Active English

Children on a Bell young learner programme ‘learn by doing’. In addition to spending time developing English language skills in the classroom – working with their teacher, in pairs and small groups – students also develop their communication skills through a range of activities, study tours and events.

Language lessons

Through project and class-based activities, students:

  • Develop their grammar and pronunciation skills and increase their vocabulary
  • Practise their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Sports and activities

Students develop their English language and communication skills by exploring at least five different sports or creative crafts each week. Students can choose from:

  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Arts and crafts
  • Performing arts

Other activities are available and vary dependent on centre.

Study tours

Each week, students go on 1 full day and 1 half day study tour to UK destinations such as London, Cambridge, Oxford and Brighton.

Students prepare for study tours in class prior to their trip and during the day complete language activities which integrate with their classwork. Activities include:

  • Conducting interviews
  • Developing a quiz about things they have seen or learnt about


Our programme of supervised events gives students the opportunity to relax, have fun and make friends with other young learners – all in English. Events include:

  • Sports – from football and basketball to tennis and cricket
  • Creative arts – from t-shirt painting to photography
  • Evening activities – such as discos, fashion shows and quiz nights

Choose a Bell young learner English course and from the moment we collect your child from the airport to the time they depart you will be confident in the knowledge that your child will be safe and supervised throughout their stay with us. They will receive:

  • At least 21 hours of tuition per week of lessons / programmed activities
  • Comprehensive supervision by qualified and experienced staff
  • Residential accommodation and all meals
  • Use of sport facilities
  • Study tours and a full programme of social events
  • Learning materials, course portfolio and end of course certificate
  • Return transfers on scheduled arrival and departure days from and to designated airports
  • Free laundry service