Corinne Gavenda

Corinne transferred from La Sorbonne to finish her degree in Trinity College before completing her HDip. She has been teaching at the Institute for 37 years. She is a native French speaker and conducts her classes through French as she believes a complete immersion in the language is the only way to learn it.

She is the former editor of the French magazine Authentik, and worked in close collaboration with France Inter to compile material suitable for language classes.  Corinne was one of the authors of the 2015 Exam Times languages supplement, published by the Irish Times and has also contributed to radio discussions about the leaving certificate.

She has been an examiner on the Higher French leaving certificate paper for the past 21 years.