South Dublin Lingotot Centre

Why Fun Learning is the Best Kind of Learning -

Posted: Wed, Dec 16, 2020 2:00 PM

Sound familiar? You’re driving along the M50, and you notice that your children know every last word of that Beyonce song. In fact, now you’ve got it rattling around your head, too. And you think to yourself: “where was that incredible memory when they sat the spelling test last week?”

The truth is, you were just the same as a child, are we right? Fess up. If Madonna’s 'Like a Virgin' came on the radio right now, you’d know most of the words, even though that song was released over thirty-six years ago. 

So why have these lyrics stayed with you all of these years? The answer is simple: pop songs were fun in the '80s, and they're still fun today. And newsflash, people: the best kind of learning is fun learning. We didn't make the rules, we just play by them.

Fun learning

Let’s face it: kids learn without even realising it. Lingotot harnesses this fun to maximise learning. Sneaky? Oh, absolutely. Effective? You bet it is.

Now, let's experiment. If I were to ask you to explain the mnemonic rules of English spelling, and you were not allowed to Google it, would you be able to? Most of us would draw a blank. However, if I were to ask you to finish the sentence 'I before e, except after…' you would all chime 'c' as the correct answer. This is because your clever teacher made this rule stick to your brain for all of eternity by using a rhyme. The alphabet is another example, where many of us sing our way through it to figure out what comes after the letter p. Don't deny it, I can practically hear you humming 'lmnop.'

Child’s play

Our learning methods are a winner. Lingotot is proud to teach our multi-award-winning language classes to thousands of children each and every week. The Lingotot method makes use of active, communicative, and interactive teaching methods that come naturally to young learners. In other words, our classes come alive for young learners. Learning is through songs, stories, games, drama, and play. Boredom, you see, is not a word we are familiar with. 

Lingotot is a friendly and professional network, and our mission is to make language learning child’s play.

Natural learning

We believe that a second language is a head start in life, and the best way to achieve this is through natural learning.

Traditionally in Ireland, children start their foreign language journey in secondary school. However, Lingotot gives them a stepping stone, making that transition into a secondary school that much easier. And let’s face it, kids have enough stress in secondary school navigating exams, acne, and peers. 

Let’s get our children speaking a second language as early as possible. Let’s make time for fun (with a secret dollop of learning on the side. Shh!) 

Perfect time to learn

When it comes to learning new things, a child's brain is like a sponge. Now is the perfect time to learn, while it's fun and not a chore. Let's not associate foreign language learning with homework, exams, and conjugating verbs. Let's associate it with fun and laughter. 

What we’re saying is: the question should not be “why should my child learn a second language?” The question should be “can my child afford not to?” Call us to find out more about our fun and effective learning methods, or jump straight onto the link to book classes. 


PS, the fun is not just for kids. They get all the fun things, anyway.  What about the parents and language professionals, for a change? Don’t they deserve some fun too? We have franchise opportunities with Lingotot, but only for fun-loving, adventurous people who have a passion for teaching children language.