TEG Oral Preparation Course


6 Week TEG Oral Preparation Course

Thursday 21st November 2019- Thursday 16th January 2020

This 6-week oral preparation course prepares applicants for the TEG Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) exam, a requirement of application for the PME in Primary Education. Each week will incorporate all aspects of the TEG oral examination including general conversation, role card activities and picture series.

The course also includes a one-to-one mock oral interview, which simulates TEG conditions. This mock interview is intended to build confidence and conversational technique, ensuring a more relaxed and confident performance in the oral examination.

What is TEG?

Applicants are required to take the Teastas Eorpach Gaeilge (TEG) Level B1 oral Irish examination for admission to the PME in Primary Education in the following colleges:

    • DCU (St. Pat’s Drumcondra)
    • Marino Institute of Education
    • Maynooth (Frobel)
    • Mary Immaculate College (Limerick)
    • Hibernia College (TEG B1 provides exemption from oral Irish interview)

A minimum of 65% must be attained on this examination to be eligible to apply for the PME (Primary) programme. This certification will be valid for two years before the examination needs to be retaken.

Please note: As this course is for students who are unlikely to be in full-time, second-level education, please select “No School Details” in the “School Details” section when booking through our website.


This course will focus on the three sections of the TEG oral examination:

1. General conversation: general topics, conversation skills, grammar, vocabulary development.

2. Role card activity

3. Picture Series


Course Dates: Thursday 21st November 2019- Thursday 16th January

Start DateEnd DateTimesWeeks
21st November16th January6 pm-7.30 pm6


The fee for this course is €350.

Please note:

  • Credit Card payments accepted
  • 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.
  • Fees are non-transferable


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: If I am 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: If I cannot attended the course, can I 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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