Dagmara Furman holds a degree in Applied Linguistics and a Professional Masters in Education, which she obtained through the medium of German. She has spent several years studying and working in Germany. Her studies as well as her work for Post Primary Languages Ireland, a dedicated unit providing expertise for foreign languages education in Ireland, have helped her to keep abreast with the latest teaching methodology and in particular active learning. She is passionate about applying this in the classroom in a way that will ensure that students get the best possible grades in the exams. She has examined orals with the State Examination Commission.
Over the course of the academic year, Dagmara will cover in great detail every section of the Leaving Cert German exam in the Weekly Grinds (from the oral exam right through to the written production). She will focus on key aspects of the German oral exam (worth 25%) guiding students on how to answer with confidence exactly what and how much the German oral examiners want to hear in the exam. She will provide you with profitable pointers and vital strategies on how best to approach the reading and listening comprehensions and will demonstrate and equip you with essential vocabulary and grammar and writing skills required to reach an H1 standard.
In our Leaving Cert German grinds, you will receive detailed exam-focused notes covering all topics on the Leaving Cert German syllabus. Close examination of the marking schemes and a thorough analysis of the use of language and typical questions asked in the reading (worth 30%) and listening comprehensions (worth 20%), as well as the written production section, will enable students to confidently tackle difficult questions in these sections.
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