SOS Support On Study Seminar….. for PARENTS!!!!

We are now officially launching our new SOS Parent Support Programme! To kickstart the programme we are running a unique seminar aimed exclusively at PARENTS of students in 1st year to Junior Cert year studying French.


Our results in the Junior Cert French exams were outstanding again this year!  With over two thirds of our students obtaining an A in the higher level paper we are very proud of both our business and student success.  However,  many of our parents told us how they could only afford to send one child for French grinds this year, due to economic circumstances, and it broke my heart.  The other siblings were at a serious disadvantage in their exams next June.  There are other students out there too who just don’t have the time for grinds but could definitely benefit with parental support at home.  Some parents have also told me that either way – they would love to be able to understand how to support their teenager with their homework but simply don’t know where to start

!It really got me thinking how we could help more families, by equipping the parents with the essential inside information on how to achieve maximum marks in the Junior Cert French paper!

With that in mind, Essential French will offer a FREE Study seminar to parents of children in 1st year to Junior Cert  who have chosen to sit honours French for the Junior Cert.  The key to exam success is knowing how to study effectively and what to study.  Through the Essential French SOS seminar we will show parents how best to support and encourage their child to study French to gain maximum marks in exams!  We will suggest effective techniques that can be incorporated into any timetable and give parents the “survival guide” to enable them to monitor progress and homework with their children.

Content :

– overview of the JC syllabus

– marking scheme and how to divide time to best suit mark allocation

– how to study the different parts of the course

– what should your child be studying to help maximise marks

– how to check your child’s progress

– suggestions as to different approaches to positively encourage your child to study french  (YES !! We actually will show you how best to bribe your child!!!)

– questions and answers session

Everyone is welcome – PARENTS only – no students please!  The seminar is FREE OF CHARGE but booking is essential.

Date : Tuesday 4th October 2011

Venue : Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay

Time : 7.30-9pm

Contact us at  –     or – 021-4277474

PS…..  You are welcome to bring a guest with you – but please let us know when booking your place so we can reserve an additional place.

There is also a second seminar held next tues too!  For LC students studying honours french – follow link for more info –


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