General English course

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Best for improving your general English skills

What is our General English course?

Our General English course is a semi-intensive programme that allows you to balance classroom tuition with structured study and free time activities. You will improve your English language ability at a speed you feel comfortable with, while having time to enjoy your destination.

This course is available at all levels from Elementary to Advanced and you will be placed in a class which is suitable for your level. The course focuses on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. You’ll also learn vocabulary and grammar, and how to speak in formal and informal discussions and strategies. 

If you wish to take a more intensive English program, Intensive English Courses are available. These courses offer additional skills lessons that include English for business, as well as the opportunity to take IELTS® or TOEFL® preparation sessions.



This programme is right for you if:

  • You want to improve your core English language skills in a class level that is appropriate for you
  • You want to choose how long you study for, with courses lasting from 2 weeks to a year
  • You want to make good progress with your language studies while having enough free time for leisure activities and to explore your destination
  • You want to make the most of specially created and proven Kaplan study materials
  • You want to receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement

Course facts

Course length
2-52 weeks
Course structure

20 lessons (15 hours) of General English: focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking

7 structured study sessions (5.25 hours): personalized sessions for you to study the areas you most need help with, including exam technique and study group work

Entry level
Beginner to Advanced English
Minimum age
16 Years old
Lesson hours
45 minute lessons
Class size
Average 12, maximum 15

All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes

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Which schools offer this course

NZNew Zealand (1)
Minimum age in Canada is 17

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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