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What type of English course should I choose?

A long-term program is the best choice if you have a lower English level. We offer Academic Semester or Academic Year courses which cover 2 or 3 language levels.

If you do not have much time or want to study quickly, consider an Intensive English course.

Take a Vacation English course if you do not have time to apply for a student visa to the USA or UK, or would like a light workload

For a more career-focused course, take one of our Business English courses.

For those interested in enrolling for college credit in the USA, we offer university foundation courses in Seattle and Irvine, California. After taking a 12-week foundation course, you have the opportunity to transfer into the school.

Is taking an English course abroad better for my career options?

Yes! You will benefit from an educational and networking experience in a foreign culture. You will also meet people from different backgrounds and improve your conversation skills.

Read more about the benefits of learning English.

What social programs do the schools offer?

Each school has its own social coordinator who will make sure you have a good time during your stay. A full activities program is offered in each school.

How old do I have to be to take a language course?

For most of our programs you must be at least 16 years old. However, there are summer programs for younger students. For more details please contact us, or you can read about our Programs for Juniors.

How much can I expect to learn after a 2-week, 4-week, or 12-week course?

Every student learns at different speeds, however, on average, a student needs 10 weeks to move from one level to the next.

How will Kaplan confirm my English language level?

On your first day of class, you will take an English test on your grammar, writing, listening and speaking skills. Your class level will be based on your test results. If you want an idea of your English level right now, you can take our free online English test.

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