Portsmouth Lingotot 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 18 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!
POSTPONED This event will be rescheduled for later on in the year * European Day of Languages* Sunday 26th September from 10am ~ SPECIAL EVENT at Portchester Parish Hall to celebrate LINGOTOT PORTSMOUTH'S FIRST BIRTHDAY. More details and special invites for Little Lingotots coming soon!
*UPDATE* Due to ongoing parental care commitments, I have reluctantly decided to postpone all classes for the time being and hope to resume again some time in the Autumn term. I am still hoping to be able to run the Spanish/French Day Camps for children in Key Stage 2 at the awesome Stubbington Study Centre at some point in the near future.
New Southsea venue for Autumn 2021 Little Lingotots French and Spanish coming soon!
Autumn 2021 Community Classes - Classes are small and friendly to allow for singing under current Government guidelines. Suitable for 0-5s and children in Key Stage 1. £7.50 per class, 45 minute session, includes a termly workbook, colouring sheets and crafts linked to the lesson, a healthy snack, sibling discount available and under 1 siblings free. FREE TASTERs are available for anyone wanting to come along and try a session for the first time, with no obligation to continue.
Please be assured that face to face clases will be able to run in a safe way. Social distancing will be encouraged, with our small group within a spacious setting. There is no sharing of props, but plenty of fun and action games and songs to keep little ones entertained. Snacks are wrapped and craft packs are prepared well in advance of the session :)
*Wicor Primary Spanish After School Club News* During the Summer term I had such a great time with the children at their Spanish After School Club. The weather was kind and we enjoyed being out on the field, learning about Mini-Beasts, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, fruits, colours and numbers. We played games, made crafts and it was amazing to hear the children singing in Spanish. This term, I am delighted to be teaching Spanish and French in the school as PPA cover for Years 3 and 6, and I hope to resume the After School Club again soon.
I am currently unable to offer 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
Day Camps and Holiday clubs (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."