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These uncertain times can be seen by many as an opportunity to launch new ventures, make that career U-turn, retrain in a different industry or just re-evaluate their life-work- family balance. Limerick-based Desirée Modesto, started her Lingotot Franchise.
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  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established10 years
  • Current UK Coverage60%
  • Franchisee Support Staff7
  • Total Startup Cost£8,200 approx
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Limerick mum starts languages business to fulfil local demand and support home education

19th October 2020

Limerick mum starts languages business to fulfil local demand and support home education

With lockdown restrictions likely to tighten and relax over the coming months in Ireland, it is a stark reality that large numbers of people are unsure of what the future holds for them, with many still unable to go back to work.

These uncertain times are also seen by many as an opportunity to launch new ventures, make that career U-turn, retrain in a different industry or just re-evaluate their life-work- family balance. 

One such example is Limerick-based Desirée Modesto, who holds a Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Studies and recently joined Lingotot as franchisee for West Limerick. Lingotot provides interactive and fun languages classes to children aged up to 12 years. With a 10 month old in tow and a teaching background herself, Desirée was looking for an business opportunity that would allow her to enjoy both.

Desirée said: “From the outset I loved everything the Lingotot brand represents, the curriculum and its core values. Lingotot sets such a high standard from an educational standpoint and as a parent raising a bilingual child, that was really important to me. Running my own mobile business locally also allows me to work flexible hours around my young family.”

Sofia Colás , Director for Lingotot Ireland comments: “We are thrilled that Desirée has joined our growing network in Ireland.  We are confident she will make a very positive impact in the community, supporting children and parents locally, and offering such a key life skill. Widening children’s opportunities in the future by learning another language is now more important than ever, especially in light of Brexit and the changes to the National Curriculum at both primary and secondary level looking to give languages greater weight.”

Sofia continues : “In Ireland, most children are immersed into language learning in secondary school which in our view is too late.  Creating stepping stones for them at primary level in a fun and relaxed way, makes that transition a much more natural one

The Lingotot programme is based on solid early language teaching research and has been developed to focus on what kids like to do and then to do these activities in another language.  Play is at the heart of these sessions and having fun with friends gives the children a head start to develop socially and emotionally. 

Lingotot West Limerick will start operating Spanish classes in Dooradoyle and the surrounding areas next month.

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What Our Franchisees Say

I love being part of the Lingotot family. I started as a tutor then I couldn’t help myself but to buy not 1 but 2 territories to form Lingotot Bexley. I love my job as a Lingotot franchisee as I can make my own destiny, choose my hours, choose schools and nurseries and areas I want to target and take real ownership of my career.Sarah Canavan

I have been a Lingotot Franchisee for 6 years and it has been the best decision of my life! Work-life balance now restored, ultimate job satisfaction andcontinuing to grow! Love it!”Michelle Marsland

I've been a franchisee since May 2018, and I couldn't be happier. After a long stint in the corporate world, followed by a career break to raise a family, I've finally found a fulfilling role for myself, doing something I absolutely love, and which really does work around family life - rather than just claiming to.Sofia Colás

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Lingotot are the only franchisor in the UK to offer a fully NCFE accredited Level 3 Business Award in Franchising.

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