Learn English in the United Kingdom

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Learn English in the birthplace of the language and discover a fascinating place where timeless history meets modern innovation.

The UK might be a small country, but it’s big on things to do and sights to see. Tour the iconic landmarks of London, explore Edinburgh’s mythical past at Arthur’s seat and swim and climb your way around Torquay’s sea caves. Whatever kind of English-learning experience you’re looking for, you can find it at one of our accredited English schools in the United Kingdom.

Why study English in the United Kingdom?


Of our students would recommend our schools in the United Kingdom. Data from student surveys covering all KIL schools from Jan 2017 until present.

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Varied English programs

Study English in the UK for as little as one week or as much as a year, starting at the level that’s right for you. Our English courses in England and Scotland for international students include intensive English courses, business English courses, exam preparation courses, summer camps and more.

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Dedicated 30+ English schools

Our 30+ English schools in London and Liverpool are both centrally located and surrounded by bars and restaurants. Learn English with likeminded students, following our specially designed curriculum for career-driven learners with ambitious goals.

Guaranteed Progress

On all our intensive English courses in the UK, we promise that you'll improve by at least one level of proficiency every 10 weeks, or we'll give you four weeks of extra tuition for free. Subject to terms and conditions.

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Frequently asked questions about studying English in United Kingdom

Why learn English in the UK?

As the native home of the English language, studying it in the UK can offer you a deeper insight into the origin of the language that no other country can. Filled with stunning architecture and fascinating historical sights, there’s a lot more to this country than meets the eye; not only is this relatively small island home to one of the biggest business hubs in the world, but the UK is also known for its exciting cities, distinct culture and great nights out. If you’re looking to improve your English skills and explore this unique country, then our Kaplan courses in the UK could be perfect for you. 

Why study with Kaplan?

With more than 80 years of experience in education, Kaplan is an expert at ensuring students reach their language goals. We offer a range of courses to suit your language needs, including Exam Preparation courses, Semi-Intensive and Intensive programs, and Business English – all of which follows our unique curriculum designed to keep students engaged. On select courses, we also offer Guaranteed Progress, which means we promise you’ll advance one level for every 10 weeks of study or your money back. Choosing to study with Kaplan means choosing to set yourself up for success.  

Where can I study English in the UK?

Kaplan has nine outstanding schools in the UK for you to choose from depending on your preference and needs. You can opt to learn in the cool, cosmopolitan cities of LondonManchester or Liverpool, or live out your academic dreams in Cambridge or Oxford. For somewhere by the sea there’s Torquay or Bournemouth, or for somewhere with easy access to the countryside, you can study in the quirky cities of Edinburgh or Bath

We also offer a dedicated 30+ school exclusively for students aged 30 and over, based in London and Liverpool

What is the best program to study English in the UK?

Kaplan offers a variety of courses for you to choose from depending on your language goals. For a good balance between study and travel, there’s the General English course, for something more intense that will help your English skills advance quicker, there’s the Semi-Intensive and Intensive courses. To help you prepare for a specific goal, we also offer Exam Preparation courses for TOEFL® as well as Business English. To find out more about what each UK school offers, please visit the individual destination pages.