CoronaVirus Latest Updates

Coronavirus – latest updates

Have a question about your studying abroad plans? Here’s a summary of the latest situation

The latest updates on our schools 

We are pleased to provide an update on our plans to re-open our schools with enhanced safety measures. These dates are dependent on local government regulations and are subject to change at any time.

United Kingdom – Our London, Liverpool and Manchester schools are open and teaching face-to-face. Our other schools plan to re-open on the following dates:
12 April – Oxford, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Edinburgh
14 June – Bath, Torquay

Ireland – Our Dublin  school is temporarily closed, with all classes available online. The school is expected to re-open for face-to-face classes on 12 April 2021

United States – Boston Harvard Square, Chicago, New York, and Seattle  are fully open. We have temporarily moved teaching online until 1 June at our San Francisco Berkeley, Los Angeles  and Santa Barbara  schools due to local government advice.

Canada – Both our Toronto and Vancouver schools have been approved to the DLI list by the IRCC for their Covid-19 safety and readiness plans. Students with study permits may study at either school.
Vancouver is open for face-to-face tuition; Toronto is currently teaching classes online, with a plan to resume face-to-face classes on Monday, March 22, 2021. 

Australia – Our Australian schools are currently open and teaching face-to-face and online. Due to government announcements relating to Australia’s border closure until the end of 2021, these schools are not currently taking stand-alone English enrolments from overseas, but continue to take packaged English enrollments and imminent online enrollments.

New Zealand – Our school in Auckland is open and is teaching face-to-face.

France,  Alpadia Lyon Alpadia Lyon  is open and is teaching face-to-face.

Germany – At Alpadia Berlin and Freiburg all classes are online. We expect schools to reopen on 6 April 2021, unless restrictions are extended. 

Switzerland – Alpadia Montreux is teaching face-to-face. At Alpadia Zurich face-to-face classes resume on 6 April 2021.

Putting safety first

Our schools have all been adapted to ensure the greatest possible safety of students and staff, whilst maintaining a superb experience. Read more about the safety guidelines in place in our Kaplan schools which are open, or opening soon.

Last updated: 16/03/2021

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Can I study now?

Can I study now?

We're bringing the classroom to your home with K+ LIVE, our online immersive learning experience. While you’re stuck at home, it’s a great time to learn English until you can study abroad again.

Just like in our schools, you'll participate in interactive class exercises with our top teachers and a small group of other international students. You'll have unlimited access to our online learning materials to use in your own time, as well as a social activity prorgram after classes!

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Am I going to be able to travel?

Am I going to be able to travel?

This varies from country to country. A good place to look is your government’s coronavirus website.

You can find information from each of our destination countries here:

Are Kaplan schools open?

Are Kaplan schools open?

The health, safety and well-being of students, staff, and host families is of paramount importance to all of us at Kaplan International Languages. Due to the spread of Coronavirus, we have temporarily suspended face-to-face teaching and have implemented online learning instead. The online-only teaching is starting at all of our locations by Monday March 23 and running until July 13.

Online classes will be as similar as possible to actually being in the school. In most cases they will be with the same teachers, for the same number of hours at the normal schedule. The lessons can be accessed from laptops, computers and phones. Students can participate fully, both by speaking and in writing. There are extensive group activities and presentations, quizzes and polls. Teachers will measure progress through continuous assessment and by regular tests using our proprietary adaptive test, KITE. Students also have full access to K+ Online and K+ Online Extra tools as normal.

If you would like to know more, please contact us to speak to a consultant.

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I’m planning ahead – should I book?

I’m planning ahead – should I book?

There’s no reason why not.

Our Book with Confidence Guarantee provides flexibility so you make plans and adjust them as needed. Any language course booked with Kaplan or Alpadia between now and 31 May 2020 can be deferred at no extra cost – including summer surcharges or seasonal price differences – to any date in the next 18 months. So, you have the maximum flexibility to enjoy the great experience of language travel when you want.

In addition, please be aware that if your travel plans are disrupted for reasons related to coronavirus – such as government-imposed travel restrictions, flight cancellations which cannot be rebooked to their original destinations or symptoms of COVID-19 – we will waive all cancellation fees, and will refund your application and accommodation placement fees.

I’m booked for a future date – can I come?

I’m booked for a future date – can I come?

Our schools are online only until Tuesday 14 April, but after that date we plan to go back to our renowned immersive learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you then. If you would like to know more, please contact us to speak to a consultant.

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If you have any questions about your plans please do not hesitate to contact us