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Oral Examinations

Leaving Certificate Oral Tests 2016

The dates for the 2016 Leaving Certificate Oral Tests are the 11th to the 22nd April, 2016.

Junior Certificate Optional Orals

S82_14 JC 2015 An Bhealtriail Roghnach sa Ghaeilge
S83_14 JC 2015 Optional Oral in French German Spanish and Italian Circular
JC 2015 BR1 Form
JC 2015 BR2 Form - Irish
BR2 Form - Modern Languages 2015

Optional Oral in German
Optional Oral in Irish
Optional Oral in Italian
Optional Oral in French
Optional Oral in Spanish

Leaving Certificate German 2013 to 2016, 2017 to 2020

German Roleplay 2017 - 2020 final
2013-2016 LC Role Plays and Picture Sequences
LC German - Guidelines for Project Option in Oral Examination
Leaving Certificate Irish 2012 onwards

An Scrúdú Gaeilge san Ardteistiméireacht ó 2012 ar aghaidh

Leaving Certificate Japanese 2016 & 2017

Japanese Leaving Certificate Oral Examination

Topics 2016 & 2017

Picture Sequence 1-4 2016 & 2017

Leaving Certificate Russian 2015 & 2016

Leaving Certificate Russian Oral Examination Information

Picture Sequence 1
Picture Sequence 2
Picture Sequence 3
Picture Sequence 4
Picture Sequence 5

Leaving Certificate Spanish 2013 and 2014 - 2018

Below please find a link to the set of 5 role-plays which will be used for the oral examination in Spanish for 2013 and 2014 - 2018. Please note that from 2009, there will be one ‘open’ question at the end of the role-play conversation. Sample questions are included on the examiners’ cards – these are examples of the type of questions which may be used for the final ‘turns’ of the role-plays

Spanish Role-Play 2013 »
Spanish Role-Play 2014 - 2018 »

Leaving Certificate Italian, 2014 – 2018

Below please find a link to the set of 5 role-plays which will be used for the oral examination in Italian for 2010 – 2016. From 2009 the role-play card with only one language (English or Irish) will be the card given to the candidate at the oral examination. The bi-lingual cards (English/Italian or Irish/Italian are for classroom use to help students build up vocabulary and prepare for the oral examination).

Leaving Certificate Italian Roleplays 2014 - 2018 »

LC 2014 - 2018 Italian Picture Sequence 1 - 4

Leaving Certificate French

The French Oral examination will consist of an interview. During this interview, candidates will have the option of answering questions on one of the following types of material which they have worked on:

  • An article from a newspaper or magazine
  • A picture
  • A project
  • A literary work
Candidates who avail of this option will be required to bring the material into the examination room. Texts in languages other than French will not be acceptable.
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