Meet Lingotot's Newest Member Hattie, Founder of Lingotot North Tyneside!

Posted: Wed, Jul 20, 2022 10:17 AM

The children’s language franchise Lingotot teaches fun and interactive classes to kids aged 0-12 across the UK and Ireland. Local entrepreneur Harriet Ritchie is the newest member of the network. Hattie recently founded Lingotot North Tyneside after seeing an opportunity to bring language learning to children here. We’ve been getting to know more about Hattie, her background and her business.

Let’s jump straight in with a business question, what languages will you be bringing to children in your area?

Hello! Lingotot North Tyneside will be bringing both Spanish & French to the area. Fingers crossed we can offer more languages soon!

Tell us a little more about yourself 

I’m Hattie! I’m 28 and from Scarborough. I’ve lived in Newcastle for the past 8 (almost 9!) years, since coming to Newcastle University to study for a Modern Languages degree. I’m now a Secondary School Languages teacher in Walker and the very proud owner of Lingotot North Tyneside. I’m so excited to share my Lingotot journey with you all! 

Why did you decide to found your own Lingotot business?

As a languages teacher I see the enormous value of learning languages. To teach and inspire young language learners is a huge passion of mine! I am extremely lucky to be able to split my time between my commitments at school and Lingotot North Tyneside. 

What are you most excited about?

That's a tough question! I am probably most excited about teaching younger students and getting creative in Lingotot lessons!  I also can't wait to meet the lovely North Tyneside community in our soon-to-be-starting community classes! 

You can find out more about Hattie's business here and get in touch at


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