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Lingotot Welcomes Irish Master Franchisee to Boost International Expansion Plans

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Lingotot Founder and CEO Angela Sterling has revealed her plans to further expand her children’s language franchise business internationally by opening centres across Ireland with her newly signed master franchisee, Sofia Colás.

Growing up in a trilingual household, Sofia was keen to open up the world of modern languages to young children and launched her own children’s language business in a bid to engage youngsters in the joy of learning a foreign language at a much earlier age.

After bringing Lingotot to the Dublin area, Sofia was delighted by the popularity of the fun and interactive classes and with Angela has embarked on an ambitious nationwide expansion plan as Lingotot’s national master franchisee for Ireland, with the rights to develop and sub franchise across the country.

Sofia said: “Languages have always been a huge part of my life. Now with 3 young children of my own, I love making language learning fun for the children I teach and am thrilled to be offering this with the support and credibility of an award-winning methodology and NCFE and CACHE accredited courses.”

After seeing the success of her own classes in her area of Dublin, Sofia knew that taking on the master franchise and expanding was the right decision for her.

She continued: “The business has been a resounding success locally with positive comments from both parents and schools. I have also benefitted from a wonderful work-life balance since joining Lingotot and I am passionate about helping other families experience the same through franchising.”

Founded by Angela Sterling back in 2010, Lingotot now teaches more than 20,000 children each week, offering a variety of language classes including French, German, Spanish and Mandarin. Lingotot joined the BFA this month as an associate member.

Angela said: “We have over 50 franchisees in the UK who all enjoy flexible, professional yet fun careers teaching languages to young children and I am proud and delighted to be bringing Lingotot to Ireland.”

She continued: “This has been quite a month for us as the BFA has also welcomed us as an associate member. As an ethical franchisor it means a lot to us that we have satisfied the high standards to become members. Our network is 100% female so we are especially looking forward to the Empowering Women in Business event in a couple of weeks time!”

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