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English Course in Torquay

Sparkling waters and a seaside breeze along the British Riviera!

Information about 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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Every English Course in Torquay includes:

  • Textbooks and Materials
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Access to the Internet/ Wi-Fi

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English Courses in Torquay

English Courses for Adults 18+ and 30+ available in Torquay

General or Intensive English Course in Torquay for Adults

20 or 28 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] 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

28 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] 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

28 lessons per week - from Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] 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

Accommodation in Torquay

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English Course in Torquay, you can choose one of the accommodations proposed by the school below...

St Michael's - Residence

Distance to School: 1 - 2 minutes walking - Room type: Single Room, Private Bathroom, Shared Kitchen

[+] 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

Host Family

Distance to School: 5 - 35 minutes walking, 5 - 10 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, half board (only available for 2 students traveling together)

[+] 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

Why Torquay? Some Facts...

Some more information on the school, area and statistics

Why Choose an English Course in Torquay?

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 has formed part of the English Riviera, and is a seaside resort that knows how to cater to everyone’s tastes.

Once you’ve arrived in the English Riviera, it is 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.

An International Environment

Does this English course in Torquay meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts..

  • Student Ages 18-30 81% 81%
  • 30+ 40+ 50+ 19% 19%

Course Structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First Day (Monday)

The first day begins 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. Here is an example:

  • 07:45 Check-in and registration at the school
  • 08:30 Test
  • 10:00 Introduction
  • 12:45 Break
  • 13:30 The first lesson of your English Course in Torquay! (If you have chosen Intensive English or Business English)
  • 14:45 “Meet and Greet” (If you have chosen General English)
  • 15:00 Break
  • 16:00 Activity

Welcome Pack 

The first day you’ll get a nice 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).

From Tuesday Onwards

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called “Double Banking” when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day; for example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows::

Morning

  • 9:00-10:30   First Module*
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 Second Module*
  • 12:15-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-14:15 “Intensive” and “Business” Lessons**

Afternoon

  • 14:30-16:00 First Module*
  • 16:00-16:15 Break
  • 16:15-17:45 Second Module*

Evening

  • Free time, workshops, extra-curricular activities

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing.
**Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.

Useful Tips For Your Torquay Stay!

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Study English in Torquay

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Cost of Living in Torquay

The below price list can be used as a guide:

  • 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

Getting Around in Torquay

In Torquay, you can use the buses, or rent a scooter or a car (maybe on weekends). If you’ve never tried it, Google Maps can be of great help and offers maps and route planning tools – on foot or by public transport. 

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