English Academic Semester

English Academic Semester Courses

An English Academic Semester course is a great way to immerse yourself in learning English. Spend a semester learning English and getting to know a new location. Watch your language skills grow dramatically during your time studying English! 

What are English Academic Semester Courses?

Our English Academic Semester courses are 5-6 month English courses that aim to get you from your current level of English up to a very high level of fluency. You can choose between Intensive English and General English course structures, and you can also choose to study specific sections of vocabulary and skills, such as Business English.

Along with regular English courses you will also have several 'Structured Study' sessions during the week. These let you learn what you want to learn and reinforce the skills you’ve built up by using selected books, online language exercises and learning software. There is also the option of an unpaid internship, should you meet the language proficiency and visa requirements.

Course Facts

  • Location: All schools in Canada, Ireland, Malta, UK, USA
  • 2015 Start Dates UK, Ireland, Australia, & New Zealand: Jan 5; Feb 16; March 16; April 6; May 18; June 15; July 27; Aug 31; Sept 21; Sept 28; Oct 12

    2015 Start Dates USA & Canada: Jan 5; March 16; April 6; June 15; Sept 21; Oct 12

  • Course Length: 5–6 months (20-24 weeks of tuition + 1-2 weeks of vacation)
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Requirements: Elementary to Advanced English (your class allocation will be determined by an English Level Test)
  • Class Size: 10–15
  • Lessons per Week: 20 General English (15 hours) + 7 Structured Study (5.25 hours)
  • Timetable: All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes only (general timetable below)
Click here to view a general timetable.

Course Structure

45 minute lessons for a minimum of 20 weeks.

20 Lessons of General English:

Focus on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. These courses offer a semi-intensive English education that will help you learn quickly and effectively. 

7 Sessions of K+ tools, K+ clubs:

Take advantage of resources and activities such as language exercises, course books, online and offline materials, study clubs and project work, specifically tailored to suit your in-class lessons.


At the end of the course, receive a Kaplan International Colleges Certificate of Achievement documenting your language level and attendance.


Student Testimonial

"At the beginning of my course, I had difficulties understanding British TV and films. After half of my course, I've begun to understand about 80% of programs and films. My speaking fluency and vocabulary have also improved."
gleb bespalov
Bournemouth School Testimonial