English Courses in Seattle

English Courses in Seattle

Study English courses in Seattle with Kaplan – the home of grunge music and plaid shirts, Microsoft and Starbucks! Seattle’s a great city for hanging out in trendy cafes and live music venues, or heading out into the wilderness for a weekend of skiing or camping.

Kaplan's English School in Seattle

Seattle has long been the home some major commercial players like Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks, and more recently of America’s grunge and alternative rock scenes. This mix of die-hard live music fans and young professionals makes taking one of Kaplan’s English courses in Seattle a fantastic cultural experience, whatever your interests.

Our English school in Seattle is located downtown on the waterfront, so there are loads of pubs, bars, shopping venues and local attractions nearby. The area is popular with students, so there are plenty of parties, concerts, cafes and public parks – and our social program at the school will make sure you see as much of them as possible!

Check out our other school in Seattle at Highline College campus, or browse our other USA schools.

Things to See and Do

  • Watch live music at Seattle’s iconic music venues
  • Visit the Experience Music Project museum
  • Take a ride to the top of the Space Needle
  • Visit Columbia Tower's 73rd floor observation deck
  • See the original Starbucks coffee shop
  • Try local brews at one of Seattle’s microbreweries
  • Visit world-famous Pike Place Market
  • Shop for big brand fashion at Westlake Center

School Facilities

  • A variety of digital learning equipment in the classrooms
  • Computer lab with exam practice software
  • Library with movies, books, audiobooks and test prep materials
  • Student lounge with refrigerators, microwaves, sofas and a TV


Student Apartments

Kaplan International Centers Seattle offers students studio or one bedroom apartments with private facilities. All of the apartments are conveniently located near public transport in Seattle.


Homestay accommodation is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a different culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations outside of your English course.

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

School Location

Kaplan International Seattle 
51 University Street 
Seattle, WA 98101

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.

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