Leaving Cert Aiste
LEAVING CERT IRISH GRINDS BACKGROUND:
Essential Irish was launched in September 2009, due to the new marking scheme in Irish announced by the Department of Education that same year. As of 2012, the oral part of the Leaving Cert Irish course has been increased from 25% to 40% of the overall marks. Our Essential Irish team have developed an Irish oral programme very similar to that of Essential French, with the best teacher/pupil ratio in Cork city. Our team has worked diligently to ensure that our Irish Oral programme remains unique and exclusive to our students. Additional facilities are provided to enhance and personalise our programme. We at Essential Irish promise to maximise your potential regardless of your level.
Leaving Cert Irish Aiste Workshop
This programme shows students how to tackle the Aiste in the Leaving Cert exam and also provides exclusive material for students to use when writing their own essays. Starting in October this course is a wise investment as it allows students plenty of time to put the material into practice throughout the year in their school work. We also include a final session at the end of Term 2 to facilitate revision before the exam.
- 7 week workshop : 1 hour 15 mins per week
- 6 workshops start in October 2016 with the final 7th workshop at the end of Term 2
- 7th session scheduled at the end of Term 2 to facilitate revision
- Max 12 students per class
- All classes are streamed
Check out this link to see information on our Leaving Cert Irish Oral Programme: http://essentialfrench.fathost.ie/home/irish-grinds-cork/irish-oral-programme/
Essential Irish provides Leaving Cert Irish Grinds in Cork that offer:
A Student Friendly Programme: Providing you with everything you need! Vocab packs, Swot Sheets, flash cards, study tips, revision notes, personalised cds for the oral part of the programme.
Exclusive Material: We promise you exclusivity in the material and in the programme. Everything we provide you is exclusive to our Essential Irish students. Our material for Paper One written pieces (Aiste, Alt etc) along with our FANTASTIC oral material is completely original and guaranteed to impress!
Individual Attention: the best teacher / pupil ratio in Cork City : maximum 6 students per class. This is to ensure you receive our personal attention in every session.
An Enthusiastic Teaching Team: in a relaxed atmosphere, our tutors will build your confidence and perfect your fluency in Irish.
Classes at your level: Classes are streamed. Weaker pupils revise the basics before moving forward while advanced pupils benefit from a more challenging programme to guarantee that “A” grade.
Help outside Classroom Hour: Online support 24 hours a day via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram) or email.
Essential Irish: Here is what this year’s students have to say about our programme……
*Comments on our full year Leaving Cert Irish Programme
“It has been one of the best decisions I have made. All the material is at a a very high standard and all possible aspects are covered. The LC course is broken down so well and the small classes are great! Ye go far beyond any other average weekly grind” Nicole Collins, Christ King
“ The teachers were great; I learnt so much during the year long programme! I would recommend Essential Irish to everyone!” Deirdre O Halloran, Ballincollig Community College
“Teacher was so enthusiastic and the notes were fantastic. I feel so much better prepared now” Jean Kiely, Carrigaline Community College
“Paper 2 was handled very well as it broke down the poetry and prose in a way that was easy to understand” Lorna Galvin, Scoil Mhuire
Comments from our students on our Irish Oral Programme:
“The small classes really gives a lot of time for practice and personalising my answers! Thanks a million!” Gillian O Riordan, Mount Mercy College
“Notes were brilliant and the help with our pronunciation was really good too. Don’t think I would have been able for the oral without it” Joanne O Mahony, Christ King
“The oral part of Essential Irish was most beneficial because by the end I felt way more confident” Rachel Allen
“The teacher was so helpful, very approachable – you can tell she is passionate about the Irish language, she’s so enthusiastic!”Aideen Driscoll, Christ King
“The one to one attention in the oral was very beneficial – and the notes which were made to suit me” Eadoin Kelly, Scoil Mhuire
“I loved the concise and structured manner in which all of the material was presented and covered” Aoife Burke, Christ King
“In school there are so many in class – in Essential Irish the individual practice was really good” Grainne Deasy, Scoil Mhuire
“The material was really up-to-date and relevant. The teacher was really helpful, dynamic and friendly” Aoife O’Leary-McNeice, St Angela’s College
Essential French Language College, is a leading provider of Irish Grinds in Cork for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students.