Studying in Torquay

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English courses in Torquay

Learn English in Torquay, a Devon town nestled in the middle of a scenic stretch of coast line in the south of England. Known for its stylish marinas and yacht clubs, beautiful beaches and busy seaside atmosphere, Torquay also boasts a relaxed and welcoming population. Take in the views on stunning coastal walks, enjoy traditional fish and chips on the beach, or sip on cocktails while looking out to sea.

  • Our English school in Torquay is just three minutes’ walk from the town center
  • Torquay is a mid-sized town of 65,000 people
  • Accommodation is available in the form of homestays and a student residence
  • It is easy to get around the city by foot or by bus
  • Students should arrive at Heathrow, Bristol, Exeter or Plymouth Airport




Adult English schools in Torquay

Schools Best for Location type Nationality mix
Torquay Best for outdoor activities and stunning scenery in a vibrant, friendly seaside town Small City/Town, Beach 46 nationalities attended this school last year

Kaplan Teens English Programs in Torquay

Schools Best for Location type Age range
Torquay Teens Best for students under 18 years old interested in a safe and friendly seaside town Small City/Town, Beach 12 - 17 years old
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Torquay Teens

Things to Do and See

Outdoor Activities

Walk along the stunning coastline and enjoy the fresh sea air, or learn to surf


Play a variety of sports, including tennis, golf, volleyball, sailing, and windsurfing


For a mid-sized town, Torquay has more than its fair share of pubs and clubs, some open until early in the morning

Food & Drink

Go for cocktails at the yacht club or a pint of ale at a pub


Learn about the town's interesting history at the Torquay Museum

Arts & Theatre

Watch a play at one of Torquay's theaters or spend an afternoon at Paignton Zoo


The town center offers high street stores, as well as plenty of shops along the sea-front

Accommodation in Torquay

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Socialize and have fun with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Join our homestay program and live with a British family during your time in Torquay. Share meals with your hosts and practice your English outside of school in a relaxed and informal situation.
  • Live with a local family specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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