English school in Seattle

Best for trendy cafes and live music venues in a popular and student-friendly city
100% Students recommended
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100% Students recommended

Why choose our Seattle English school?

Take an English course in Seattle, the home of grunge music and plaid shirts, Microsoft and Starbucks. Seattle is a great city for hanging out in trendy cafes and live music venues, or heading out into the wilderness for a weekend of skiing or camping.  Our waterfront Seattle English school is positioned with quick access to the Pike Place Market and the Space Needle

  • Stay at our dedicated student residence or live with a local host family to further immerse yourself in the English language
  • Improve your chances at getting a higher score for a recognised English qualification with an English exam preparation course
  • Enjoy the cultural scene alongside your studies and explore some of the best live music events in the world
  • If you want to study at a US university, Seattle students have access to Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) which uses our extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses all over the country

 

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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
47 nationalities attended this school last year
Contact Location
Kaplan International English Seattle, 51 University Street, Seattle, WA, USA, Seattle 98101
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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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English For Business
learning English for business situations and the professional workplace 26hrs Intermediate
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from $1,050
for 2 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

19 classrooms with multimedia capabilities

Interactive white boards

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

Computer lab

There is a computer lab for students to improve their English using a range of language learning tools. There are also several computer kiosks for students to check their email

Library

Resource library that offers students access to DVD's, graded readers, novels, grammar books, class textbooks, TOEFL® and other test preparation materials. Students also have access to the University of Washington (UW) libraries and materials. Finally, the University District branch of the Seattle Public Library is available for use by Kaplan International students. The library includes free Internet access as well as book, CD and DVD loans

WiFi

Wireless internet is available throughout the school

Student Lounge

There is a student lounge equipped with vending machines, refrigerators and microwaves. The lounge also offers comfortable couches and a TV, and there is a dedicated prayer room for student use

Cafeteria

No on-site cafeteria, but there are countless affordable restaurants nearby which serve various international and American cuisines

Gym facilities

Downtown Seattle has a YMCA and YWCA within walking distance of the school along with several other private fitness centers

Transport

Buses to most areas in Seattle are available within a few minutes’ walk of the center. Trains to Vancouver, Canada and Portland (both approximately 4 hours) are available downtown

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.