Cours Intensif in France

Castle in Paimpol

...to complement the Leaving Cert


Its principal aim is to give each student a strong foundation in both grammar and communication skills (oral/aural). Conducted in different French private boarding schools, this course offers a strong exposure to the French language with more than 100 hours of classes, study, recreation, activities and meals in a French secondary school environment, which equals a full year of French class attendance at home.

Each class consists of approx. 10 students streamlined per level. This extremely small ratio of students/class maximizes personal attention and allows our experienced and qualified native teachers to attend to the particular problems and needs of each individual student. The obligatory information meeting and language test held in Dublin confirms acceptance onto the programme.

Kid with books

Content taught through French:

  • Reading Comprehension including past Leaving Certificate Exam Papers
  • Aural Comprehension using CDs and/or FFL Educational Videos
  • Written Expression: writing techniques about Q1 to Q4 to improve confidence
  • 2 LC type orals: Leaving Certificate Mock Exams (assisted preparation)
  • Our own manual tailored to 5th and 6th year level
  • Presentation (PowerPoint) and Debates to instil confidence in spoken French
  • Civilisation: culture et géographie de la France (building resources for oral exams)

High motivation is a prerequisite as French is the vehicular language and total participation in classes is expected. A final individual progress report is provided.

Students playing Soccer

Key benefits of Living Language programme:

  • Excellent preparation for Leaving Cert
  • Ideal for 5th Year (accessible to 4th Year)
  • In very small groups
  • Streamlined per level
  • In private schools
  • Boarding school accommodation
  • With sporting & cultural activities
  • Native qualified French teachers
  • Accompanied flights & transfers

For more programme details, click to download the Brochure or contact us.

Design: Corentin Hatte – Support: Robert Phair @ COSD