English Exam Preparation Courses

Learn the exam skills for a great test-taking experience, plus the language you need to excel

What are our English Exam Preparation Courses?

We offer exam preparation courses for the most widely known English language exams. With these programs, you can focus on exam content and test-taking strategies to help you pass your chosen qualification with the grade you want.

Study towards a TOEFL®, IELTS®, Cambridge, GRE® or GMAT® qualification with a specially designed course for each option. Some of our schools are also test centers, so you can study and take the test in the same place.

Exam preparation courses with Kaplan International English are the quickest way to your certification. To learn more about which course is best for your needs, contact us or choose a course below.

  • Prepare for your test with a world leader in exam preparation
  • We offer exam preparation in the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada,  Australia and New Zealand
  • A large selection of start dates so you can begin your studies when it suits you
  • Courses that will benefit you professionally and personally

 

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Course list

Course Description Course structure English level Where to study
Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) Course Find out more

CELTA is an internationally recognized English-teaching certificate awarded by Cambridge English, a part of Cambridge University. This highly practical course is suitable for candidates with little or no English language teaching experience and no formal training.

Ireland

120 contact hours over 4 weeks

9-5pm daily

30 hours per week contact hours (input sessions on methodology & grammar and teaching practice)

8 hours per week lesson prep and study

Proficiency plus level or CEFR C1/C2 for non-native speakers; university degree preferred but not essential

What is my indicative English level?

Ireland
Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation Find out more

During lessons for this FCE preparation course, you will cover all sections of the FCE in detail. This includes taking practice tests, learning the best exam techniques, and improving your general level of English

20 Lessons (15 hours) of Exam Preparation: highly-focused courses covering all sections of the Cambridge exam and test-taking strategies

8 lessons (6 hours) of Specific Skills: focus on a range of specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, or local culture

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions for you to study areas you most need, including exam technique and study groups, plus access to K+eXtra, K+ Tools and K+ Clubs

Higher Intermediate

What is my indicative English level?

United Kingdom, Ireland
Cambridge Intensive (12 weeks) Find out more

A 12 week course where you will take practice tests, learn the best exam techniques, and improve your general level of English while studying towards the Cambridge exam

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

28 Lessons (21 hours) of Exam Preparation: highly-focused courses covering all sections of the Cambridge exam and test-taking strategies

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions for you to study areas you most need, including exam technique and study groups

Intermediate to Advanced English

What is my indicative English level?

New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States
Cambridge Intensive (5 weeks) Find out more

A 5 week course where you will take practice tests, learn the best exam techniques, and improve your general level of English while studying towards the Cambridge exam

28 Lessons (21 hours) of Exam Preparation: highly-focused courses covering all sections of the Cambridge exam and test-taking strategies

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions for you to study areas you most need, including exam technique and study groups

Intermediate to Advanced English

What is my indicative English level?

Canada
Cambridge Intensive (6 weeks) Find out more

A 6 week course where you will take practice tests, learn the best exam techniques, and improve your general level of English while studying towards the Cambridge exam

28 Lessons (21 hours) of Exam Preparation: highly-focused courses covering all sections of the Cambridge exam and test-taking strategies

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions for you to study areas you most need, including exam technique and study groups

Intermediate to Advanced English

What is my indicative English level?

Canada
Cambridge Intensive CAE Find out more

During lessons for this CAE preparation course, you will cover all sections of the CAE in detail. This includes taking practice tests, learning the best exam techniques, and improving your general level of English

20 Lessons (15 hours) of Exam Preparation: highly-focused courses covering all sections of the Cambridge exam and test-taking strategies

8 lessons (6 hours) of Specific Skills: focus on a range of specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, or local culture

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions for you to study areas you most need, including exam technique and study groups, plus access to K+eXtra, K+ Tools and K+ Clubs (for UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand only)

Advanced English

What is my indicative English level?

United Kingdom, Ireland
Cambridge Intensive Exam Preparation - 10 weeks Find out more

A 10 week course where you will take practice tests, learn the best exam techniques, and improve your general level of English while studying towards the Cambridge exam

28 Lessons (21 hours) of Exam Preparation: highly-focused courses covering all sections of the Cambridge exam and test-taking strategies

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions for you to study areas you most need, including exam technique and study groups

Intermediate to Advanced English

What is my indicative English level?

New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States
GMAT® Exam Preparation Course Find out more

Our GMAT® preparation course includes detailed lessons, practice tests and Kaplan’s exclusive test and language materials

Week 1:
12 lessons (9 hours) of GMAT® Preparation:
detailed focus on each section of the GMAT, using exclusive material and exercises

18+ Sessions (13.5 hours) of Structured Study: including full-length practice tests, workshops, and quizzes

Weeks 2 to 6:
8 lessons (6 hours) of GMAT® Preparation

22+ Sessions (16.5 hours) of Structured Study

Weeks 7 to 12:
28+ Sessions (21 hours) of Structured Study:
including extra work on English skills and practice tests in computer labs

1 Teachback Session: Q&A and review session with your teacher, and on-going support during your studies. You can focus on your weaknesses or request help with specific topics.

Paper-based (PBT) TOEFL: 550; Computer-based (CBT) TOEFL:213; Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL: 77; TOEIC: 1345; IELTS: 6.5; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Passing grade of A, B, or C

What is my indicative English level?

United States
GRE® Exam Preparation Course Find out more

Practice your English and learn test-taking skills using exclusive course materials. Learn about the structure of the GRE®, the types of questions and topics you’ll see, and improve your score on the test

Weeks 1 to 6:
8 lessons (6 hours) of GRE® Preparation:
detailed focus on each section of the GRE®, using exclusive material and exercises, with practice of verbal skills, analytical writing, and test-tasking

20+ Sessions (15 hours) of Structured Study: including full-length practice tests, workshops, and quizzes

Weeks 7 to 12:
30+ Sessions (22.5 hours) of Structured Study:
including extra work on English skills and practice tests in computer labs

1 Teachback Session: Q&A and review session with your teacher, and on-going support during your studies. You can focus on your weaknesses or request help with specific topics

Paper-based (PBT) TOEFL: 550; Computer-based (CBT) TOEFL:213; Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL: 77; TOEIC: 1345; IELTS: 6.5; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Passing grade of A, B, or C

What is my indicative English level?

United States
IELTS® Exam Preparation - Intensive Find out more

Highly focussed on IELTS® preparation, learn about the different exam sections, the ways to maximize your exam time, and the types of questions on the IELTS® exam. You will also improve your grammar, vocabulary, and general English

Australia, Ireland, New Zealand

28 Lessons (21 hours) of IELTS Exam Preparation: highly-focused lessons covering all sections of the IELTS exam and test-taking strategies

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions where you can study the areas you most need, including exam technique and language skills, plus access to K+eXtra, K+ Tools and K+ Clubs (for UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand only)

United Kingdom

21 Lessons (15 hours) of IELTS Exam Preparation: highly-focused lessons covering all sections of the IELTS exam and test-taking strategies

8 lessons (6 hours) of Specific Skills: focus on a range of specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, or local culture

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions where you can study the areas you most need, including exam technique and language skills

Intermediate to Advanced English

What is my indicative English level?

United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada
IELTS® Exam Preparation - Supplementary Find out more

Giving you a strong grasp of general English, while also teaching you for the IELTS® exam, you will learn about the different exam sections, the ways to maximize your exam time, and the types of questions on the IELTS® exam

20 lessons (15 hours) of General English: reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as grammar and vocabulary

8 Lessons (6 hours) of IELTS Preparation: highly-focused lessons covering all sections of the IELTS exam and test-taking strategies

7 sessions (5.25 hours) of K+ tools and K+ clubs: personalized sessions for you to study areas you most need, including exam technique and language skills, plus access to K+eXtra, K+ Tools and K+ Clubs

Intermediate to Advanced English

What is my indicative English level?

United Kingdom, Ireland
TOEFL® Exam Preparation Find out more

Focus on test-taking strategies and the academic English skills needed for exam success. The course includes TOEFL®-focused langauge skills, plus practice exam questions and simulation tests

Canada, United States

20 Lessons (15 hours): covering test-taking strategies, reviewing practice tests, improving your Academic English

15 Structured Study Sessions (11.25 hours): A full-length TOEFL® simulation test every two weeks. Up to eight total practice tests

United Kingdom

20 lessons (15 hours): test-taking strategies, taking and reviewing practice tests, improving your Academic English

8 Academic Skills Sessions (6 hours): focus on academic skills to improve your test performance for university-level education

7 Structured Study Sessions (5.25 hours): focus on areas of your choice, with workshops and online exercises on options such as grammar or speaking

Higher Intermediate on the CELTA; TOEFL® 55 iBT/153 CBT/477 PBT

What is my indicative English level?

United Kingdom, Canada, United States

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

We are a global leader in providing English language courses for students all around the world.

Our unique K+ learning system allows you to target specific areas of English and progress through language levels. Choose from a huge selection of 45 English schools, as well as a wide range of courses to best suit your needs. We aim to make your journey with us the experience of a lifetime.

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Certificate to prove your level of English

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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K+ English Language Learning System

K+ is our exclusive learning system that maximizes learning by embracing technology as a teaching and studying tool.

Focus on the four key language skills that are key to achieving fluency: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our materials help you learn in class, on the move, or at home. This integrated approach provides a fun and effective learning experience. 

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