Lingotot is proud to teach our multi award-winning language classes to thousands of children each and every week in the community, schools and nurseries. Our tried and tested language programmes were written by Angela Sterling, Lingotot founder and fully qualified teacher whose GCSE students ranked in the top 10 in the world! Angela has a keen interest in languages research and worked for Newcastle and Southampton universities researching language acquisition at different ages.
Language Learning Made Fun!
Classes are interactive and fun, yet based on sound educational research. Learning is through songs, stories, games, drama and play. Children have so much fun they don’t realise they are learning!
We speak 100% in the foreign language but our skills and expertise ensure everyone understands. Following our carefully tried and tested methodology, you and your child could leave the very first class responding to the new language.
We don't leave the parents out
We teach the adults who attend at the same time as the children and you don't have to have any prior knowledge of a language. Trust us to lead the whole family through your language-learning journey with our tips on how to continue at home. We will never put you on the spot or ask anyone to speak until they are ready!
Take that first step...
Research suggests that children who know two languages can gain an academic and social advantage over those who speak only one. Children have an amazing ability to learn language and this happens best when it is interactive, engaging and child-centered. Come along to one of our classes to see natural language learning in practice!
Founder of Lingotot
Angela founded Lingotot after working as Head of Languages in schools across the UK and internationally and 3 of her pupils ranked in the top 10 in the world for their GCSEs. Angela started Lingotot when her eldest daughter was 7 weeks old and franchised as her second daughter arrived. She still loves teaching and also helping franchisees set up their own Lingotot businesses. Her drive and passion for languages along with her strong vision and resilience has earned her many awards, she is Regional Chair for EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) and she has even appeared on BBC’s Dragons’ Den!
Ann’s role is to help support and develop our Franchise Partners. Before joining the Lingotot Family, she worked in the banking and the Insurance industries for over 30 years. Working in both a sales and business improvement environment, she has extensive experience in business processes and sales techniques. Her role as Operations Manager is to make sure Lingotot HQ is running as well as it possibly can, with a smooth, efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of our Franchise Partners and supporting all our franchisees as and when they need it.
Teacher and Children’s Education Officer
Saoussène has been an MFL Teacher for as long as she can remember and enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for languages. Saoussène has had experience teaching nursery children all the way to A-level students and also adult classes. She has always enjoyed working with children and believes learning a language should be a lot of fun. Aside from teaching she has many hobbies ranging from arts and crafts and painting to riding motorbikes and going to concerts.
Before joining the Lingotot Family, Karen as an administrator and book keeper for over 20 years. Karen has always loved this kind of work right from being a child when she set up a play office in her loft! She keeps us all organised and is the smiley welcome you receive when you first get in touch with us at HQ. She also helps Ann support our Franchise Partners.
Teacher & Teacher Education Officer
Christine has worked as a primary teacher with MFL specialism for 25 years. She has experience teaching She taught in Early Years Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 and delivered the full range of primary subjects, including French. Christine has many varied interests outside work and is a very active member of the Women’s’ Institute. As well as teaching, Christine is responsible for overseeing teacher training for Franchise Partners and Tutors.