Learn English in Irvine, California

English Courses in Irvine, California

Our English school in Irvine Valley gives students the best the West Coast has to offer – sunny beaches, a relaxed college campus atmosphere, great shopping destinations and easy access to some of the world’s most famous tourist attractions, including Disneyland and Universal Studios.

Kaplan's English School in California, Irvine Valley

Taking English courses in Irvine, California, lets you make the most of one of America’s favorite cities – you can spend your afternoons chilling on Newport Beach, taking a stroll down Sunset Boulevard, or even auditing classes at Irvine Valley College for California State school credits.

Los Angeles, just a short bus ride away, is home to some of America’s most exciting tourist attractions, such as Disneyland and Universal Studios. It has two of America’s largest amusement parks, including Knott’s Berry Farm – home of the world’s tallest wooden rollercoaster! Sports fans can also take a day trip out to Anaheim to watch the Angels play baseball, or catch a Ducks ice hockey game.

Check out our school in Berkeley, California, or in other cities in the USA.

Things to See and Do

  • Spend your free time on the beach
  • Take the day off and visit beautiful Catalina Island
  • Head to Disneyland and say hello to Mickey Mouse
  • Visit Knott’s Berry Farm, a huge theme park
  • Spend a day snowboarding or skiing at popular mountains
  • Eat at any of the bistros and cafes in Crystal Cove
  • Have cocktails with friends along the Newport shore
  • Learn golf or tennis at some of the world’s best clubs
  • Watch Angels baseball or Ducks ice hockey

School Facilities

  • Computer lab with free internet access
  • Access to campus library, computer center and sports facilities
  • A student lounge with billiard tables, table tennis and a TV


Student Residences

The shared apartments are fully furnished and a short walk from the school. Sharing with local and other international students is a great way to practice English in a relaxed atmosphere outside of your English course.
  • Room type: Single
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals provided: Self-catering
  • More information:
  • Candlewood Apartments


Homestay accommodation is ideal to immerse yourself in US culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations outside of your English courses.

  • Room type: Single
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals provided: 14 per week
  • More information:
    Download our Homestay in Irvine fact sheet

School Location

Kaplan International IVC
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

State Approval

Kaplan International schools in California are approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau for Private Post secondary Education (bppe.ca.gov)

Visit the California State Disclosures list for the documents filed with the state and/or required to be made available to students prior to enrollment.

Public Holidays

Please note this school will be closed on the following dates:
01 Jan 2015 – New Year
19 Jan 2015 – Martin Luther King Day
25 May 2015 – Memorial Day
03 July 2015 – Independence Day
07 Sep 2015 – Labor Day
26 Nov 2015 – Thanksgiving
27 Nov 2015 – Thanksgiving
25 Dec 2015 – Christmas Day
US Christmas and New Year closures: Closed from 21st December 2015, open again on 28th December 2015.

Regulatory Information

This school is authorized under Federal law to enrol non-immigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

Student Testimonial

"The teachers are so nice, they talk to you slowly and they respond to everybody; it doesn't matter what level you are. The staff are always interested in making everyone feel comfortable so they also plan so many great activities that you can do in your free time."
stephanie trantow
Irvine California School Testimonial
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