Meet the Team

The People Who Will Help Free Your English

hands logo holding dragon fly for spring into English

Principle English Coach & Holiday Co-ordinator

English coach Ruth Pringle with her cats

Your Guide to Scottish Culture

Ruth is a popular E.S.L. English instructor; a creative, flexible thinker. She’s sociable and friendly but loves quiet times, nature, Scottish heritage, art and culture. (And cats.)

Higher Education

Ruth 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).

Art World

She’s also worked with a number of arts organisations, and artist collectives.

Ruth: spontaneous, adventurous and creative

ELT English Teaching

Ruth Pringle spent 3 years in Brussels and 7 years in Paris teaching ESL English to university classes and 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.

ELT Art Schools

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.

Further Information

An Introduction

Conversationalist, Coach & Guide

Blue Noun English Language School about us - Kenny

Kenny is wingman (wing nut), language host and guide.

Your Friendly Pharmacist

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

Music and Travel

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).

Your English Language Holiday Guide!

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 how we explore Scotland together.

Kenny: easygoing, kind & helpful

An Introduction

The Hub Community

Share Professional Skills

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

Love 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.

Eat and Drink with Us

Our friends are your new friends.

They regularly pop in to share our tasting menu and social events.

(Especially the whisky tasting)! 

Studios & Workshops

A few of our friends have artist studios and are happy to show you what they are working on.

Take You on a Tour

Whether it’s a stroll around Crieff learning about its history or foraging for wild herbs, our hub team are keen to help you practice speaking English by sharing the things about Perthshire that they love.

Have a Remarkable Language Holiday Full of Expertise and Friendship.

Blue Noun Language Hub –  language coaching team.

Our English language school is a ‘hub’.

Whether you take our English language holiday or work with us online, you’ll benefit from speaking to a range of people. 

Each guest coach has unique skills to offer our English language school and has their own professions, businesses & skills to share with you.

English Language School Perthshire Blue Noun ambassadors teaching English
Claire Teaching Jana at Blue Noun English Language School

Exploring Scottish Culture With Conversation

Lolie English language Coach for Blue Noun Language School


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


An English Literature graduate, Lianne can share expertise on many things in English language and local culture.

Charmaine English language Coach for Blue Noun Language School


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

Claire English Language Coach


Herbalist Claire talks about Health & Wellbeing, nature and plants. 

Barry artist consultant


Barry is a painter and picture framer with a studio in Perthshire. He has an M.FA. in fine art from the University of Maryland, and great teaching experience.


A riding coach and pony expert, Jan is training up her young highland pony to be a therapy horse. Jan can introduce you to rural Perthshire.

Fiona Artist Consultant


Fiona is a glass graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. She now teaches workshops in collage and drawing.

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


An honoured guest on an English language holiday!

Sculptor and Community Arts Practitioner, June is also a fantastic storyteller about Scottish history, language and culture.

English teacher Fiona


Fiona is an Art & Contemporary Practices graduate. She has a passion for socially engaged art and politics.

Fiona has broad ELT experience including with refugee groups.

Jennie pronunciation coach


Jennie is a pronunciation coach. She joins Blue Noun to give workshops improving pronunciation skills.

lhamo creative consultant


Lhamo is a musician, song writer and creativity coach. She regularly helps our English learners through journalling and mindset workshops.

sEcond language English speakers smiling together

OUR L2 Community

We STRONGLY believe that other second-language English users can help you speak English well.

Find out How We Are Changing ELT.