Intensive English Courses

How to learn English fast with an Intensive English program

Kaplan's certified Intensive English courses are designed to quickly improve your communication skills and help you open new academic and professional opportunities:

  • 21 hours of classroom study per week covering general and optional skills such as business English.
  • Start any Monday and study for as many weeks as you need.
  • This course is available in over 45 schools in English speaking countries

An Intensive English course abroad could be the perfect opportunity to get you to Think English.

How can an Intensive English program help me?

Intensive English Courses focus on allowing you to quickly achieve English fluency and to learn grammar and vocabulary that will be useful in every day English.

You will also take additional classes of your choice to practice specific skills such as Business English lessons, which may include the following subjects: Communication in the workplace, participation in meetings, writing skills in business situations and interview techniques.

There is also the option to take specific skills lessons in IELTS or TOEFL to prepare you for future exams.

Course Facts: Intensive English

  • Start Dates: Any Monday, year-round
  • Course Length: 2 weeks +
  • Ideal For: Elementary to advanced levels. Learn more about Kaplan's English levels
  • Teaching Method: The K+ learning system has been developed by a team of experts to meet the needs of Kaplan students. Learn more about K+.
  • Course Timetable: Monday-Friday with morning and afternoon classes only, with the exception of Perth and Sydney Manly where evening classes are offered as an option. See a typical timetable
  • Class Size: Between 10 and 15 students
  • Minimum Age: 16

Course Structure

28 lessons per week.

Each lesson lasts 45 minutes.

20 Lessons of General English:

Focus on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. (15 hours)

8 Lessons of Specific Skills:

Customize your course: Choose lessons on  English for Business, Local Culture, Current Affairs and Film Studies, among others. Options differ according to your school of choice. Our Student Advisors will help you choose and you can change lessons during your course (6 hours).

Also, you will have:

7 K+ Sessions

Your K+ sessions give you access to the K+ facilities, resources and activities in K+tools and K+clubs, all specifically prepared to complement your in-class English lessons (5.25 hours)


At the end of the course you will receive an accredited Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance.

Related Courses

  • General English: With 6 hours less study per week than an Intensive English course, you will have more time to explore the city where you're studying
  • Vacation English: If you want even more free spare time, you can choose not to take any Specific Skills lessons or K+ sessions and focus only on communication skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Business English: While all Kaplan courses are designed to improve your professional skills, Kaplan also offers specific business-focused courses
  • Semester or Year abroad: Live in your chosen destination for 5-6 months (semester) or 9 months (year). Achieve English fluency and experience real immersion into the local culture

    View all English Courses

How Can We Help?
Our Student Advisors will help you choose the right course to suit your academic and professional goals.

We'll also help you with your:
  • Accommodation
  • Visa information
  • Travel arrangements

Please contact a student advisor, or call:

+44 (0)20 7045 5000


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