English for Young Learners

Specially designed English courses for students aged 12+

English courses for young learners

Kaplan’s reputable Young Learner program welcomes students aged 12+ to study English in a friendly, safe and fun environment.  The most popular course offered features 15 hours of General English lessons per week and a full activity schedule.  Our qualified and dedicated team of teachers deliver dynamic and interesting lessons aimed to improve students’ everyday English and essential language skills.  With a busy program of fun and memorable activities planned and supervised by Kaplan staff, students make friends quickly and have a great time outside of class too. 

Students stay in either homestay or residence accommodation.  Kaplan’s host families are carefully selected and checked so students can enjoy a friendly, comfortable and safe living environment.  In residence accommodation, fully vetted staff provide 24/7 onsite supervision. Living alongside their new friends and staff, students can enjoy a safe and truly international living environment.

Kaplan International young learner students benefit from:

  • Kaplan’s 25 years’ experience and expertise delivering Young Learner programs
  • Attractive locations in UK, USA, Canada and Australia
  • A fun, engaging and academically robust learning experience
  • Varied and exciting activity programs
  • A variety of safe, welcoming and comfortable accommodation options
  • Professional and dedicated staff available 24/7 
  • View our Young Learner pricelist

 

Student testimonials

Academic program

At Kaplan we provide a well-planned balance of learning in and out of the classroom, designed to improve our students’ English.

  • K+ Teens materials: Exclusive to our centers in the UK and Australia, K+ Teens is an  innovative and engaging range of learning materials designed purposefully by Kaplan for teenagers studying in an English speaking country. Learn more about the academic experience
  • Qualified, professional teachers
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Level test on arrival
  • Course attendance certificate issued at end of course

 

 

Activities and excursions

The activity program is designed to give students the opportunity to discover new places, try new things and build enduring friendships - giving them memories they’ll never forget.  It is also designed as an important learning experience for the students so they can practise what they have learnt in class.  Social programs can be tailored according to a group’s specific requirements.

All events are fully supervised by Kaplan staff.  Typical activities and excursions include:

  • Daytrips to exciting cities and sightseeing destinations
  • Sport – e.g football, tennis, swimming 
  • Water sports and beach games
  • Shopping
  • Barbecues & international food evenings
  • Bowling & discos

Accommodation and welfare

Our Young Learner program provides a safe and welcoming environment for students, with specially chosen locations and accommodation options.

  • Friendly and welcoming host families
  • Clean and comfortable residential facilities supervised by onsite Kaplan staff and located close to the classrooms, providing an environment where students can make friends from around the world
  • All staff and homestay providers are fully vetted
  • 24/7 staff availability
  • 24 hour emergency helpline available to students, parents and agents
  • Each center has specific staff responsible for student safety and wellbeing
  • Appropriate staff to student ratios in classes, during activities, during free time and at mealtimes

 

Young Learners Programs

Canada
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  • Located in a beautiful university, only one hour from Toronto
  • Access to campus facilities including the library and pool
  • Trips to Niagara Falls and Toronto
Daily activities from Monday to Friday, one full-day excursion, welcome and farewell get-togethers

Groups: Standard

Summer: 26 June – 16 July 2016

  • Located in vibrant downtown Vancouver
  • Trips to Vancouver Island, Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium
Explore beautiful beaches and parks, go shopping downtown and visit art galleries and museums.

Individuals: Standard

Groups: Standard

Summer: 26 June – 16 July 2016

United Kingdom
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  • Study in one of the world's greatest cities
  • Make use of the top facilities on campus
  • Trips to Oxford, Cambridge, and Brighton
Take trips around London to see the famous sights, including museums and sightseeing tours. BBQs, discos, and quiz nights are also popular.

Individuals: Standard

Groups: Standard

Summer:

3 July - 20 August 2016

  • Sea-view villa center exclusive to Kaplan young learners
  • Large outdoor terrace, garden, and games rooms
  • Trips to Plymouth, Exeter, and Cockington Village
Explore enormous coastal caves, take part in water sports like kayaking and water zorbing, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the 'English Riviera'.

Individuals: Standard

Groups: Standard

Winter:

3 January - 13 February 2016

Spring:

27 March - 16 April 2016

Summer:

12 June - 27 August 2016

  • Three beautiful school buildings
  • Godolphin school includes a swimming pool and cafeteria
  • Trips to London, Oxford, Cardiff, and Brighton
Visit Salisbury Cathedral and the magnificent Stonehenge, a 5,000 year old site. Enjoy the British countryside with a hot air balloon ride or kayak along the river.

Individuals: Standard

Groups: Standard

Winter: 

3 January - 13 February 2016

Spring:

27 March - 16 April 2016

Summer:

29 May - 27 August 2016

Residential:

03 July- 13 August 2016

  • Our center is based on a beautiful university campus
  • The beach and town is always buzzing with activity
  • Trips to London, Stonehenge, and the New Forest
Amazing day trips to places like Stonehenge and Thorpe Park Theme Park, as well as team sports and fun evening activities with classmates.

Individuals: Standard

Groups: Standard

Summer:

26 June - 6 August 2016

  • The city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Our school is located in a beautiful period town house
  • Trips to Stonehenge, London, Oxford, and more
Tour the famous Roman baths and walk around the ancient Bath Abbey. The city center is home to designer shops, and in the evenings there are discos, movie nights, and more.

Individuals: Standard

Groups: Standard

Winter:

3 January - 13 February 2016

Spring:

27 March - 16 April 2016

Summer:

12 June - 20 August 2016

  • Roedean has a prestigious history and a stunning location
  • Brighton is just one hour from London by train
  • Outstanding school facilities including a pool and theater
Visits to nearby historic castles and the Herstmonceux Science Museum. Brighton itself it home to fun arcade games, plenty of shops, the famous Brighton Pier and speed boat trips.

Individuals: Standard

Groups: Standard

Summer:

3 July - 13 August 2016

United States
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  • A great location only 15 miles away from Los Angeles
  • Access to campus facilities including the library and pool
  • Trips to LA, Disneyland, and Universal Studios
Relax on the beach, visit theme parks, and go shopping in LA's trendiest hangouts. Take a tour round the city and play sports and games with our other students.

Groups: Standard

Summer:

19 June- 06 August 2016

  • Only 25 minutes by train from downtown San Francisco
  • Access to campus facilities including sports facilities
  • Trips to San Francisco, Alcatraz, and Yosemite National Park
Watch a baseball game at the Oakland A's stadium, explore San Francisco Bay, and enjoy themed discos and movie nights with fellow students.

Groups: Standard

Summer:

26 June- 06 August 2016

  • Located in the exciting downtown area of San Diego
  • Access to campus facilities such as the library and pool
  • Trips to LA, Disneyland, and Universal Studios
A varied schedule of daily activities such as museum trips, beach visits, and kayaking. Explore San Diego's history and enjoy the sunshine.

Individuals: Standard

Groups: Standard

Summer:

26 June - 20 August 2016

Australia
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  • Located in the city center just a short walk from the ocean
  • Cairns boasts stunning coral reefs and tropical rainforest
  • Trips to the Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding rainforest
Students have a varied activities schedule throughout their stay, including trips around the city and learning about the local culture.

Individuals: Standard (12 hours tuition)

Groups: Offered all year

Tropical Winter:

31 July - 13 August 2016

English course types for Young Learners

  • Standard courses: 12-15 hours of English lessons per week and a full social program
  • Intensive courses: 6 extra hours of English lessons per week and a social program
  • English Plus: Bespoke programs combining English lessons with a specialized activity, such as horseback riding, football or hockey
  • Low Season Packages for Groups: Tailored academic and social program to suit your group, available at most centers. Contact us to request your group program and for more information

We receive and accept occasional requests from groups to cater for students under the publicised minimum age set for a centre.  In these cases, we carry out a risk assessment and implement extra safeguarding measures accordingly

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