We love learning

Through Arts

through creative activities,
through social interactions,
through exploring and questioning!

If you love learning from life as we do,
you landed on the right place!

welcome to ael

Active English Learning

a human-centred project

We offer a smart, creative summer language school in a safe, welcoming environment in the South-West of England.

Our focus is on our students language improvement as much as their personal development with a special care for self-confidence, social awareness and personal responsibility.

We achieve our purposes through activity-based programmes that combine creative activities and interactive English tuition.

See our ways of learning

Contemporary jewellery

Learning by doing

In AEL you will discover that arts, crafts and creative activities as well as English lessons ​are all learning opportunities where you are the actual creator

Folk dances

Learning with joy

You will enjoy learning in a safe, friendly environment where teachers are on your side to facilitate and encourage team building and cooperative learning

Cygnet Theatre

Learning from real life

Our students will always feel home as members of their hostfamily, welcomed by friendly teachers and included in selected events of the local community

We create learning opportunities,

You master learning outcomes!

Programme 2023

3-14 July 2023

"Art & English Language"


Arts University Plymouth

Recommended age range: 16 – 19 

A creative summer language school where students will live fully immersed into an enjoyable English experience to improve language & communication skills for conversations and social interactions

24 July - 4 August 2023​

"A community of learners"​


held at Sands School

Recommended age range: 13 – 17

A social educational language experience to develop English & communication skills while questioning, exploring and presenting contents related to the interests of participants, to their age group and current events. 

Our Promises


We respect individual learning strategies and pace of development, appreciate every talent, support and encourage participants to express in freedom their initiative


We accept and include students from every cultural background and do not tolerate any discrimination based on gender, race, religion, political views


We provide a safe, friendly environment where the top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of all our students at school , at home and in every moment of their stay

enjoy with us!

Inspiring events, outstanding places

We regularly visit outstanding places in Devon and Cornwall such as
Eden Project,  Tintagel Head, Dartmoor, Dartington Hall and more.

Get in touch

Home Office

3 Church Cross Cottages,
Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EZ - UK


M +44 (0)7595 450213
T +44 (0)1364 642669​​



AEL Main Office