Special Leaving Cert Preparation Courses in France
In our Leaving Cert program, students will be in the context leaving cert preparation throughout their stay ... We think it is a waste of time to do a general course (surely with less motivated students) + a few moments of Preparation at LC. They will be 27 lessons per week in a SPECIAL L-Cert environment to focus on the four core skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. This develops student’s confidence to apply the methods and techniques necessary under exam conditions. Durant these sessions, the teacher will focus on oral communication, grammar, vocabulary as well as cultural topics depending on student’s needs and requirements. In the focused Leaving cert classes, students will join classes in groups during which they will specifically prepare for the exams. Students will study past exam papers, practise in exam conditions under guidance from a teacher. Teachers will provide constructive advice about exam preparation techniques including stress management.
More and more students are telling us how participating in a language course in France has helped them to get better exam results
Most people who speak a second language fluently will tell you that there is no substitute to conversing with native speakers to improve your language skills. On an Leaving Cert preparation Course, your teacher in the classroom will be a native speaker who has put together a program specifically designed to improve your Leaving Certificate exam result. In the evenings you will live and interact with a carefully chosen host family putting into immediate practice what you have learned in the classroom. In a short space of time you will notice a significant improvement in all aspects of your ability to communicate. To prepare for the Leaving Certificate French examinations, to train for specific examinations (listening activities, presenting a theme, writing a letter, narrative or summary, etc.) to practice linguistic skills (written expression, “essay planning”, oral / written comprehension, oral / interactive communication) to revise grammar and build vocabulary communicative methods, role play and use of real documents and Exam papers.
Classes will take place Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Sample program for day 3:
Lesson 2 and 3
Lesson 4 and 5
The recent past. Formation and usage verb drills and exercises based on the Day one and Day 2
One sample past Leaving Certificate skill exam 2015
Leaving Certificate sample aural tape scrip exam 2016
A major part of our Leaving Cert preparation curriculum is centered on study skills. A good comprehension of the subject does not always translate to examination performance if the student is unable to note and structure their revision effectively.
Our study skills include: *Stress management, to make students more comfortable in front of a examiner *Concentration and listening skills *Revision and memory aids *Effective note taking *Motivation *Student in situation in front of a board of examiners
Our teaching model is based on a complete and daily revision who will allow the student to memorize the essential elements.
Before your arrival you will take an online French assessment test that’ll allow us to place you in a class that’s perfect for your level. Develop your language skills in a positive and supportive environment, and after 27 lessons per week see your confidence in expressing and understanding the language improve.
Biarritz is a small, friendly learning environment. A popular location with teenage language learners. Combine your French studies with an Activities or Surfing course. Students love the easy access to golden beaches.
Spend two to three weeks during the Easter break learning French with a group of Irish or International students from 13-19 years old. This trip allows you to bring one or friends, or go it alone. What is certain is that you will not be alone in Biarritz, or during travel . When it comes to flights, we don’t book them for you, so you can arrive the day you choose. We set up a transfer from Biarritz airport, where you’ll be met by your host family.
You don’t need to worry about a thing with us, BMA Biarritz is a Biarritz based School, and to assist you in any way possible from the beginning through to the very end of your course, what better than being on the spot, Biarritz.
BMA Biarritz choose rigorously their French hosts and selects them based on: • their ability to welcome students into their homes • the location of their homes, no further than 15 minutes on foot from the school • a willingness to speak to students in French BMA takes into account the student's preferences and individual needs. For this reason, we encourage students to submit their French host preferences when booking a language course. On arrival, students are collected at the airport by their French host and BMA Staff. Price Details Prices include: • a bed in a twin bedroom in the home of a French host from Sunday to Saturday, being the day before and the day after their French course • breakfast, lunch, and dinner.