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English Immersion  Holidays in Scotland

Be an English Speaker

hands with Scottish bluebell - English immersion school nature experience

Free Your Words!

Blue Noun English conversation holidays offer the experience of being an English speaker in Scotland.

That’s not the same as ‘practice’ (even lots of practice) inside a language school.

It’s you, being you, in English – right here in Scotland with us.

English immersion holiday in scotland with student and scottish bluebells

Stop!

Don’t come to Scotland as an ‘English learner’.

And absolutely don’t go home as an English learner (😱 so many language ‘holidays’ just ingrain this!).

You are an English speaker, whatever your level.

You'll make mistakes.

It’s normal! We’ll start to fix them.

Murky on grammar?

We’ll get you clear.

Lacking accuracy?

It’s no problem.
Our coaching will build all this (and more).

English Immersion in Scotland

We’ll share Scotland with you, selecting and curating opportunities for you to be an English speaker, because THAT’s the kind of empowering language development that will be with you wherever you go.

Taste Perthshire’s regional specialities, enjoy wildlife experiences,  meet producers and artists, explore castles and relax within spectacular nature.

And of course, you gain much more than a Scottish holiday.

You’ll be taking home confident English skills and a deep understanding of the cultural identities of contemporary Scotland.

Introduction

The Ingredients

1. English Immersion Activities

Fill your heart with Scotland, as you learn about the River Tay‘s ecology from a kayak. Have a Scottish wildlife encounter with conservationists, like Argaty Red Kites.

Don’t just see tourist sights – explore them. Sail under the Forth Rail Bridge. Discover how Outlander has changed Scotland, or how the Whisky Distilleries compete with each other.

The deeper you get into a culture, the more the language belongs to you.

See our Activities Menu.

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image of homestay hosts for English language holiday in Scotland

2. English Holiday Homestay Hosts

Our Homestay hosts are selected for their warmth as much as their lovely home.

Your homestay isn’t just a comfy place to sleep, it’s your invitation to become part of an English-speaking household and exchange culture on a significant level.

More than just a room… meet our wonderful Homestay Hosts.

     

    3. Creative Conversations

    We take you to visit Perthshire artists, makers, craftspeople and micro-business owners in their workspaces for REAL conversations.

    To encounter Scottish makers is to discover Scotland from within.

    Speak one professional to another, and be inspired.

    Meet the Makers

    meet the makers English immersion black and white portrait of Perthshire artist
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    4. Specialist English Coaching

    Your holiday is designed around reaching predetermined language learning targets that are set and managed by a qualified ETL coach.

    Your English will progress, measurably, but knowing (even) more English won’t help you if it still feels wrong.

    At Blue Noun, we work hardest on having a great time in English.

    Meet the Teaching Team.

    English activities in Perthshire - Drummond Castle Gardens visit with Blue Noun Language School

    Language Learning, Differently

    ✅ Be an English speaker in artist studios, micro-businesses and at community events.

    ✅ Be a professional in English, as you present your work and chat with local producers about theirs.

    ❎ Don’t be a tourist: join our community and become part of Scotland.

    Escape into the Landscapes of Scotland!

    Choose to improve your English language skills through cultural collaborations that explore the best of our region’s cosmopolitan Scottish hospitality and deep heritage.

    Our holidays are for those: 

      Who prioritise positive impact tourism/eco-tourism.

      Culture Lovers

      Keen to discover Scotland beyond tourist clichés

      Curious about UK culture

      Be an English Speaker

      Being an English speaker doesn’t prevent you from learning, but being an English learner sure can prevent you from speaking!

      Let’s begin by putting the image of you being an ‘English learner’ in the past.

      It’s time to be an English speaker.

      And this means that it’s time for some varied, wonderful, cultural, and professional experiences in which you use English authentically to build friendships, relationships, collaborations and communicate your opinions.

      In other words, it’s time to be you in English.

      (And enjoy it!)

      hands with Scottish bluebell - English immersion school nature experience

      Features at a Glance

      Mini Groups

      Maximum 3  L2 English speakers per week.

      Fun Social Events

      Get talking with our friends and partners.

      Generous Access

      7 am -10 pm access to our space

      Tasting Menus

      Sample the best of Perthshire’s food & drink.

      Highland Hospitality

      Perthshire has prize winning hospitality.

      Meet the Makers

      Meet Perthshire Makers and visit artist studios, workshops and whisky distilleries.

      Comfy Space

      Sofas, comfy chairs and reading spaces.

      Visits

      Daily visits and activities.

      No one wants to waste a holiday.

      Don’t waste yours!

      silhouette at Beltane Fire festival for English language school holiday.

      Blue Noun Language Hub – A REAL Alternative to Classroom Language Holidays!

      You can enjoy unique cultural experiences thanks to our local community of maker friends, who want to share their work with you.

      Getting you ‘behind the scenes’ and into extraordinary places!