English School in

Seattle

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Study English in Seattle

Hiking through lush coastal woods, discovering the next great rock band, or lingering in a cozy coffee house… If you can’t decide which sounds most inviting, head to Seattle. Located on the Downtown waterfront, with dramatic views across Puget Sound, our English school is the perfect base for exploring Seattle’s incredible natural scenery, rich musical legacy and colorful patchwork of neighborhoods. Listen to local bands at El Corazón, the club that launched acts like Nirvana, kayak across Green Lake, or plunge into the buzzing nightlife of Capitol Hill.

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  • Our English school in Seattle is situated in an excellent waterfront location in downtown Seattle
  • Seamless transfers available to multiple Washington state universities, many of which will accept a Kaplan certificate in place of a TOEFL or IELTS qualification
  • Newly updated facilities set inside a beautiful historic building, including a multimedia center and lounge with views of the Olympic Mountains
  • Conveniently located with bus, rail and ferry stops all just a few minutes’ walk away

 

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About our Seattle English school

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  • University Placement Service

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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International Languages school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.

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Student accommodation in Seattle

Homestay

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  • Share meals with your hosts every day
  • Speak English in a relaxed, natural setting
  • A range of options including twin rooms, en-suite and private bathrooms
 
Homestay

Ideal for students who want to discover local culture and customs with a friendly host, in a home environment. 

  • Share meals with your hosts every day
  • Speak English in a relaxed, natural setting
  • A range of options including twin rooms, en-suite and private bathrooms

Downtown Residence – Vermont Inn (Single room)

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  • Studios and single rooms

  • Located in Downtown Seattle.

  • Minimum stay of four weeks

  • Laundry facilities available with linen, towels, and toiletries provided

  • 18+ only

 
Downtown Residence – Vermont Inn (Single room)

Just a block away from the world-famous Space Needle and Seattle Center grounds, the Inn Studio offers comfortably furnished rooms and studio apartments with kitchenettes including a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, stove top, pots and pans and cooking utensils. Linen, towels and toiletries are provided and rooms are cleaned once per week.

The residence has a vending machine, outdoor space, coin-operated laundry facilities, and WiFi for a fee. Available year-round and suitable for students aged 18+. Minimum stay 4 weeks.

  • Studios and single rooms

  • Located in Downtown Seattle.

  • Minimum stay of four weeks

  • Laundry facilities available with linen, towels, and toiletries provided

  • 18+ only

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The Redwood

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  • Single rooms, individual studio apartments
  • Kitchenette stocked with full-sized fridge, microwave, stovetop and all essential cookware
  • Linens and towels are provide and available when students check-in
  • Within walking distance of the heart of the city
  • Located on the border between Seattle's Central District and Capitol Hill
 
The Redwood

Located on the border between Seattle’s Central District and Capitol Hill, the Redwood Apartments offers fully furnished studio apartments within walking distance of the heart of the city. Shops, supermarkets, restaurants and cafés are just around the corner. The kitchenette, stocked with a full-sized fridge, microwave, stove top, and all essential cookware, ensures that students can prepare whatever meals they are accustomed to in their new home-away-from-home. Linens and towels are provided and available when the students check-in, and the on-site laundry accepts credit cards. Available year-round for students 18 and older.

  • Single rooms, individual studio apartments
  • Kitchenette stocked with full-sized fridge, microwave, stovetop and all essential cookware
  • Linens and towels are provide and available when students check-in
  • Within walking distance of the heart of the city
  • Located on the border between Seattle's Central District and Capitol Hill
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American Hotel

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  • Single and twin rooms available with shared bathroom
  • Rooms are equipped with a bunk bed, locker, desk and chair
  • Includes dining room, guest lounge, TV and games room and library/study room.
  • Wi-Fi and bed linens are provided free of charge.
  • Located in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District neighborhood
 
American Hotel

The American Hotel is the largest hostel in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! It is located in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District neighborhood, just minutes away from public transportation and Seattle’s prime attractions and Kaplan Seattle. This residence retains an old-world feel while adding modern amenities and provides students an economical way to experience downtown Seattle living. Students are encouraged to participate in hostel events. Single and Twin rooms are available with shared bathroom. Student rooms are equipped with a bunk bed, locker, desk and chair. Students will have access to a shared kitchen, dining room, guest lounge, TV and games room, library/study room. Wi-Fi and bed linens are provided free of charge.

  • Single and twin rooms available with shared bathroom
  • Rooms are equipped with a bunk bed, locker, desk and chair
  • Includes dining room, guest lounge, TV and games room and library/study room.
  • Wi-Fi and bed linens are provided free of charge.
  • Located in the heart of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District neighborhood
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Social Activities

What to do in Seattle

Our Seattle school has a dedicated social program, designed to help you explore the city and build friendships, through organised events and activities

 
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Frequently asked questions about studying English in Seattle

Why learn English at our Seattle school?

Seattle is a city known for its innovation and being home to some of the biggest businesses in the world – such as Amazon, Starbucks and Google – which makes it the perfect place for any budding entrepreneurs to learn English.  

But this city also plays hard: there’s the vibrant club scene that hosts various musical acts (Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Bing Crosby and Foo Fighters all started in Seattle), as well as multiple coffee shops where you can sample artisanal coffee and recover from all the club nights. For something more wholesome, Seattle has many stunning mountains and national parks nearby, perfect for hiking or (depending on the season) a weekend skiing. 

How much does it cost to learn English in Seattle?

The cost of your trip depends entirely on the course you choose and where you stay. For a more accurate estimate of how much learning in Seattle will cost, please use our quote tool. At Kaplan, we do our best to provide a range of courses and accommodation options that suit most budgets, but this is not always possible.

Alternatively, you can also talk to one of our advisors who can help create a custom package that suits your budget.

Will I need a visa to study in Seattle?

Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to study in Seattle. Please contact one of our advisors to find out more. 

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