3 Church Cross Cottages

Buckfastleigh TQ11 0EZ - UK


Learning English with Joy creativity Awaking Nourishing Self-confidence Inspiring Events

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A smart language school to improve your English & Communication skills with joy and confidence

We are committed to help our students learn English in a safe environment where they feel at home, included in a community of learners based on friendship, respect and mutual support !

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Learning by doing

In AEL you will improve your English and Communication skills in language lessons and also through acting, visual arts, crafts and outdoor activities in various contexts.

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Learning with joy

Our programme are designed to let you enjoy learning and socialising thanks to a wide range of activities and our friendly approach that encourages team building

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Learning from real life

We involve artists and professionals to lead our active creative workshops and insert social and cultural events, excursions to special sites in all our programmes

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Why choose AEL ?

We propose a holistic 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.

Our programmes are designed considering the peculiarity of each age-group and taking into account the individual need, interests and learning strategies.


Recent News

"Your life, my commitment"

“Your life, my commitment”

November 02, 2020

This year our remembrances should be dedicated not only to our beloved ones but also to the over a million people who have left their life because of Covid-19. They...

Our vision

 Our Ethos

We want to help students improve their English and Communication skills with joy while empowering self-confidence, social awareness, personal responsibility.

 Open mind

We welcome every students committed to the learning process regardless their religious belief, political party, gender, nationality, race and cultural background.

 Safe environment

A safe, friendly environment is essential to get the best of studying abroad as it helps the students enjoy their stay and achieve better learning outcomes.

Studying at the AEL project

Here are some features of what you may expect when you study with us


Students are offered multiple opportunities to learn and improve their language abilities according to individual aptitudes and pace of learning. A good academic development provides the knowledge that can also support self-confidence and self-esteem.



Our programmes appeal mind, soul and body by offering art, craft and outdoor activities to nourish the natural creativity of every student that contributes to the ability of problem solving as well as it enhances active participation and joy of learning



We take extreme care for the social inclusion of our students into their host-family, school and local community, so that they can breathe in the life-style, ethos and language of the community they live in. Social inclusion affects the personal development too.