With more than 40 years of experience offering qualityEnglish Language Courses,Torquay International Schoolis in the top 5% of English language schools in the UK according to the British Council. For more information check the school website.
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  • About
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Everyone is welcome at Torquay International School our aim is to ensure that everyone who joins a TIS course gets the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their stay with us. The school is proud to say that many students and business clients have returned to the school time after time and have recommended us to their family, friends and colleagues. TIS is now welcoming students from the third generation of some families.

  • Small and friendly school with dedicated staff 
  • More than 40 years of experience
  • A beautiful location
  • Small class sizes and individual attention
  • We all are professionals
  • We have a great variety of courses to fit you well
  • We organise a rich social programme
  • English at TIS is fun but needs hard work

About Location

The school is located just a few minutes on foot from Torquay town centre and is surrounded by large gardens and a volley ball court. Our own hotel residence, Club TIS is opposite the school. The English Riviera has it all - award-winning beaches, busy towns and cities, breath-taking coastline and traditional English villages. All can be explored with friends or on our many organised activities and excursions.  

Teaching Method

  • We have been helping students to improve their English since 1972 and we are passionate about teaching and caring for our students. 
  • You are important to us and we will do everything we can to make sure you improve your English and enjoy your time 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. Whether you are 16+, 30+ or 50+, you will be very welcome. 


  • 20 classrooms
  • Whiteboards, audio-visual equipment and laptops
  • Student lounge with Plasma TV and refreshments
  • iPad information points
  • Free WiFi throughout the school and Club TIS
  • Bookshop
  • Guided study Room and resources centre
  • Spacious gardens and volleyball court
  • Games rooms with table tennis, darts and snooker (low season)
  • Sun terrace and BBQ
  • Club TIS Hotel


  • Travel assistance and welfare sevice
  • Club TIS Cafe serving hot and cold lunches
  • 24 hour emergency support


  • Homestays
  • TIS Hotel
  • Apartments and Flat Share

Social Programme

The programme is flexible, changing every week to suit the ages and interests of the students in the school. By joining the social programme you will be in contact with other students and widen your experience of different nationalities and customs as well as learning more about English history and culture. The activities prices vary, but 1 - 2 suggested or guided activities each week are free,


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 
  • Football tournament 
  • Sailing 
  • Film Club 
  • Many more, just ask us. 


  • Kents Cavern
  • Berry Pomeroy Castle 
  • Totnes: This ancient market town is full of life and full of history, set in a beautiful valley next to the River Dart. 
  • The Eden Project: Visit a traditional Cornish fishing port, then on to the Eden Project, the worlds largest captive rainforest housed in an enormous greenhouse. 
  • Dartmoor

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