English Courses in Portland

English School in Portland

Kaplan’s English School in Portland, Oregon, is located in the center of this urban city, which is itself surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests and a ski resort that has the longest season in the USA. Portland is a trendy and cosmopolitan city with a bustling music scene, loads of clubs and bars and one of the lowest costs of living in the USA.

Kaplan's English School in Portland

Does watching live bands, hanging out in trendy bars and an extended ski season sound like the ideal way to spend a holiday in the USA? Our English school in Portland is the perfect place to learn the language while enjoying American culture, and everything that scenic Oregon has to offer. You can head up the slopes for a ski weekend, or spend your nights watching some of the Northwest’s hottest bands.

Kaplan offers a range of English courses in Portland, from Vacation and General English classes to more specialized academic courses, allowing you to structure your ideal learning holiday in America. The school and residences’ convenient locations make it easy to get around town, or head out for the weekend to some of the USA’s most pristine wilderness.

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Things to See and Do

  • Ski Mount Hood, with the longest ski season in the US
  • Hike in Forest Park, the biggest urban park in the US
  • Go beer tasting at a top-quality microbrewery
  • Explore the city and hunt down its many food carts
  • Explore the famous Rose Test Garden
  • See a bit of China at the Lan Su Chinese Garden
  • Catch a movie at one of Portland’s movie brewpubs
  • See coin-operated art gallery “24-Hour Church of Elvis”

School Facilities

  • Student lounge area with couches, microwave and refrigerator
  • Computer labs with free internet access


Student Apartments

We offer studio or one bedroom apartments with private facilities. Apartments are ideal for if you would like more independence and the experience of living in a student community.

  • Room type: Single
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Meals provided: Self-catered
  • More information:
  • University Pointe


Learn about American culture by living with locals in Portland through our homestay program. A homestay is a great way to meet people outside of school, practice your English and focus on your studies.

  • Room type: Twin or Single
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Meals provided: 14 per week
  • More information:
    Download our Homestay in Portland fact sheet

School Location

Kaplan International Portland
323 NW 13th Ave
Suite 305
Portland, OR 97209

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 (observed)
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 very friendly, they understand that it's difficult to learn a new language so it's comfortable to talk and study with them. The method is amazing. It's clear and serious but easy to understand."
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