Learn English with an Intensive Academic Year course

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immersing yourself in the English language and local culture

What are Intensive Academic Year courses?

Our Intensive Academic Year courses are 9 month English courses that will improve your English fluency to the highest level, with more lessons than our general English Academic Year course. As well as learning important general English, you can choose to study specific sections of vocabulary and skills, such as Business English and exam preparation.

Immerse yourself in the English language, and spend a year studying and getting to know a new location and culture. The course is an effective way to increase your fluency, and you will be helped by our exclusive and specially designed study materials. 



This programme is right for you if:

  • You are aiming to achieve fluency in English, focussing on language skills
  • You are open minded and want to immerse yourself in a new culture for 9 months
  • You want the flexibility of combining general English classes with a range of specific skill classes, including business English and exam preparation
  • You want to enhance your CV and improve your chance for professional and academic success in the future
  • You want to receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement

Course facts

Course length
9 months (32 weeks of tuition and 3-4 weeks break)
Course structure

20 lessons (15 hours) of General English: focus on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking

8 Specific Skills Sessions (6 hours): 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 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)

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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