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Fulfil your academic potential with Kaplan, in exciting, world-class locations.

As the world leader in delivering English programs abroad, our brand is synonymous with academic excellence. We offer courses in 45 schools across the world in English speaking countries such as the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. Kaplan has the highest academic standards achieved through our English learning K+ methodology

Make real progress

Follow our chart to see how quickly your English can improve by doing an Intensive English course with us. When you arrive we’ll test your English proficiency level so you start in a class with other students of the same fluency. We’ll also run regular progress checks, so you’ll know how well you’re doing every step of the way.

Intensive English students typically progress from one level to the next every 10 weeks*.

0-10 weeks

ELEMENTARY

You can use common words and greetings, but have limited grammatical knowledge.

Exam Levels

  • TOEFL®: 0-12
  • IELTS: 3.0
  • CAMBRIDGE: 100-120
  • ALTE: Breakthrough Level
  • CEFR: A1
10-20 weeks

LOWER INTERMEDIATE

You can write and speak in familiar situations and have some grammar knowledge, but with limited vocabulary.

Exam Levels

  • TOEFL®: 13-36
  • IELTS: 3.5-4.0
  • CAMBRIDGE: 120-140 KET
  • ALTE: Level 1
  • CEFR: A2
20-30 weeks

INTERMEDIATE

You can talk about everyday subjects, with limited style and expression. You are comfortable speaking about familiar topics.

Exam Levels

  • TOEFL®: 37-54
  • IELTS: 4.5-5.0
  • CAMBRIDGE: 140-160 PET
  • ALTE: Level 2
  • CEFR: B1
  • PTE: 43-58
30-40 weeks

HIGHER INTERMEDIATE

You have a good understanding of grammar and can contribute to most conversations, but may make mistakes.

Exam Levels

  • TOEFL®: 55-74
  • IELTS: 5.5-6.0
  • CAMBRIDGE: 160-180 FCE
  • ALTE: Level 3
  • CEFR: B2
  • PTE: 59-75
40-50 weeks

ADVANCED

You communicate confidently and are nearly fluent, but lack specialist vocabulary and make some mistakes.

Exam Levels

  • TOEFL®: 75-91
  • IELTS: 6.5-7.0
  • CAMBRIDGE: 180-200 CAE
  • ALTE: Level 4
  • CEFR: C1
  • PTE: 76-84
50 + weeks

PROFICIENCY

You are very close to native fluency and can handle all complex written and spoken language.

Exam Levels

  • TOEFL®: 92-100
  • IELTS: 7.5-8.0
  • CAMBRIDGE: 200+ CAE
  • ALTE: Level 5
  • CEFR: C2
  • PTE: 85-100

*Please note that 10 weeks per level is just a guide to average progress rates on an Intensive English course. We cannot guarantee an exact period of study over which specific goals can be attained.

Invest in yourself. Aspire to be the best.

Speak great English

  • Learn practical English conversational skills relevant to the modern workplace or university.
  • Build your confidence, vocabulary and fluency during an intensive 5,6 or 9 month course.

Make rapid progress

  • Learn quickly with modules and courses tailored specifically around your needs
  • Develop your speaking, writing, listening and pronunciation using our proven K+ methodology
  • Watch your abilities improve each week with regular check-ups and progress monitoring

Travel the world

  • Immerse yourself in a new culture and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Add valuable skills to your CV, and become a highly employable candidate
  • Take advantage of our University Placement Service to extend your studies in English-speaking universities

Increase your chances of getting into a university abroad

English Academic Semester Courses

  • Invest 5 or 6 months studying English at one of our prime locations around the world and start to feel like a local

  • You'll spend 26.25 hours a week in a class of up to 15 students, meaning you’ll get all the individual teacher attention you need to make rapid progress

In a minimum of 20 weeks, you can expect to...

  • Improve by around two English proficiency levels *

  • Receive 28 English lessons per week

    Including reading, writing, speaking and listening, and 8 Specific Skills lessons like Business English and Vocabulary

  • Online Learning Materials

    Unlimited access to K+ Online learning materials

  • K+ Extra Modules

    Unlimited access to K+ Extra online additional study modules

  • K+ Study Clubs

    Access to K+ Study Clubs with guidance


* Please note that this is just a guide to average progress rates on an Intensive English course. We cannot guarantee an exact period of study over which specific language goals can be attained.

English Academic Year Courses

  • Invest 8 months studying English and learning to speak like a local while fully experiencing a new city and culture

  • You'll spend a minimum of 32 weeks building your English fluency up to the highest level, as well as learn specific additional skills of your choice, like Business English

In a minimum of 32 weeks, you can expect to...

  • Improve by 3-4 English proficiency levels *

  • Receive 28 English lessons per week

    Including reading, writing, speaking and listening, and 8 Specific Skills lessons like Business English and Vocabulary

  • Online Learning Materials

    Unlimited access to K+ Online learning materials

  • K+ Extra Modules

    Unlimited access to K+ Extra online additional study modules

  • K+ Study Clubs

    Access to K+ Study Clubs with guidance


* Please note that this is just a guide to average progress rates on an Intensive English course. We cannot guarantee an exact period of study over which specific language goals can be attained.

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Kaplan School - USA

USA

Enrol in one of our English courses in the USA and live your own American dream in locations like the sunny beaches of Florida and California, the Rocky Mountains or the rich cultural hub of New York City.

Kaplan School - UK

UK

Study English in Shakespeare's homeland and discover a country steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty — from the lively London metropolis, to the quiet and beautiful Devon countryside.

Kaplan School - Australia

AUSTRALIA

Experience beautiful beaches and exciting cities. All our schools are centrally located, so you can learn English in some of the most exciting places 'Down Under'.

Kaplan School - Canada

CANADA

Spread across six time zones, Canada is one of the world’s friendliest and most diverse countries. Study English and experience sublime landscapes, great cuisine, and a vibrant culture along the way.

Kaplan School - Ireland

IRELAND

Experience the famed Irish friendliness when you study English in Ireland's capital city, Dublin. Explore unspoiled countryside, the buzzing city and a thousands of years of history.

Kaplan School - New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND

It’s one of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth. Learn English among the natural wonders of New Zealand and experience snowcapped mountains, majestic lakes, and unforgettable beaches.

Pick your new home

Kaplan - Vacation English

Be independent and stay in a student residence.

Enjoy the independence of living in one of our high quality self-catering residences with other students from across the world. Make friends and share experiences in your chosen city.

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Feel at home with a host family

If you feel more comfortable in a home environment we will find you a welcoming local family to stay with. Enjoy meals with your hosts and practise your English in a relaxed, natural way to really boost your confidence.

Dreaming of studying at a great university?

Our University Placement Service (UPS) is your stepping stone

  • FREE when you book 16 weeks tuition or more

  • Our University Placement Service helps to place you in a university after your course is complete

  • We’re partners with more than 150 institutions across the world and can help you find the best university and course to match your ambitions

  • Our programs prepare you for the entrance exams, and we’ll support you with your application every step of the way.

What our students think...

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Marina, Kaplan New York - Empire State Japan
“I came to New York seven months ago. Back in Japan I'm a Music Producer. Before I came here I never practiced speaking in English but after spending many months in Kaplan I can speak in English all the time.”
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Nico, Kaplan New York - Empire State Germany
“English is the most important language in the world. If you want to do a masters in Germany, it's usually in English so it was neccesary for me to study at Kaplan for a long term course. My English has really improved, now I speak to New Yorkers as well as my friends in class!”

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