Teacher turns entrepreneur with language franchise

Teacher turns entrepreneur with language franchise

Yorkshire children will be exposed to the world of modern languages after the launch of the region’s first Lingotot franchise.

Lead by French-born primary school teacher Jacques Bartelemy, the business will provide educational language classes to children aged 11 and under.

Mr Barthelemy is the first male to join the 30-strong Lingotot network of franchises, and will work with local authorities, primary schools, community centres and childcare providers across Sheffield and the wider region

“Sheffield has been my home for over 10 years and I am delighted to be bringing this exciting and popular programme of modern language courses to children in South Yorkshire, following its success in other parts of the UK,” said Mr Barthelemy.

“When I first became aware of Lingotot, I was very attracted by the opportunity to run my own business but still utilise my passion for teaching and languages.”

Lingotot is currently delivered to over 10,000 children weekly across the UK, and aims to use interactive learning formats to engage children with languages including French, German, Mandarin and Spanish.

Angela Sterling, MD of Lingotot commented: “We are thrilled to be expanding Lingotot even further into Yorkshire

“The growth in the business has been largely supported by our range of enthusiastic franchisees who understand what Lingotot can bring to the local community.”