The emphasis of the  General English for the over 30s course offered by Torquay International School is placed on developing all aspects of communication. You will study all four skill areas, underpinned by grammar and pronunciation.

Aims and objectives

Students are enabled to develop all aspects of their English in a supportive classroom environment, with a very low student- teacher ratio.

Progression routes

Students can transfer on to our Exam courses. MAX4 is taught at all language abilities, so students have the opportunity to progress through all the levels of the CEFR.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Reading and vocabulary - language learning skills
  • Listening and topic discussion (natural medicine)
  • Grammar - past / continuous - presentation and practice
  • Current news stories from the UK
  • Narrative tenses and story telling
  • Telling and creating real life stories
  • Networking Lunch
  • Vocabulary and reading topic (crime)

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum age 30 years old
  • English level All

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    580 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    580 GBP/year
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  • 15 hours per week £580
  • 19 hours per week £735
  • 23 hours per week £890
  • 30 hours per week £1160

Living costs for Torquay

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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