Alexandra Palace & Muswell Hill Lingotot Centre

Alexandra Palace & Muswell Hill Lingotot Centre

Bonjour! ¡Hola!

My name is Lily and I am a fully qualified native French and Spanish teacher. I have many years experience of teaching French and Spanish in London. I teach structured, enjoyable and fun lessons in groups or one-to-one from beginners to advanced level.

I also provide tuition and revision for GCSE and AS/A2 level curriculum. Including Speaking, Writing and Listening Tests. I have full Qualified teacher status (QTS).

Multilingual education has become a way of life for me. I grew up in a bilingual French/Spanish household, and my partner is British – our son is himself being raised to be trilingual. I have completed my BA in International Relations at the University of Warwick in the UK, my Masters and PGCE in French at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium in 2005, followed by a Spanish Teaching Qualification at Universidad Intenacional Menéndez Pelayo in Spain in 2010. I have also completed the International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma at UWC (United World Colleges) in 1998-2000, a global education movement which has 17 schools and colleges worldwide that deliver a challenging educational experience  and whose mission is to “make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future”. 

After the birth of our son, I have become more and more interested in multilingual education for little ones, and convinced of its efficiency. I then decided to join LINGOTOT to share this exciting journey with more families and children!

We teach children's Clubs organise PPA cover at various schools in Highgate, Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Bounds Green every week! We organise Full French/Spanish Theme Days with interactive MFL activities for all year groups. Please get in touch via if you have any questions! 

"Lily's classes are entertaining and culturally rich; she can nourish and motivate children in a creative direction." Laura, Hugo's Mum (4).

"It is just so much FUN!", Mireia, Angelica's Nanny (1).

"Lily is a very reliable and patient teacher who has been giving us Spanish small group classes at home for the whole academic year, with excellent results! It is exactly what we were looking for, and the kids love it." Sami and Barbara, Parents of Julian (5), Tom (6) and Victor (7).

10 Reasons to attend Lingotot sessions

1. Effective and Fun.
Language learning at school usually revolves around sitting in chairs and teachers providing grammar and structures for children to use. Our programme has been developed to focus on what kids like to do and then to do these activities in another language, with plenty of repetition and structure.

2. Learning through Play.
Play is at the heart of Lingotot sessions. Babies and young children learn, grow and have fun through play. Lingotot sessions help them understand the world and other cultures. Singing songs, reading together and having fun with friends gives them a head start to develop socially and emotionally.

3. English is Not Enough.
Our global community means it is vital to be able to communicate with other communities around the world.

4. Early is Better.
If it’s introduced early and well, children pick up a second language naturally, just like they learn their mother tongue, instead of learning it in “second language” mode like we do as adults - constantly translating from one language to another in our heads!

5. All Round Educational Boost.
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, child-centered.

6. Excellent Communication Skills.
Speaking and Listening are the cornerstone to literacy development. A broad and rich language curriculum ensures such skills are developed, leading to a good start in phonic work. In fact, Lingotot can introduce young learners to foreign- language letter sounds!

7. Increased Self-Esteem.
Children love being able to communicate in another language. Our classes encourage talking, imitating, play-acting and sharing their language skills right from the first lesson. Children and adults alike make lots of new like-minded friends too!

8. Prepare Them for the Future.
Competence in foreign languages is increasingly valued by universities. Languages are compulsory in English primary schools, with Scotland soon to follow. A language is a compulsory element of the EBacc.

9. Acquire a Lifelong Advantage.
Learning another language offers a lifetime of possibilities and adventure. In later life, knowing another language not only helps you make friends, finding jobs etc.

10. Learn a Language Together!
Lingotot sessions benefit the whole family. Parents and children learn, play and bond together. The sessions are designed for you to attend with your child so that you can be fully engaged with their learning and carry on using new language together at home.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY IT OUT ?  Registrations are open!  

We strongly recommend you to book in advance for the term, in order to benefit from our tested methodology and observe the progression of your child's improvements in communication and language. A refund policy allows you a refund within 48 hours after your first session, should you not be satisfied with the course. No refund can be made for absence, illness or adverse weather conditions, or for a cancellation once the term has started. Private classes cancelled by a student within less than 48 hours prior to the class will be due to cover for preparation time. 

A colourful support booklet with language-based ideas for activities and vocabulary to do at home is included with your registration !

One-to-one or small group classes with parents are also available.  Please get in touch via if you have any questions,

A bientôt! ¡Hasta pronto!


Contact Alexandra Palace & Muswell Hill

Tel: 0845 680 8148
Twitter @LingototH

Current Classes

St Paul's Spanish Lunch Club Reception-Y1-Y2 Group

Total course price: £19.98

3 sessions starting on
Tue, Jun 25, 2019 12:25 PM

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Rokesly Infants Spanish After school Club Y1-Y2

Total course price: £24.75

3 sessions starting on
Thu, Jun 20, 2019 3:20 PM

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