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Guaranteed Progress with Kaplan Intensive English Courses

Advance at least one level every 10 weeks
Guaranteed Progress

Be confident in how much English you will learn

Studying English abroad is an investment in your future, so we want to assure you that it is a sensible investment that will get you to where you need to be.

You will advance at least one level of English fluency every 10 weeks on a course that offers Guaranteed Progress. All students are placed in their classes using our adaptive KITE test as well as an initial consultation with one of our academic team. After that, students are tested every 10 weeks (5 weeks in our UK schools) to see if they can progress to the next level. The KITE test adapts to your skill level and measures your progress as you study English to ensure you benefit from a fully tailored learning experience.

 

 

How we teach English

Our immersive courses plunge you into the living language. Learn through dynamic tuition, unique study materials, and fun excursions in a fascinating English-speaking culture.

0-10 weeks
Elementary

You know a few simple words and phrases, but you have a very small vocabulary and can only communicate basic needs.

Exam levels

  • CEFR A1
  • TOEFL® 0–12
  • IELTS 3.5–4.0
  • CAMBRIDGE 100–120
  • Kaplan English Language Test (Listening, Reading, and Grammar) 225–274
10-20 weeks
Lower Intermediate

You can participate in simple conversations, read basic texts, and write simple notes and letters.

Exam levels

  • CEFR A2
  • TOEFL® 13–36
  • IELTS 4.0–4.5
  • CAMBRIDGE 120–140 KET
  • Kaplan English Language Test (Listening, Reading, and Grammar) 275–349
20-30 weeks
Intermediate

You can participate in conversations about familiar topics, read longer texts, and write simple paragraphs.

Exam levels

  • CEFR B1
  • TOEFL® 37–54
  • IELTS 4.5-5.5
  • CAMBRIDGE 140–160 PET
  • Kaplan English Language Test (Listening, Reading, and Grammar) 350–424
30-40 weeks
Higher Intermediate

You can participate fully in more complex conversations, read more advanced texts and write a simple essay.

Exam levels

  • CEFR B2
  • TOEFL® 55–74
  • IELTS 5.5–7.0
  • CAMBRIDGE 160–180 FCE
  • Kaplan English Language Test (Listening, Reading, and Grammar) 425–499
40-50 weeks
Advanced

You can handle most social and professional situations, explain complex thoughts fluently, and understand the general themes of radio and TV broadcasts.

Exam levels

  • CEFR C1
  • TOEFL® 75–91
  • IELTS 7.0–7.5
  • CAMBRIDGE 180–200 CAE
  • Kaplan English Language Test (Listening, Reading, and Grammar) 500-534
50-60 weeks
Proficiency

You can read demanding texts and handle long, in-depth discussions. You can understand and express subtle shades of meaning. You are very close to using the language like a native speaker.

Exam levels

  • CEFR C2
  • TOEFL® 92+
  • IELTS 7.5+
  • CAMBRIDGE 200+ CPE
  • Kaplan English Language Test (Listening, Reading, and Grammar) 535+

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 We guarantee progression in fluency levels on the condition that students have a 95% attendance rate, complete all of their homework assignments and do not display any behavioural issues.

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