A Message from our Director


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“Essential French is celebrating 20 years of excellence this year. We are so proud that our Leaving Cert results remain unmatched anywhere in Ireland. The Essential French team continues to work diligently to ensure that every student reaches his/her potential – A clear testament to the quality of our tuition is that many students study French as an extra subject with us outside of school for the Leaving Cert and obtain top grades.

One of the main reasons for our ongoing success among Cork’s students is that we are not just a Grinds College. Like all other grind colleges, we provide weekly tuition to our students. But that’s where the similarity ends. Over the past 20 years, we have designed a fool proof method of teaching, supported by exclusive and original content to ensure students achieve top marks. In addition, we provide a wide variety of extra classes and facilities included in the fee to ensure every student’s potential is achieved.

We believe that the key to exam success is to study the right material in the correct way in a time efficient manner. The key to our success is strategy. We train you on how best to showcase our material to ensure you WOW the examiner in every sentence, be it written, oral or listening.

Here are the 3 reasons why Essential French students excel in their French:

Our copyright programme: This unique material, along with our exclusive answering technique is the key to our unmatched number of A grades every year. All classes are carefully planned, every grammar rule and phrase taught is guaranteed to impress.

Spending time effectively: On top of the weekly grind classes, we offer 1 hour grammar classes and reading/listening/oral classes weekly to consolidate learning and perfect answering technique. Through rhymes, tricks and memory aids, we teach you HOW to learn our material in an easy and straightforward manner.

Support outside the classroom: We are on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and email 24/7 to ensure that students receive any help they need at home. This support is hugely popular among our exam students as they know help outside the classroom is only a click away.

Remember that we are leading the way in grind tuition in Cork city. Once you become an Essential French student – you can rest assured that YOU will remain our priority, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will become part of a dynamic and focused student community where your potential WILL be achieved. We at Essential French Language College promise to maximise your potential regardless of your level.


Natasha Lynch,

BCL, MBS, Director.


Essential French Language College, is a leading provider of French and Irish Grinds in Cork for Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students.

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