cuideachadh luchd-labhairt agus luchd-ionnsachaidh na Gàidhlig, agus na daoine aig a bheil ùidh ann a bhith ag ionnsachadh, gus cothrom fhaighinn air a’ chànan. Seo a’ chiad turas a chaidh rannsachadh mar seo a dhèanamh agus bheir e cothrom dhuinn tomhas a dhèanamh air dè cho cudromach ’s a tha na meadhanan do bhith adhartachadh na Gàidhlig.”

Thuirt Iseabail Nic an t-Sagairt, Stiùiriche Ro-innleachd is Co-bhanntachd MG ALBA: “Chaidh ar ro-innleachd airson nam meadhanan Gàidhlig, Lèirsinn 2021, fhoillseachadh san Dùbhlachd an-uiridh, is i ag amas air cruth-atharrachadh a thoirt air buaidh nam meadhanan Gàidhlig air ath-nuadhachadh na Gàidhlig. Tha an rannsachadh ùr seo a' dol gar cuideachadh ann a bhith a’ tuigsinn barrachd mun àite a th’ aig na meadhanan Gàidhlig ann a bhith a’ cur taic ri ionnsachadh agus cleachdadh na Gàidhlig, bhon chreathail chun na h-uaighe, agus tha fadachd oirnn cluinntinn bho luchd-cleachdaidh na Gàidhlig, agus bhuapa-san aig a bheil ùidh ann a bhith ag ionnsachadh a’ chànain, mu na tha a dhìth orra airson na sgilean aca a leasachadh. Tha na meadhanan didseatach ag atharrachadh gu luath, agus feumaidh sinn dèanamh cinnteach gu bheil sinn a’ cur ri ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig, le bhith a’ gabhail brath air na cothroman a tha an cois nan atharrachaidhean sin.”


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