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Intensive English with Kaplan International English

Kaplan provides the English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for international students on the Highline campus.  At Kaplan, you choose a program based on how long you want to study, your educational plans and future career. 

Courses range from general English skills to academic and TOEFL preparation.  You have the opportunity to complete intensive English classes and then transfer to Highline and continue on to a B.A. or B.S. degree.

Applying to Kaplan is Easy!
Just follow our application checklist to begin your English studies in the U.S.A. today!

Going to College in the U.S.?
Kaplan is the best choice for college-bound international students!  We offer students:

  • A conditional letter of acceptance (CLA) to Highline Community College
  • College success with the proven Oxford and Northstar curriculum
  • Immersion in an all-English environment
  • A service-oriented, family atmosphere

Intensive English
Our most popular and flexible course offers study from 2 to 52 weeks.  Kaplan has start dates every two weeks throughout the year, so whether you want Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall, we have a course for you.

English Plus a College Degree: Academic Semester and Year Programs
Take advantage of our English Plus program at Highline.  Take English courses with Kaplan to prepare yourself for admission to a college or university.  Enroll for a 20 or 32 week program and save thousands of dollars!

Academic Semester and Year programs include tuition, textbook use and a Conditional Letter of Acceptance from Highline.  Want to extend your study after your program?  Simply pay the discounted weekly price ($275-305).

Foundation Program
Earn college credit while you study with Kaplan International English.  Students in the program can take up to 5 credits at Highline while they continue improving their English skills at Kaplan.  Program courses include art, business, speech, math and physical education.

Kaplan Students on the Highline Campus
Studying English on the Highline Community College campus has many benefits you won't find in other ESL schools.  You are an important part of the Highline community.  Get involved and have fun!  Kaplan students can:

  • Use campus facilities such as the gym, library, tennis courts and computer labs
  • Take advantage of campus clubs and organizations to make friends and experience the American college student lifestyle

Apply Now!
Classes begin every week, so you can apply year-round!

For more information on applying to Kaplan International English, the F-1 visa process, or for general questions before you arrive, please call 800-818-9128 (U.S. only) or +1-213-452-5800 (international), or visit the Kaplan Language School web site at

If you are currently a student or live in the area, visit us on the Highline Community College campus.  We are located on the 5th floor of the library (building 25).  Map and directions.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  We are generally unavailable for visits on Start Dates and Wednesdays from 12:15-1:30pm. 

If you are a current student, please call us at 206-870-3740 or fax us at 206-870-0938.

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