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Study English in Torquay

This pretty coastal town combines the charm of the English seaside with a hint of the Mediterranean. Torquay's sunny microclimate allows rows of palm trees to grow, and grand villas mix with colorful shops, cafes and bars. Enjoy walking along the romantic Princess Pier, explore the home of world-famous writer Agatha Christie, or ride the sparkling waves by kayak, paddle board or jet ski!

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Swimming pool
UNESCO Geopark
Sea views
Sea view
Coastal town
  • Our Torquay English School is just five minutes’ walk from the town center
  • Beautiful school grounds with a private swimming pool, an on-site café and a gazebo with lovely views out to sea
  • Discounted one-to-one lessons to help you make rapid progress
  • Special courses for Juniors in Torquay are available as well as closed groups of students aged 12 –17
  • Torquay also runs dedicated English courses for students aged 40+
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About our Torquay English school

School facilities

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white board
Student lounge
Study center
study room

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  • School holidays

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  • Torquay school audit

This school is frequently inspected by regulatory bodies. You can read the British Council's latest audit report online for our English school in Torquay.

  • Minimum age


  • Entry level  

From Beginner to Intermediate depending on course

  • Courses 

General English, Business English, Semi-Intensive, Intensive, IELTS Exam Preparation, Cambridge Exam Preparation

  • Class size 

Average 12, maximum 15 students  

  • Course length

From 1 to 52 weeks. The longer you study, the more you’ll progress! 

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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International Languages school is accredited by the British Council, and is a member of English UK. These are highly respected organizations that represent and help maintain the best English language schools in the country.

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed since 2018.

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Student accommodation in Torquay


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  • Share meals with your hosts every day
  • Speak English in a relaxed, natural setting
  • A range of options including twin rooms, en-suite and private bathrooms

Ideal for students who want to discover local culture and customs with a friendly host, in a home environment. 

  • Share meals with your hosts every day
  • Speak English in a relaxed, natural setting
  • A range of options including twin rooms, en-suite and private bathrooms

St Michael's (Single room)

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  • Two-minute walk from school
  • Single and double ensuite rooms
  • Communal kitchen and lounge
  • Study area and sun terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike storage
St Michael's (Single room)

This cozy residence is just a two-minute walk from our school. All single and double bedrooms have private en-suite bathrooms, and some have stunning sea views! There is a modern, well-equipped communal kitchen, a study area, and a lounge and dining room where you can relax and get to know your fellow students.

You’ll also find laundry facilities, bike storage, a TV in the common area with Netflix and a sun terrace. Rooms are cleaned once a week and bed linen is changed every two weeks.

  • Two-minute walk from school
  • Single and double ensuite rooms
  • Communal kitchen and lounge
  • Study area and sun terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike storage
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Frequently asked questions about studying English in Torquay

Why learn English at our Torquay school?

Studying at our school in Torquay allows you enjoy the beauty of the English south coast and take advantage of the town’s many beaches and harbours where students can swim, surf or just relax.

There’s also the nearby Dartmoor National Park, which is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.  But that’s not all – the town itself also has a rich cultural history, including connections to the famous author Agatha Christie, who lived in Torquay for many years. Add Torquay’s many traditional shops and cute cafes, and we really couldn’t think of a more inspiring place to learn.

How much does it cost to learn English in Torquay?

The cost of your trip depends entirely on the course you choose and where you stay. For a more accurate estimate of how much learning in Torquay will cost, please use our quote tool. At Kaplan, we do our best to provide a range of courses and accommodation options that suit most budgets, but this is not always possible. 

Alternatively, you can also talk to one of our advisors who can help you create a custom package that suits your budget. 

Will I need a visa to study in Torquay?

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to study in Torquay. Please contact one of our advisors to find out more. 

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