3 Church Cross Cottages
Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EZ
Devon (UK)
Skype ID : aelproject
T : +44 (0)1364 642669
M : +44 (0)7595 450213

Welcome to Active English Learning !


Come along and enjoy learning English with us !


We provide educational language programmes

that combine academic English lessons with creative and sport activities 

to improve English and Communication skills,

to nourish creativity and active participation,

to awake social awareness and personal responsibility

Active English Learning, a human-centred project

Active English Learning is an educational-language project that provides an intense language experience enhanced by the care of three essential elements: creative thinking, joy of learning, self confidence. We aim to do this by offering a balanced programme that combines academic English and creative activities to improve language skills and nourish personal development.



Programmes 2020

Our programmes are now postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic (Learn more…)

We look forward to welcoming our students next year!

Any questions?  Ready to prebook a place in 2021?

Please contact me here!

Select a Course and Location

Click on the listing below to discover our available programmes

AEL Summer School

Learning by doing, learning with joy, learning from real life: we aim to engage our students - Young People, Teenagers and Children with parents- in English tuition as well as in creative and sport activities to improve their English and Communication skills and self-confidence while nourishing creativity and joy of learning.


English classes in term-time

Our 4-week programme is a unique opportunity to improve English by attending English classes. The programme is available from September until Easter of each academic year. Students can choose three of their favourite subjects and enjoy the welcoming, safe environment of the college and the delightful city of Exeter!.


Studying at Exeter College

Exeter College also welcome international students who want to complete their higher education in Exeter enrolling into International Baccalaureate, A-Level or B-Tech courses or one of the many other available options. For more information or advice, please contact us: we will help you find the option that is good for you !


Why Choose AEL School


Active” is to highlight that learners are not only receiving knowledge from the teachers but are encouraged to learn by “doing” things and to think about them.

Teachers provide guidance introducing the course topics, giving language exercises, introducing the students to the appropriate sources of information.

Students -according to their age and level of English- are encouraged to be engaged in researching, discussing and solving problems they may meet while learning. They are also stimulated to work in teams and share the results of their work so that they can take more responsibility and develop effective cooperative learning.

Conversations, role-playing, artistic activities, case-study and other teaching strategies may be offered to empower understanding of the learners.



English is today the most spoken second language worldwide.

English speakers are able to communicate, understand and interact with confidence with people from other countries in every kind of professional, social and cultural connection.

For the new generations it is not sufficient to learn some English, but they need to acquire English with the same fluency and correctness as their native language, eventually as their “second mother tongue”.

The acquisition of English -as well as other languages- provides a fundamental means not only toward more professional opportunities, but also reciprocal knowledge, breaking down barriers and prejudices, and leading potentially to tolerance and peace.



Learning a language is a complex process that goes through various stages and levels and needs time and consistency.

The time needed in each stage may vary in each individual and each learner should be allowed to proceed on his or her own pace.

Consistency is requirement for everyone. I once heard a language teacher saying to the students:

“… Miracles come from the Holy Spirit.

Learning a language comes from your consistency, determination and passion”.

Joy and engagement are fundamental factors of learning, especially language learning as a language can’t be acquired nor learnt properly unless the learner engages him or herself in deep interest, bright enthusiasm, strong determination.


Studying at AEL Project

Register now to find out all details of our current courses. If you find a programme that suits your needs, just select it now. Whatever stage you’re at in your journey, we want to help.