East Durham Lingotot Centre
Hallo! Bonjour! Hola!
I'm Lisa and I am the franchisee for Lingotot East Durham, I am also a mum to two crazy boys, 13 and 5&1/2 (yes that half is very important!).
I have always been passionate about languages (I blame the chalet school books with their English, German and French days!) and studied German, French and Spanish at GCSE and A-Level. I went on to university and got a degree in modern foreign languages teaching. I currently work part-time as a secondary school language teacher in East Durham. I have taught various combinations of the 3 languages throughout my career and love the buzz of someone getting something!
I have always loved discovering new cultures and being able to communicate with people from different countries and love opening my students' eyes to the world around them especially the similarities and differences.
I enjoy working with children and have found my teaching career to be very rewarding and am loving doing Lingotot alongside this and teaching children all the way from birth to 16!
At Lingotot East Durham we provide German, French and Spanish classes for children aged 0-11 years old. Our multi award winning classes are interactive, friendly and, most importantly, fun; learning is through songs, games, stories, crafts and drama. We offer community classes, after school clubs and primary language provision. We also hope to offer adult classes very soon. Please get in touch if you would like more information.
Joining Lingotot was the perfect career for me as I could combine my passion for languages with my love of working with children, and being my own boss means I can make sure my own children don't miss out.
- From parents
- From schools
Whole Family Learn Together
Our whole family loves Spanish with Lisa! We have learned so much in a very fun and playful way. I recommend the classes to anyone wanting to build a love of language from an early age.
Community Class Satisfaction
Lisa's classes are great fun and very relaxed, my little boy really looks forward to them and was spontaneously singing Spanish songs at home from the second or third week! (I've secretly enjoyed learning Spanish too!).
Mrs N Hill, Head Teacher
Hetton Primary School
At Hetton Primary School, it is so important that the children receive a broad and balanced curriculum which includes music, drama, the arts and languages. We want to give our children the skills which they can continue to build upon when they leave primary and move onto the next phase of their school career.
Lingotots were recommended to us by a neighbouring primary school and once in contact, sessions were agreed and in place very efficiently. Our French teacher, Madame Armes, visited the school prior to commencing work with our Key Stage 2 children and they now thoroughly look forward to her sessions – they are energetic, engaging and fun!
Class teachers and children say the following:
‘The children love their French sessions on a Friday afternoon. Madame Armes is excellent with my class at managing behaviour. She is very clear of what she expects, and she makes the lessons fun and interactive for all. ‘
‘I love French! The games are so much fun and we sing lots of songs!’
‘French is going extremely well. The sessions are very interactive and all of the children are able to join in no matter their ability. The language is taught through songs, actions and repetition which is very engaging and it is helping them to remember what has been taught. The children really look forward to Madame Armes coming into class and they enjoy the sessions a lot.’
‘We fill in booklets after our lessons and nobody finds it hard because we’ve learnt so much and remember it. The booklets have spaces for writing, colouring and matching words to objects.’
‘Year 5 really enjoy the French sessions on a Friday afternoon. The practical and musical structure of the lessons helps the children to remember key terms and recap on concepts covered in previous weeks/sessions. The enthusiastic delivery of the sessions has the pupils hooked, without fail, every week.’
I would highly recommend Lingotots and know that high quality lessons are being delivered weekly.