West Oxford Lingotot Centre

West Oxford Lingotot Centre

Ciao! Bonjour! Hola!

Welcome to Lingotot West Oxford! My name's Catherine and I live on the Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire border in the village of Upper Rissington.  I live with my partner, Piero, and our two gorgeous terrors, Chiara (5.5) and Alberto (3.5).  My love affair with languages began at a young age....one of my favourite memories from my primary school was putting together a French scrapbook and labouring for hours over translating words with my enormous dictionary! Not much has changed, I love a scrapbook and a dictionary!

Childhood holidays were always spent in France, Spain and Italy with my parents encouraging my brother and I to practise the few words we knew in the local boulangerie.  That was the start for me and I was hooked.  When university came round I jumped at the chance to continue my passion and chose to study French and Italian spending time living overseas in both countries.

Following university I embarked on a round the world adventure combining languages and travel, my two greatest loves.  On return I spent 16 years working in the world of travel, including a period of nearly four years living in Sardinia where I taught English to children, teenaagers and adults.  This was my first experience of teaching languages and I delighted in helping others learn to communicate and express themselves in a different language.  There is little else that gives me greater reward than someone starting a course with no knowledge, and finishing the course able to have a conversation!  Returning to the UK to start a family I returned to the travel industry before Covid 19 struck and changed all of our lives immeasurably. 

That's when my journey with Lingotot began as I quickly realised I could combine my love of languages with my love of teaching, bringing this passion to children from such a young age is a dream for me.  Watching my own children pick up new words in French and Italian is a joy that I can now pass onto other families.

Lingotot West Oxford offers French, Italian and Spanish lessons in a variety of settings across West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds - community classes, nurseries and preschools, KS1 and KS2 provision in schools alongside lunch and after school clubs.  I am also extremely excited to be bringing much loved language based forest schools and holiday clubs to the area so please keep an eye on my page and socials for details! Lessons are fun, dynamic and extremely interactive packed full of songs, drama, stories, crafts and games almost entirely delivered in the target language. 

For more information please get in touch on westoxford@lingotot.com and I look forward to seeing you all in class soon!

A presto

Catherine


Contact West Oxford

Tel: 0845 680 8148
Email: westoxford@lingotot.com
Twitter @west_lingotot
Instagram @lingototwestoxford



Current Classes

Italian Easter Camp Upper Rissington

Total course price: £150.00

5 sessions starting on
Mon, Apr 12, 2021 8:30 AM

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Little Lingotots Italian Online - Buggy Walk and Talk C.I.C

Total course price: £0.00

1 session starting on
Tue, Mar 9, 2021 10:00 AM

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Little Lingotots French Upper Rissington

Total course price: £90.00

12 sessions starting on
Wed, Apr 21, 2021 9:30 AM

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Little Lingotots Italian Upper Rissington

Total course price: £90.00

12 sessions starting on
Wed, Apr 21, 2021 10:30 AM

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