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 flourish, and grand Italianate villas mingle with colorful shops, cafes and bars. Stroll along the romantic Princess Pier, explore the home of legendary writer Agatha Christie, or head out across the sparkling waves by kayak, dinghy or jet ski!
Our Torquay English School is just five minutes’ walk from the town center, and in the beautiful grounds you'll find 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
Offers preparation courses for the Occupational English Test (OET) – an English qualification specifically tailored for healthcare professionals
A private garden and on-site swimming pool offer the perfect haven on summer days
”The best thing about studying with students from around the world is you know and understand other cultures, and you need to speak in English to communicate. It’s a good, big and important experience.”
University Placement Service:
Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more
Languages spoken by staff:
Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Hungarian
All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics
Our Torquay school is a Boxhill OET (Occupational English Test) Center and Trinity exam center
This Kaplan International English 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 in 2017.
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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
Join our homestay program and live in a British homestay during your time in Torquay. Meals will be provided by your hosts and practice your English outside of school in a relaxed and informal situation.
Live in a homestay specially chosen by us
Enjoy breakfasts and dinners provided by our hosts
Get friendly advice about our English courses, our schools and prices. Find out more, or book now.
Our consultants speak many different languages so if you would prefer to contact us in your own language, please tell us in the message to our staff below.