Leaving Cert 2017 : Dublin : 3 part workshops

As you may know, our Leaving Cert students in Cork have obtained the highest grades in the country in French year on year.  This is due to the smart no-nonsense approach we take in preparing our students for the exam as well as the fantastic learning methods we have developed over the past 20 years in the grinds industry. Due to the huge demand around the country from our followers on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter we will be holding a series of exclusive Leaving Cert French Workshops in Dublin during the 2016-2017 academic year.  The three part series will be complemented with online support via Facebook as well as private Facebook Streaming Videos to ensure students have regular contact with the course director, Natasha Lynch. The programme also will include access and “best practice” using our Essential French Leaving Cert App so students can revise and practise the course content on the go.

Topics to include :

How to complete a perfect Reading Comp; How to studying for the Listening exam effectively;

Oral : we will select themes that we feel could come up in the oral exam that could be challenging for students and provide exclusive material to the students attending.  These will be decided closer to each workshop and we will take into account requests from students attending. We will also share exclusive tips and tricks on how to WOW the examiner in the oral exam to guarantee maximum marks.

Written : Diary and Opinion Pieces (Qu’en pensez-vous style questions) will be tackled during the workshops. We will NOT include letter-writing or emails as these questions are marked harder following the Chief Examiner Reports from the Department of Education.

All students will receive workshop handouts and packs with all content included – exclusive oral and written material; worksheets to be completed on the day and at home to perfect the structures taught; exclusive tips including how to cut down learning quickly, how to maximise points in the Language and Communication part of the written paper, and how to study effectively to ensure students reach their potential for June. We will show students how our material can complement what is being taught in school to ensure that time is wisely spent learning school material.  We will equip each student with skills in knowing how best to manipulate the material they have already learned to get most marks. This is the smartest approach to the paper.

All those attending will be invited to join an exclusive Essential French Workshop Facebook Page so students can share and swap study tips.  We will also hold a series of Facebook live streaming videos to further enhance the programme and material taught.

The seminar will be presented by Natasha Lynch, BCL, MBS, Director and Founder of Essential French.

Dates : Sunday 6th November (end of midterm); Saturday 18th Feb 2017 (start of midterm); Sunday 9th April 2017 (start of Easter Hols)

Venue : Gibson Hotel (on Luas line for those travelling from Heuston Station)

Time : 1pm-5pm (break of 20 mins during this session)


Fee includes : attendance to 3 workshops (12 hours face-to-face tuition) all course material, online support in between workshops via our private Facebook Page where we will hold Facebook Live Streaming Sessions and post additional info when requested; also access to our 5 star Leaving Cert App now available in App Store and Google Play in Ireland and UK.

Please email us info@EssentialFrench.ie for details on how to book the event.

This event is open only to students studying for the Leaving Cert French exam. Teachers, parents etc will not be permitted to attend.  T&C apply.



“The workshop to me, was unbelievably enjoyable. Every moment was packed with fabulous tips and hints on how best to answer questions in your Leaving Cert. I also loved how inclusive Natasha and Michelle made the day. There wasn’t a minute that I felt out of the loop or lost. The way everything was set up made me feel relaxed and ready to learn. It was an electric environment and you couldn’t help but want to learn and join in the session!” Aoife Harrington, Co Kildare

“Couldn’t recommend this Workshop enough-helpful realistic content that simplifies the exam down and the lovely support from Natasha just continues after the course finishes which is invaluable especially coming towards the end of the year” Danah McAuley, Co Cavan.

“I found that the workshop really turned a corner for me I was really struggling and the EF workshop broke everything down so much and it all made sense. Your not just paying for a one day lecture Natasha keeps giving you notes and tips throughout the year. I’d really recommend it to any 6th year student!” Sarah Phelan, Co Laois

“I felt the workshop gave direction and pieced together what I had learned in school to put me in good stead for the exam” Stephen Mc Namara, Co Kildare.

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