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About Ruth | Principle Language Coach & Course Co-ordinator

Ruth is the principal English coach – as well as the programme coordinator of our English language school for creatives.

She’s a popular and excellent E.S.L. English instructor; a creative, flexible thinker;  sociable, friendly and interested in Scottish Heritage, Art and Culture. She trained as an artist at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK (B.A. Hons) and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA (picking up her M.F.A. in Fine Art and a Certificate in Higher Education Teaching).

Ruth Pringle spent 3 years in Brussels and 7 years in Paris teaching ESL English to both university classes and at private language schools (L.S.I International and inlingua). She was on teaching teams for corporate clients including HAS, Nike France, Arcelor Mittal, INPES, L’Agence de la Biomedicine and Cegelec.

She then specialised as an English instructor for art schools, and taught at:  École Brassart, Tours; École de Condé, Paris-Segur; École Speciale d’Architecture, Paris, École Supérieure d’Art et de Design, Reims; Institut Universitaire de Technologie, Mantes la Jolie,  Université Paris 13, Paris.

She’s also worked with a number of arts organisations, artist collectives ( see here) and more recently has picked up a camera to promote Blue Noun English language hub on social media. 

About Kenny:

Conversationalist, Coach & Guide

Kenneth Graham is a pharmacist with 20 years of professional experience, including 8 years managerial experience (which entailed being responsible for staff relations, customer service, meeting health and safety regulations, ensuring staff were up to date with current training, budgeting, calculating staff hours and stock management). 

Kenny is affable and friendly and a wonderful host. He is a golfer, a Spanish speaker and a music lover.  (He previously lived in Spain for one year and has a lot of encouragement to give our language learners). 

His favourite part of  being on the Blue Noun Teaching Team are the evenings when we have guest musicians in to talk music and play (and the evenings when we go out to gigs and events).  

He’s also great at showing guests around our town and region and loves a good castle!

Read our blog to find out more about what we get up to!

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About the Blue Noun Ambassadors.

You will meet several members of our Teaching Team during your stay. Each ambassador has unique skills to offer our English language school for creatives.

Lolie English language Coach for Blue Noun Language School

LOLIE

An Arts Graduate, Radio Host & Radio Station Director, TV producer, Lolie is an expert on all things media.

AMY

An English and History Graduate, Amy can share expertise on many things in English language and culture.

Charmaine English language Coach for Blue Noun Language School

CHARMAIN

Set Designer, Props and Model Maker, Charmain will help with the language of 3D making processes.

Claire English Language Coach

CLAIRE

Herbalist  Claire talks to our English language learners about Heath & Wellbeing and alternative lifestyle skills. 

Lolie English language Coach for Blue Noun Language School

KATH

Business-minded creative Kath is both a potter and business mentor.  

FIONA

A glassmaker and artist who’s an expert on reducing waste and upcycling in business settings.

Charmaine English language Coach for Blue Noun Language School

CHARMAIN

Set Designer, Props and Model Maker, Charmain will help with the language of 3D making processes.

Artist June McEwan giving artist talk and interview fro BLu eNoun English language school

JUNE

An honoured guest at our English language school for creatives! Sculptor and Community Arts practitioner, June is also a fantastic storyteller about Scottish history, language and culture.

As part of our Meet the Makers programme, our Ambassadors pop into Blue Noun to coach English in their various ways… each with expertise and friendship to add to the melting-pot, that is our remarkable English language school for creative professionals.

Claire Teaching Jana at Blue Noun English Language School
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Share Professional Skills

Our Ambassadors are all experts in their field and have lots of skills to demonstrate and professional experiences to share.

Share a love of Scottish Art and Culture

Whether it’s music, art or literature, our friends have great knowledge and passion and want to introduce to you the things they love.

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Eat and Drink with Us

Our ambassador friends pop in to share our tasting menu social events.

Take You on a Tour

Whether it’s a stroll around Crieff learning about its history as a cattle market – or a walk foraging for wild herbs, our Ambassadors are keen to hang out, help you practice your English skills and show you the parts of our region that they love.

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Studios & Workshops

A few of our Ambassadors have artist studios and are happy to show you around and tell you about what they are working on.

English Language School Crieff Blue Noun English class Meet the Makers Jenna McDonald