Professional English – naturally
Meet the Makers
What’s the best way to learn professional English language skills?
The best way to learn professional English language skills is to work in (or simulate working in) your normal professional environment, but with all communications occurring in a high level of English.
This kind of work placement is hugely effective, but it’s not in any way a ‘holiday.’
Those who have done it will tell you, it’s stressful using your English within professionally important contexts.
You need a place to experiment with new work related language away from YOUR workplace.
At Blue Noun, we have an innovative proposal that combines professional English language learning WITH holiday experiences. We place you in professionally engaging contexts where language mistakes really don’t matter.
Blue Noun immersion English holidays don’t just give you general language practice.
Our community of makers will give you THE language practice that YOU need for your profession.
Professional English Holidays
Stretch your English, as we introduce you to makers and producers across our area who will help get you talking.
You get to experience gorgeous Perthshire through the eyes of its producers while building up your English.
Our immersion English holidays are the cultural immersion you are looking for – and with lots of professional English language practice.
What Makes our English Holidays so Different
You will love adventuring with us
See beyond the touristic image of Scotland, as we take you behind the scenes and introduce you to the makers and producers of the region – to learn about their art, crafts and products.
The beautiful region of Strathearn will be your living classroom.
And what a classroom!
Perthshire is uniquely filled with artists and makers, and small producers of agri-based industries including foods, textiles, animals, and crops.
Find out more here.
You are not here as a tourist to look at what they do.
You are here as a professional with experience, knowledge, and opinions to share.
Meet the Makers – professionally!
Strathearn’s landscape attracts outdoor sports and recreation businesses and artists, crafters, writers and other creatives who chose to live here as a base but sell/publish their work globally.
Out with the traditional high street lies a wealth of innovative and excellent micro-businesses creating their own niche in global markets.
At Blue Noun, our concept is to introduce all our students to makers in informal, professional settings, where our students practice professional English skills such as presentations, listening comprehension, and asking and answering questions about their own profession and interests.
Feel confident talking with professional artists, craftspeople, and industry experts with Blue Noun Language Hub.
Meet the Makers
Glass Demonstration at Caithness Glassworks
The world-famous, Caithness Glass Factory in Crieff produces handmade paperweights and art glass.
Watch the crafters through every stage of production in the workshop.
Claire Mullan, The Hedgerow Hippy
Claire is a herbalist, with lots to share about health and well-being.
Discover how she manages her client care and works within the strict legal framework of herbalism.
Feed the Deer, Clathic Deer Farm
Learn about venison farming while watching deer descend the hills at feeding time at Clathic Farm. 200 red deer live on tbis vast area of land, providing venison meat for the butcher at the Crieff Food Co.
Erika Green, Green’s Granola
Erika’s company makes granola.- She offers English language learners a Granola Breakfast, where we sample her produce and learn about her business.
Wine Tour, Cairn O’Mohr Wines
It’s a totally bonkers day out.
Visit the Cairn O’ Mohr (pronounced care no more) winery in Perthshire to discover how their organic wines and cider are made.
Take a guided tour and enjoy their very generous tasting session.
You’ll love it (but you may not remember it very well).
Summer Harvest, with Mark Bush
Discover the brand story of Summer Harvest Oils with their maker Mark Bush.
Learn about the evolution of the brand-product design and the complexities of circular farming.
The Glenturret, Whisky Tasting & Distillery Tour
Our local distillery, The Glenturret is one of Scotland’s oldest continuously producing distilleries.
Take a tour of the distillery and find out the trade secrets of ‘Scotland’s gold‘.
Discover the amazing brand transformation since The Glenturret was bought by Lalique.
Fair play – Play Fair
All the makers we work with ARE financially rewarded for their time – but they are also keen to benefit from the multicultural exchange our language learners bring.
Find out about our Social Action Policy here.
In addition, our maker-partners are invited to socialise with us and take part in workshops and events happening at Blue Noun.