West Colchester Lingotot Centre

West Colchester Lingotot Centre

I'm over the moon to be bringing Lingotot languages to the families of West Colchester. Babies and children from birth to 5 will love our fun and friendly French and Spanish classes, and i'm sure their grown ups will too!

As you may have guessed, I am extremely enthusiastic about learning languages!  But I didn't start that early myself, only having the opportunity to start French and Spanish at age 12.  It was love from the start, and I enjoyed mostly brilliant teaching which helped me along the way, and made me realise that I wanted to be a languages teacher in the future.  Whilst studying French at university I spent a year in France teaching English in a lycée in Alsace.  Later on I took a European PGCE (teacher training) which allowed me to study in France, this time in Aix-en-Provence.  Finally in 1999 I began my career in Secondary teaching, enjoying roles from managing a Language College, being an Advanced Skills Teacher, teaching some music, brushing up on my Spanish in Pamplona, working with trainee teachers and most recently being Head of Modern Languages.

When I had my third baby last year, I wanted to find a job that would allow me to fit my work around family life and enable me to be much more present for my children.  I found what I thought might be a good match in Lingotot, especially as I also happen to love singing and playing piano - French, Spanish and singing - perfect!  I signed my baby boy up for our nearest class and, to my amazement, he responded really well even at only 4 months old; he was fascinated by the songs and listened avidly to the stories.  Even though he couldn't participate in the craft, he loved to watch the older children absorbed in their activity and also enjoyed having a play with some French books and toys... so I was sold.

Some people may think it crazy to take a baby to a languages class...  but really, it's the best time to start.  Children are ready to absorb all the new experiences around them at this age, and are hard-wired to listen, to watch and to communicate by any means possible.  Language cannot be "foreign" at this point, as all words and sounds are a means of making sense of the world.  In addition to the benefits for little people, mums, dads, nannies, grandads and all the caregivers have the opportunity to re-visit their school language or indeed to learn a brand new language alongside their little charges.  In my classes you can expect to hear a lot of "target language" (French/ Spanish) but don't worry, I will always ensure you understand.  Come along and give it a try!


Contact West Colchester

Tel: 0845 680 8148
Email: WestColchester@lingotot.com



Current Classes

Earls Colne Lingotots French

Total course price: £37.50

5 sessions starting on
Thu, Mar 5, 2020 12:30 PM

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Earls Colne Lingotots Spanish

Total course price: £37.50

5 sessions starting on
Thu, Mar 5, 2020 1:30 PM

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Coggeshall Lingotots French

Total course price: £37.50

5 sessions starting on
Wed, Mar 4, 2020 12:30 PM

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Coggeshall Lingotots Spanish

Total course price: £37.50

5 sessions starting on
Wed, Mar 4, 2020 1:30 PM

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Stanway Lingotots Spanish

Total course price: £37.50

5 sessions starting on
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 9:30 AM

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Stanway Lingotots French

Total course price: £37.50

5 sessions starting on
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 10:40 AM

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Launch party demo French class!

Total course price: £0.00

1 session starting on
Sun, Mar 1, 2020 10:30 AM

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