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Torquay International School

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15 St. Marychurch Road , Torquay (view map)
94% (5 reviews)
      

About Torquay International School

Founded in 1972, TIS is a solid, established, independent school with a keen focus on quality and personal service. Students work hard to achieve their aims in a welcoming, international atmosphere.

Just to give you an overview of our school and to summarise some of the reasons students choose TIS:

•             Being counted in the top 5% of UK language schools, according to the British Council
•             Our homestay providers, carefully chosen to ensure students will enjoy a very English experience
•             Our own hotel where we care for students as our VIP guests – you would always be welcome!
•             A Professional English stream, MAX4, with maximum class size of 4 and minimum age of 30
•             Small class sizes in our General English courses with a maximum of 12 and average of 7. Minimum age 18
•             An integrated social and cultural programme, ensuring students make the most of every moment of their stay here in the UK
•             Located in the South West of England offering an unrivalled study environment by the sea, with easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful Devon countryside, away from the rush and pressure of London and some of the more established centres

Sports

  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Diving

Additional Services

  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Visa support

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment
  • Host family accommodation
  • Student Residence

Activities

  • Literature
  • Hiking
  • History
  • Photography
  • Volunteering
  • Film
  • Music
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • On campus events
  • University student social events
  • Rock climbing
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

Work and Further Studies

  • Work experience / internship with local companies

Courses

General English

96% 4 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Location Type: Seaside, Rural/Countryside, Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Students follow our in-house schemes of work, covering speaking, listening, reading and writing plus pronunciation and vocabulary work. Teachers use their professional expertise to select activities that will most engage and support their students.
In the afternoons, students develop their communicative ability across a range of stimulating subjects.

English Exam Preparation

84% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge PET, TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, Cambridge CAE, Cambridge FCE, Cambridge KET, IELTS

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Location Type: Seaside, Rural/Countryside, Town/City

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Mornings: Students follow our in-house schemes of work, covering speaking, listening, reading and writing plus pronunciation and vocabulary work. Teachers use their professional expertise to select activities that will most engage and support their students.

Afternoons: Students practise for all papers of the Cambridge Examinations. They will revise key grammar points, develop their standard of writing, recycle vocabulary and hone their examination technique.

These are 10 week courses starting in January, April and September, which end with the students taking the Cambridge Exam in Torquay. Students can join our 10 week course on any week from week 1 to week 7. However, the final 3 weeks leading up to the exam are always closed.

Business English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 30-70

Location Type: Seaside, Rural/Countryside, Town/City

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Teachers use a variety of techniques to develop their students’ confidence and accuracy in a Business English context. Your lessons will be business topic-based and underpinned by communicative tasks.

Professional English

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 30-70

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside, Rural/Countryside, Town/City

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Our small class size offers the opportunity for students to develop their English on a programme of negotiated content between students and their teacher. Great emphasis is placed on developing all aspects of communication. You will study all four skill areas, underpinned by grammar and pronunciation.

English Summer Courses

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 14-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside, Seaside, Town/City

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Seasonal Course: June, July, August

Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced

Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Large, 11-20 students

Our exciting full-day English Academy programme is designed to fully immerse young learners in the English language. It combines serious academic study with fun learning methods and a huge variety of extra-curricular activities and excursions.

Students practise English in a class that enables them to try out new language in a supportive environment. Very low level young learners are introduced to English through songs, games and spoken activities.

English Teacher Training

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-70

Location Type: Rural/Countryside, Seaside, Town/City

Levels: Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Class Sizes: Small, 2-5 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One

This course is of significant benefit to teachers and educational staff who are non-native speakers of English who are required or intend to:
teach or use English, develop their language skills, work on projects/exchange programmes with an international dimension, liaise with English-speaking colleagues, counterparts or parents, upskill their English language teaching techniques, familiarise themselves with international best practice in TEFL.

Junior English Programs

0% 0 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 6-15

Levels: Intermediate, Basic, Advanced, Upper Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk

Location Type: Seaside, Rural/Countryside, Town/City

Students practise English in a class that enables them to try out new language in a supportive environment. Very young learners are introduced to English through songs, games and spoken activities.

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Torquay International School

Spain   

studied General English

My TIS experience


I arrived at this School last february. I have changed to several courses but all of them have been fantastic.
All the staff are completely profesional and I´m very glad because all of them, teachers, students or receptionists are very kind and helpfull. When I meet them in my break time they speak with me.
I have met a lot of people, because there are new people each week and I have had a wonderful group of close friends who I still keep in touch with all of them.
The time inside the school passes very fast because there is a wide variety of activities and trips they organise.
It´s really worth studying in this school and I realise I´m improving my english skills very quickly.

posted 3 years ago

Torquay International School

United Kingdom   

Thank you very much Rebecca for this lovely review! We are delighted you are enjoying your time at TIS!

posted 3 years ago

Torquay International School

Liechtenstein   

studied General English

Gute und sympathische Schule!

Die Schule hat grossartige Lehrer, die Organisation ist perfekt. Ich wurde anhand des Einstufungstests sehr passend eingestuft, der Kurs hat somit sehr viel gebracht. Mit hat auch besonders die freundliche, familiäre Atmosphäre gefallen, ich habe mich sofort sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Schule bietet ein interessantes, abwechslungsreiches Freizeitprogramm an und man dabei eine gute Möglichkeit, die Sprache zu üben. Ich würde wieder die TIS International School wählen!!

posted 3 years ago

Torquay International School

Russian Federation   

studied General English

Great experience !!!

I love TIS & I love Torquay. Classes in mini-groups were worth it. In 5 weeks I definitely improved my English. I enjoyed everything but the weather actually, however the last week was fantastic. Thank's a lot to all the teachers I was in contact with. I hope I will be able to come back soon.

posted 3 years ago

Torquay International School

United Kingdom   

Thank you very much for such an excellent review Vladimir. We are very happy you enjoyed your course and we look forward to your return! Regards,TIS team

posted 3 years ago

Torquay International School

Colombia   

studied English Exam Preparation

TIS NICE SCHOOL

I have been studying at TIS for 7 months and the time here has been amazing. Despite the fact that i have not had a conversation with the director, Kevin Mcnally, i am sure of his profesionalism because it is reflected in the methods the teachers must apply, which in my opinion have very few mistakes.
Your time table will depend on how many hours a week you would like to take. For example, at the moment i am taking 23 hours a week and this works well for me. However, you can either take lessons just in the mornings or in the afternoons and vice versa. You can also choose which days you would like to have them.
Torquay is a nice town, peaceful and full of activities, which the school also offers every day and you can decide whether to go on them or not.
It may be a bit more expensive than other places to learn English but i think it is justified because of the quality of the lessons.
Although i am not a very good friend of the methods used by schools to just teach you how to deal with exams, some of which TIS employ, i asure you that you will learn a lot.
To sum up, TIS is a great school either for those interested in passing exams or simply learning the language as a hobby. Anyway, attending TIS will give you the chance to evaluate your knowledge of the English language.

posted 3 years ago

Torquay International School

United Kingdom   

Thank you very much for such a comprehensive review Mateo. Best wishes,TIS team.

posted 3 years ago

Torquay International School

Switzerland   

studied General English

TIS a review

TIS is located in Torquay, which is a part of the English Rivera, that is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. For students, it is a great opportunity to come here to improve their English.

TIS offers a wide variety of social activities, and the person who is responsible for these activites is always open to new ideas.

In Torquay, students can have an active holiday, while at the same time improving their English. If a student wants to learn more, every teacher gives him or her extra work if students want that. All teachers are helpful, open minded, easy- going and very patient. They listen to their students and very patient. They always listen to their students and try to help them.
In fact, the whole staff are helpful and try to find a solution for all the differnt problems student have. Everybod is very friendy.

posted 3 years ago

Torquay International School

United Kingdom   

Thank you very much for your kind words Luzia. We are glad you are enjoying your time at TIS.

posted 3 years ago

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