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Weekly French Grinds from €10

Best French Grinds in Dublin

We offer both one-to-one and group French grinds in Dublin.

Excellent Study Notes

We use our own Excellent Study Notes so there is no need for you to bring anything to the grinds.

Student Focused

All areas of Leaving & Junior Cert Syllabi covered. Student chooses topics according to needs.

2014 Rates

Grinds Hourly Rate
One-to-one Student’s Home €50

Tutor’s Home €40
Group Pay as you go €15

Term price €10

Group grinds take place in Charleville Lodge Hotel in Dublin 7. The 46A bus stops right outside the door of the hotel and there is ample free car parking available. Small class sizes guaranteed. You can pay as you go for €15 per grind or sign up for the full term where each grind works out at only €10.

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If you would like to organise a one-to-one session, we would love to hear from you. Our contact details are as follows:

Note to Parents: Sending your student to a grind teacher/school does not always mean they will get a straight A in the subject. They do need to put in a lot of effort themselves, complete homework we assign and attend grinds on a regular basis. Only then will they achieve their full potential in French.

Group Grinds

Group grinds take place on a weekly basis in Charleville Lodge Hotel in Dublin 7. The 46A bus stops right outside the door of the hotel and there is ample free car parking available. The term commences after the mid-term break in February and runs up until the exams in June. You can join the class at any point in the term. The timetable of topics covered can be seen by clicking the link below. You can 'pay as you go' by paying €15 cash at the door each week, or pay for a term pass online (the term pass price reduces every week according to the number of classes remaining). A term pass is the most cost effective option available, as weekly grinds work out at only €10.

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Following on from our highly successful French Oral Prep Course, the team at www.FrenchGrinds.com are delighted to present this 6 hour Leaving Cert French Easter Revision Course. The course will cover problem areas of Leaving Cert French including the following:

  • The Subjunctive
  • Verbs made easy
  • Grammar for dummies
  • Journal Intime
  • Opinion Pieces
  • Aural - focused listening technique

For sample notes provided at course, click here. These notes are on L'Alcool (Alcohol), a hot topic for the written expression section.

There are 4 Easter Revision days to choose from: 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th April 2014. Each course starts at 12pm and finishes at 6pm. Choose the day that suits you best but be advised that as seats are limited, early booking is essential. There will be a maximum of 15 students at each course so individual attention and student participation is guaranteed. The same content will be covered each day so you only need to attend one course.

All courses take place at Charleville Lodge Hotel, Dublin 7. The 46A bus stops right outside the door of the hotel and there is ample free parking for those of you lucky enough to have your own car!

Book before midday on Tuesday 15th April and get €10 off! That's right, get your course for ONLY €30! Simply enter the promotional code 'lapindepacques' when making the booking.

Book before midday on Tuesday 15th April and get €10 off! That's right, get your course for ONLY €30! Simply enter the promotional code 'lapindepacques' when making the booking.

Testimonials

"Daire got an A2 in French and thanks to you and your great help he got enough points for medicine. We are very grateful for all you did with him."

Eileen Lee - Parent, 2011

"Paul is the best teacher I have had in a long time and his grinds are excellent value compared to most grind schools in Dublin"

Frank Bradley - Student, 2009

"His dedication and commitment to his students is evident in the results my daughter thought she never would have achieved"

Martina Heavey - Parent, 2010

"I found Paul's methods to be an excellent way of fine-tuning"

Ken Herterich - Student, 2008

About

All grinds, both one-to-one and group, are delivered by Paul Stenson. Paul lectures in the Irish American University in Dublin’s Merrion Square and has been giving French grinds to both Leaving and Junior Cert students since 2004. His near native spoken French and vast knowledge of the language was acquired during his time in Lausanne, Switzerland as well as throughout his academic life.

Free Video Tutorials

Coming Soon – Free Video Tutorials in the style of Khan Academy and TheMathsTutor.ie. Watch this space!

Free Study Notes

Below are some of my study notes which can be downloaded for free. To get the full benefit from these notes, it is recommended that you book a grind with Paul.

Grammar

Adjectives – Position And Formation / Agreement

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Adjectives – The Adjective [tout] + Adjective Test (1)

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Adjectives – Possessive Adjectives + Adjective Test (2)

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Adverbs – Formation, Position And Test

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Articles

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Some Common Constructions (1)

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Parts Of Speech

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Rough Guide To The Gender Of French Nouns

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Subject Pronouns

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Prepositions (1)

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Pronouns – Direct And Indirect Object Pronouns

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Pronouns – Relative Pronouns (1)

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Pronouns – “Y” & “EN”

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Passive Voice

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Verbs

Infinitives

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Present Tense Test (Irregular Verbs)

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Present Tense Test (Regular Verbs)

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Passe Compose Test

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Verbs Template

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Basic Tenses

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Common Irregular Verbs

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Common Regular Verbs

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Exercise (1)

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Negative Expressions

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Reflexive Verbs

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Rules For Forming Tenses

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Spelling Irregularities

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Subjunctive Test

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The Subjunctive – Theory, Formation, Rules For Use And Test

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Verbs Governing A + DE

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Irregular Conjugated Verbs

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Oral

Conversation Fillers

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Expressing One’s Opinion

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L’alcool

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L’annee Prochaine

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Oral Questions

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Important Rules

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L’oral De Français

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Aural

The Dutch Listening Technique / Focused Listening

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Written

Formal Letters 1

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Formal Letters 2

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Informal Letters

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Journal Intime

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Written Exp

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Opinion Pieces

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