With more than 40 years of experience of quality General English and Business English Language Courses, Torquay International School is one of the leading English language schools in the UK.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Whether you want to learn English for pleasure, study for IELTS, a Cambridge exam or for your career, we have the ideal course for you.
  • The programme is flexible, changing every week to suit the ages and interests of the students in the school.
  • Whether you are 16+, 30+ or 50+, you will be very welcome. Join us in Torquay and make your English Language Course an unforgettable memory.



We’ve been teaching English since 1972. Between us we have a vast depth of knowledge and experience about teaching and caring for our students. 


  • Small class sizes and individual attention 
  • All of our teachers are qualified, experienced and dedicated to teaching English. 
  • We offer a flexible General English course with a choice of hours per week, as well as Cambidge and IELTS exam preparation, Courses for the Over 30s and Over 50s and a range of Business and Professional English courses. 
  • As soon as you walk in the door you will realise that at TIS we work hard but also play hard, our reception team and teachers are truly dedicated to helping you to improve your English but also to ensuring that you enjoy every minute of your time in Torquay.  


For business classes, our teachers are choosen not just for their skills, but also for their understanding of or background in business. 

Master's Programmes


Student services

  • Reception office with welfare, travel and accommodation services 

Housing services

  • Homestay: Living with a family will give you a unique insight into the local culture, in terms of visiting local places of interest, meeting local people and trying local cuisine. 
  • TIS Hotel: Opposite the school is Club TIS Hotel, our own bed and breakfast guest house and an ideal choice for more mature students aged 30+. 
  • Rosa Apartments: Situated above the harbour and only 15 minutes walk from TIS, with integral kitchen, lounge and dining areas. Each apartment has a double bedroom with king-size bed and bathroom with shower.
  • Cedar Cottage Apartments: Two attractive, self-contained flats both with two bedrooms & two bathrooms. Ideal for long-stay or exam students and for small families (up to 5 persons total). 

Student Life

Campus life

  • 20 classrooms 
  • Self-access and internet centre with free computer/internet access 
  • Student lounge with Plasma screen TV and DVD/video facilities 
  • Audio and video equipment 
  • Wireless Internet throughout the school - free 
  • An extensive range of textbooks and text materials 
  • Bookshop Club TIS Hotel Residence opposite the school 
  • Gardens & Barbecue Volley ball court  
  • Club TIS Café for lunch and sandwich service at school 

Sports facilities

Torquay has endless options for our students to continue practising their favourite hobbies while they study with us. We regularly organise for our students to join the following local clubs: 

  • Running Triathlon 
  • Walking 
  • Footbal tournament 
  • Sailing 
  • Film Club 
  • Many more, just ask us. 


  • British Council
  • TEN (The English Network)
  • IALC
  • English UK
  • Business English UK

Torquay, England, United Kingdom

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