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ESL Courses with Kaplan International English

Kaplan International English courses are ideal for students of all levels who want to improve their English quickly and effectively. Each of our four courses has a special focus, allowing you to direct your study in a way that suits your particular language needs.

Intensive English
This is the fastest way to become fluent in English. Specific Skills lessons accelerate your progress and personalize your course. Each week you receive:
20 lessons of Integrated Skills
4 Specific Skills lessons
7 lessons of Supplementary Structured Study

General English
This semi-intensive course allows you to balance comprehensive classroom tuition with structured study and free time activities. Each week you receive:
20 lessons of Integrated Skills
7 lessons of Supplementary Structured Study

Vacation English
This is the perfect way to combine English classes with a holiday. Practice your new language skills while out sightseeing in your free time! Each week you receive:
20 lessons of Integrated Skills
(not eligible for an F-1 visa)

Academic Year or Semester: A Life-Changing Experience
Our Academic Year or Semester is an amazing opportunity to experience life in another country for 5-9 months. You'll gain a truly international perspective on life as you study along side classmates of many different nationalities. You'll return home with significantly improved language skills and memories to last a lifetime. And because these long-term courses are available at discounted prices, you'll get great value for money from this investment in your future.

Integrated Skills Classes
Our experienced team of teachers will focus your study on the four main language disciplines of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Your fluency and confidence will increase rapidly thanks to Kaplan's proven communicative teaching method.

Specific Skills Classes
Specific Skills options on the Intensive English course will depend upon your choice of school and your English level, but may include Vocabulary, Conversation, Local Culture, or English for Business.

Supplementary Structured Study

Your supplementary structured study lessons give you access to learning materials such as online language exercises, course books and interactive computer programs, allowing you to focus on the language discipline of your choice.

Course Facts
Course length: Minimum 2 weeks
Lesson length: 45 minutes
Class size: Average 12, Maximum 15
Levels: Elementary - Advanced
Minimum age: 16 years old
Start Dates: Weekly

Apply now! Classes begin every week at Kaplan, so you can apply year-round!

For more information on applying to Kaplan, the F-1 visa process, or for general questions before you arrive, please call 206-870-3740 or visit our 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.

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

Mailing Address:
Kaplan International English - Highline Center
2400 S 240th St. Building 25, 5th FL
Des Moines, WA 98198 USA
Fax: +1 206-870-0938

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