European Summer Language Course

DESCRIPTION

Monday 16 – Friday 27 July 2018
French, Spanish & German: Transition year / 5th year / 6th year students

Improve your French, Spanish & German language skills on one of our European Summer Language courses. Taught by our experienced and skilled teachers these two week courses are designed to improve oral and written fluency, expression and comprehension in an immersive classroom environment.

Students are encouraged to improve pronunciation, grammar, listening skills and vocabulary, and are given the skills and techniques required to help them prepare for the oral, aural and written language exams.

Courses run over two weeks and classes are 3.5 hours in duration.

SUBJECT

FRENCH (H)

Please note: Due to the popularity of the French course there are two different classes available, one for 5th year and one for 6th year students. Please specify your preference at time of booking.

6th Year Course:

Course Content: The aim of this course is to cover all four competencies necessary for success in the Leaving Certificate French exam: Aural, Oral, Reading and writing.

– Oral work with special emphasis on Leaving Certificate requirements and day to day communication.
– Aural comprehension, using CDs and DVDs CDs: (news reports, dialogues, extracts of books read by their author) and exam tapes.
– Reaction piece, diary extract, formal and informal letter, e-mail or fax and narrative.
– Extensive reading comprehensions introducing the student to both journalistic and literary styles of text.
– Fundamental knowledge of grammar put into practice in the writing techniques needed for the examination.

5th Year Course:

Course Content: The aim of this course is to build a strong foundation for 5th year students in French grammar. Students will learn how to structure French sentences, with special emphasis on Leaving Certificate requirements.

Having benefited from this strong foundation, students will also work with past exam papers and will become familiar with the format of the exam and examination techniques required.

All aspects of the examination paper will be covered, including;
– Oral work
– Listening comprehension
– Reading comprehension
– Written production, letters, emails, notes, diary entries and reaction pieces

GERMAN (H)

Course Content: Oral work with special emphasis on the Leaving Certificate oral format, general questions, role play, picture sequence or project work.

Option to discuss a film or novel in the oral will be covered.

Aural comprehension practice using CDs and authentic listening material, with a major emphasis on listening skills required for the Leaving Certificate aural test.

Extensive reading comprehension practice introducing students to both journalistic and literary styles of texts, with in-depth concentration on comprehension, answering skills and techniques.

Letter writing, short essay and opinion topics.

Fundamental knowledge of grammar put into practice in the writing techniques needed for the examination.

Formal grammar section covered in detail.

Students who enrol for this course will have access to a selection of specially recorded oral preparation listening materials through our website ww.ioe.ie and additional written material provided in a handout. These materials will support and reinforce the skills, grammar and vocabulary developed during the course.

SPANISH (H)

Course Content: Oral work with special emphasis on Leaving Certificate requirements and day to day communication.

Aural comprehension-using CDs CDs: (news reports, dialogues, extracts of books read by their author) and exam tapes.

Reaction piece, diary extract, formal and informal letter, e-mail or fax and narrative.

Extensive reading comprehensions introducing the student to both journalistic and literary styles of text.

Fundamental knowledge of grammar put into practice in the writing techniques needed for the examination.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who enrol on these courses will have access to a selection of specially recorded oral preparation listening materials available through the Institute website. These materials will support and reinforce the skills, grammar and vocabulary developed during the courses.

TIMETABLE

SubjectStart DateEnd DateTime
FrenchMonday 16 July 2018Friday 27 July 20189.30am – 1.00pm
SpanishMonday 16 July 2018Friday 27 July 20189.30am – 1.00pm
GermanMonday 16 July 2018Friday 27 July 20189.30am – 1.00pm

FEES

The fee for a European Summer Language course is €575.

Please note:

  • Laser/Credit Card payments accepted
  • Credit cards are subject to a handling fee of 1.85% of the course price.  Debit cards are not subject to this fee
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office to avail of this discount.
  • NO REFUND OF FEES
  • Fees are non-transferable

FAQ

Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?
A: NO CARD, NO CLASS. It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. A day pass costs €10. A replacement card costs €20.

Q: Is there a place I can get lunch?
A: Yes, we have an onsite canteen serving a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Also, locally, there are sandwich bars and shops.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend.  Can I have a refund?
A: No, there are no refunds.  However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended the course.  Can we buy the notes?
A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?
A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this.

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Booking is not currently available for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.