English for Specific Purposes courses

Best for 
learning industry-specific terminology in English for education or career purposes

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is the perfect program for students who want to improve their English for a specific profession and gain the confidence to talk about their industry in English.

  • Combines a mix of English classes and specific purpose lessons
  • English for Specific Purposes syllabus gives you functional language related to a particular topic
  • Prepare yourself for working abroad in your chosen profession
  • Experience local industries first-hand with our subject-specific activities program (optional)
  • Available as part of a 2-week Intensive English course





English for Specific Purposes subjects include:


Common legal terms and conditions

Types of business

Company liability

Assessing legal risks

Planning an acquisition


Emergency medicine




Tropical diseases

The English for Specific Purposes course is available as part of a minimum 2-week Intensive English course.


Where can I study English for Specific Purposes courses?

Location Dates (26 June; 03 July; 10 July)* Dates (24 July; 31 July; 07 August)**






Leicester Square



Minimum booking 2 weeks

*Courses run until 21 July

**Courses run until 18 August

This programme is right for you if:

  • You want to combine English language learning with interesting topics
  • You want to learn practical English terminology for your chosen subject
  • You want to achieve a high level of fluency in English
  • You want to build a foundation for higher education or a particular career
  • You want to build a more attractive CV, résumé, or university application

Course facts

Course length
2+ weeks (Maximum 8 weeks per location)
Entry level
Intermediate English
Minimum age
16 Years old
Lesson hours
45 minute lessons
Class size
Average 12, maximum 15
Course structure

20 lessons (15 hours) of General English: focus on the four main aspects of language including reading, writing, listening, and speaking

8 lessons (6 hours) of English for Specific Purposes: study a range of English vocabulary and functional language related to your chosen topic

Access to K +clubs study group, and K +tools and K +eXtra online learning: Self-study with access to exclusive materials and resources along with personalised sessions for you study the areas you most need help with, including exam techniques and study group work


All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning or afternoon classes

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Which schools offer this course

GBUnited Kingdom (1)

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

We are a global leader in providing English language courses for students all around the world.

Our unique K+ learning system allows you to target specific areas of English and progress through language levels. Choose from a huge selection of 45 English schools, as well as a wide range of courses to best suit your needs. We aim to make your journey with us the experience of a lifetime.

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Certificate to prove your level of English

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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K+ English Language Learning System

K+ is our exclusive learning system that maximizes learning by embracing technology as a teaching and studying tool.

Focus on the four key language skills that are key to achieving fluency: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our materials help you learn in class, on the move, or at home. This integrated approach provides a fun and effective learning experience. 

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