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Faculty - Learning English in Community
Pip Lee Meer

Pip Lee Meer, TEFL/ TESOL/ BA (hons) QTS / MA in Education / Literacy specialist

Pip is a creative, fun-loving, qualified and experienced teacher in a wide range of subjects and environments. These include primary school teaching, working in a Further Education college with adults and training other teachers.  Pip is a language and literacy specialist and has taught English abroad too!  She has an alternative and kinaesthetic approach to learning strategies. She loves meditating, being in nature, singing, music, painting and photography. She has published several books and continues to do her own research. Her interest in Spiritual Practice and Complementary Therapies brought her to the Findhorn Foundation College.

   
Harula Ladd

Saille Mawson, BA Mod Langs (Spanish & French) Anglia Ruskin University, RSA Cert & Dip TEFL
Saille has taught EFL both in the UK and abroad and been part of the Findhorn Community since 1998. She started out her career at the well known Bell School of Languages in Cambridge and taught in other Cambridge language schools for some years. Saille believes relaxed students learn more easily and draws on creative approaches from theatre & the expressive arts to develop participants confidence & creativity in their use of English.

   
Harula Ladd Mike Robeson
Mike has been teaching English as a Second Language to adults since 2009 and he loves it! It is a great joy for him to learn about others and about what makes us all who we are today: our lives, cultures beliefs, work, home, love, past, dreams, our 'now'. He loves to watch his students as they discover, grow, challenge themselves, come together, experience each other and along the way, improve their skills in English. Together you share how you are with the language and all the adventures it holds. Mike runs a little school in Chesham Buckinghamshire and Watford Hertfordshire (visit www.languagetree.org.uk or www.facebook.com/LanguageTreeSchool) and invites students to come and learn with him. He also visits other countries upon invitation and runs intensive weekend workshops for groups to push the boundaries beyond what is known.
   
Harula Ladd Manda Stretch
She has been a Support teacher on this EIC course for the past 8 years. She is a fully qualified TESOL teacher [Trinity College.] Manda has lived in the Community since 2004. She is particularly well known for her informal, fun approach to teaching English through storytelling, song and dance. She has also been facilitating the Transformation Game for 25 years and runs Laughter Yoga leader trainings from her B and B home on the Park. She loves blowing giant bubbles on Findhorn beach .
   
Vera Bohlen, in-house focaliser

Vera is a self employed ceramic artist, living in Findhorn. She found a passion for clay 'by default' in 1995, when she came to attend the "Essence of the Arts in Community" course in Findhorn. Originally trained as a photographer and social worker, this discovery initiated a big life and career change and subsequently her move from Berlin, Germany to Scotland in 1996, where she has lived ever since. She makes (and teaches) ceramics in her ClaySongs Studio in the new East Whins cluster at the Park.
Vera is also a passionate singer. She co-leads the Georgian singing group Bukhari and, with her partner David, Harmonic Temple evenings and various singing events in the community and beyond. She is a facilitator of the Game of Transformation, and has lead many courses for the Findhorn Foundation.
   
  Fabien Barouch, in-house focaliser
   
 

Martin Roche-Nishimori, support teacher

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