English school in Torquay

Beneath the green hills of Devon, discover the sandy beaches and clear seas of the English Riviera

Our Torquay school

This pretty coastal town combines the charm of the English seaside with a hint of the Mediterranean. Torquay's sunny microclimate allows rows of palm trees to flourish, and grand Italianate villas mingle with colorful shops, cafes and bars. Stroll along the romantic Princess Pier, explore the home of legendary writer Agatha Christie, or head out across the sparkling waves by kayak, dinghy or jet ski!

  • Our Torquay English School is just five minutes’ walk from the town center, and in the beautiful grounds you'll find a private swimming pool, an on-site café and a gazebo with lovely views out to sea.
  • Discounted one-to-one lessons to help you make rapid progress
  • Offers preparation courses for the Occupational English Test (OET) – an English qualification specifically tailored for healthcare professionalsn
  • A private garden and on-site swimming pool offer the perfect haven on summer days
  • We also offer English courses for Juniors in Torquay
School location
Kaplan International English Torquay 30 Ash Hill Road Torquay, TQ1 3HZ, United Kingdom
”The best thing about studying with students from around the world is you know and understand other cultures, and you need to speak in English to communicate. It’s a good, big and important experience.”
Paola Castro
Studied in Torquay
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School facilities

Interactive white boards
Study Center
Student Lounge
Outdoor Area
Swimming pool

Other information

  • University Placement Service:
    Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more
  • Languages spoken by staff:
    Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Hungarian
  • Teacher Qualifications:
    All teachers have as a minimum a first degree and CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics
  • Test center:
    Our Torquay school is a Boxhill OET (Occupational English Test) Center and Trinity exam center
  • School holidays:
    See our 2018 school closures

Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English school is accredited by the British Council, and is a member of English UK. These are highly respected organizations that represent and help maintain the best English language schools in the country.

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2017.

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Our Torquay school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities.


Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Socialize and have fun with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Join our homestay program and live in a British homestay during your time in Torquay. Share meals with your hosts and practice your English outside of school in a relaxed and informal situation.
  • Live in a local homestay specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with your host
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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