Weekly Grind

6th Year

Our Leaving Cert German grinds focus on building your confidence with the language and how to effectively approach answering questions in the State Exam.
Dagmara Furman
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How these German Grinds will help you:

You will thoroughly cover all sections of the Leaving Cert German exam in a clear and concise way
Build your confidence for the German oral exam by attending our optional oral exams throughout the year
You will learn important exam techniques for best approaching the reading and listening comprehensions
You will receive exam-focused H1 notes covering all topics on the Leaving Cert German syllabus

When can you attend our German Grinds?

Day Start Time End Time Location
Mondays 7:30pm 8:45pm On-Site
Mondays 7:30pm 8:45pm Live-Stream

Weekly Grinds Fees


Subject Price Total Savings
1st Subject €335 €335 €0.00
2nd Subject €234 €569 €101
3rd Subject €170 €739 €266
4th Subject €170 €909 €431
5th Subject €170 €1,079 €596
6th Subject €170 €1,249 €761
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Meet your German Teacher

Dagmara Furman

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. 

Hear from our German Students

"Overall a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience that really paid off when I sat the German paper."

- Attended German Grinds at The Dublin Academy of Education

More Information on our German Grinds

Over the course of the academic year, we 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 you on how to answer with confidence exactly what and how much the German oral examiners want to hear in the exam. We 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 you to confidently tackle difficult questions in these sections.

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.

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