Celebrating Learning the Lingo for 10 Years

Posted: Mon, Feb 10, 2020 10:18 AM

Lingotot children all over the country are singing a numbers song in EIGHT languages to celebrate Lingotot’s tenth anniversary!

Nearly 20,000 Lingotot students and their parents and carers in classes at community centres, church halls, nurseries, schools and shopping centres up and down the UK, will all be singing their numbers 1-10. All Lingotot franchisees across the length and breadth of the UK will come together to organise the mass numbers sing-a-long as a fun way to celebrate the special date. Children will be singing in French, Spanish, ESL, German, Welsh, Italian, Arabic or Chinese.

Angela Sterling, founder of Lingotot national franchise said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be celebrating Lingotot’s tenth anniversary and I can’t think of a better way than by singing 1-10 in all of the languages we teach. All 20,000 or so children we teach will be joining in this week in their regular Lingotot class.”

Lingotot was founded a decade ago to support the large and growing number of youngsters in the UK who learn modern foreign languages from a very early age. There is increasing evidence to suggest that the younger a child starts to learn a second language the more success they will have which is supported by Government legislation which in 2014 made modern foreign languages a compulsory part of the KS2 curriculum in primary schools across England and Wales. To further support the government’s efforts, Lingotot created the only languages qualification for primary aged children in 2016 and has seen demand sky rocket.

Andrea McGuigan of Business Durham, who has supported Lingotot since its conception said: “It has been an absolute pleasure working with Angela and her team at Lingotot over the past few years.  Angela’s enthusiasm and zest to grow her business has reaped its own rewards and the success today is testimony to her hard work and determination.   I want to wish Lingotot a happy 10th birthday and look forward to continuing to support the business in the next phase of its growth.”

Children aged from birth to 12 years old take part in the Lingotot classes in community venues and within schools across the UK and Ireland.