Southend-on-Sea Lingotot Centre

Southend-on-Sea Lingotot Centre

¡Hola! Bonjour! Welcome to Lingotot Southend-On-Sea!

My name is Kate, proud mummy of two gorgeous girls, Scarlet (8) and Genevieve (3), and I run Lingotot Southend-On-Sea.

Joining the Lingotot team 2 years ago was a huge career change for me, after working in the finance industry in London for so many years, but I absolutely love what I do now and I haven't looked back. Languages have always been my passion and, following the birth of my little Genevieve, I decided to completely change my career to combine this passion with offering more flexibility around my family. I’m thrilled to be able to help others to love languages as much as I do!

I was lucky enough to travel to France and Belgium quite a bit as a very young child and was exposed to all these new sounds and tastes and experiences, which I found very exciting! I also had Au Pairs from all over Europe whilst growing up and was fascinated when they would teach me how to count, the words to a song or tell me what I was eating in all their different languages. From a young age, I was thoroughly hooked and tried my best to perfect the accents!

I studied French, Spanish and German at school and then went on to study French and Spanish at degree level, and it’s wonderful for me to finally be able to put my linguistic skills to use whilst helping a new generation develop that same passion.

Children are better equipped to learn languages from very early on and this helps them to develop fantastic social skills, understand different cultures and to communicate with a lot more people. Our award-winning Lingotot classes are fun and interactive with songs, games, stories and crafts all designed to help children learn without them even realising they’re doing so! I honestly can’t wait to hear the children start using their language skills!

Please scroll down to find a list of all available classes and details of how to book. Don’t forget to keep up to date with everything we’re doing on Facebook by following Lingotot Southend and please don’t hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions at all!

¡Hasta luego! À bientôt!

Kate x


Due to coronavirus, care homes have had to close their doors to protect their residents.

We don't want the residents to feel forgotten so we have launched a campaign and we are asking you all to join us. It is called Generations 1, 2, 3 and it is 3 things we could all do to help our local elderly population at this difficult time.

1. Encourage children to draw pictures and write letters to local elderly neighbours and care homes.

2. Email videos to care homes of the children talking about their day

3. Pop a note through the door of elderly neighbours offering help...use our printable help cards.

Read all about it via the link below and discover how you can get involved and to download cards you can pop through their door to offer help.


  • From nurseries
  • From parents

ABC Rainbow Day Nursery - Rayleigh

Kate has been coming to ABC Rainbow and teaching Spanish to our babies, Toddler's and Pre-school children since about October 2018. Kate is brilliant at what she does and has fun and exciting topics each week, she also has lots of interactive bits to do with the children including singing songs with musical instruments, props and uses a parachute. Kate is enthusiastic with all three ages of children and is able to adapt to the children's individual needs. Kate rewards children with stickers each week, which they love. Parents have commented how well their children are doing, and staff love it too!

Emily Smith

Highly recommend!

My four year old has been doing Spanish classes with Kate for the past couple of months and has really enjoyed them. He had some Spanish so it has been a great refresher and way to keep the language in his mind. He loves the positive feedback he gets and the songs are his favourite. Kate is a very engaging teacher for young kids, who are the hardest audience to engage online by far! Highly recommend!

Laura Gualtieri

Bringing some normality and fun during a very strange time!

Kate has been teaching my son, Henry, Spanish at his nursery setting since he was a baby (he's now four) and her classes have always been the highlight of his week. She is kind, funny and patient and teaches classes in an engaging way that means he retains the information long after he's come home - surprising us with Spanish words and songs in our every day life (and impressing grandparents at a young age with his Spanish Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!).

We've always appreciated Kate and the education through fun that she brought to Henry's life but in lockdown this has gone to the next level. With life upside down and our son not sure when he'll be back at nursery and seeing his friends again (or even if he will before he starts Reception now) Kate has been running Zoom Spanish classes for her students. These are as engaging as her usual classes, and watching Henry enthralled singing and dancing and learning words around themed topics (and also giddy at seeing his nursery friends taking part too) is as much a joyful experience for us as parents as it is for him taking part. It's been a tough few months for him adjusting to these unprecedented changes and these Friday morning sessions (often with an improvised themed costume - both for Kate and the children!) make his week. Frankly as a boy who can have the attention span of a gnat, he sits focused and enjoying the class for the full half hour and is always sad to say adios at the end.

There are always teachers that children and their parents remember and we will remember Kate for bringing some normality and fun (as well as formal learning in an engaging and memorable fashion!) during a very strange time!


Narin Flanders

Contact Southend-on-Sea

Tel: 0845 680 8148

Current Classes


Total course price: £28.00

1 session starting on
Tue, Aug 17, 2021 8:30 AM

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Total course price: £28.00

1 session starting on
Wed, Aug 18, 2021 8:30 AM

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Total course price: £28.00

1 session starting on
Thu, Aug 19, 2021 8:30 AM

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Earls Hall Primary KS2 Spanish After-school club - AUTUMN TERM

Total course price: £70.00

10 sessions starting on
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 3:15 PM

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