LingoZingo can provide regular weekly French and Spanish clubs or occasional themed sessions, depending on the requirements of individual nurseries. Schemes of work are always tailor-made to each nursery. We cover topics in line with the government’s National Languages Strategy. We can be booked for one, two or three hour sessions and time can be split between different age groups within the nursery, as you require. LingoZingo is not a franchise, so we are able to be flexible and responsive to your needs, at an affordable price.
Sessions are led by Mrs Jo Schwartz, an Oxford graduate with a BA Hons in French and Spanish and a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages. She has 20 years of teaching experience. Fifteen of those years were spent teaching French and Spanish to A-level standard in secondary schools, part of which she was also Head of Year. She has also considerable experience in teaching nursery and primary age children, as well as adults, and has three young children of her own.
Suggestions for classes
Fundamental to the ethos of LingoZingo is the belief that children learn best when they are relaxed, confident and having fun. Simply, this underpins everything that we do.
Topics in the government’s National Languages Strategy include greeting people, counting, parts of the body, pets and colours, food, talking about your family and the weather.
It is recommended to have a maximum of 6 children so everyone has plenty of attention.
For 2 – 3 year olds
Classes could last 20 minutes and include songs, rhymes, toys and movement.
For 3 – 5 year olds
Classes could last half an hour and include songs, rhymes, games, role-play, toys, movement and art.
After each session the children have an activity sheet with a few of the words covered and their pronunciation, so it can be practised at home.
If you would like to discuss how to bring LingoZingo to your Nursery, please email Jo Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07726949215.