English school in Portland

Best for a trendy location with a great music scene and beautiful surrounding landscape
97% Students recommended
Portland
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97% Students recommended

Why choose our Portland school?

Kaplan’s English School in Portland is located in the center of this urban city. With a reputation for quirkiness, Portland affords students a chance to absorb alternative American culture whilst improving their English language skills.

  • Take a flexible English course to ensure you have a balance between studying and exploring that is right for you
  • Prepare for your future with an exam preparation course to help you improve scores on the GMAT®, GRE® or TOEFL® exams
  • Sign up for one of Kaplan's dedicated student residences which offer fully-furnished apartments with full kitchens and an on-site light rail stop
  • If you want to get into a graduate or undergraduate university course, Portland English students can use Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) to help them gain access to US universities through the company's extensive academic network 

 

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What is special about studying English in Portland?

  • Our Portland English school  is located downtown, in the Pearl District, which is known for its art galleries, restaurants and a number of Portland icons
  • Portland is surrounded by mountains, forests and a ski resort that has the longest season in the USA.
  • Portland has a reputaion for its trendy and cosmopolitan environment and bustling music scene with loads of clubs and bars
  • At present, Portland has one of the lowest costs of living in the USA for students

Key facts

Public holidays
02 Jan 2017 - New Year
16 Jan 2017 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
29 May 2017 - Memorial Day
04 July 2017 - Independence Day
04 Sept 2017 - Labor day
23 Nov 2017 - Thanksgiving
24 Nov 2017 - Thanksgiving Friday
25 Dec 2017 - Christmas Day
2017 Christmas and New Year closures: 25 Dec - 1 Jan 2018
Minimum age
16 years old
Average age of students
24 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Nationality mix
40 nationalities attended this school last year
Contact Location
Kaplan International English Portland, 323 NW 13th Ave., Suite 305, Portland, OR, USA, Portland 97209
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Available courses at this school

Course Best for Hours per week Entry level Course price
Intensive English course
getting the most out of your time abroad and learning as much English as possible. 26hrs Beginner
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from $1,050
for 2 weeks
General English course
improving your general English skills 20hrs Elementary
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from $880
for 2 weeks
Vacation English course
combining English classes with a holiday 15hrs Elementary
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from $830
for 2 weeks
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General Academic Year
becoming fluent in English while fully experiencing another culture 20hrs Elementary
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from $11,220
for 32 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 5 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $8,245
for 20 weeks
Intensive Academic Semester - 6 months
dramatically boosting your English level while living abroad 26hrs Elementary
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from $9,905
for 24 weeks
Intensive Academic Year
immersing yourself in the English language and local culture 26hrs Elementary
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from $12,075
for 32 weeks
General Academic Semester- 5 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from $7,485
for 20 weeks
General Academic Semester - 6 months
immersing yourself in the local culture while learning English 20hrs Elementary
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from $8,980
for 24 weeks
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TOEFL® Exam Preparation
success in a respected exam to prepare for university in the US or Canada 26hrs TOEFL iBT 55
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from $2,100
for 4 weeks
GRE® Exam Preparation Course
if you want to study for a Master's or Doctorate degree in the US 22hrs TOEFL iBT 77
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from $2,220
for 12 weeks

School facilities

Classrooms

7 well-equipped classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards

Interactive white boards

Interactive whiteboards are able to incorporate various media forms like video and audio

Computer lab

15 workstations are available for students' use

Library

Resource library with movies, fiction and grammar books, test prep materials. Students also have access to the local library

WiFi

Wireless access is available for free throughout the school

Student Lounge

Equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, vending machines and comfortable couches

Cafeteria

Though the school has no cafeteria, there are many cafes and restaurants near the school

Transport

Buses, trains and street cars to most areas of Portland are available within walking distance of the school. There are also trains and buses available to Seattle or Vancouver, Canada

Accommodation

Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
  • Live with fellow students for more independence
  • Most residences are self-catering
  • Socialize and have fun with your new friends
  • Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
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Ideal for students who want to learn about and immerse themselves in U.S. culture. Sharing meals with your hosts every day, you'll benefit from speaking English in relaxed, natural situations.
  • Live with a local family specially chosen by us
  • Enjoy breakfasts and dinners with the family
  • Practice English daily in an informal situation
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture
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Accreditation & memberships

This Kaplan International English 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.

 

*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2016.