Torquay International School

A student-focused learning environment with small class sizes

We have been teaching English since 1972. Between us we have a vast depth of knowledge and experience about teaching and caring for our students.
Our team believes passionately in the quality of our school and the courses we offer. We have decades of experience in delivering engaging, results-driven courses and are very excited about the prospect of tailoring our courses so that they meet the specific needs of every one of our students.
We believe passionately in the quality of our school, the courses and the accommodation that we offer to all our clients. At Torquay International School our average staff/student ratio is 1/4.
Our General English courses benefit from an average class size of 7 – 8 students (maximum 12). Our Professional English stream, Max 4, on the other hand enjoys the luxury of 2 – 3 students on average per class (maximum 4).

“One time of my life - really enjoyed learning and refreshing my English at TIS and at my lovely homestay. There is a lot to explore around Torquay. I would like to come back”

Brigitte, Switzerland

  • Family Programme
  • Discover Devon 50+
  • General English for the over 30s (MAX 4)
  • General English (MAX 12)
  • Professional English (MAX 1)
  • Legal English (TOLES)
  • English + Golf
  • Cambridge Exam Preparation
  • IELTS Exam Preparation
  • Young Learner Academy
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • TIS Partner Hotel
  • Self Catering Apartments
School Factfile
  • Established in 1972
  • 20 classrooms
  • Garden with volleyball court
  • Average: 75 students
  • Maximum: 130 students
  • Age: minimum 18 (individuals)
  • Age: minimum 14 (individuals - summer ONLY)
  • Nearest airports: Exeter, Bristol, London Heathrow
  • Fantastic nationality mix (Over 40 nationalities in 2019)
  • Small class sizes and individual attention


The English Riviera

Located in the South West of England, TIS offers an unrivalled study environment by the sea, with easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful Devon countryside, away from the rush and pressure of London and some of the more established centres.
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.

“I really recommend everyone to study in this school. If you want to speak English language very well it will be great to join them. Friendly staff, very helpful you will feel you are in your house with your family.”

Juma, Oman

Torquay Factfile
  • Stunning seaside town
  • Numerous tourist attractions
  • Award Winning Beaches
  • UNESCO Global Geopark
  • Birth Place of Agatha Christie
  • Walk the South West Coast Path

“We love being part of TEN. We remain independent but we share a group experience. It's a privilege to network with the TEN colleagues”

Kevin McNally, Director

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