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English school in Torbay: LAL Torbay

Key points

  • Qualified, experienced and friendly teachers
  • Modern and thorough syllabus relating to the different level of the courses
  • Extensive excursion programme offering full- or half-day tours, cultural events, sporting or adventure opportunities
  • Friendly and helpful staff to facilitate a pleasant stay for the students
  • Test center for Cambridge, CELTA and DELTA exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency)
School size
XL
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Czech Republic, South Korea, etc..
ratings
172 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located in the residential area of Paignton, near the town centre, and less than 15 minutes on foot from the beach! There are 31 bright and comfortable classrooms, a library, bookshop and a multimedia room with free Wi-Fi. You also have access to a cafeteria with an inviting student lounge and comfortable seating areas, where you can relax with your friends after classes. In the summertime, you can sit outside in the attractive garden.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Optional language workshops
  • Diploma or Certificate

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 390.- EUR
(320.- GBP)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
320 GBP
500 GBP
495 GBP
2
540 GBP
865 GBP
855 GBP
3
760 GBP
1230 GBP
1215 GBP
4
980 GBP
1595 GBP
1575 GBP
6
1420 GBP
2325 GBP
2295 GBP
8
1780 GBP
2935 GBP
2935 GBP
12
2620 GBP
4335 GBP
4335 GBP
16
3460 GBP
5735 GBP
5735 GBP
24
4900 GBP
8295 GBP
8295 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 464.- EUR
(380.- GBP)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00 + 12:45-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
380 GBP
560 GBP
555 GBP
2
660 GBP
985 GBP
975 GBP
3
940 GBP
1410 GBP
1395 GBP
4
1220 GBP
1835 GBP
1815 GBP
6
1780 GBP
2685 GBP
2655 GBP
8
2260 GBP
3415 GBP
3415 GBP
12
3340 GBP
5055 GBP
5055 GBP
16
4420 GBP
6695 GBP
6695 GBP
24
6340 GBP
9735 GBP
9735 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 488.- EUR
(400.- GBP)
Lessons
22 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 2 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(15 during the high season)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00 + one-to-one lessons to be defined

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
400 GBP
580 GBP
575 GBP
2
700 GBP
1025 GBP
1015 GBP
3
1000 GBP
1470 GBP
1455 GBP
4
1300 GBP
1915 GBP
1895 GBP
6
1900 GBP
2805 GBP
2775 GBP
8
2420 GBP
3575 GBP
3575 GBP
12
3580 GBP
5295 GBP
5295 GBP
16
4740 GBP
7015 GBP
7015 GBP
24
6820 GBP
10215 GBP
10215 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Mini group standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 519.- EUR
(425.- GBP)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
425 GBP
605 GBP
600 GBP
2
750 GBP
1075 GBP
1065 GBP
3
1075 GBP
1545 GBP
1530 GBP
4
1400 GBP
2015 GBP
1995 GBP
6
2050 GBP
2955 GBP
2925 GBP
8
2620 GBP
3775 GBP
3775 GBP
12
3880 GBP
5595 GBP
5595 GBP
16
5140 GBP
7415 GBP
7415 GBP
24
7420 GBP
10815 GBP
10815 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 7 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 543.- EUR
(445.- GBP)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 7 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
445 GBP
625 GBP
620 GBP
2
790 GBP
1115 GBP
1105 GBP
4
1480 GBP
2095 GBP
2075 GBP
6
2170 GBP
3075 GBP
3045 GBP
7
2515 GBP
3565 GBP
3530 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 2135.- EUR
(1750.- GBP)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00 + 12:45-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1750 GBP
2655 GBP
2625 GBP
10
2660 GBP
4095 GBP
4095 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
04.02 / 08.04 / 06.05 / 28.10.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01 / 11.03 / 08.04 / 30.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 2135.- EUR
(1750.- GBP)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00 + 12:45-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1750 GBP
2655 GBP
2625 GBP
10
2660 GBP
4095 GBP
4095 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
04.02 / 06.05 / 28.10.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01 / 08.04 / 30.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (C2 Proficiency)

Advanced to Proficiency, 6 / 10 week(s)
6 week(s) - From 2135.- EUR
(1750.- GBP)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 / 10 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00 + 12:45-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
6
1750 GBP
2655 GBP
2625 GBP
10
2660 GBP
4095 GBP
4095 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
04.02 / 07.05 / 28.10.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01 / 08.04 / 30.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

English + Travel and Tourism

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 488.- EUR
(400.- GBP)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 Travel and Tourism)
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:00 + Travel and Tourism : 12:45-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
400 GBP
580 GBP
575 GBP
2
700 GBP
1025 GBP
1015 GBP
3
1000 GBP
1470 GBP
1455 GBP
4
1300 GBP
1915 GBP
1895 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
04.02 / 11.02 / 18.02 / 25.02 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 22.04 / 03.06 / 10.06 / 17.06 / 24.06 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 02.12 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
04.02 / 11.02 / 18.02 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 15.04 / 03.06 / 10.06 / 17.06 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 19.08 / 02.12 / 09.12.2019
Starting dates 3 wk
04.02 / 11.02 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 03.06 / 10.06 / 05.08 / 12.08 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates 4 wk
04.02 / 01.04 / 03.06 / 05.08.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 06.05 / 27.05.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (per level) 30 GBP
One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 50 GBP
Extra night with host family (Prices and information on request)
Extra night in a residence (Prices and information on request)
Christmas with the host family (22.12-29.12.2019) 50 GBP
Additional night compulsory (C1 Advanced: 19.05.2019)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (1 -7 weeks, 24.06-23.08.2019) 15 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 23.06-24.08.2019) 15 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence Hunter's Lodge, 23.06-24.08.2019) 35 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Heathrow T1, T2, T3, arrival Sunday 9:00-17:30, departure Sunday 12.00–18.00) 120 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Gatwick, Luton & Stansted, arrival Sunday 10.00–14.00, departure Sunday 14.00–18.00) 200 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Bristol, arrival Sunday 07:00-21:00, departure Sunday 08:00-21:00) 190 GBP
Airport transfer (Bournemouth. Prices and information on request.)

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Twenty9)
Host family, double room, half board
Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Residence, double room, no meals (private bathroom) (Hunters Lodge)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Hunters Lodge)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

172 students gave their opinion about this school

35 years old - Italy
/ 5
I dati di cui sopra riguardano la classe frequentata nelle mie 3 settimane. Situazione diversa se si considera l'intera scuola: età media molto più bassa (18-20), moltissimi brasiliani che tendevano a formare gruppo chiuso e gruppo di arabi spavaldi (anche se simpatici e socievoli). Ho avuto la fortuna di fare belle amicizie e conoscere anche persone piu adulte, ma le possibilità erano limitate.
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Qualità dell'insegnamento »
26 years old - Austria
/ 5
Paignton ist leider kein sonderlich einladender Ort, es gibt ein Pub das nett ist, von den anderen Lokalen der Stadt wurde uns mehrmals von Seiten der Sprachschule abgeraten (wohl auch zurecht!). Der Strand ist extrem überladen, sehr touristisch, Kinder-Spielhöllen und Co. Die Zeit mit den anderen Studierenden sowie den Lehrpersonen war sehr lehrreich. Die Service Leute waren dort angenfangen von den Lehrpersonen, bis über die Cafeteria und das Back-Office Team unglaublich freundlich und hilfsbereit.
1 week, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
18 years old - Austria
/ 5
Der Ort Paignton ist, glaub ich Ideal zum Englisch lernen. Es keine große Stadt, man vermisst aber trotzdem nichts. Es gibt mehrere Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, einige Freizeitaktivitäten wie zB ein Kino und dann natürlich das Meer. Wenn man doch einmal richtig shoppen, bowlen oder richtig fort gehen will dann fährt man nach Torquay nicht so weit. Einzig sollte man auf die Seemöwen acht geben, besonders wenn man draußen etwas isst. (Das ist nicht empfehlenswert) Man knüpft Kontakte in aller Welt und kann wirklich Freunde finden
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, weil ich darauf geachtet habe viel Zeit mit Leuten zu verbringen die kein Deutsch können »
50 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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37 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, April – June 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (2 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
23 years old - France
/ 5
Je suis partis 7 semaines en Angleterre, précisément à Paignton, une petite ville super sympa au bord de mer dans le Devon. Je recommande Paignton a tous les amoureux de la nature ainsi que du bord de mer. J'ai adorée cette ville! L'école est super! Elle est située non loin du centre ville donc c'est géniale. Pas besoin de prendre de transport en commun, on peut largement y aller a pied. Elle est non loin de la plage aussi..Les salles de classe sont bien, sauf quand il y a plus de 10 personnes... nous sommes un peu tous serrés les uns contre les autres. Beaucoup de personne parlent Espagnol/Portugais et Arabe dans l'ecole. Le point positif c'est que j'étais la seule française avec mon ami!
7 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai fais beaucoup de progrès grâce à mes professeurs. En arrivant a l'école je n'arrivais pas a aligner 3 mots d'anglais, aujourd'hui j'ai un petit niveau d'anglais qui me permet de me débrouiller et de tenir une conversation simple avec d'autres personnes. »
31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Dilber Erez
Dilber Erez
LAL, Torbay
Duration: 8 weeks

I am very happy at this school. I feel that the teachers are very good and helpful. English was a big challenge during the first couple of weeks but I am beginning to understand the language better and I am making progress. I enjoy speaking to other international students. Hunter's Lodge is a great place to stay, it is near to the school and has wonderful views. Torbay is a perfect town and I enjoy exploring the area.

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Nicole Stasch
Nicole Stasch
LAL, Torbay
Duration: 2 weeks

I chose this destination because I was looking for a nice town in England. Then I discovered Torbay, where the sun often shines. During my stay I visited some places, for instance North Cornwall, which I was very impressed with. During that long walk, I enjoyed the beautiful countryside and the breathtaking scenery from the cliffs. Furthermore, I liked hanging out with friends and walking along the beach. I will remember forever the beautiful countryside and the people I met here, but also all the things I‘ve learnt to improve my English.

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Nora Friedrich
Nora Friedrich
LAL, Torbay
Duration: 2 weeks

I chose this destination because I wanted to improve my language skills and to become more self-confident. My favorite excursion was the visit to Cornwall. The countryside was really nice. I felt the host family was lovely and really kind. They were always open- minded and I could always ask for help. I’d recommend LAL to friends because it was a very good experience. You can meet new friends, improve your English and enjoy the English culture as well as the countryside.

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Host family
Living with a host family will allow you to make the most out of your stay. It’s the best way to discover the local culture and to practise the English learned during your lessons. Living around 20 minutes from the school, students will stay in a double or single room, and half-board is provided. The school carefully chooses the host families and finds a home which is just right for each student.

01.01-22.06.2019 + 25.08-31.12.2019: Double room only available for students travelling together.

Twentynine Beach Hotel
With this charming hotel, you’ll be only a few meters from the beach and a 17-minute walk from the school! You’ll stay in an en-suite, single or shared room. Enjoy the common lounge with TV, game consoles and movies, and cook your own meals in the shared kitchen! The hotel provides delicious breakfast, free Wi-Fi, bedlinen and towels. There are no laundry facilities on site, but you can use the public ones. The area is surrounded by bars and restaurants… enjoy your lovely stay on the English Riviera!

Hunters Lodge residence (from 18 years) (Only available until 27.10.2019)
This residence offers an exceptional setting for students wishing to stay just a few minutes from the school. Students stay in double or single rooms and have a private bathroom. Meals are not provided, but students have access to a shared kitchen as well as a student lounge with a TV, DVD-player, Wi-Fi and a pool table. Students can also enjoy the lounge, which offers great sea views.

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Hunters lodge Student residence

General information

The residence overlooks the beautiful Goodrington beach and is within short walking distance of all amenities. It's only ten minutes walk away from the school and has a huge garden with BBQ facilities. All rooms are en-suite. There is a pool table in the lounge for all students to use. Students from all over the world reside in Hunters Lodge, making it a great place to meet new friends for life. Outside of high season, students are able to add extra nights that will be charged pro-rata.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
on foot
Average public transport cost:
~ 17.50 GBP for a week ticket for all of Torbay, this includes all three towns that make the Bay of Torbay: Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
Walking distance to public transport:
10 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 3:00 pm
Sunday until 11:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area
Outside
Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven
3x
Yes
Microwave
1x
Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
~ 4.00 GBP fo washing machine, 1 GBP for drying machine
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room
on request
Yes
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden Yes
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
free but limited spaces
Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
24 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Room sizes vary due to the building layout
Yes
Twin
14 rooms
min.: 10 m2/ max.: 15 m2
The twin rooms are available to single students, but for this a surcharge is applied if single occupancy
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper
on arrival
Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
rooms are cleaned for arrival
No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access
free
Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
carpet
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box
on request
Yes
Room key provided Yes

The leisure activities department of the school regularly organises excursion which will allow you to discover the rich diversity of Torbay and its surroundings, notably the marvellous Dartmoor National Park, the famous university town of Exeter or the very much enjoyed trip to Cornwall where you will discover Tintagel, the home of the legendary King Arthur. The school will also advise you on where to go to play squash, badminton or to swim.

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Special offers
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Book a long English language stay at our LAL partner schools and take advantage of this fantastic offer:

Cape Town, Fort Lauderdale, Torbay
- Book 21 weeks or more and get an Android Tablet or 4 private lessons

Sliema, Gozo
- Book 21 weeks or more and get a welcome pack or 5 private lessons

The welcome pack includes:
- SIM card with €10 credit
- IELS USB stick
- Monolingua dictionary
- IELS t-shirt
- A4 notepad
- Set of pens
- IELS bag
 
Conditions :
- Offer valid for new bookings received for stays of 21 weeks or more
 
To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 21.12.2018

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