This is the wonderful Roberto singing the Hokey Cokey in Spanish. He teaches Lingotot classes in Newcastle and North Tyneside. Why not visit our website and join one of his classes?
The ceremony was at the newly-opened Crown Plaza Hotel in Newcastle - a stunning venue!
After winning in the Best Home-Based Business category last year we genuinely thought we were out for a lovely meal and some good conversation. We were genuinely shocked when our name was called out as the winners! You can read more about the evening in The Journal newspaper.
Thank you to everyone at WIN for your continued support and a top-notch evening. As a mum to two young children I don't get to pop on my dancing shoes very often, so very much appreciated!
Check out our new colour-in tablelcoth!
This is the ideal accompaniment to our classes. A fantastic, carefully crafted 1 metre squared tablecloth printed on lovely thick paper. It includes bespoke illustrations of our key vocabulary in 5 languages: French, Spanish, German, English and Chinese (Mandarin). Sit with your little one while colouring, reading and repeating the words together. A wonderful family activity and ideal sticking filler this Christmas. Grab yours from your local Lingotot teacher!
I was watching Sky News this week and in particular their #morningstory feature. It featured a mum, pretty much the same age as me, talking about the difficulty she has encountered trying to juggle work and family (please scroll down to watch the video).
This story really resonated with me. Not only is it very similar to my own, but those of the franchisees who join Lingotot.
I was a successful languages teacher before founding Lingotot and I LOVED my job. However when my first daughter was born my priorities changed. I would have loved a part time teaching job, but they are so very rare and no one wants to hire a woman of childbearing years with the prospect of a maternity leave or two looming. Of course no one is allowed to say this out loud, but us 30-something professionals face this regularly.
So I had to create my own perfect job and Lingotot was born mere weeks after my firstborn. I ADORE my role as franchisor and my favourite part of the job is helping women start their own Lingotot children's language franchise business and finally find that elusive work-life balance with a professional and flexible working.
Would you like to join us? Our franchisees come from a diverse background including teachers, languages graduate, engineers and doctors. You can teach yourself or if you don't know any languages you can operate your franchise using tutors. Visit our website to find out more.
no one was going to hire a woman of childbearing years with a newborn....I mean gosh! she might get pregnant again! (and I did! Her name is Eleanor)
So I had to create my own perfect job and became a typical "mumpreneur". Initially I viewed Lingotot as a stop-gap until the children went to school, but was delighted (and continue to be delighted) that it has grown into something I love even more than being a languages teacher. And better still I get to help other women start their own Lingotot children's language franchise and achieve the holy grail of flexible, family-friendly working.
And now my lovely Lingotot is a finalist in the national Mumpreneur Awards as well as the Women into the Network’s for the Best Small Business Award and Businesswoman of the Year title in the Living North Awards. Please keep your fingers and toes crossed for this accidental businesswoman!
You can read more about Lingotot's Business Growth and the awards in the Evening Chronicle.
Lingotot foreign language sessions introduce babies, toddlers and young children to a new language through stories, songs, games and play.