2nd Year

Getting a firm foundation in 2nd year Irish is crucial to doing well in the Junior Cycle exam. This is because Irish is a cumulative subject whereby topics and concepts build upon those that were previously taught. If your child has fallen behind or is finding it difficult to keep up, now is the time to get them support before they fall further behind. 

Delivered by expert tutors, our personalised 2nd year Irish courses contain a MAXIMUM OF 5 STUDENTS PER GROUP which allows them to receive individualised attention, feedback & support.

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2nd Year Irish (HL)

What Our Students Get:

Course Content

1. Literature (Poetry/Short Story/ Novel and/or Drama) depending on what students currently have covered. There’s a minimum of 4 pieces of literature needed for Junior Cycle. Students may have only cover 2-3 in 2nd year and will do the remainder in 3rd year.

Exam preparation practice and sample answers of Junior Cycle questions will be given and practised over the 7 weeks.

2: Written Composition: Covering a range of themes (Holidays, Sport, Technology etc). Vocabulary and sentence building will be of particular focus as this is where students fall down. Approximately 18% of the Junior Cycle exam is a written piece. Careful practice and preparation in this area is needed in order to secure a good grade at JC.

3: Grammar: Revision of verbs, tenses, prepositions, urú/séimhiú etc. Grammar drills and sentence structures, with explanations, will be essential in order to improve language proficiency as this is the mechanics of the language and how we construct sentences. This is good practice in 2nd year moving forward into 3rd Year.

4: Reading and Listening Comprehensions: The reading comprehension makes up approximately 24% of the JC exam and the listening makes up approximately 16%. Students in 2nd year will more than likely see a Higher Level Reading Comprehension in their summer exam. It is therefore highly important that students practice, learn new vocabulary and revise key question words in order to attain a good mark here.

Our classes focus on the above areas to ensure students feel more comfortable with the layout of Junior Cycle Irish. By giving them the capability and confidence to answer common and more abstract questions in 2nd year, they will develop a more solid foundation going into 3rd year.

Please note that the course content is subject to change, depending on the needs of the students in the class.

Meet the Teacher

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Elaine is a fully qualified and experienced secondary school Maths and German teacher who consistently receives 5-star reviews from parents and students. She holds an honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Higher Diploma in Education from University College Dublin. Elaine has extensive national and international teaching experience, having taught in Ireland, Germany, Spain, the UAE and South Africa. She is available to teach students from 1st year to Leaving Cert (Higher & Ordinary levels) in Maths and German. Elaine is a registered member of the Teaching Council and also Garda Vetted.

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Shane is a fully qualified and experienced secondary school French and Irish teacher. He holds an honours Bachelor of Arts degree and Professional Masters of Education from the University of Limerick. Shane offers French and Irish grinds to students from 1st to 6th year. He also has also delivered our popular French Classes for Kids course as well as oral preparation classes in Irish and French for students about to sit the oral exams. With a passion for teaching, Shane goes above and beyond, investing significant time and effort into crafting engaging classes and providing invaluable notes, cheat sheets and memory aids to ensure his students reach their full potential. Shane is a registered member of the Teaching Council and Garda vetted. 

An image of Ciara, a Junior and Leaving Cert Irish Tutor smiling at the camera with one of her young students in Premier Tuition Centre

Ciara is a highly skilled and experienced specialist Irish teacher who is passionate about teaching Irish. With an honours Bachelor of Education degree from Mary Immaculate College, she is available for online classes live via Zoom or at our tuition centre in Castletroy, Limerick. Ciara is a fully qualified primary school teacher known for her skills with learners of all ages and abilities. Her teaching experience is varied and extensive, having taught Irish to secondary school students from 1st year to Leaving Cert, while also providing tuition services to primary school pupils ‘as Gaeilege’ on request. She is registered with the Teaching Council and Garda vetted. Those looking to learn the Irish language in a friendly, supportive environment can be confident that Ciara is a wonderful choice.

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