Torquay International School

15 St. Marychurch Road - Torquay

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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.

*TIS host family accommodation is among the best in the UK. Students have a true experience of British life and culture.
*TIS is rated in the top 5% of UK schools by the British Council
*Small class sizes (average 6-7 students)
*Structured courses and professional teachers result in rapid progress at all levels
*Our own hotel , where we take care of adult students as VIP guests
*Torquay is a cultured, British town with theatres, cinemas, museum, beaches and country walks.
*Easy access to London and regional airports

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  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Diving
  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment
  • Host family accommodation
  • Student Residence
  • 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 experience / internship with local companies

  • TIS_Main_Brochure_2017.pdf

  • TIS_Dates___Fees_2017.2.pdf

  • TIS_Family_Brochure_2017.pdf

  • TIS_50__Brochure_2017.pdf

  • TIS_Young_Learners_2017.pdf

4 Reviews

What students are saying

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Torquay International School


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 7 days 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 15 days 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 11 days ago

Torquay International School


studied English Exam Preparation


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 17 days ago

Torquay International School

United Kingdom   

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

posted 11 days ago

Torquay International School


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 21 days 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 18 days ago

This course is for students aged: 30-70
Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
Location Type: Seaside
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Mini Group 30+ Course

This course is designed for more mature students and professionals wanting to improve their General English in a more intensive setting with a maximum of 4 students per class.

These intensive morning classes focus on General English whether for travel and holidays, work, or just for personal satisfaction. The programme offers a range of General English Language topics chosen by the teacher in response to the needs and the level of each class.

Classes start at 8.40 and finish at 12.00 with a 20 minute refreshment break during the morning.

This course is easily combined with private afternoon lessons or group afternoon Option classes.

In addition, you can join us each day for lunch with a teacher and other mature and professional students.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Exams and Prep offered: Cambridge PET, TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, Cambridge CAE, Cambridge FCE, Cambridge KET, IELTS
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Location Type: Seaside
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Our Examination Courses have been designed to help students understand the criteria required for each exam and give them the skills necessary to meet their targets. All our exam class teachers are experienced in teaching the exam syllabus and the school has a very high pass rate for all examinations.

Lessons include a range of approaches and strategies to build understanding, activate usage and increase comprehension. The dedication of the teachers to help all students pass their exam is key to the success of these courses, but of course students also have to be prepared to work hard with their teachers to achieve their goals.
1 Review
This course is for students aged: 25-70
Location Type: Seaside
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Business Professional Communication Course

This course is ideally aimed at anyone needing to improve their communication skills in English for their work. The study period will be intensive and classes are taught by teachers who are both qualified as English Language Teachers and have experience in teaching English for business and professional purposes.

Classes will start at 13.20 and finish at 16.40 including a 20 minute refreshment break. These are intensive sessions with a maximum of 4 per class and include a variety of business related topics concentrating on the skills and language needed for meetings, presentations, telephoning etc., i.e. Communicative Language.

Our Business and Professional courses are suitable for personnel from international companies and organizations who need to improve their communication skills in English for their work
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Seaside
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
Our General English Courses will help you to improve your English in all areas: grammar, vocabulary, speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing.

You will be placed in a morning class at your level based on the results of the test you take on your first Monday morning and you will remain in the same class each morning.

Afternoon classes, for students taking 18, 21 or 23 hours per week, allow the student to choose to focus on Language Development, Academic Skills or IELTS preparation.
3 Reviews
This course is for students aged: 6-15
Levels: Intermediate, Basic, Advanced
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Location Type: Seaside
Top quality tuition

Weekday mornings are spent in lessons with an hour and a half
of grammar-based English classes before morning break,
followed by more relaxed communication-based classes until
lunch. This approach is designed help students quickly progress
no matter what their level of English.

It’s not all work!

Weekday afternoons are filled with 3 hours of workshops,
activities and excursions, allowing the students to have fun as
well as using their newly learnt language skills. Each week there
are two afternoon workshops, such as Arts & Crafts, Film Club,
Music & Song, English Literature, Drama and Conversation Club;
two activities, such as football, volleyball, pitch & putt, rounders,
kayaking, tennis or swimming; and one afternoon excursion,
such as a visit to a water park, Paignton Zoo, the Living Coasts
Zoo and Aquarium, or a Boat Trip.

Evenings are mainly spent with the host family, except for two
activity evenings, which may include ten-pin bowling, a
traditional meal of fish & chips, a disco, a folk night or a BBQ.
On Saturday there is a full-day excursion further afield, to
Exeter, Bristol, Plymouth Aquarium or the Eden Project.
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