Lingotot Portsmouth Centre


Bonjour, hola, hallo!  My name is Deborah, I am a Portsmouth-born gal and I live in the Fareham area with my husband and young family. I am a violinist by trade and have loved spending the past 20 years teaching as a peripatetic music teacher in local schools and colleges. I also have a degree in Modern Foreign Languages and was looking for something where I could combine my love of music (through singing), teaching and languages - and Lingotot was exactly what I was looking for! I love the Lingotot approach to language learning for little ones; fun and engaging sessions, learning languages in a natural way, as we would do with our native language.  Lingotot Portsmouth was launched in September 2020 and is busy establishing itself within the Fareham and Portsmouth areas!


Lingotot PPA cover in school

Since the Autumn term 2021, I have had the pleasure of teaching French and Spanish to children in Key Stage 2 at Wicor Primary school. It had been an absolute pleasure to continue this teaching for the academic year 22-23 and I am now delighted to announce that this will continue for the next academic year 23-24.

*NEW* From September, I am also able to run two Spanish After School Clubs at Wicor Primary. On Monday afternoons I will continue to run my 'Advanced' Spanish club for children in Years 5 & 6. The new 'Beginners' Spanish club for children in Years 3 & 4 will run on a Tuesday afternoon 3.20-4.20pm. 



*NEW - BOOKINGS OPEN SOON - Please book on to the correct Year group sessions for your child*

Last few spaces remaining'Advanced' Spanish After School Club for Years 5 & 6 at Wicor Primary, Autumn 2023, Mondays 3.20-4.20pm

After a lovely Summer term of Spanish After School Club at Wicor Primary School, bookings are now open for the Autumn term. This club is for pupils in Years 5 & 6 who are already learning Spanish at the school. This will be an 10 week course which will expand on pupils' previous knowledge of Spanish and introduce them to some extra fun-themed Spanish learning through songs, games, stories and craft!

NOW FULLY BOOKED - Waiting List available for 'Beginners' Spanish After SChool Club for Years 3 & 4 at Wicor Primary School, Autumn 2023, Tuesdays 3.20-4.20pm

Bookings are now open for the new 'Beginners' Spanish club this Autumn term. This will be a 10 week course which will introduce pupils to Spanish through fun themes, songs, games, stories and craft!



*PLEASE NOTE, LITTLE LINGOTOTS Community Classes at Tesco-Fareham POSTPONED until further notice due to teaching commitments* 


If you are interested in Lingotot lessons at your school, please contact Deborah at 

¡Hasta pronto! 


*Work with us! LINGOTOT TUTORS needed in the Portsmouth area*

I am looking to expand the Lingotot Portsmouth team this academic year and would love to hear from any language tutors/native speakers with teaching experience who may be interested in joining me in the local primary schools as PPA cover, and taking local community classes/nursery sessions in the Portsmouth/Fareham area. The schools are mainly looking for French, Spanish and German tuition, but other languages provided by Lingotot could be considered. Full training for teaching at Key Stages 1 and 2, and community classes, will be provided!  I'm also looking for enthusiastic language students to help me run the holiday camps. Please drop me an email with any information about your experience and availability to Deborah at     


I am currently unable to offer any new places for private 1-2-1 tuition, but please contact the main Lingotot website with your query and Head Office will be able to put you in touch with other amazing Lingotot teachers! 

Tel: 0845 680 8148



Lingotot Portsmouth also offers:

Nursery and Preschool sessions

KS1 and KS2 lessons at Primary Schools (PPA cover)

Lunch time and After School clubs

Lingostars drama and Lingochoir

Spanish and French Day Camps and Holiday clubs for children in Key Stage 2 - Coming soon!


Parent testimonials taken from 'Reviews' at Lingotot Portsmouth's Facebook page

- "I have been attending Deborah’s classes with my son for 6 months now, since he was 6 months old and I cannot rate her classes enough. Classes are a lot of fun, we do singing and story time, it’s a relaxed atmosphere for both the adults and the kids so much that you hardly notice you are learning a new language. The homework is fun and manageable for busy households and definitely improves your confidence with both speaking and understanding French.
My son is starting to babble now so it will be exciting times to see if he talks in both French and English. I highly recommend learning a new language with your child and Deborah’s classes are truly value for money."

- "My daughter had 1-2-1 French lessons with Deborah and really enjoyed all the session activities. She’s come a long way in her knowledge and comprehension of French and I have Deborah to thank for that. I would thoroughly recommend Lingotots Portsmouth and Deborah as a teacher. Thank you!" 

- "It’s great to have a group that both children and parents can enjoy and benefit from. I wasn’t expecting to learn as much as I did! Thank you."

Contact Portsmouth

Tel: 0845 680 8148
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