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TIS General English Students

A student-focused learning environment with small class sizes

We offer a flexible General English course with a choice of hours per week, Courses for the Over 30s and Over 50s, Business Courses and Courses for families and young learners.

Examination preparation courses are also available for Cambridge (FCE, CAE and CPE), IELTS exam preparation, Trinity or the legal English examination TOLES.

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What's on this week

This page is the best place for you to keep up to date with what's on this week.

We advertise our social programme 4 weeks in advance. Click through the calendar below to find out what's on during your visit.

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TIS Homestay

Excellent accommodation options

The school has a partner bed & breakfast guest house, Ferndale Lodge, which is an ideal choice for mature students age 30+. For independent living, students can choose one of our premium or standard apartments.

For a true taste of modern British culture we highly recommend our homestays – you really will be staying in a home away from home. It’s a way to live a destination, not just visit it.

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Full programme of organised activities

We offer an integrated social and cultural programme, ensuring students make the most of every moment of their stay here in the UK.

By joining the social programme you will be able to meet students from different cultures and discover more about English history and culture.

The programme is organised on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ and ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. The weekly programme is advertised in our student lounge and you can book the activities at Reception.

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Torquay Wheel

The perfect place to experience British culture

Torquay is known as the ‘The English Riviera’, famous for its beaches, palm trees and warm climate. In September 2007 the English Riviera received international UNESCO recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage and was welcomed into both the European and Global Geopark Networks.

Torquay has more attractions than any other seaside town in the UK, numerous exciting events throughout the year and plenty of opportunities for sports, particularly water sports.

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Testimonials from around the globe

Find out what some of our students think of Torquay International School.

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