Thursday, April 01, 2021

Resources for 'Othello'

 Here are some resources for teachers and pupils of Othello:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021


The English Department is looking for a teacher of English for next term, from April 19th to June 25th 2021 inclusive. The successful candidate will teach English to First Form through to Fifth (therefore not including Sixth preparing for their Leaving Certificate).

The College operates a six-day timetable, with no classes on Wednesday or Saturday afternoons (or, for the successful candidate, Friday afternoons). The Department is a close-knit supportive one, with three experienced teachers available constantly to support the person appointed. Classes are small (for example, there are 15 pupils in the Fifth Form set).

Applicants must be fully qualified teachers and will ideally have some experience.  They must also be native English speakers and have appropriate Garda vetting.

Applications, including a Curriculum Vitae and the names and addresses of two referees,
should be forwarded as soon as possible/or by Friday 19th March at the latest to:

The Warden, St. Columba’s College, Whitechurch, Dublin 16


Any query in advance of application can be sent without prejudice to

Thursday, February 25, 2021

'King Lear' quotation retrieval grids

Here are some exercises on quotations in King Lear. They are designed for pair-work 10-minute sessions in class, but work perfectly well for individuals. You need to know the play well, so these are for revision at a late stage. 

The purpose is to make your mind work hard: retrieving factual details, certainly, about the sequence of the play, individual quotations and so on, but more importantly know making you think and create connections. You don’t need to write on the original sheet itself: just take a piece of paper and jot down your responses. [Line numbers are from the Everyman edition Tragedies, Volume 1].

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Leaving Certificate English resources

For resources directed at both Leaving Certificate students studying remotely now, and their teachers, head over here.