Torbay

Join our School of English for Young Learners in Torbay

Looking for a taste of English sea and countryside culture? Torbay has many attractions nearby or within the three towns, enjoy the water park, beaches, sports centres, go-kart racing…. you name it, we have it!

 

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Why will you love our School of English in Torbay?

Torbay is a beautiful British seaside resort in Devon, a brilliant destination for language travel. There are long beaches, leisure parks, a zoo and a water park, all within walking distance of the school: perfect for students of all ages.

Torbay is made up of three towns, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Each town has its own individual character, with unbeatable scenery, a great fun-filled atmosphere and some of the best weather in Britain. And no visit to Torbay is complete without a visit to magical Cornwall, the surfing capital of north-west Europe!

Location Highlights

LAL Torbay is located in the beautiful seaside resort of Paignton, one of the three towns which make up Torbay. It is located in a quiet, pleasant residential area, only a short walk from the town centre and the beach.

Free WiFi
Lounge Area
On-site Cafe
Garden

Learn English at LAL Torbay for Young Learners

  • Maximum 16 students
  • Large classrooms, many with audio visual equipment
  • Students tested on arrival, both written and oral
  • Students will have weekly progress tests
  • International mix of students
  • 15 hours per week (during the high season, we operate a weekly zig-zag programme)
10 - 17
Age
16
Max students per class
03 Apr - 24 Apr, 05 Jun - 28 Aug, 19 Jun - 24 Aug, 25 Sep - 16 Oct
Course dates

Course & Methodology

  • LAL’s own bespoke course book, “Round the World” given to every student (included in price)
  • Curriculum and class levels based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Course designed by LAL academic staff with a focus on communication and current topics
  • Certificate of attendance and teacher’s report given to every student

Lesson Schedule

Getting to the school

Transfers

Arrivals and departures on Sundays only.

See our Price List or your Group Quote for exact arrival and departure times.

Price includes accompanied transfer to and from London Heathrow* with the arrival and departure times listed in the Price List or group quote. Transfers outside of these times and dates are subject to an additional cost.

Transfers may involve a waiting time of up to two hours after students have cleared immigration.

*Gatwick, Luton, St Pancras, London City and Stansted arrivals and departures incur a supplement charge and are usually transferred via Heathrow which may incur additional waiting time. Transfers from other airports are available upon request and additional costs will be charged.

Leisure

Our programmes include supervised excursions during the week and on the weekends to make sure our students have a full summer experience.

Included excursions and activities:

  • One full-day per week
  • Five half-days per week
  • Three evening activities (Vacation English Plus only)
  • Supervised and led by LAL activity staff
  • Excursions and activities are compulsory

 

INCLUDED FULL DAY

Bath

See the interesting sights and the stunning architecture of this unique city. Explore the city’s beautiful streets with its fabulous selection of independent stylish boutiques and big name high street stores.

The total duration of this trip is 9.5 hours. 5 hours of this is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Battlefield Live

Experience the exciting infrared combat game set on a purpose-built three acre site. Includes games and equipment.

Bring long trousers and good footwear. The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours. 35 minutes of this is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Bowling

Show off your skills and get competitive with your friends at Torquay’s AMF Bowling, followed by free time to explore Torquay after the game.

The total duration of this trip is 5 hours, of which 45 mins is travel time.
The excursion includes free time in Torquay after the game.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Brixham by Boat

Brixham, a historical port world famous for fishing. See the Golden Hind – the ship of Sir Francis Drake, and Berry Head with its Napoleonic forts.

The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours. 1 hour of this will be time on the boat.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Dartmoor National Park

Visit Dartmoor National Park set in a thousand square miles of natural beauty. There is also
a visit to the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours. 1 hour of this is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Dartmouth

An excursion to Devon’s maritime town of Dartmouth set at the mouth of the River Dart in the heart of the beautiful South Hams.

The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours. 1 hour of this is travel time.

INCLUDED FULL DAY

Eden Project

Visit the unique eco-experience that is the Eden Project. Over 1,000,000 plants from all over the world are on display both outside and inside the vast biomes.

Small groups only. The total duration of this trip is 8 hours. 4.5 hours of this is travel time with two stop breaks.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Exeter

Visit the beautiful city of Exeter, dating back to Roman times that has many great landmarks, including Rougemont Castle and the magnificent St Peter’s Cathedral.

The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours. 1 hour and 20 minutes of this is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Kents Cavern

Visit the famous prehistoric caves at Kents Cavern, where humans lived over half a million years ago and natural stalactites and stalagmites can be seen.

Admission to Kents Cavern is included. The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours, 35 minutes of this is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Mackerel Fishing

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Mini Olympics

You will take on a series of tasks, challenges and problem solving activities to complete within small teams. Each team will be going head to head and scores will be recorded as the session goes on to see who tops the mini Olympic leader board.

The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours. 10 minutes of this is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Paignton Zoo

Visit Paignton Zoo, home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics.

Admission to Paignton Zoo is included. The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours, 30 minutes of this is travel time.

INCLUDED FULL DAY

Plymouth & National Marine Aquarium

Visit the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, the UK’s largest aquarium. Then discover the history of famous sea expeditions around the world that have set off from Sutton Harbour throughout the centuries.

The total duration of this trip is 8.5 hours. 1 hour 30 minutes is travel time.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Splashdown

Visit South Devon’s famous water park packed with slides and pools. With thrilling drop slides, exciting tyre rides with spectacular views of the English Riviera, right next to Goodrington beach, it’s a great day out for everyone.

Admission to Splashdown is included. The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours. 30 minutes of this is travel time.

INCLUDED FULL DAY

Tintagel & Bude

Take a trip to Tintagel in Cornwall to visit the legendary home of King Arthur. Explore the ruins of the castle and this unique Cornish town. After this we will head to Bude for some time to enjoy the beautiful coast.

The total duration of this trip is 8.5 hours.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Totnes

See the oldest Guildhall in England and the ruins of Totnes castle standing above the town as a legacy to the power of the Norman era.

INCLUDED HALF DAY

Woodlands Adventure Park

Visit one of the UK’s biggest indoor adventure centres! They have their own zoo, a ‘Big Fun Farm’, falconry centre and a wildlife sanctuary.

Admission is included. The total duration of this trip is 4.5 hours. 1 hour of this is travel time.


Language Courses in Torbay





Accommodation in Torbay

We take all steps to ensure that our young students are safe and comfortable while studying in our Summer School in Torbay. These are our accommodation options.

Homestay in Torbay

Average 30 minutes to the school

Staying in a host’s home is a great way to discover the local way of life, and for students to practise the English learnt in their lessons.

Further Information

Important Information Arrivals and Departures: SUNDAYS

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