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Discover Devon - General English for the over 50s, English Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 14 days
The two-week programme in Discover Devon - General English for the over 50s offered by Torquay International School combines an intensive General English course, taught in classes of 4 students maximum, with engaging excursions around the UK’s most varied, beautiful and evocative region.


World-famous writers such as Agatha Christie, Charles Darwin, Rudyard Kipling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle visited, lived in and loved our beautiful region of the English Riviera.

Inspired by this, Torquay International School has designed Discover Devon - General English for the over 50s, the perfect programme for 50+ with afternoon activities that explore the favourite places of some of England’s greatest writers.

Aims and objectives

Students gain confidence in using English in a functional and practical way, while enjoying a sample of what life in Devon has to offer.

Progression routes

Some students use this as a springboard on to one of our General English or MAX4 courses, at an appropriate level.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Guided Tour of Torquay and a visit to Torquay Museum
  • Trip to Berry Pomeroy Castle, tucked away in a deep wooded valley
  • Special interest talk
  • Lunch with fellow students and a member of staff
  • Visit to 'Greenway', Agatha Christie’s summer home
  • Agatha Christie film club
  • Trip to Cockington, with time for a traditional cream team in the quaint setting of an old English village

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum age 50 years old
  • English level Elementary and above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    813 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 813 GBP per module and a duration of 14 days.
  • EU/EEA

    813 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 813 GBP per module and a duration of 14 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
£812.5 per week

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.


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