A Margate mum is on a mission to encourage the next generation of learners to embrace and enjoy languages from a young age.
Georgina Botterman, who lives with her husband and their 14 month old daughter, was looking for a language course suitable for her own daughter, but couldn’t find anything in the area.
She said: “My husband grew up in Spain, and has been bilingual since childhood. I also have a brother with bilingual children. I have seen the positive effects of second language learning for young children. I knew I wanted the same for my own daughter. When I couldn’t find anything, I decided to be the one to offer it.”
Georgina previously worked as a veterinary nurse but felt the time had come for a new direction.. She said: “I discovered Lingotot after searching for their classes myself and, after researching them, I really liked their concept, the quality of their programme and the passion they have for languages in education. With Lingotot, I am able to deliver a high quality, fully accredited, languages programme to the children in my area, while also building a career that works around my daughter – it’s perfect!”
Lingotot is a languages programme aimed at children from birth to age 11. It was developed by Angela Sterling, an experienced language teacher, and aims to engage children through songs, games, play, crafts and stories. They partner with schools and nurseries throughout the UK and Ireland, and the lessons are mapped to the British curriculum and EYFS. Georgina will also be working with families throughout Thanet offering lessons in community group settings.
Georgina will be holding her launch party on Monday (April 15) at Millmead Surestart from 10.30am to 11.30am.
If you would like to book your free place at this event go to https://www.lingotot.com/centre/thanet.