About Lingotot

Lingotot is proud to teach our multi award-winning language classes to thousands of children each and every week in the community, schools and nurseries. Our tried and tested language programmes were written by Angela Sterling, Lingotot founder and fully qualified teacher whose GCSE students ranked in the top 10 in the world! Angela has a keen interest in languages research and worked for Newcastle and Southampton universities researching language acquisition at different ages.

Language Learning Made Fun!

Classes are interactive and fun, yet based on sound educational research. Learning is through songs, stories, games, drama and play. Children have so much fun they don’t realise they are learning!

We speak 100% in the foreign language but our skills and expertise ensure everyone understands. Following our carefully tried and tested methodology, you and your child could leave the very first class responding to the new language.

We don't leave the parents out

We teach the adults who attend at the same time as the children and you don't have to have any prior knowledge of a language. Trust us to lead the whole family through your language-learning journey with our tips on how to continue at home. We will never put you on the spot or ask anyone to speak until they are ready!

Take that first step...

Research suggests that children who know two languages can gain an academic and social advantage over those who speak only one. Children have an amazing ability to learn language and this happens best when it is interactive, engaging and child-centered. Come along to one of our classes to see natural language learning in practice!


Head Office

Angela Sterling
Founder of Lingotot

Angela founded Lingotot after working as Head of Languages in schools across the UK and internationally and 3 of her pupils ranked in the top 10 in the world for their GCSEs. Angela started Lingotot when her eldest daughter was 7 weeks old and franchised as her second daughter arrived. She still loves teaching and also helping franchisees set up their own Lingotot businesses. Her drive and passion for languages along with her strong vision and resilience has earned her many awards, she is Regional Chair for EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) and she has even appeared on BBC’s Dragons’ Den!

Helen McKie
Operations Manager

Helen joined the Lingotot family many moons ago as a franchise owner and ran her own very successful franchise. Now Helen supports our franchise owners with anything and everything and always with a kind ear and a smile.

As well as her role here at HQ, Helen continues to teach in community centres, nurseries and schools and is deeply loved by all of the children she meets. She is a keen photographer, loves to travel and spending time exploring the countryside (and its pubs!) with husband Stu and Amber the dog.

Toni Evans
Marketing Manager

Toni joined the Lingotot family in 2017 and immediately made a big impact. She supports our franchisees with their marketing activity and she is always full of fantastic ideas. She has a very strong background in marketing, but we mainly love her for her wicked sense of humour!

Toni is mum to Molly and Tom, plays an active role at her local rugby club and is a self-confessed geek (she loves all things blingy and techy!)

Rachel Prior
Education Manager

Rachel also joined the Lingotot family a long time ago as an awesome teacher and now heads up our education department. She helps train and support all new Lingotot franchisees and teachers and is in charge of our prestigious accreditation with NCFE. She truly adores teaching and loves inspiring children with a love of languages.

Away from Lingotot Rachel is an awesome mum to Kaitlin and Adam. Rachel is super crafty and is always making things with her children, putting most of us to shame! We like to harness her ideas into our lesson plans.

Catherine Hui
Office Manager

Catherine has been working for Lingotot for a long time keeping things moving along smoothly here at Lingotot HQ. She helps us find the right people to help teach languages with Lingotot all over the world and is the HQ font of all knowledge!

Catherine is mum to Amelia, Ashton, Ana-Mei and Arlo. She loves dancing and is studying for a law degree - we don’t know how she finds the time!


The Team

Abigail Curtis
Teesside

Amy Gumbrell
Batley & Dewsbury

Andrea Longley
Bromsgrove & Redditch

Angela Sterling
Derwentside

Anne McDowell
South Tyneside

Ashley Whitehead
South Manchester

Carla Sharrock
Kettering

Catharine Townley
North Manchester

Charlotte Ventham
Salisbury

Ellain Lim
Belvedere

Emily Johnson
Torfaen

Gabi Widurek
South Dublin

Gemma Mark
Brentwood

Gillian Burke
Childwall

Giselle Dominguez Taddey
North Edinburgh

Hélène Steculorum-Decoopman
Epsom

Jacques Barthelemy
South Sheffield

Jennie Barnett
Shropshire

Jenny Escobar
Loughton & Woodford

Joanna Bruce
South Durham

Kate Burbridge
Eastbourne

Kate Wood
Sunderland

Katrin Penzkofer
Winchester

Lili Wang
Colchester

Liz Burdis
Hertford & Enfield

Lorraine Holland
Forest Hill

Louise Lawrence
York

Lucy Cass
Darlington

Maria Fessara-Embrey
Halesowen & Stourbridge

Melissa Down
Southampton

Melissa Hanratty
North Derby

Michelle Marsland
Tyne and Wear

Mohadditha Jaffer
Fareham

Nerea Sainz Bastida
Reading

Paula Renshaw
Rotherham

Rachel Magee
South Bristol

Rebecca Hodgson
Dubai

Rebecca Marks
Exeter

Sara Barrett
Maidstone

Sarah Lester
Sutton

Stephanie Richardson
North Hampshire

Vicky McGrath
Swinton & Worsley