Irish For Primary School Teaching
This is a one-year part-time course designed for students who wish to gain entry to Teacher Training College and require a H4 (60-69%) or above in Higher Level Irish in the Leaving Certificate. This course is suitable for mature students or students repeating the Leaving Certificate.
Here our teacher Rónán Murdock explains what is covered in the course:
It is highly advised that students join this class in September to ensure they receive the full benefits of the programme.
This course includes:
Weekly 75-minute class
4 mock orals
2 mock exams
4-Hour Oral Revision Course taking place in March
Pre-recorded topic tutorials
A special Oral class with a focus on how to answer: “Why do you want to be a Primary School teacher?”
All areas of the examination are covered, with graded mock examinations throughout the year. Students will also receive free oral examinations. With the oral component now worth 40% of the marks available, all students are given a customized booklet, with answers tailored to their own situation. This is especially important for mature or repeat students, who are inevitably asked why they are going back to study the subject.
Our teacher Rónán Murdock proudly holds a 100% success rate. Since the course’s first year in 2013 every single student has obtained the Honour necessary to get into Teaching college. He is available for consultation before or after weekly grinds. Students thinking about joining are welcome to attend a free trial class at any time.
All students are recommended to come along and try a class free of charge. Give us a call in the office on 01-442 4442.
Enrolling now for Leaving Cert 2022
This is a one-year part-time course designed for students who wish to gain entry to Teacher Training College and require a H4 (60-69%) or above in Higher Level Irish in the Leaving Certificate.
The following topics will be covered during the weekly grinds:
- Oral Exam Preparation
- An Triail
- Filíocht Breise
View a sample of this course:
Below you can see feedback from previous students:
“When I started The Dublin Academy last September I hadn’t studied Irish in 20 years, so it was particularly daunting to begin with. I came to the course with little Irish, yet by the following February I had passed the TEG Oral Irish exam.
What became clear even after the first class, was that our teacher Rónán, had a very clear exam focused path, that if followed would lead us to success. This course is about putting your time and energy into the right areas, studying smart and laying the foundations to build up your Irish to the required level. Rónán is a skilled teacher. He is easy to understand and follow, yet still gets through a vast amount in his class. His notes are superb, which leaves you with plenty to be getting on with in between classes. There’s also wonderful, additional support from Liz, that’s directly targeted at the Irish for Primary teaching class. It’s a separate class where you can zone in on the Irish that’s specific for us. Liz was always willing to help any of us out and corrected vast amount of work for me, they are a phenomenal tag team!
Obviously this year was particularly challenging with Covid 19. The Dublin Academy however are extremely well set up in terms of delivering high quality online classes. I enjoyed these tremendously as you could pause and rewind them and work at your own time and pace. I honestly would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone. It is undoubtedly a committment but if you are willing to put in the time and effort, you will achieve the desired results. The very best of luck to all embarking on this exciting journey. ‘ Go n-éirí an bóthar leat’.”
Tanith Corroon 2019/2020
“I attended your Higher Level Irish grinds for the Leaving Certificate last year. I am delighted to say I passed the exams and got a B2. Furthermore, I have been accepted into Hibernia College and I am pursuing my dream of becoming a primary school teacher. I would like to say a huge thank you for all your support, encouragement and advice throughout the course which has helped me achieve this goal. I am truly thankful to both you and your colleague for the extra time you both gave me throughout the year.”
Ailish McKenna 2016/17
“I got a B in Ordinary Level Irish in my Leaving Cert in 2008. So it’s safe to say when I started with Rónán in September last year I had very little confidence in my ability. After a few months of hard work and Rónán’s encouragement and support everything turned around. I’m now in Hibernia and I have Rónán to thank for that.”
Stephen Flood 2014/15
“Thank you so much for all of your support. I got a B2 and I couldn’t be happier.”
Simon Dunne 2013/14
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 to instil confidence in them due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme. Rónán proudly holds a 100% success rate. Since the course’s first year in 2013, every single student has obtained the Honour necessary to get into Teaching college.
Option 1: In Full
This course includes:
- Weekly 75-minute class
- 4 mock orals included
- 2 mock exams included
- 4-Hour Oral Revision Course taking place in March 2021
- 1-Day Crash Course taking place in May 2021
- Pre-recorded topic tutorials
- A special Oral class with a focus on how to answer “Why do you want to be a Primary School teacher?”