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, 18 or 21 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.

The intensive course 15 includes 15 lessons of general English which take place every morning from Monday to Friday 0900 to 1230.

The intensive course 18 includes 15 lessons of  general English which take place every morning from Monday to Friday 0900 to 1230 plus 3 lessons of electives.
The intensive course 21 is designed for people who want a more intensive programme of study. In addition to the 15 lessons of General English you will have 6 extra lessons per week of elective topics selected from:

  • Exam Preparation : FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS & TOEIC Preparation (+ TOEFL summer only)
  • Communication Skills for Listening & Speaking and for Social & Leisure situations
  • Business Preparation
  • Music Option - language through song
  • British and American Literature

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
18
21
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks 14 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 318 564 809 1052 1544 2033 2524 2740 3185 3630 4519
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 528 934 1341 1746 2560 3372 4186 4725 5492 6260 7795
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 621 1121 1620 2119 3119 4117 5118 5844 6798 7751 9659
Intensive with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 603 1124 1645 2165 3209 4250 5294 6062 7059 8056 10050
Intensive with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 668 1264 1861 2456 3650 4842 6036 6955 8103 9251 11546
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks 14 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 367 660 956 1248 1837 2425 3013 3314 3854 4395 5475
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 577 1031 1488 1942 2853 3764 4675 5299 6162 7025 8751
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 670 1217 1767 2315 3412 4510 5607 6417 7467 8517 10616
Intensive with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 652 1221 1792 2361 3502 4642 5783 6636 7729 8821 11007
Intensive with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 717 1361 2008 2652 3943 5234 6525 7529 8772 10016 12502
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks 14 weeks 16 weeks 20 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 416 760 1103 1445 2132 2817 3504 3902 4542 5179 6456
Intensive with host family, single room, halfboard 626 1130 1635 2138 3148 4156 5166 5887 6849 7809 9731
Intensive with executive host family, single room, halfboard 719 1317 1914 2511 3707 4902 6098 7006 8154 9301 11596
Intensive with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 701 1320 1939 2557 3797 5034 6274 7224 8416 9606 11987
Intensive with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 766 1460 2155 2848 4238 5626 7016 8117 9460 10800 13482
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 06/02, 06/03, 03/04, 01/05, 05/06, 03/07, 07/08, 04/09, 02/10, 06/11, 04/12
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

The intensive courses with 18 and 21 lessons per week require a minimum level of A1. Absolute beginners can start with in a Intensive course of 15 lessons per week every first Monday of the month.

Surcharge course:   17/06 - 18/08 : €37 per week
Info executive host family:  

Accommodation with an executive host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
Info school residence:  

Minimum age to stay in the residence: 18 years.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €85 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Accommodation with a host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€61

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): € 281 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 138 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 329 (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 2017 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only from December 18 2017 to January 2 2018 inclusive.

The maximum number of students per group in July/August is 12.

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 2017

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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 656 1238 1820 2401
Minigroup 30+ with host family, single room, halfboard 865 1608 2352 3094
Minigroup 30+ with executive host family, single room, halfboard 958 1795 2632 3467
Minigroup 30+ with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 940 1798 2657 3514
Minigroup 30+ with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1005 1938 2872 3804
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharge course:   17/06 - 18/08 : €48 per week
Info executive host family:  

Accommodation with an executive host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
Info school residence:  

Minimum age to stay in the residence: 18 years.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €85 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Accommodation with a host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€61

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): € 281 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 138 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 329 (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 2017 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only from December 18 2017 to January 2 2018 inclusive.

The maximum number of students per group in July/August is 12.

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 5 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 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 4/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined Minigroup 30+ without accommodation 981 1888 2795 3701
Combined Minigroup 30+ with host family, single room, halfboard 1190 2259 3327 4395
Combined Minigroup 30+ with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1283 2445 3607 4768
Combined Minigroup 30+ with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 1265 2449 3632 4814
Combined Minigroup 30+ with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 1330 2589 3847 5105
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharge course:   17/06 - 18/08 : €168 per week
Info executive host family:  

Accommodation with an executive host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
Info school residence:  

Minimum age to stay in the residence: 18 years.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €85 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Accommodation with a host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€61

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): € 281 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 138 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 329 (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 2017 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only from December 18 2017 to January 2 2018 inclusive.

The maximum number of students per group in July/August is 12.

Cambridge exam

The Cambridge exam preparation course includes 23 lessons of tuition per week. Classes take place every morning from Monday to Friday inclusive and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Monday and Friday afternoons are free for private study and examination practice using past papers.
Preparation is available for all levels (FCE, CAE and CPE) but please check the starting dates to see which course prepares for which level.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
23
Number of weeks:
  5 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 1889 2979 3648
Cambridge exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2744 4318 5309
Cambridge exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 3210 5064 6242
Cambridge exam with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 3278 5197 6417
Cambridge exam with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 3644 5789 7160
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 02/01, 27/03, 18/09

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).

Exam fees:  

ca. €204, to be paid directly on arrival

Info executive host family:  

Accommodation with an executive host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
Info school residence:  

Minimum age to stay in the residence: 18 years.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €85 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Accommodation with a host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€61

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): € 281 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 138 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 329 (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 2017 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only from December 18 2017 to January 2 2018 inclusive.

The maximum number of students per group in July/August is 12.

One-to-One

The one-to-one course includes 20 lessons per week of 45 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.

The minimum age for this course is 23 and is available from complete beginner level to proficiency. 

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 1789 3504
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1998 3875
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2091 4061
One-to-One with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 2073 4065
One-to-One with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 2138 4205
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Surcharge course:   17/06 - 18/08 : €288 per week
Info executive host family:  

Accommodation with an executive host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
Info school residence:  

Minimum age to stay in the residence: 18 years.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €85 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Accommodation with a host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€61

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): € 281 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 138 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 329 (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 2017 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only from December 18 2017 to January 2 2018 inclusive.

The maximum number of students per group in July/August is 12.

Cambridge exam - summer

This is an intensive, 5 week summer course with 23 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 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
23
Number of weeks:
  5 weeks  
Cambridge exam - summer without accommodation 2070
Cambridge exam - summer with host family, single room, halfboard 2924
Cambridge exam - summer with executive host family, single room, halfboard 3391
Cambridge exam - summer with school residence, double room, bed & breakfast 3459
Cambridge exam - summer with school residence, single room, bed & breakfast 3825
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 24/07 (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 July 24 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

Info executive host family:  

Accommodation with an executive host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €31 per week
Info school residence:  

Minimum age to stay in the residence: 18 years.

Surcharges school residence:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €85 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €68 per week
Info host family:  

Accommodation with a host family included half board on week days and full board during the weekend (light/packed lunch).

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
double room : 16/07 - 19/08 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€61

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): € 281 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Bristol Airport: € 138 (one-way).
  • Arrival transfer (private taxi) Gatwick Airport: € 329 (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 2017 the school organizes lessons as usual on all public holidays including Easter and will be closed only from December 18 2017 to January 2 2018 inclusive.

The maximum number of students per group in July/August is 12.

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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May 16 7 6
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
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