Maidenhead Lingotot Centre

Maidenhead Lingotot Centre

¡Hola!

I'm Claire and I'm really excited to be one of Lingotot's newest franchisees covering Maidenhead and its surrounding areas!

I have a huge passion for languages, practising very early on role playing Spanish conversations with my dad from a 1960s phrasebook when I was about 7. I am also a proud owner of two My First 1000 Words books in French and Spanish which are 40 years old and very well-loved! I studied French and Spanish at high school and went on to study Spanish at The University of Birmingham. Spanish has opened so many doors for me and seen me living, working and studying in some incredible places such as Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, as well as Brazil when I was studying Portuguese. After English it's the second most widely spoken languages in the world - just imagine how many people that means I can communicate with! Since then I've been feeding my addiction for language learning and gone on to study Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese and Swahili to varying degrees of success! The key is to start early in life...as early as you can! 

I am a very proud mum of toddler Finlay and baby Livia who have been subjected to Spanish nursery rhymes since the day they were born. Without the budget for a bilingual nanny I would have loved to fully immerse my children in a foreign language (or two...or three!) but there were no classes around that gave this experience. So they got stuck with me! But that's where Lingotot allows ME to give YOU that opportunity! Through, fun, interactive classes full of song and dance, crafts and stories, whether in nursery, primary school or a huge variety of community classes, all with qualified teachers, your children can learn without realising it!

I remember when I was teaching English in Colombia. I had a 7 year old boy for a 2 hour private class. He didn't want to speak. He was incredibly shy. He just sat and listened while I read and animated the page in front of him. At the end of those 2 hours his mum picked him up and as they walked off down the corridor to go home he turned around, waved and said "see you later, alligator". My heart did a somersault. And I want you to have that feeling too when your little ones come home after a class singing a song or teaching you the new words they learnt. It's never too early to start!

Any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me on maidenhead@lingotot.com

¡Hasta luego!

Claire (or Clarita as I'm always known by my Spanish speaking friends!)


Testimonials

  • From nurseries
  • From parents

Fully engrossed throughout!

I joined Claire for one of her Spanish zoom sessions with 4 little ones aged 2 and 3. All 4 children were fully engrossed throughout the whole session because Claire was so engaging and the sessions were really interactive. They joined in with the actions and some of them tried to joined in with a few of the words because of the great use of repetition. I will definitely being joining Claire for future sessions!

Jennie Moore, childminder

It was a milliondillion fun!

Can't thank you enough for the last few days Claire. After a very nervous start, Harry told me every afternoon what a wonderful day he had. He told me the space day was the best because it was a milliondillion fun!! His words exactly.

Corinne, mum of Harry, aged 4

She loves showing off her new skills

My daughter attended the Easter Holiday camp with Claire and absolutely loved it. It was a 3 day camp and every day was structured with different engaging activities every hour throughout the day from baking, singing to exploring for bugs and insects in the garden. She didn't know any Spanish before she went and now loves showing off her new skills and gives everyone an 'Hola!' and 'Gracias' when out and about. The communication leading up to the camp and afterwards was excellent, as parents we particularly enjoyed the video showing highlights and gave a great insight to their time at Lingotot. She can't wait to go again in the  summer.

Hayley, mum of Abby, aged 5

He's told his teacher he has a new school for the holidays!

The camp was absolutely brilliant and James loved it. He came out with a beaming smile every day full of stories about what he had done. He loved showing me what he had made and it was lovely to hear him speaking some words of Spanish he had picked up after such a short time. He's already told his teacher back at school about how he has a new school for the holidays  and that he can't wait to go back. I would highly recommend this to anyone - although I almost don't want to so that I can ensure we can get a place for next time!

Naomi, mum of James, aged 5

Did a lot of laughing

Edward loved the class! He can be a bit tricky with online lessons, but he was engaged and did a lot of laughing. Thought you were brilliant Claire.

Viv, mum of Edward, aged 5

Surprising how quickly they pick up what the words mean!

Thanks Claire, Dylan seemed to enjoy it although like everyone else can get distracted easily in online lessons however saying that he participated the whole time! Surprising how quickly they pick up what the words mean! Thank you!

Amee, mum of Dylan, aged 5

I was so impressed!

Today was my first ever experience of Lingotot and wow I was so impressed! I love the fact that the whole class is in Spanish. The songs and story were all really well known classics so the children found it easy to join in. This is such a great way for children to learn another language!

Megan, mum of Florrie, aged 7 months

Highly recommend this class

Both my 4 month old and 2 year old enjoyed the online class, with the older child joining in with the actions and loving the music. Claire's passion kept the 2 year old engaged, allowing me to focus on interacting with my baby. I'd highly recommend this class and I'm looking forward to future classes!

Jess, mum of Keira, aged 2, and NIa, aged 4 months

Engrossed the whole time

Thank you Claire for such a fabulous Spanish lesson - James absolutely loved it. He’s normally a right fidget bum but he was engrossed the whole time and enjoyed all the actions and music. He can’t wait for the next lesson and we will be highly recommending you to everyone.

Naomi, mum of James, aged 4

Asked for another story!

My daughter, whilst shy at first, really enjoyed Claire's class, following the actions with the songs and even asking for another story at the end!

Hannah, mum of Catalina, aged 2

Contact Maidenhead

Tel: 0845 680 8148
Email: maidenhead@lingotot.com
Twitter @lingototmhead
Instagram @lingototmaidenhead



Current Classes

Little Lingotots (0-5 years) - Thurs 10.30am - Cookham Rise Methodist Church

Total course price: £17.00

2 sessions starting on
Thu, May 20, 2021 10:30 AM

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Whitsun Half Term Holiday Camp (5-11 years) - Cookham Rise Methodist Church

Total course price: £80.00

2 sessions starting on
Thu, Jun 3, 2021 8:30 AM

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Lingochat (Terms 1 & 2) - Tues 6.30pm - The Kings Arms, Cookham

Total course price: £144.00

12 sessions starting on
Tue, May 25, 2021 6:30 PM

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Summer camp #1 (5-11 years) - Cookham Rise Methodist Church - 26-30 July

Total course price: £200.00

5 sessions starting on
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 8:30 AM

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Summer camp #2 (5-11 years) - Cookham Rise Methodist Church - 23-27 August

Total course price: £200.00

5 sessions starting on
Mon, Aug 23, 2021 8:30 AM

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Little Lingotots (0-5 years) - Fri 10.30am - Marlow Language Centre

Total course price: £85.00

10 sessions starting on
Fri, Jun 11, 2021 10:30 AM

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Lingobaby (0-18 months) - Fri 9.30am - Marlow Language Centre

Total course price: £70.00

10 sessions starting on
Fri, Jun 11, 2021 9:30 AM

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