Oral Preparation Courses

Yeats College Galway will hold an intensive Irish oral preparation course on the 26th of March 2011.Yeats College Waterford will hold a French oral preparation course, dates for this course will be finalised shortly.

Time to prepare for your oral language examinations

With the school year quickly drawing to a close, oral examinations will be taking place over the coming weeks in the language subjects. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the spoken element of the language examinations, with between 20 and 25 percent of the marks allowed for the oral element. A strong performance in the oral examinations can set students up for an excellent overall result in Irish, French, German, and Spanish. It is important, therefore, that students spend time preparing for their oral language examination. While students cannot predict what direction their conversation may take, there are a number of common themes and techniques which can be utilised to help improve performance.

The Yeats College Irish and French oral examination courses provide students with the opportunity to improve their conversational skills in order to ensure a more relaxed and confident performance. The course is delivered by a team of teachers who have a vast knowledge of the curriculum, and who have successfully prepared many students for the oral examinations throughout the years. The carefully selected group of teachers will focus on a variety of aspects including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, phraseology, basic and advanced topics.

In advance of the course, students will receive a detailed course outline; a questionnaire to complete and return highlighting their hobbies, interests and personal details; samples of themes to become familiar with in advance of the course; and an overview of the relevant techniques which need to be adopted to maximise one’s potential.

The intensive phase of the preparation process will involve day courses where students will be directed to fine tune their conversational and examination skills. The Irish oral preparation course offered by our Galway College is a two day course; the French oral preparation course is a one day course taking place at Yeats College Waterford. Students will also undergo a number of practical assessments in the form of mock oral examinations, the results of which will be relayed to the student after the examination. The course will culminate in a practical test to allow students to study their performance and make improvements.

To book your place on the Irish oral preparation course contact Yeats College Galway on 091 533500 or for the French oral preparation course contact Yeats College Waterford on 051 304211. Places are limited so students are urged to book early to avoid disappointment.

For a postal application please see our ‘Courses’ page.