The 32- year - outdated was offered on a cost-free transfer immediately after being unveiled by West Ham United at the end of last year.
Cole, who has also performed for Chelsea, Liverpool and Lille, is relishing the opportunity to engage in for his fourth Leading League club.
" I have signed a two- calendar year offer and I am very energized about it, coming to a large club. I'm really energized about it and can not wait around to get going," he claimed.
"I spoke to the gaffer and we concur on a ton of points in football and taking part in in a central midfield purpose marketed it for me.
" I am going to be coming in this article and I am going to be understanding too. Naturally I am going to provide myexperience to the squad but you nevertheless study every working day and I want to discover.
"I know I will find out from the manager, I am going to learn from other gamers here andgoing ahead jointly we want to get the best effects for the club.
"It will be thrilling to perform with the younger gamers right here. I will be hoping to maintain maintain of the ball, make some ambitions and rating some targets. It'a a good obstacle. I can't hold out to get commenced."
Cole, who won fifty six caps for England, received a few Premier League titles during a successful seven - yr spell with Chelsea but a succession of accidents disrupted his career.
A go to Liverpool in 2010 unsuccessful to reignite his occupation but he liked a effective personal loan spell with Lille ahead of returning to Upton Park final yr.
Cole becomes Villa's second signing of the summer - previous Arsenal defenderPhilippe Senderos becoming a member of past week.