North Manchester Lingotot Centre

North Manchester Lingotot Centre

North Manchester Lingotot Centre
Bonjour, Hola

I'm Catharine Townley and I own Lingotot in North Manchester. We cover the areas of Prestwich, Whitefield, Unsworth, Sunnybank and South Bury.  I spent seven years sharing my passion for languages with teenagers while working as a secondary Spanish and French teacher. I fell in love with foreign languages at school, and I was lucky enough to study languages at University. I spent some time teaching English in Northern Spain, and also studying in Paris.

I have two young daughters who absolutely love singing Lingotot songs, and my youngest daughter won't got to sleep without at least three renditions of "brilla, brilla estrella"! 

I am delighted to teach the children at St Hilda's and St Margaret's Primary Schools in Prestwich. Our after school and lunch time clubs are always busy and lots of fun! Classes are interactive and fun, yet based on sound educational research. Learning is through songs, stories, games, drama and play. 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.

In our community classes, the children (and parents!) are introduced to the language through play, songs, storytelling, crafts and lots and lots of fun! We run sessions during term time in blocks of 12 weeks and you can join at any point during the term. We also offer plenty of support, so you can continue your family's language learning journey at home. 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!


We currently teach at lots of nurseries including all 5 branches of Mulberry Bush Nursery Group, Kids Planet Prestwich, Stand PreSchool, Rookwood Academy, Safari Kindergarten, Happy Tots Nursery and Wells House Kindergarten. For information about booking your child's place please get in touch at

 For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on

Hasta pronto y à bientôt!

Contact North Manchester

Tel: 0845 680 8148
Twitter @LingototNorthMc

Current Classes

Outside Education

Total course price: £55.44

10 sessions starting on
Mon, Oct 5, 2020 10:00 AM

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St Hilda's Lunchtime French Club

Total course price: £0.00

7 sessions starting on
Wed, Sep 30, 2020 12:15 PM

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St Hilda's C of E Primary After School French Club

Total course price: £0.00

7 sessions starting on
Wed, Sep 30, 2020 3:30 PM

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