South Belfast Lingotot Centre
Welcome to Lingotot South Belfast!
My name is Grazia and I’m thrilled to bring Lingotot to Belfast. I was born and raised in the Abruzzo region of Italy, & I left home to travel and discover the beauty of other countries, culture and ultimately other languages.
Languages have always been a huge part of my life. I have lived in Ireland & France before Belfast became my home in 2006 where I now live with my northern-Irish husband and my two boys who are 6 and 4.
I have worked in Graphic Design at home in Italy & Dublin Ireland, Ticketing at Disneyland-Paris in France, Multilingual IT Customer Service & my latest role as Payroll/Bookkeeping in Belfast. I love working with the general public however I always felt that something was missing. Being a mum, I wanted an opportunity to spend more time with my young children as they grow and also increase language time with all the family. Finding Lingotot has meant that I can run my own business around the needs of my children and help a new generation develop that same passion for languages.
There are so many reasons for children to learn a language in their early years. Our award-winning Lingotot classes are fun and interactive with songs, games, stories and crafts all designed to help children learn naturally, without them even realising they’re doing so.
We are currently offering Italian and French, but plan to expand our team to have at least another language.
Lingotot sessions are run in nurseries, community classes, nurseries, primary afterschool clubs, holiday clubs & online. If your child's pre-school or primary school is not on our list and there isn't a community class near you, why not contact us and we will do our best to change that !
So watch this space and don’t forget to keep up to date with everything we’re doing on Facebook by following 'Lingotot South Belfast' (https://www.facebook.com/Lingotot-South-Belfast-109897607300856) and please don’t hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions!
We are not recruiting immediately but if you would like to be considered as tutor (one or more of the following languages: Italian, Spanish, French, Irish, German, Chinese Mandarin, Arabic) for approx 0-5 hours weekly, please send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org . You would need to be brilliant with kids, bubbly, confident singing nursery rhymes and have your own transport. Also highlight your personal hobbies.
A presto! À bientôt!
- From parents
- From schools
French 2 days holiday camp
My daughter loved the French holiday mini-camp in May. She didn't want to come home. We hope there will be more camps and we'll definitely join again.
Weekly Online French 03/03/2021
My boys look forward to the class every week!
Italian Online weekly lesson 20/02/2021
I've just signed C. up for the next block.
She loves it!
Italian Online weekly class - Generations Connect (all grandparents invited)
Funny and effective method to learn Italian language.
Grazia is a smiling and engaging teacher and children are very happy to learn with her.
Italian Online weekly lesson 07/12/2020
Thanks Grazia, it was lovely tonight!
E. really enjoyed it.
He sings 'Twinkle Twinkle' in Italian :)
FREE Taster Italian Online 21/09/2020
It was amazing!!! Thank you Grazia.
A. and V. loved it!!! You could see their smiley faces! See you next week!
Mrs Halpin - St Joseph Carryduff P.S.
School 6 weeks pilot programme
The lessons are interactive and engaging. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.
There was good repetition of the vocabulary and this allows the children to easily recall the new words that were introduced.
The activities were active and involved physical movement. This is great as nobody gets bored or loses concentration however sometimes the children needed a little reminder that the whole point was to reinforce the French words. The excitement levels got a little high occasionally and it was good that you were able to stop and remind everyone what they needed to do!
The 6 week session was perfect and I liked the way that you were able to introduce other vocabulary such as Colours, Greetings and Numbers as well. This means that the children are actually learning more than just the Animals vocabulary.
The workbooks are excellent and would compliment the sessions beautifully. I think that perhaps these may be a little long for our own needs but I can see how they may be partly used or broken down into smaller chunks to use from time to time.
Contact South Belfast
Tel: 0845 680 8148
Italian Gruffalo workshop - Age 5+
Total course price: £11.50
Sat, Sep 18, 2021 2:30 PM
French Summer Saturday sessions age 5+
Total course price: £11.50
Sat, Jul 31, 2021 1:30 AM
French Outdoor - Saturday Babies & Toddlers (slot1)
Total course price: £5.00
Sat, Jul 31, 2021 11:00 AM