Torbay – LAL

£280.00

Cost of course: £280 per week
Available dates: Every Monday
Course Length: 1 to 52 weeks
Lessons per Week: 22.5 hours of lessons per week (intensive)
Class Size: Maximum 12
Age minimum: 16+ years old
Entry level: All levels

Learn English at the very heart of the English Riviera, Agatha Christie’s birthplace. Paignton’s sandy beaches, Brixham’s fishing port and Torquay’s busy town centre with a great nightlife means you can enjoy the sun and go shopping during the day, then feast on fresh fish and party into the night, all in one day! That’s Torbay!

Why you will love learning English in Torbay

With our recently renovated school in the heart of Paignton, Torbay truly has something for everyone. Water park, beaches, history, summer fun fair, go kart racing, pubs, clubs, restaurants, you name it, we have it. Almost as far south as you can go, with the best temperatures in Britain, your umbrella will not see very much action.

LAL Torbay school of English is in Paignton, only a few minutes from the town centreand the seaside. LAL Torbay is the first school we opened and we have worked really hard to provide you with up-to-date facilities and an excellent environment to learn English.

Not only do we offer amazing English lessons for international students, we are also a successful teacher training centre for anyone wishing to be professionally trained to teach English as a second language.

Why LAL?

  • We focus on learning outcomes through personalised lessons, always thinking about our students’ needs.
  • We place an emphasis on practical communication.
  • We do regular progress testing to understand the next step in your learning process.
  • We have a wide range of real-life materials to practise with.
  • We enhance your learning through LAL Advantage, our online learning platform, which you can use before you arrive, during the course and for three months after you leave us, at no extra cost!*

FACILITIES

  • Free WiFi
  • On-site Cafe
  • Computer Access
  • Bookshop and Library
  • Garden
  • Lounge Area
  • Self-Study Area
  • Wheelchair Access

HOMESTAY in Torbay

Staying in an English host home is a great way to discover the English way of life and practice your English language.

Home Stay Details

  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • Private bathrooms for some rooms
  • Television in some rooms
  • Wireless internet in some homes

Location of your homestay accommodation is going to be located throughout Torbay.

  • Distance to school – 5 to 45 minutes on foot or a short bus journey; average 30 minutes.
  • Local Transport – Regular buses cover all Torbay. A weekly ticket costs about £17.
  • 5-10 minutes away – Local facilities depend on the location of Host Home.

  • Type of accommodation – Host Home with bed, breakfast and evening meal.
  • Age of students – 16 years and over.
  • Check-in and check-out – Check-in Sundays 16.00-23.00. Check-out Sundays 05.00 – 11.00. Other days and times by arrangement.
  • Meals – Breakfast and evening meals are included.
  • Kitchen/cooking facilities – Kitchen facilities are not usually available for students to use.
  • Rooms – Single, double and twin rooms are available. All have a bed, a wardrobe, a workspace and drawers.
  • Bathrooms – Rooms may have private or shared bathrooms. Facilities will vary, but students always have access to a shower, basin and WC.
  • Utilities – Electricity, heating and lighting are included in the price. Electricity is 230V, 50Hz AC.
  • Internet and phone – Some, but not all, hosts offer internet access. Use of telephones is by arrangement.
  • Laundry – Hosts will wash bed linen, towels and a reasonable amount of the student’s personal items. Public launderettes are also available.
  • Security and keys – Students are usually issued with a key to the house on arrival, but bedrooms do not normally have locks.
  • Bed linen, towels and cleaning – Hosts will clean the students’ rooms. Hosts supply clean bed linen once a week and bath towels twice a week. Beach towels are not provided.
  • Deposit & Damage Charges – No deposit is required. Damage must be paid for at a cost agreed with the Host.
  • Visitors – Visitors are allowed at each host’s discretion.
  • Noise and restrictions – Students should discuss any house rules or restrictions with their host.
  • Availability – Available all year to students aged 16 and older.
  • Holding rooms – A fee will be charged to store luggage or keep possessions in a room if students take holidays away from the school.

STUDENT RESIDENCE

Hunters Lodge Residence

10 minutes to the school
Hunters Lodge is a traditional student accomodation building and the experience of living in this residence is recommended to any student studying at LAL Torbay.

Residence Details

Location

Hunters Lodge 10 Roundham Rd Paignton TQ4 6DN England

  • Distance to school – 10 minutes on foot. No bus service between residence and school.
  • Local Transport – Regular buses cover all Torbay. A weekly ticket costs about £17.
  • 5-10 minutes away – School, railway station, bus stops, café, pubs and restaurants, cinema, pharmacy, shops and supermarkets, beaches and pier.

  • Type of accommodation – Self-catering school residence.
  • Age of students – 18 years and over.
  • Check-in and check-out – Check-in Sundays 15.00 – 23.00. Check-out Sundays 05.00 – 11.00. Other days and times by arrangement.
  • Meals – No meals are included. No additional meals are available at the residence.
  • Kitchen/cooking facilities – One shared kitchen is available to all residents.
  • Rooms – There are 23 single rooms and 15 rooms with two beds. Each room also has a desk and wardrobe.
  • Bathrooms – Each room has a private shower room with a shower, WC and basin. Some rooms also have a bath.
  • Utilities – Electricity, heating and lighting are included in the price. Electricity is 230V, 50Hz AC.
  • Internet and phone – There is free wireless internet access in many rooms including the lounge. A higher-speed network is also available at an extra charge. There is a public telephone.
  • Laundry – Coin operated laundry facilities on site 07.00 – 22.00. Approximately £7 per load for washing and drying.
  • Security and keys – Students are issued with a key to their room on arrival.
  • Bed linen, towels and cleaning – Clean bed linen is supplied on arrival and then once a week. Towels are not provided. Common areas of the residence are cleaned daily, but students are expected to wash their own dishes and utensils in the kitchen. Rooms are cleaned before students arrive, and afterwards, students must keep their own rooms clean with the materials provided.
  • Visitors – Visitors must leave Hunters Lodge by 23.30 from Monday to Thursday and 23.00 from Friday to Sunday.
  • Noise and restrictions – Noise must not be heard outside the bedrooms after 23.00.
  • Availability – Available all year except Christmas to students aged 18 and older.

HOTEL RESIDENCE

St Marguerite Guest House

5 minutes to the school
Smartly decorated rooms and home-cooked food, only five minutes’ walk from the school and the beach.

Residence Details

Location

St Marguerite, 3 The Riviera, Paignton, TQ4 5EX

  • Distance to school – 5 minutes on foot. No bus service between the guest house and school.
  • Local Transport – Regular buses cover all Torbay. A weekly ticket costs about £17.
  • 5-10 minutes away – School, railway station, bus stops, café, pubs and restaurants, cinema, pharmacy, shops and supermarkets, beaches and pier.

  • Type of accommodation – Guest house.
  • Age of students – 18 years and over.
  • Check-in and check-out – Check-in from 16.00 to 20.00.
    Check-out by 10.00.
  • Meals – Breakfast is included.  Vegetarian, coeliac and gluten-free diet may be catered for upon request.
  • Kitchen/cooking facilities – No cooking facilities are available to students.
  • Rooms – There are single or double rooms, each room with television, DVD/CD player, hairdryer, chest of drawers and wardrobe. All rooms are en-suite except for one single room with private bathroom.  A desk is available upon request.
  • Bathrooms – Each room has an en-suite or private shower room with a shower, WC and basin.
  • Utilities – Electricity, heating and lighting are included in the price. Electricity is 230V, 50Hz AC.
  • Internet and phone – There is free wireless internet access throughout the guest house.
  • Laundry – There are no laundry facilities on site but clothes may be washed by arrangement with the owners for a small charge.  An iron and ironing board are available for guests’ use. A public laundrette is about ten minutes away on foot.
  • Security and keys – Students are issued with keys on arrival.
  • Bed linen, towels and cleaning – Rooms are serviced daily. Clean bed linen and towels are supplied twice a week. Common areas of the hotel are cleaned daily.
  • Deposit & Damage Charges – No deposit is required. Damage must be paid for at cost. The guest house is non-smoking and a cleaning charge will be made if guests are found to have smoked in the rooms.
  • Visitors – Visitors are allowed within normal hours and not after 23.00.
  • Noise and restrictions – Noise must not be heard outside the bedrooms after 23.00.
  • Availability – Available all year except Christmas to students aged 18 and older.

Summerhill Hotel

10 minutes to the school
A family-run hotel overlooking Goodrington Beach and offering quality service and a relaxing atmosphere.

Hotel Details

Location

The Summerhill Hotel 2 Braeside Road, Paignton, TQ4 6BX

  • Distance to school – 10 minutes on foot. No bus service between hotel and school.
  • Local Transport – Regular buses cover all Torbay. A weekly ticket costs about £17.
  • 5-10 minutes away – School, railway station, bus stops, café, pubs and restaurants, cinema, pharmacy, shops and supermarkets, beaches and pier.

  • Type of accommodation – Hotel.
  • Age of students – 18 years and over.
  • Check-in and check-out – Check-in from 14.00 to 22.00.
    Check-out by 11.00.
  • Meals – Breakfast is included. Evening meals available at extra charge. Vegetarian, coeliac and gluten-free diet may be catered for upon request.
  • Kitchen/cooking facilities – No cooking facilities are available to students.
  • Rooms – There are 25 rooms with either one or two beds. Most rooms are double rooms, used for single occupancy. Each room also has a desk, flat screen TV, and wardrobe.
  • Bathrooms – Each room has an en-suite or private shower room with a shower, WC and basin. Some rooms also have a bath.
  • Utilities – Electricity, heating and lighting are included in the price. Electricity is 230V, 50Hz AC.
  • Internet and phone – There is free wireless internet access throughout the hotel including the garden.
  • Laundry – A laundry room is available for washing and drying clothes (coin operated) at an extra charge of £3 per load, iron and ironing board are also available to use.
  • Security and keys – Students are issued with keys on arrival.
  • Bed linen, towels and cleaning – Clean bed linen is supplied once a week. Rooms are serviced daily. Clean towels are supplied twice a week but may be changed daily upon arrangement. Common areas of the hotel are cleaned daily.
  • Deposit & Damage Charges – No deposit is required. Damage must be paid for at cost.
  • Visitors – Visitors are allowed in the bar area within normal hours and not after 23.00.
  • Noise and restrictions – Noise must not be heard outside the bedrooms after 23.00.
  • Availability – Available all year except Christmas to students aged 18 and older.

Address:
LAL Language School Torbay
Conway Rd, Paignton TQ4 5LH, United Kingdom

Additional information

Registration fee

Enrolment Fee (Mandatory) GBP 70

Materials GBP 28

Accommodation Placement Fee (Mandatory) GBP 35

Homestay Summer Supplements GBP 20 per week

Homestay Special diets Supplements GBP 20 per week

Homestay Christmas Supplements GBP 50 per week

Student Residence (18 years +)

Residence: Hunter's Lodge (Single Room, En suite, No Meals)
GBP 120 per week

Residence: Hunter's Lodge (Single Room, Shared bathroom, No Meals)
GBP 105 per week

Homestay (live with host family)

SINGLE Room + SINGLE Bathroom
GBP 145 per week

SINGLE Room + SHARED Bathroom
GBP 110 per week

SHARED Room
GBP 95 per week

*Evening Meal GBP 35

Hotel

Summerhill Hotel (Single Room, En-suite)
GBP 470 per week

Summerhill Hotel (Shared Room, En-suite)
GBP 395 per week

St Marguerite Guest House (Single Room, En-suite)
GBP 242 per week

Taxi transport (Round trip)

Shared Transfer Service Exeter
GBP 120.00

Shared Transfer Service London Heathrow
GBP 120.00

Shared Transfer Service Bristol
GBP 190

Shared Transfer Service Stansted or Luton or Gatwick
GBP 200

Shared Transfer Service St Pancras Eurostar Terminus
GBP 285

Private Transfer Service Exeter
GBP 140

Private Transfer Service London Heathrow
GBP 520

Private Transfer Service Gatwick or Luton
GBP 570

Private Transfer Service Stansted
GBP 610

Private Transfer Service St Pancra
GBP 560

Private Transfer Service Bristol
GBP 300

Insurance

Travel Insurance GBP 4 per week