Join our school of English in Torbay, UK

Discover the hidden sights of Devon when you stay in Torbay. Three friendly seaside towns and typical English countryside are easily visited while you relax and improve your language skills.

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Why you will love to learn English in Torbay

With our recently renovated school of English in Torbay,  you will notice that this area truly has something for everyone: Paignton’s sandy beaches, Brixham’s fishing port and Torquay’s busy town centre are just some of the options. Likewise, enjoy the water park, beaches, history, go-kart racing, pubs, clubs, restaurants… you name it, we have it! Almost as far south as you can go, and with the best temperatures in Britain.

In and around Torbay, the beautiful scenery and nature will hypnotize you. Furthermore, you will learn English in England with the world famous Dartmoor on the doorstep. However, if you prefer urban life, the historic cities of Plymouth and Exeter are within easy reach.

As you can see, LAL Torbay is the perfect place to take an English course during your holiday.

Location Highlights

  • We are located in a pleasant residential area only a short walk away from the town centre.
  • Local transport links are excellent for travelling around the Bay and to visit cities such as Exeter and Plymouth.
  • Our beautiful coastline is complemented by the surrounding green countryside filled with typical English villages and thatched-roof cottages.
Free WiFi
On-site Cafe
Lounge Area

LAL Torbay School of English

  • Excellent premises. 22 classrooms, a dedicated Internet study room, free wireless internet access and an attractive garden and patio.
  • The versatility of our courses allows us to address everybody’s needs and areas of interest depending on their requirements.
  • Course books which cover every aspect of the English language and lessons focused on individual learning and needs within the group.
  • Our syllabus is modern and thorough, with emphasis on common areas of interest.
Minimum Age
Max students per class

Lesson Schedule

Getting around

Local Transport

  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 5 hours by coach
  • Bristol Airport (BRS) 2 hours by taxi
  • Exeter Airport (EXT) 45 minutes by taxi
  • Regular buses cover all Torbay, a weekly ticket costs about £17
  • Paignton railway station 10 minutes walk from the school
  • Torbay to London 3.5 hours by direct train, from £40 return
  • Torbay to London 6 hours by coach, from £35 return


We operate transfers from all major international airports in the region:

Shared Transfers with representative (all London airports)

  • Public transport, LAL or LAL leased vehicles or private vehicles with other LAL students
  • You will be met and assisted by an LAL representative

Shared Transfers without representative

  • As above but only public transport. Ticket will be sent in advance
  • You will not be met by an LAL representative

Private Transfers

  • Private vehicles with the student or students who booked the transfer
  • You will be met by an LAL representative or the driver

Real Life English Excursions

At LAL we believe that living in English and experiencing local adventures are the best way to learn English outside of the classroom. For that, we’ve organized a unique set of activities that will empower our students to get the best of each location.

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Language Courses in Torbay

  • General English + IELTS

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Accommodation in Torbay

LAL Torbay has several options to help you find the perfect place to stay during your English course.

Homestay in Torbay

5 to 45 minutes on foot or a short bus journey; average 30 minutes.

Staying with a host family is a great way to discover the English way of life and practise your English language.

Further Information

Important Information School closing dates: 20 - 28 Dec 2021, 03 Jan, 15 Apr, 02 May, 26 Dec – 30 Dec 2022


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