Welcome to

Active English Learning

A human-centred-project

We offer an activity-based summer school in a safe, welcoming environment at the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.

Our focus is on our students personal development as much as on their language improvement.


Why choose AEL

We propose a hands-on approach featuring 

  • learning through creative and outdoor activities, 
  • active English lessons encouraging team work and cooperative learning
  • social inclusion at school and within the host-family
  • participation to inspiring social and cultural events.

All our programmes consider the peculiarity of each age-group and take into account the individual needs, expectations and learning strategies. 

While caring for language development, we also aim to nourish self-confidence, creativity, social awareness and personal responsibility as such qualities are at the core of a modern personal development

See our ways of learning

Learning by doing

In AEL you will discover that arts, crafts, games are active learning opportunities to improve English and rise social awareness

Learning with joy

You will enjoy learning in a safe, friendly environment that promotes team building and cooperative learning

Learning from real life

Creative workshops with local artists and tutors will offer a glimpse of the cultural, social identity of the local community

Your personal development


Our inclusive, dynamic programme will help you feel good, boost your self-confidence, nourish your creativity and joy of learning

Social awareness

While exploring the new environment and making new friends, you will gain an increased level of social awareness and care for the others

Personal responsibility

You will find yourself the real director of your whole experience at school and at home, in your studies, activities and behaviours

Programme 2022



16 – 30 July 2022


with parents

31 July – 5 August 2022

Family Camp


31 July – 5 August 2022

Our Promises


We care for the personal development of our students as much as for their learning improvement. We aim to grow together in fairness, kindness and respect for one another.


We welcome every student committed to learning and socialising regardless religious belief, political view, gender, nationality, race and social, cultural background.

Safe Environment

We provide a safe, friendly environment where the top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our students to help them enjoy their experience abroad and get the best of it.

Inspiring events, outstanding places!

Minack Theatre is a spectacular theatre where the AEL students enjoyed various performances over the years.

We regularly visit other outstanding places in Devon and Cornwall such as Eden Project, Tintagel HeadDartington Hall and more.

Get in touch

AEL Home Office

3 Church Cross Cottages,
Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EZ - UK


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



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