Swansea Lingotot Centre
İHola! My name is Charlotte Lavery and I am delighted to welcome you to Swansea Lingotot to share my love for languages with local children and their families.
I always wanted to teach, that was set in stone very early on. I studied French in school and as I seemed to have a flair for languages, I chose to learn Spanish as soon as I was able. That was me hooked and, post A Levels, I went to work as an Au Pair in Madrid for six months before embarking upon a Spanish and Portuguese degree. Fast forward four years and another year in Spain and I was still in no doubt that I wanted firstly to teach and secondly that it had to be Spanish and French so I moved to London to do my PGCE and began my teaching journey.
I worked for several years in secondary education in Kent then Surrey and then in 2008 took a leap of faith and moved to a bilingual area of West Wales with my then husband and our two young daughters. Subsequently, I owned and ran a holiday cottage business and have tutored and taught children and adults for the last ten years.
And now I have the pleasure of opening Swansea Lingotot.
Our award-winning Lingotot language 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. Our Community Classes are suitable for babies, toddlers, young children and their parents or carers so the whole family can enjoy learning a new language together!
Swansea Lingotot will initially be offering Spanish Community Classes to U5s and their parent / grandparent / carer. And in the near future, Lingotot will be offering Spanish sessions in day nurseries, KS1 and KS2 at Primary Schools (PPA), Lunch and Afterschool clubs as well as holiday camps.
Our aim is to give children a positive association with languages early on in their lives. They gain in confidence and the older class group attain a solid base to take with them into secondary school.
And, in the very near future, Swansea Lingotot will be able to offer Spanish classes just for adults too! We call these classes LingoChat and they're a great way for you to make friends, have a laugh and learn a language. The classes are aimed at beginners and take place in informal settings like a pub or cafe (Covid restrictions permitting) or online. No homework. No pressure. Just fun!
Please get in touch if you’d like to learn more about Swansea Lingotot, I’d love to hear from you.