English school at Seattle's Highline College

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99% Students recommended

Why choose our English school in Highline College, Seattle?

Learn English in a quiet suburban area, only 30 minutes south of Seattle, and study on the beautiful Highline College campus which is one of the most diverse college communities in the United States.

  • We offer 5 language levels with flexible start dates, accepting new students every Monday!
  • Ask about our English programs for visitor visas, student visas (both General and Intensive English), and other visa types
  • Test your current level and sign up for our free TOEFL Tuesdays
  • Eligible students can earn college credit from Highline College while they take Kaplan classes
  • 98% of Kaplan Highline students get accepted into Highline College
  • Looking to study at a US university? Kaplan’s University Placement Service (UPS) uses our extensive academic network to help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate university courses

 

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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
22 years old
Maximum Class Size
15 Students
Nationality mix
27 nationalities attended this school last year
Contact Location
Kaplan International English Highline Community College, 2400 South 240th Street, Building 25, 5th Floor, Des Moines, WA, USA, Seattle 98198
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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 $980
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 $810
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

Facilities

Classrooms

Our school shares its classrooms with the college, allowing you to mingle with local students between classes

Computer lab

Highline has over 1,500 computers available for student use. There are also special computers available for movie editing or scanning, and computers with international keyboards. The Kaplan TOEFL® lab is reserved for language study, and includes Listening and Speaking software and monthly TOEFL® sample tests

WiFi

Available in the student center and library

Library

There is a library with over 100,000 books, DVDs and CDs that Kaplan students can use. There is also a dedicated Kaplan library for English learners, including information on colleges, universities, and job skills

Student Lounge

Highline College has a high-tech student union building with free wireless internet, game and study rooms

Cafeteria

The Student Union building offers a full breakfast and lunch café, and a pizza/coffee bistro

Gym facilities

There is a fitness center on the campus with weight machines, treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and free weights. Kaplan students have access to the campus gymnasium during limited free hours

Transport

While travelling around Des Moines and to Seattle, students will typically use the Seattle Metro Bus system. It takes about 1 hour to get to downtown Seattle by bus and costs $2.50. Trains and ferries in downtown Seattle are available for trips to Canada and areas around Washington. There are bus stops on the Highline College campus to downtown Des Moines and to downtown Seattle

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.