English course in Torquay
Sparkling waters and a seaside breeze along the British Riviera!
Information on the English School in Torquay
Inhabited since Paleolithic times and situated on the southwestern coast of England, the town of Torquay is well-known for its iconic palm trees, international marina, beautiful beaches and a bustling seaside atmosphere. You will find an incredible assortment of continental style cafes, restaurants and cocktail bars, along with stunning beaches and a rich history.
You will get the feel of a traditional British seaside resort, and studying in this vibrant and cheerful town will allow you to embrace life on the English coast, in the very heart of the English Riviera!
The School is just a 3 minute walk from the town centre, housing state of the art educational facilities. Classrooms are well-furnished, and the School also has a student lounge, study centre, free Wi-Fi throughout the building and also boasts an on-site cafeteria. There is also a beautiful garden and an outdoor swimming pool where you can enjoy your free time and socialise with other students from around the world.
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Choose your English course in Torquay
General or Intensive English Course in Torquay for Adults
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English! >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Torquay
[+] To make the most of your language course, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
English for Work in Torquay for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English for Work course. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Torquay
[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Torquay
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
Tips, tricks and links - Independent accommodation
[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more
St Michael's - Residence
[+] This residence is literally a few steps away from the school, it features a number of single bedrooms, with private bathroom. The students have access to a communal kitchen and to a large communal lounge. It's the perfect solution for those who are willing to interact and share with other students f ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Torquay
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Torquay
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Torquay was once the quay of the ancient village of Torre, originating from the ‘tor’, the extensively quarried remains of which you can see at Lymington Road. With a population of less than 100,000 people, this small town still offers everything you could possibly require during your studies here.
Whether you prefer sitting by the marina sipping tea, or the great outdoor adventures, you will be spoilt for choice with the activities and sights you can discover here. South West Coast Park, Meadfoot Beach and the Inner Harbour all boast various types of beautiful scenery and cater to water sports, fishing and sailing. You can take a boat ride, explore Kent’s Cavern and discover hidden gardens around the town. Renowned for its microclimate, it forms a part of the English Riviera, and is a seaside resort that knows how to cater for everyone’s tastes.
Once you’ve arrived in the English Riviera, it’s simple to get where you would like to go either on foot, or by bus. Torquay benefits from a comprehensive bus network that will take you to many of the destinations and attractions in the area.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- OTHER21 % 21 %
- SAUDI ARABIA11 % 11 %
- ITALY11 % 11 %
- SWITZERLAND9 % 9 %
- RUSSIA9 % 9 %
- COLOMBIA9 % 9 %
- OMAN8 % 8 %
- SOUTH KOREA7 % 7 %
- QATAR7 % 7 %
- SPAIN6% 6%
Here the age groups at the English school in Torquay:
- 18-2981 % 81 %
- 30+19% 19%
Structure and timetable of English course in Torquay
First day in Torquay
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Torquay students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Torquay, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Torquay, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Torquay
Not to be missed!
- The National Marine Aquarium (Plymouth)
- Water sports on the beach
- Kent's Cavern
- The Agatha Christie mile
- Dartmouth Castle
How to get around Torquay
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Big Mac £2.50
- Sandwich £3.00
- Can of Coca Cola £0.65
- Coffee £2.00
- 1 litre of milk £0.80
- 2 litres of water £1.20
- 2 course meal in average restaurant £17.00
- SIM Card £10
- Cinema ticket £7
- Night Club ticket £10 – £12
Visas and travel documents
What requirements are there to study in Torquay
If you are NOT European
For you there are no changes with Brexit, everything remains as before, click on: requirements
If you ARE European
Here's what changes:
Until 1 October 2021, you can continue to travel to the UK without a visa, but you will need your passport or valid identity card. You must also have health insurance, see below.
After 1 October 2021, you will only be able to visit the UK if you have your passport and an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA). The authorisation will be obtained very easily, directly online. Updates will be provided in due course. You will need to have health insurance, info below.
The European Health Insurance Card will not be valid after 1 January 2021, so you can add private health insurance to your booking on our website, when available, or make your own arrangements. Health insurance allows you to claim for reimbursement of any health costs you are required to pay in the UK.
For more info click on: requirements