Language course English in Torquay

T.I.S.

The Torquay International School (TIS) is located just a few minutes on foot from Torquay town centre and is surrounded by large gardens and a volley ball court. The school was founded in 1972. 

Key features of our partner English school in Torquay

  • Accredited by the British Council and EnglishUK
  • 20 classrooms
  • Library and internet centre with free computer/internet access
  • Student lounge with Plasma screen TV and DVD/video facilities
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Wireless Internet throughout the school - free
  • An extensive range of textbooks and text materials
  • Bookshop
  • Club TIS Café for lunch
  • Gardens & Barbecue
  • Volley ball court 
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social Programme

The school organizes a social programme designed to help put you in contact with other students and widen your experience of different nationalities and customs. The cost of the programme is not included in your course but each week there are 1 to 2 free of charge activities you can join such as: Activity programme Torquay
  •  Monday afternoon guided walk on your first day
  • Monday film
  • Mystery sightseeing trips
  • Volley Ball
  • football
  • table tennis tournament and many others.

There are many things to do such as:

  • 10-pin bowling
  • caving
  • fishing
  • golf and more

Excursions are also available for example to Exeter, Port of Topsham, Dartmoor National Park, etc.

 

Intensive

The intensive course consists of 15, 19, 23 or 30 lessons tuition per week and the aim is to help you achieve fluency, accuracy and confidence in both spoken and written English.  There are classes at all levels from Elementary to Advanced.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
19
23
30
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
Surcharges school residence:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €93 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Please contact us if you have special dietary needs so we can inform the school in advance, a surcharge of € 42 will be applied for this.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for a private airport transfer per person upon arrival at Exeter airport. For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Arrival London Heathrow (private taxi): € 311 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 180 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 359 (one-way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • arrival transfer at coach or train station when staying in a host family
  • student card
  • use of teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019.

Minigroup 30+

English for the Over 30´s. This course is designed for more mature students and professionals wanting to improve the English language in a more intensive setting with a maximum of 4 students per class. It consists of 15 lessons in the morning which focus on general English whether for travel and holidays, work, or just for personal satisfaction.

You need to have at least a pre-intermediate level of English (A2).

You can add optional lunches with the teacher; you can join the teacher at lunchtime and continue improving your conversation skills (cost of lunch not included).

This course also includes two free evening activities each week, such as a pub night or a talk on a subject such as Agatha Christie.

Minimum age is 30 year .

Prices 2018

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 4 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Minigroup 30+ without accommodation 757 1436 2115 2794
Minigroup 30+ with host family, single room, halfboard 981 1829 2678 3527
Minigroup 30+ with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1073 2014 2954 3895
Minigroup 30+ with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1095 2059 3022 3986
Minigroup 30+ with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1196 2260 3324 4388
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharge course:   02/07 - 17/08 : €37 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
Surcharges school residence:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €93 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Please contact us if you have special dietary needs so we can inform the school in advance, a surcharge of € 42 will be applied for this.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for a private airport transfer per person upon arrival at Exeter airport. For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Arrival London Heathrow (private taxi): € 311 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 180 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 359 (one-way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • arrival transfer at coach or train station when staying in a host family
  • student card
  • use of teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019.

Combined Minigroup 30+

English for the Over 30´s. This course combines the Minigroup 30+ course, which consists of 15 lessons in the morning in a small group with a maximum of 5 persons per group with 15 private lessons in the afternoon.

You need to have at least a pre-intermediate level of English (A2).

You can add optional lunches with the teacher; you can join the teacher at lunchtime and continue improving your conversation skills (cost of lunch not included).

This course also includes two free evening activities each week, such as a pub night or a talk on a subject such as Agatha Christie.

 

Minimum age is 30 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 4/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined Minigroup 30+ without accommodation 2051 4022 5993 7963
Combined Minigroup 30+ with host family, single room, halfboard 2274 4415 6556 8696
Combined Minigroup 30+ with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2366 4599 6832 9064
Combined Minigroup 30+ with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2389 4645 6900 9155
Combined Minigroup 30+ with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 2489 4845 7202 9557
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharge course:   02/07 - 17/08 : €37 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
Surcharges school residence:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €93 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Please contact us if you have special dietary needs so we can inform the school in advance, a surcharge of € 42 will be applied for this.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for a private airport transfer per person upon arrival at Exeter airport. For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Arrival London Heathrow (private taxi): € 311 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 180 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 359 (one-way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • arrival transfer at coach or train station when staying in a host family
  • student card
  • use of teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019.

Cambridge exam

You can shape this Cambridge exam course to your preference. You can either take 15 lessons per week of specific Cambridge exam preparation, or a combination of these 15 Cambridge preparation lessons with 15 General English lessons per week. Please note that the options differ according to the number of lessons, the season and the level you want to take the exam at (FCE, CAE or CPE).

Please make sure to check and reserve your preferred exam date in advance.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
30
Number of weeks:
  10 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 2817
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4568
Cambridge exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 5489
Cambridge exam with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 5716
Cambridge exam with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 6720
Number of weeks:
  10 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 5375
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, halfboard 7126
Cambridge exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 8047
Cambridge exam with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 8274
Cambridge exam with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 9278
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 08/01, 02/04, 24/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

The Cambridge courses might need an extra night or week of accommodation due the exam date and according level. Extra accommodation is not included. Price upon request.

The Cambridge courses do not include the exam fee (exact cost depend on your level).

The 5-week course with start date 23-07/2018 prepares for the FCE and CAE levels only. All other startdates prepare for all three exams.

Exam fees:  

ca. €204, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   02/07 - 17/08 : €37 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
Surcharges school residence:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €93 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Please contact us if you have special dietary needs so we can inform the school in advance, a surcharge of € 42 will be applied for this.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for a private airport transfer per person upon arrival at Exeter airport. For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Arrival London Heathrow (private taxi): € 311 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 180 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 359 (one-way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • arrival transfer at coach or train station when staying in a host family
  • student card
  • use of teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019.

One-to-One

The one-to-one course includes 15 lessons per week of 60 minutes each. The main aim of this course is to help you to understand and to communicate in English within the shortest time possible. Particular attention is paid to listening, speaking and pronunciation.
Clients needing preparation for special projects, tasks or presentations find this course particularly useful and you will be able to work on a project or prepare an English Language presentation with your teacher.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 1137 2195
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1361 2589
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1453 2773
One-to-One with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1476 2818
One-to-One with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1576 3019
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharge course:   02/07 - 17/08 : €413 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
Surcharges school residence:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €93 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Please contact us if you have special dietary needs so we can inform the school in advance, a surcharge of € 42 will be applied for this.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for a private airport transfer per person upon arrival at Exeter airport. For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Arrival London Heathrow (private taxi): € 311 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 180 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 359 (one-way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • arrival transfer at coach or train station when staying in a host family
  • student card
  • use of teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019.

Cambridge exam - summer

This is an intensive, 5 week summer course with 15 lessons per week aimed at those trying to pass the First (FCE) and Advanced (CAE) exam. The course begins in July and ends with the exam in Torquay in August.

The minium level for this course is B2.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2018

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 4 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
Number of weeks:
  5 weeks  
Cambridge exam - summer without accommodation 2960
Cambridge exam - summer with host family, single room, halfboard 3863
Cambridge exam - summer with executive host family, single room, halfboard 4323
Cambridge exam - summer with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 4437
Cambridge exam - summer with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 4939
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 23/07 (5 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

The Cambridge course might need an extra night or week of accommodation due the exam date and according level. Extra accommodation is not included. Price upon request.
The 5 week Cambridge summer course starting 23/07/2018 prepares for FCE and CAE only.
The Cambridge courses do not include the exam fee (depending on the level).

Exam fees:  

ca. €204, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   02/07 - 17/08 : €37 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €32 per week
Surcharges school residence:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €93 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Please contact us if you have special dietary needs so we can inform the school in advance, a surcharge of € 42 will be applied for this.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
double room : 01/07 - 18/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€85

The price stated here is for a private airport transfer per person upon arrival at Exeter airport. For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Arrival London Heathrow (private taxi): € 311 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 180 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 359 (one-way).

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • arrival transfer at coach or train station when staying in a host family
  • student card
  • use of teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance

In 2018 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only 24/12/2018 - 06/01/2019.

Host family

Staying in a homestay is an ideal way to make the most of your stay in Torquay. It represents good value for money, gives you the opportunity to experience the English way of life, culture and food.

All homestay accommodation includes a single bedroom, a study table or separate room to study in, breakfast, evening dinner, a light lunch at weekends and light laundry. The homes are within walking distance of the school and there is a good bus service to the town centre where the school is located.

No other student of the same nationality will be booked into the host family at the same time. Hosts always meet students on arrival at the bus or railway station if notified of arrival time.

Executive host family

An executive host family includes a single bedroom, private bathroom, a study table or separate room to study in, breakfast, evening dinner, a light lunch at weekends and light laundry. The homes are within walking distance of the school and there is a good bus service to the town centre where the school is located.

No other student of the same nationality will be booked into the host family at the same time. Hosts always meet students on arrival at the bus or railway station if notified of arrival time.

School residence

The school residence (“Club TIS”) Club TIS Hotel is just across the road from the school. It has 11 bedrooms and all include:

  • En-suite bathroom with bath or shower 
  • Television 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Free wireless internet 
     

The Club TIS Study Room is open each evening for quiet study. There is a guest computer so you can check your email or use the internet or do your homework. Wireless internet is free throughout the hotel.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the residence restaurant and in the evening a Guests' Kitchen with simple cooking facilities and a fridge for students who wish to prepare a simple supper. The Club TIS Café is open every lunchtime from Monday to Friday with a choice of home cooked hot and cold meals.
A south-facing terrace leads out from the dining room and on a sunny evening it’s a perfect place to sit and enjoy the view across the English Riviera.
Club TIS is only a few minutes walk to a variety of pubs, cafés and restaurants in the town centre.

Residence

The residence is located opposite the language school and consists of 6 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. It is a very nice building with a garden and terrace.
The residence has a modern fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals and it has a washing machine and dryer. Furthermore, it consists of a spacious dining and living room.

Bed linen and towels are provided and free wifi is available and the minimum age for this residence is 18.

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Torquay is a town in the county of Devon in the southwest of England and is easily accessible from Bristol Airport.  It is often called the 'Queen of the English Riviera’ and, in addition to the beautiful scenery, there are many attractions and facilities in the area to entertain all age groups. This stylish resort has a lively waterfront and an international marina with restaurants, cafes and bars with a Mediterranean feel which makes it a perfect place to learn English in Torquay.

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sun
June 19 10 7
July 21 12 6
Aug 21 12 6
Sept 18 10 5
Oct 15 8 3
Nov 11 4 2
Dec 9 3 1
Jan 8 2 1
Feb 8 2 2
Mar 10 3 4
Apr 13 4 5
May 16 7 6
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