Lingotot

They say:

Bonjour! Hola! Guten Tag! 你好 (nĭ hăo)

Fun and affordable language learning classes in Exeter, we offer classes for toddlers, home education classes, after school clubs for Key stage 1 and 2 and PPA cover.

 

We are a team of 3 and are all certified in Certificate in Teaching Early Years Languages:

  • Adam, tutor for Bear Feet Exeter, is engaging, dramatic and full of energy! He has grown up speaking French and has lived in Spain and has a degree in Spanish and French.
  • Anna, tutor for West Exe Nursery and Pinhow Road Baptist Church Exeter, has a degree in Spanish, German and Polish, as well as French A Level. She has lived for many years in Spain and South America. Her husband is Bolivian so she speaks Spanish at home and her two young children are being raised bilingual.
  • Becci, Lingotot Franchise owner and class tutor for Planet Play in Crediton, has a degree in French and Italian, German A Level, GCSE Spainsh and basic Mandarin.

 

We look forward to meeting lots of new Lingotots in schools, nurseries and the community this year!

General Information

Age range:

0-5 – Bear Feet, Pinhoe Road Baptist Church and Planet Play

0-11 years – West Exe Nursery (as of 1st May, available to home educated children, currently we have two classes but these classes are going to merge very soon)

Category:

Language Learning (including music, storytelling, games, activities, arts and crafts)

Session times and addresses:  

Mondays – Pinhoe Road Baptist Church, 157-165 Pinhoe Road, Exeter EX4 7HZ

9.45 am – Spanish

Tuesdays – Bear Feet, 1 Ashton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8LN,

10am French

Wednesdays – West Exe Nursery, Cowick Street, Exeter ,EX4 1HL

1.30pm (5-11 yrs) Spanish.

Thursdays – Planet Play, Westward Business Centre Mill St, Crediton EX17 1HB

9.30am

 

We also offer After School Clubs for 5-11 year olds at

Montgomery Primary School (Mondays) – Spanish

Stoke Hill Junior School (Tuesdays) – French

Ladysmith Junior School (Wednesdays) – Spanish

Cost:

£5 per session in generally 12 session blocks (but are welcome to join part way through a term).

Little Devon readers can receive an exclusive discount of 10% by quoting ‘littledevon10’ at the checkout

Prebook:

Pre book on a termly basis but a free taster is available.

How to book:

Via website: www.lingotot.com/centre/exeter

Contact details:

Contact Becci on Facebook @LingototExeter

Website/Social Media:

www.lingotot.com/centre/exeter

Facebook: LingototExeter

 

Facilities

Parking:

Bear Feet,  Pinhoe Road Baptist Church and Planet Play: Free parking on site.

West Exe Nursery: Free on road parking, for example, Old Vicarage Rd.

Public transport:

Pinhoe Road Baptist Church & West Exe are on bus routes and St Thomas Train Station is a 10 min walk from West Exe.

Bear Feet: bus along Alphington Rd and there is a stop just 5-10 mins walk from the venue.

Planet Play is walking distance from Crediton town centre.

Food and drink:

Cafes available at Bear Feet and Planet Play. No food/ drink at the other venues.

Buggy friendly:

All venues are buggy friendly

Toilets:

Accessible toilets at all venues.

Baby changing:

Yes – all venues

We say:

“Bonjour, Bonjour, c’est Lingotot, c’est super!”

French or Spanish the fun way.  Gone are the days of reciting verb conjugations or asking for directions to the garage, instead Lingotot is geared to the world of little ones with songs, parachute games and crafts.

At Lingotot, familiar English nursery rhymes are translated into the target language so children feel confident to join in humming the tune, doing the actions and not before long singing the lyrics too; traditional French and Spanish rhymes and songs are learnt together; and, just as some children are getting a little restless, there are songs that require everyone up and on their feet marching round the room or doing the ‘hokey cokey’.  New vocabulary is introduced through games such as ‘what’s missing?’ or the kids’ favourite – ‘bounce the object on the parachute’.  There are stories and crafts too (the crafts sometimes created by the parents!) and the kids all love their Lingotot sticker given out at the end of the session!

Whether a baby, a toddler or pre-schooler, Adam (class leader- fluent in French and Spanish) makes the classes fun with his enthusiasm, animated singing and storytelling, and relates very well to the children and parents alike, making it an entertaining class for all.

A bonus: As soft play is just in the next room at Bear Feet and Planet Play (free entry to soft play at Planet Play), parents can get to know each other over coffee or being buried in the ball pit by the little people.  Children are well and truly worn out after a morning of mental and physical excursion!

Classes outline

  • Welcome song
  • Sitting songs with actions
  • Walking songs
  • New vocabulary introduced through games
  • Story
  • Craft
  • Goodbye songs & stickers
  • Extra: Softplay

Extras

  • Summer special sessions
  • CDs are available to buy including a booklet of the lyrics of the favourite Lingotot songs.

A little about Lingotot

Lingotot is a multi-award-winning language class written by Angela Sterling, Former Head of Primary MFL and Founder of Lingotot, who left teaching to launch the children’s language business in 2010 in a bid to ‘introduce children to languages at a much younger age’.  Angela developed the classes to be interactive and fun, yet based on sound educational research; something she knows a thing or two about having worked with Newcastle and Southampton universities to research language acquisition at different ages and, when teaching, her GCSE students ranked in the top 10 in the world.  She says: “The benefits of learning a second language at a young age, when the brain is still developing, are huge and I have witnessed so many children leap forward academically, but also with confidence and social skills because of their understanding of language and culture.”

Research suggests that ‘learning a second language is known to increase creativity, critical thinking skills, and problem solving in young children’ and ‘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’- exactly like Lingotot classes.

Exeter Lingotot Centre

Rebecca (Franchise owner for Exeter & Exmouth) has a toddler and new-born herself and also attends some of the weekly classes.  With a degree in French and Italian as well as A Level German, GCSE Spanish and some basic knowledge of Mandarin she knew she wanted languages to be a part of her son’s life but struggled to find classes for his age in the local area.  In September 2017 she set up her Lingotot franchise in Exeter and Exmouth offering French and Spanish classes in BearFeet Exeter and Ocean Exmouth.

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