6th Year
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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

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: Julie Cullen has been a pioneer of modern teaching methods, this complimented by her deep understanding of the curriculum and marking scheme, has seen her students consistently achieving top marks. Julie brings with her an extensive knowledge of European languages and in particular, the German Leaving Certificate curriculum. Considered by her peers to be an expert language teacher, Julie has had a distinguished teaching career, including being an advisor to Neelie Kroos, Vice-President of the European Commission and the Commissioner for the Digital Agenda.    

Irish

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

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:

  • €140 per course.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR SIBLINGS
Siblings of students who book into our Oral Preparation Courses will receive their course for only €100. This offer is not available online. Please call our office on 01 442 4442 to avail of this offer.