How Ardmore creates unique and immersive language experiences.

Ardmore Educational Travel (AET) are Language Travel Specialists who provide unique and immersive Language Experiences that increase student capabilities and promote a global mindset. Founded in 1984, the world has changed completely, but who we are and what we stand for has never changed.

Proud
of our reputation in the industry and among schools across the UK, we
are accredited members of a host of associations to ensure we are fully
informed of all travel & educational updates and are maintaining the
highest quality standards.

As assured members of the School Travel Forum (STF), a non-profit organisation
of leading school tour operators that promotes good practice and safety
in school travel, we work to consistently exceed their standards. We
also fully support the LoTC Quality Badge initiative and have held the accreditation for several years. Being members of the Federation of International Youth Travel (FIYTO) and the British Educational Travel Association (BETA Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) also ensures we keep our knowledge up to date and relevant.

Ardmore Educational Travel are also Assured Members of the regulatory body ABTA and hold an ATOL license, ensuring financial security and peace of mind.

What we do

In an increasingly inter-dependant & globalised world we can offer Immersive language experiences that give students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves culturally and develop their language skills.

Our
trips are specifically tailored to your language needs, incorporating
lessons and cultural excursions, whether it be French, Spanish or
German. We can do this because we work with partners from all over the
world who help us make memorable, considered and dynamic experiences.

As one of the only companies in the UK who offer genuine language immersion experiences, through stays with host families, we believe we create an added layer of education and perspective of both the language and culture of the chosen country.

Why we do it

In the great words of Hans Christian Andersen: ‘To travel is to live.
Working with thousands of students every year, we see the benefits of
language trips daily. With cultural understanding and education, young
people learn to become more empathetic and tolerant. The chance to
immerse themselves in another culture empowers them to see the world in a
different way and make up their own minds about it. These interactions
shape and inspire students in ways they never forget, and we are proud
that we can enable these important lessons.

Our mission, vision and values at AET are simple.

Our mission to provide unique and immersive Language Trips that encourage international communication, enabling our vision of a generation with global perspective & responsibility, which we value by making these educational experiences possible.’

How we do it

There are several ways we create the perfect language trip, and it all starts with a conversation.

You can either contact us by phone or email through our website here.
We can also visit you and discuss everything in person, which creates a
more personable relationship to enable us to fulfil your trip needs.

We need to understand your requirements and learning outcomes for the trips, initially we need to establish the following:

  1. Do
    you require Language Tuition by a qualified, native speaking teacher?
    We can provide as little or as many hours as you prefer.
  1. What type of accommodation you would prefer, e.g., host family, hostel, hotel, residential campus etc?
  1. Which local excursions you choose to immerse the students into the culture of the country.
  1. Your preferred dates of travel, remember we can accommodate trips throughout the full academic year.

Your quotation is then produced. This is based on approximate student numbers, then, once we have received your deposits, you are assigned a Tours Manager who will support you in the run up to the trip. They are experts when it comes to our Safety Management System, which is externally audited and reviewed regularly to ensure the utmost safety of everyone on the trip.

You
will be also be given assistance with your recruitment needs, we can
help by providing posters, presentations or information sessions for
both students and parents plus attend any Parents Evenings to answer
questions.

Our
Travel Booking Timeline makes a simple job our of planning
documentation and payments for the trip, we pride ourselves on
consistently delivering and ensure we support you to achieve the same.

If you’d like to
learn more or book a consultation, please visit us online here.

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