French Notes - Trading Online Voucher

As a French teacher in Limerick, Elizabeth recognised a gap in the market for customised, French revision notes which would cater for Junior and Leaving cert students and teachers.

“I realised that text books become out-dated quite quickly, and that apart from grammar, language learning has to constantly respond to a changing world, especially at senior level.  French Notes are able to respond to any news events and incorporate these into the site, at very short notice.” As French Notes is a bank of revision notes, there is a constant stream of resources being added. It is the type of project that is limitless.

Prior to launching www.frenchnotes.iein September 2016, Elizabeth had been working with an older site, School of French, but  realised that the site needed to be upgraded and completely re-branded.  After a successful application for an On-line Trading Voucher, and mentoring sessions, French Notes is now trading very successfully around Ireland. They offer three annual subscription types: Junior Cert, Leaving Cert and Teacher.  Their website is mobile friendly and easy to navigate. Their aim over the next two years, is to be the number one on-line platform for Junior and Leaving Cert French study material. In August 2017, they started monthly leaving cert revision workshops, which take place in Mary Immaculate College. Through a robust e-commerce element on the site, all bookings are made on-line. There is great interest in these workshops, with students attending from as far away as Mayo, Galway, Cork and Leitrim.

Most of their advertising is done using local press and social media. French Notes has a strong Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat presence, and is working on its Instagram presence also. Figures are more than 10 times healthier than before, and continue to grow.

With her husband Alan, who takes care of all the marketing and brand awareness, Elizabeth is free to concentrate on what she is happiest doing; designing and creating excellent content for the site”

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