- Three-week English study immersion.
- For those with pre-intermediate and intermediate English levels.
- Explore English learning in a holistic and fun way.
- Study in a safe and empowering environment.
- Develop conscious communication and reflective practices.
- Create your own programme of study suiting your English language development needs.
What this course includes
By joining this course you are offered an opportunity to develop English language skills creatively while living and serving in the Findhorn Foundation Community. This integrated approach to learning blends creativity with communication to offer English learning in a holistic and fun way.
The course offers music, poetry, arts and crafts, creative writing and storytelling. We facilitate a safe learning environment to support the exploration of creative play where all levels of creative experience are welcome.
You will embark on a learning journey together with course leaders and group participants to develop confidence, fluency and understanding. You will have the opportunity to create your own programme of study, personalised for your own language needs. This may involve reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as pronunciation and grammar.
While practising English creatively, we will also explore ourselves on a deeper level, focusing on conscious communication and reflection practices. This is an opportunity to collaborate with people from all over the world to share our different cultures and experiences of life.
Pip Lee Meer
Pip is lead faculty and co-ordinator of our Learning English in Community course. She 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 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 College.
Megan Chapman Campbell
Megan loves the magical process of learning. She is inspired by that moment when something “clicks” for someone and they light up inside. She enjoys the challenge of finding how to unlock this magic for different people in their own unique way. Having studied education for her degree at university, Megan went on to become a fully qualified teacher in 2012. She knows that the best way to learn is to engage our whole selves and she therefore enjoys the holistic and fun approach that English in Community offers. Megan enjoys music, sewing and fireside cups of tea.
Dr Fiona Gibbon
Fiona originally trained as a speech and language therapist and has experience working in different teaching and clinical settings. Over the past 40 years, she has lived and worked in England, southern Ireland and Scotland and recently qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages. She enjoys helping children and adults learn language in everyday activities that take place in relaxed and supportive atmospheres. In these natural situations, people can fully engage, communicate and connect with others. She likes spending time travelling, reading, cycling, and making the most of living in the magnificent Scottish landscape.
This course is for pre-intermediate and intermediate English levels.
Beginner and experienced creatives welcomed.
This course is suitable for people who have already completed Learning English in Community or Experience week and wish to continue to develop their language skills.
The higher fee helps support others to attend, the middle fee covers costs and enables course development, the low fee is the minimum cost of the course.
A £100 non-refundable deposit is required by all applicants at the time of booking.
After submitting the online application form and paying your deposit, we will arrange a skype interview with you. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and a chance for the College team to meet with you.