Welcome to the ACTIVATE YOUR ENGLISH website. 

It contains details of our courses for 2017 and allows you to download application forms, brochure and all the information you need.

Our new format courses in 2013 were very successful and showed once again the remarkable progress which students can make on AYE (see the 2015 Course Review).

We are looking forward to some really exciting courses and some wonderful and enthusiastic students.


I have just returned from a wonderful week in Italy, staying with Glenn and enjoying perfect blue skies and warm sunshine. I had an enjoyable week working with student classes in Conegliano to give them a taste of AYE, working with teachers also in Conegliano and Mirano and meeting some parents who are keen to send their children to AYE.

Sadly, the special SPEND A DAY, MAKE A PLAY event in Susegana was poorly attended, so we were not able to make the play I had planned - but we did some improvisation with Andrea, Agnese and Naomi and teachers Doris and Gladys - which was fun.

We hope this year to meet some returning students and lots of new ones at AYE in Durham.

DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME - IT WON'T LAST FOR EVER. And if you have been to an AYE course, don't forget to tell your friends and encourage them to come.

With very best wishes to all our friends and colleagues of the AYE family

John X. 2/3/2017

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Did you enjoy your experience of AYE and make good progress?  Would you like to help us interest other students in coming to an AYE course?
It is obvious that AYE students are our best advertisement.  It is very simple.  Once accepted as an AYE Student Ambassador, you tell other students and relatives about AYE and what is special about it, and encourage them to come to an AYE course in 2016.  We will give you a letter of authorisation, instructions and some brochures to hand out to people who you think might be interested.
We are looking for Ambassadors from different schools in different areas.  To be selected you must be 14+ years and have attended an AYE course.  If you are interested, contact Morena Santandrea, who will manage the scheme, by email at morena_aye@libero.it and tell her -
your name and full address, telephone number and email, your age, school address and area and which AYE course you attended..
In exchange for your help,for any student who actually attends an AYE course in 2017, we will pay you 75E, either in cash at the end of the summer, or the amount to be deducted from your course fees if you are returning to AYE in 2017.
If you are interested in helping us in this way, contact Morena Santandrea today and become an AYE Student Ambassador for 2017.
John L. Norman
Course Director.

Thank you to all our students, teachers, parents and friends who continue to support AYE and make it possible.


November 2016