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Italian English learner Annalisa at Blue Noun Language Hub. Photo credit: Blue Noun
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The Culture of Coffee

Hello English language learners and friends of Blue Noun English Language School in Scotland.

Do people search Google with this search term:

Find an English language school with good coffee?

I wouldn’t be surprised – and if this is how you feel about coffee – read on!

When I was working in an English language school in Paris, the company upgraded the coffee machine and for the first time we were able to offer our clients a really decent cup of coffee to enjoy with their language course.

My time with INLINGUA ÎLE DE FRANCE gave me very thorough training in teaching English grammar really well.

It also taught me that for many European clients, offering good coffee is critical.

Read this blog to find out how we got good coffee into our language hub.

Working as a barista? Read on for FREE English Language Resource for Barista Workers.

 

 

 

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Forgive Me, I’m a Tea drinker

I do enjoy a coffee, but I’m not hooked.

Even though I don’t suffer if I can’t find a good coffee, at Blue Noun Language Hub, we want our language guests to have access to beverages they need for comfort – including a right good cup of coffee (-and with a selection of biscuits and cakes to go with it!)

We have teas and herbal teas for those that prefer. 

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English language class on Shrove Tuesday
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Cafe Culture | Language Learning Talking Tables / Language Cafes

Blue Noun Language Hub is a former church, which was a cafe before it we turned it into the gorgeous English language school it now is.

We chose our building for its cafe-like feel. We don’t want our language learners to feel as if they are in a classroom. Cafes are where people CHOOSE to spend time and conversations flow.

Sitting in an English class should feel good – and if luxury coffee is what is needed, so be it.

We take this from ‘Talking Tables‘ or ‘Language Cafe’ method of language learning.

Find out more here.

 

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English learners Naka and Elsa chose a pot of tea for their class.
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A Lesson in Coffee

Last Wednesday we were delighted to welcome back Roy and Lorraine, former owners of our building (when it was the much loved Blue Flax Tearoom).

They took time to explain the wonders of our fabulous coffee machine to us – and taught us how to make a killer latte!

After our first lesson, the old idiom practice makes perfect got put to the test. We made a lot of coffee trying to get that head right!

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Kenny learning the secrets of the coffee machine. Photo credit: Blue Noun
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My first cup! Photo credit: Blue Noun

How to Find an English Language School with Good Coffee

The answer for us is that we created it ourselves. 

Let us know what you need to make your English language holiday complete and we’ll try to make it happen! 

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English Language for Barista Work

We know that many international people find work as baristas in coffee shops.

We’ve put together a FREE English Language Resource for Barista Workers. It’s full of the coffee making tips that we learned from Roy and Lorraine, plus a selection of phrasal verbs you might hear in this context. 

Sign up for our mailing list with this sign up box and we’ll ping it straight to your inbox.

 

A quick note from the author

We began the Blue Noun blog back in 2019, when we called ourselves a ‘language school’ (we now call ourselves a language hub) and we were building up our business completely from scratch.

Our first few months were spent making friends in the community, researching homestay hosts for our language guests and finding out about all the good local places and activities to take our language learning guests.

In 2021 we moved the Blue Noun website to a different platform. We had the option of deleting these old blogs – they are very different form our current, more pedagogic style of posting, but I think they are quite charming to see how our young business grew, turning from a language school run by an artist – into a language hub which really began to focus on coaching artists in English by immersing them in creative environments.