Meet our Chief minilingual, Vicky and read how minilinguals came about.
¡Hola! The idea behind minilinguals (formerly Little Language Learners) all started thanks to my amazing children. I noticed how well they responded to music and rhyme in English; it made them beam, jiggle and coo, and eventually produce the language that they had been exposed to. I began to play them children’s songs and rhymes in Spanish and lo and behold, it worked! My children quickly learned to wave to “hola” and “adiós” and before long their linguistic ability shot ahead in both English and Spanish.
As a well versed teacher, I was able to write a fun, effective and engaging curriculum based on music, play, signing and singing. Minilinguals is now well established in St Neots and Lincoln areas and young children who have attended are speaking, singing and thoroughly enjoying the Spanish they have learned.
Vicky has a BA in French and Hispanic studies, an MA in Translation and Interpreting, and began teaching MFL in UK schools in 2004. Prior to that, she spent 5 years in France and Spain working as a translator, interpreter and teacher of English.
The minilinguals team
All teachers hold an enhanced DBS certificate (formerly CRB), excel in the Spanish language and have been trained to deliver the minilinguals syllabus to a high standard.
Melina is trilingual, and has been a teacher of modern languages and philosophy for 15 years. She is a mother to two young children and loves cinema, yoga, and music. She is also a fabulous artist!
Debbie speaks Spanish to a very high standard, having spent several years in Zaragoza. She is a patient and caring teacher and dedicated mother. She is a beautiful singer, makes great jewellery and loves to sew. To cap it all, she is incredibly smiley!
Ellie is our newest teacher, she is a also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language, and has travelled extensively in South America to perfect her Spanish language skills. She is enthusiastic about teaching languages to young children, as well as being knowledgeable about the Hispanic language and culture.