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Learn French and English in a creative environment

" Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."

(William Butler Yeats)

New! High quality clear and concise French leaving cert higher level revision notes and audio recordings in a unique module format

French Oral Revision Modules for Higher Level Leaving Cert Students (audio and script)

Solenn Ryan has used her thirty year teaching experience in Ireland to devise high quality  French audio recordings (with French scripts and their  English translation) to prepare higher level Leaving Cert students for the French oral examination. The challenging  vocabulary and idiomatic expressions from a native teacher will be an invaluable asset to any student who wants to achieve a good mark. 


French Leaving Cert Revision Course in Modules (videos and notes)

High quality French Leaving Cert revision course divided into modules. You will find in these videos and notes all you need to improve your written exam and your grammar. Solenn Ryan gives you useful tips  along with clear and concise notes which will allow you to become more confident and more organised.

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Grinds and Online Classes

Solenn Ryan provides private and group grinds in her school or online classes on Zoom. She has been giving grinds to all level students for the last 26 years and has been examiner for the French Leaving Certificate oral examinations in Ireland several times. 

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Solenn’s Leaving cert revision modules are what every French student needs to prep for the exam!  I have seen such an improvement in my French with Solenn’s guidance. What I like about the modules is that they are unique as they are very visual as well as being clear and concise. They are ideal for new learning and can also be used as a super revision aid. All the important aspects of sentences are cleverly highlighted to aid grammar learning. The format of the notes is so handy because the pages are foldable for self-testing when practicing for the oral exam. I feel well equipped after using these modules and they have really helped with my confidence going into the leaving cert. 


I attended French grinds with Solenn during sixth year as I was doing French as an extra subject outside of school. Solenn was an excellent teacher and because she is a native French speaker I had a great opportunity to learn extra phrases and sayings that really boosted my results. Each lesson was excellently organized and we spoke French from start to finish which was a great boost for the orals. Solenn had great notes prepared for each lesson which made it easy to revise and learn. Thanks to Solenn I attained a H1 grade in my leaving cert. I would highly recommend her to anybody who is taking French as a subject in school.


I bought the revision modules for my daughter as she was struggling with certain aspects of the French exam. These modules are a very affordable way to prepare for the French Leaving Cert exam. They were the perfect solution for her as they are concise with all the information she needs. The oral modules have helped immensely! You can create your own original H1 standard oral and I really think that listening to a native French speaker has been the key to her improvement in the past few weeks. She has been able to re listen to each recording and her French accent has gotten so much better! Thank you Solenn!


A solid teaching experience: Meet up with Solenn Ryan, the teacher behind Solenn's School.

  • A summer camp with a difference

  • A French corner in County Laois

  • A happy atmosphere!

  • Learning while having fun - Apprendre en s'amusant

  • Creating friendship - Forger une amitié

  • French and Irish together - Français et Irlandais ensemble

A summer camp with a difference

A French corner in County Laois

A happy atmosphere!

Learning while having fun - Apprendre en s'amusant

Creating friendship - Forger une amitié

French and Irish together - Français et Irlandais ensemble

A French summer camp with a difference: Our aim is to give everyone the love and knowledge of a country, its language and its culture / Notre ambition est de transmettre à chacun l'amour d'un pays, de sa langue et de sa culture

Unique bilingual summer camps / Séjours linguistiques bilingues uniques

Situated on a farm in the beautiful county Laois, Solenn's School offers creative summer camps for small groups to learn French and English in a peaceful, safe and homely environment.

Située dans une ferme au coeur de l'Irlande, Solenn's School propose des séjours linguistiques bilingues créatifs pour apprendre l'anglais et le francais en petits groupes dans un environnement familial paisible et chaleureux.


To Come soon! Online Cookery Classes

Learn to cook in French with easy traditional recipes. Each video will allow you to learn a new recipe but also to revise or learn  French vocabulary and idiomatic expressions in a fun way!

“We wanted to thank you for the French language school that our daughter Orla attended. She had a fantastic time and took enormous deep joy from the week – declaring it the best camp ever, of any year, in any place. You and your family have something really good going on there and we thank you for letting us dip into it.”

Ciaran and Susan, Dublin

« Gaspard a gardé un souvenir heureux de son séjour chez vous en août dernier, et il souhaite revenir cette année ! Il a eu un vrai déclic en anglais grâce à son séjour et a fait d'énormes progrès cette année ; il fera certainement une 4 eme européenne l'an prochain. »

Alexia, Paris

"Jessica would love to come back for two weeks next summer, She enjoyed her time this summer so much at your beautiful home and farm! Jessica is doing great at the French and she is considering taking it as one of her A level subjects,"

Cathrina, Newry

« Eva est revenue enchantée de son séjour chez vous. Je trouve que ça lui a redonné l’envie de travailler son anglais. Je vous en remercie grandement.”

Marylene, Paris


Our school

Bealady Farm,


Co.Laois, Ireland


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