Spanish Free Trial

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6th Year

Try our Spanish Grinds for free. Our Leaving Cert Spanish grinds focus on building your ability to use the language effectively and how to properly approach answering questions in the State Exam.
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How our Spanish Grinds will help you:

You will be provided with a thorough breakdown of all of the necessary grammar in Leaving Cert Spanish
Show you how to answer Reading Comprehension questions (exam techniques & content)
Help you with Oral Exam Preparation (topic by topic & role-plays)
Better respond to the Opinion Piece in the exam (structure, plans, vocabulary & sample answers)
Improve your Dialogue Construction for Section C (repetitive structures, vocabulary & tenses)

When can you attend a free Spanish Grind?

Day Start Time End Time Location
Wednesdays 6:30pm 7:45pm On-Site
Saturdays 10:30am 11:45am On-Site

What is included with our Free Grinds?

You can experience our expert teaching first-hand for a free 75-minute grind covering a topic on the course. 
All of our teachers write their own H1 study notes for their subjects, focusing on past and probable exam questions that they feel you need to know for this year's exam. Our free grinds include free notes that you will receive at your grind.
Our teachers strip away the unnecessary sections of each subject and focus solely on the core, examinable material, the aim of which is increasing your exam performance.

Weekly Grinds Fees

Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €705 €705 €0.00
2nd Subject €494 €1,199 €211
3rd Subject €353 €1,552 €563
4th Subject €353 €1,905 €915
5th Subject €353 €2,259 €1266
6th Subject €353 €2,609 €1621

Meet your Spanish Grinds Teacher

Katie Lenehan

Katie Lenehan holds a degree in French and Spanish, and a Professional Masters in Education. Her training as a teacher was based on the most up to date education models and methodologies and is designed to ensure all students are catered for and can reach their goals in the most efficient way possible.

Katie's knowledge of languages and linguistics, as well as teaching in some of the most prestigious schools in Dublin, will ensure that students obtain the best possible grades in their exams. Katie has also been an expert contributor on Leaving Cert Spanish and French for RTÉ Radio.

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Rachel Mahon

Rachel Mahon is an Irish and Spanish teacher. She obtained a degree her subjects in UCD before completing her Masters of Education through the medium of Irish in NUIG, where she graduated with a first class honours. She has extensive experience teaching Leaving Cert students and has examined orals with the State Examination Commission.

She is very passionate about both languages, having spent many summers working in Irish colleges in the Gaeltacht, most recently as principal. She spent time in Seville during her undergrad and has done various Spanish courses with the Instituto de Cervantes in Dublin and Madrid. Her approach aims to instil a love of languages in students and a deep understanding of how the language works. Her teaching is highly exam focused in order to ensure students obtain the highest mark possible.

Hear from our Spanish Grinds Students

"I can't fault Katie in any way at all she is a fantastic teacher who is always organised with a clear plan for each class. Her classes were incredibly enjoyable and made Spanish easy to learn. Her notes are amazing too!"


- Attended Katie's Spanish Grinds

More Information on our Spanish Grinds

These Leaving Cert Spanish grinds focus on building an understanding of both the exam and the marking scheme. You will gain insight into both what the examiner wants and strategies for implementing this in the exam. You will also be provided with a thorough breakdown of all of the necessary grammar in Leaving Cert Spanish.


The following topics are covered in the grinds:


  • - Grammar and translation work
  • - Reading Comprehension (exam techniques & content)
  • - Oral Exam Preparation topic by topic & Role-plays
  • - Opinion Piece (structure, plans, vocabulary & sample answers)
  • - Dialogue Construction (repetitive structures, vocabulary & tenses)
  • - Diary Entry & Note

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule for weekly grinds?

Start Date:
Classes commence week beginning Monday 4th September 2023.


Please note, classes will NOT be held on the following dates:


Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 30th October- classes resume Monday 6th November 2023
Monday 12th February – classes resume Monday 19th February 2024

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 11th December 2023 – classes resume on Monday 8th January 2024

Easter Holidays:
Monday 25th March - Sunday 7th April

Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 18th May 2024

Please note weekly grinds take place as normal on bank holidays

Can students ask questions in weekly grinds?

Yes. Regardless of whether students are attending weekly grinds on-site or via live-stream they will be free to ask our teachers questions.

How long are the weekly grinds?

Leaving Cert weekly grinds are 75 minutes in duration. Junior Cert weekly grinds are 60 minutes in duration.

Can I get recordings of the weekly grinds?

We do not offer recordings of our on-site or live-stream weekly grinds. Students attending our weekly grinds will have the option of adding our On-demand grinds videos to their chosen subject for just €125 (normally €525). The On-demand grinds contain over 40 hours of high-quality videos shot from our school studio covering the entire Leaving Cert curriculum in each subject.

Can I change my choice of subject for my weekly grind during the year?

Yes, however, please note that an administration charge of €25 will apply if a student decides to change their choice of subject during the year.

How do I access my live-streamed weekly grinds?

You will access your live-streamed weekly grinds via our online learning management system, DASH (Dublin Academy School Hub). We will send you logins for this platform in advance of your live-streamed grind.

If I opt for live-streamed grinds, how do I get my study notes?

Your study notes will be posted to your house free of charge in advance of your live-streamed grinds commencing. Please note, study notes will take up to 3 working days to arrive from the time of booking.

Can I try out the weekly grinds for free before signing up?

Yes, all students can attend a free trial of our weekly grinds to ensure they are happy with the service.

Do Weekly Grinds take place on bank holiday Mondays?

Yes, weekly grinds take place as scheduled on bank holidays and public holidays throughout the year.