workshop 2018 pic dublinAs you may know, our Leaving Cert students in Cork have obtained the highest grades in the country in French for the past 15 years.   Last year was no different –  while 5.6% of students obtained a H1 nationally, over 30% of our students obtained this grade.  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 21 years in the grinds industry. Due to the huge demand around the country from our followers on Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook we will be continuing our Dublin Workshop series during the 2018-2019 academic year.  This programme is a complete support system where students receive 3 workshops along with a series of 20 exclusive Facebook live streaming lessons as well as Facebook messenger facility. The three part series will be complemented with exclusive Facebook Streaming Videos to ensure students have regular contact with the programme director, Natasha Lynch. The programme also will include access to our Quizlet App – where much of the content has been uploaded so that students can revise and practise the course content on the go using their phones.

The programme includes online support from October 2018 right through to the LC exams and online Facebook live streamings to practise what has been covered in each workshop.

Topics to include :

How to complete a perfect Reading Comp (30% of the LC exam) including grammar terminology for the grammar questions; 

How to studying for the Listening Exam effectively (20% of the LC exam)

Oral (25% of the LC exam) : We will provide exclusive content that is guaranteed to impress the examiner. We will also share exclusive tips and tricks – how to WOW the examiner in the oral exam  – how to lead the conversation – all guaranteed to achieve maximum marks.

Written (25% of the LC exam): Diary and Opinion Pieces (Qu’en pensez-vous style questions) will be tackled during the programme. Exclusive content will be shared at the workshops and then practised during the Facebook live streamings to ensure that students have grasped everything. 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 participating will be invited to join an exclusive Essential French Facebook Group. In this group we will hold a series of 20 Facebook live streaming videos to further enhance the programme and material taught. In keeping with the learning community we have fostered in Cork, students are encouraged to share and swap study tips in different subjects.

The workshops and Facebook live streamings will be presented by Natasha Lynch, BCL, MBS, Director and Founder of Essential French.

Dates of Seminars  : 1. Oct Midterm (Sat or Sun); 2. Feb Midterm (Sat or Sun) 3. Easter Holidays (Sat or Sun) Dates to be confirmed by Sept 2018. 

Venue : Gibson Hotel (on Luas line for those travelling from Heuston Station) We specifically chose this hotel to make travel as easy as possible – our students this year travelled from 15 counties all over Ireland!)

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

Cost : Early Bird Offer €320 (full fee €355) The Early Bird Offer will close shortly and is only open to those who are on our Early Bird List. 


Fee includes : attendance to 3 Workshops (12 hours face-to-face tuition). a minimum of 20 Facebook Live Streaming sessions, all programme material, online support on Messager in between workshops via our private Facebook Group; also exclusive access to the programme content via our Quizlet App.

This programme is open only to students studying for the Leaving Cert French exam. Teachers, parents etc will not be permitted to attend.  Content is Exclusive to Workshop students and Intellectual Property rights apply. T&C apply.

Before you make your mind up – why not read the reviews from this year’s students?  Some travelled across the country to attend the workshops, some were 5th year students looking to get ahead for the LC year. If you are interested – contact Louisa

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