French

Weekly Grind

5th Year

On-Site
Live-Stream
Our Leaving Cert French grinds are delivered with a core focus of getting you better at answering exam questions and building your confidence in the subject itself.
Teacher:
Katie Lenehan
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How these French Grinds will help you:

Improve how you approach and answer reading comprehensions in the exam
Show you how to perform better on the listening comprehension part of the exam
How to write better responses to essay pieces (structure, essay plans, vocabulary, sample answers)
Build your confidence with the oral exam with preparation topic by topic
Help you with your Diary Entry written task i.e. Journal In time

When can you attend our French Grinds?

Day Start Time End Time Location
Tuesdays 7:00pm 8:15pm On-Site
Tuesdays 7:00pm 8:15pm Live-Stream

Fees - Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price

Book now to avail of our limited time early bird offer of Buy 1 Grind and all additional grinds are half price. Offer ends Monday 6th November.

Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €995 €995 €0.00
2nd Subject €497 €1,492 €497
3rd Subject €497 €1,989 €995
4th Subject €497 €2,486 €1,492
5th Subject €497 €2,983 €1,989
6th Subject €497 €3,480 €2,486

Instalments

Instalment
Amount
Due Date
Payment 1
€480.92
2023-10-03
Payment 2
€331.67
2023-11-06
Payment 3
€331.67
2024-02-05
*Paying in instalments will increase overall price
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Meet your French 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.

Hear from our French Students

"Having been really struggling with French I found the classes to be a massive help in getting me a better grade in the Leaving Cert! Katie was very friendly and approachable and made the class really fun." 

 

- Attended Katie's French Grinds

More Info on our 5th Year French Grinds

By the time you leave these grinds, you will possess a host of past and likely exam questions, including full solutions. There will be a heavy emphasis on your game plan for the exam and a focus on the Chief Examiner’s reports and marking schemes.

 

The following topics will be covered:

 

- Grammar
- Reading Comprehensions (exam techniques & content)
- Aural Comprehension (exam techniques & vocabulary)
- Oral exam preparation topic by topic
- Le Document option
- Diary Entry written task i.e. Journal Intime
- Le récit
- Abstract Topics (social problems & current affairs)
- Response Essay Pieces (structure, essay plans, vocabulary, sample answers) 


Where can you attend these grinds?

You can experience our live and interactive weekly grinds by attending classes either:

 

On-site: We offer on-site classroom-based weekly grinds in our Stillorgan location.

 

Online via Live-stream: We also offer you the option of attending our weekly grinds via live-stream meaning you can participate from anywhere in Ireland.

 

Regardless of which option you select, you will be able to interact with our teachers and ask questions. These weekly grinds are 75 minutes in duration and all classes are accompanied by our renowned Dublin Academy study notes. If you opt for Live-streamed weekly grinds, our study notes will be posted to your home free of charge.

 

The foundation of our Leaving Cert weekly grinds is ‘exam focus’. 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.

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.