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Oral preparation courses for leaving certificate students

About these courses

At The Dublin School of Grinds we run Oral Preparation Courses for Leaving Certificate students. These intensive oral courses are taught by Ireland’s leading language teachers and are 4 hours in duration.

With the Oral marking component of the Leaving Certificate worth up to 40%, it is of paramount importance that students are fully prepared for these examinations.

To achieve this, students are taught a number of critical examination strategies. Chief among them is: ‘how to lead the examiner’. This will greatly improve students’ exam technique, enabling them to perform at their peak.

As well as these strategies, students will go home with a comprehensive set of exam-focused notes, which will give them the help and the confidence they need to achieve their best possible results in the upcoming Oral exams.

French

 

Students are taught a number of critical examination strategies. Chief among them is: ‘how to lead the examiner’. This will greatly improve students’ exam technique, enabling them to perform at their peak.

Students will go home with a comprehensive set of exam-focused notes, which will give them the help and the confidence they need to achieve their best possible results in the upcoming Oral exams.

Also included is a one-to-one mock oral interview which is scheduled subsequently. This interview simulates the Leaving Certificate examination conditions and is intended to build student confidence and conversational technique, ensuring a more relaxed and confident performance in the State Examination.

About the Teacher: Lisa Fitzpatrick is the Head of the Foreign Languages Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. She has written several Leaving Certificate textbooks, and is a member of the French Teachers' Association of Ireland. Lisa has given teaching workshops to teachers nationwide.  

German

Oral preparation courses for leaving certificate students

Students are taught a number of critical examination strategies. Chief among them is: ‘how to lead the examiner’. This will greatly improve students’ exam technique, enabling them to perform at their peak.

Students will go home with a comprehensive set of exam-focused notes, which will give them the help and the confidence they need to achieve their best possible results in the upcoming Oral exams.

About the Teacher: Genevieve Farrell is the head German teacher at the Dublin School of Grinds. She has 14 years experience teaching German and is the author of "Complete German Grammar" text book. Her unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the German syllabus.

Irish

Oral preparation courses for leaving certificate students

Students are taught a number of critical examination strategies. Chief among them is: ‘how to lead the examiner’. This will greatly improve students’ exam technique, enabling them to perform at their peak.

Students will go home with a comprehensive set of exam-focused notes, which will give them the help and the confidence they need to achieve their best possible results in the upcoming Oral exams.

Also included is a one-to-one mock oral interview which is scheduled subsequently. This interview simulates the Leaving Certificate examination conditions and is intended to build student confidence and conversational technique, ensuring a more relaxed and confident performance in the State Examination.

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the author of several Irish textbooks, is an experienced Irish speaker and has taught at a Gaelscoil. He is a popular teacher amongst students because of his ability for instilling confidence in them due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.  

Spanish

Oral preparation courses for leaving certificate students

Students are taught a number of critical examination strategies. Chief among them is: ‘how to lead the examiner’. This will greatly improve students’ exam technique, enabling them to perform at their peak.

Students will go home with a comprehensive set of exam-focused notes, which will give them the help and the confidence they need to achieve their best possible results in the upcoming Oral exams.

Also included is a one-to-one mock oral interview which is scheduled subsequently. This interview simulates the Leaving Certificate examination conditions and is intended to build student confidence and conversational technique, ensuring a more relaxed and confident performance in the State Examination.

About the teacher: Lisa Fitzpatrick is the Head of the Foreign Languages Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. She has written several Leaving Certificate textbooks and is a member of the Spanish Teachers' Association of Ireland. Lisa has given teaching workshops to teachers nationwide.  

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Irish
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Spanish
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Course Fees:

1st Course €120
2nd Course €60
3rd Course €60
 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR SIBLINGS

Siblings of students who book into our Oral Preparation Courses will receive their course for only €80. This offer is not available online. Please call our office on 01 442 4442 to avail of this offer.