It would be difficult to find a better English learning program for career-driven students. In partnership with one of the world’s best language educators, the Verbalists Education & Language Network presents you the Study 30+ program which is specially designed for determined students, with a focus on English for Work.
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Kaplan International is a division of education company Kaplan Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, formerly known as The Washington Post Company. Kaplan International is headquartered in London and consists of a number of global education businesses including Kaplan International Pathways and Kaplan International Languages.
As well as in London, Kaplan International Languages operates UK schools in Bath, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and Torquay, as well as schools in Canada, Ireland and the USA. All Kaplan schools are inspected by approved accrediting bodies, which attest to high academic standards and excellent levels of service in all areas of our operations.
Kaplan International Languages offers Study 30+ at four of their English schools – New York, London, Liverpool, and Toronto.
School – Kaplan London Bridge
In London, this special program is delivered at Kaplan’s London Bridge School, located in an amazing five-story building with views of the Golden Hind and overlooking the River Thames. The school has a prime location, close to trendy Shoreditch, the Tate Modern and the hustle and bustle of Borough market.
You will study in groups of no more than 15 students across the three classrooms with interactive whiteboards, dedicated to 30+ students.
All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some teachers also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics.
Kaplan London Bridge School address: Palace House, 3 Cathedral St, London SE1 9DE (click here for Google map)
Study 30+ Program
Kaplan has over 80 years of teaching experience, and is a recognized leader in English language education.
Study 30+ program is ideal for dedicated students aged 30 years and older who wish to learn English in a professional and focused environment. You will follow Kaplan’s bespoke curriculum designed for career-driven learners with ambitious goals.
You will follow Kaplan’s bespoke curriculum designed for career-driven learners with ambitious goals. Please note that students aged 30+ can study in any of Kaplan’s schools.
Study 30+ program students are not only studying English with likeminded learners in specialized classes, but also they can experience a range of exclusive social and networking events.
- Relax and unwind in private 30+ spaces, separated from the rest of the school, and enjoy exclusive access to school facilities while other students are in class.
- Enjoy different social activities to mainstream students, designed for professional individuals who want to make international connections and explore a new destination. Activities include networking events, wine and cocktail nights, gallery visits and more.
- Advance your English learning with the chance to attend thought-provoking lectures, pronunciation clinics, conversation classes and more.
- There is at least one member of Kaplan staff assigned specifically to 30+ students at every location. They will help you with any queries and make sure you have the best experience possible.
- Vote on which Specific Skills sessions you would like the teachers to run. Choose from English for Law, Marketing, Finance and more.
Kaplan International students learn through the communicative method of teaching. This means that classroom time is spent on using real-life, practical situations to focus on the four key language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Classroom activities reflect real situations, and are structured so students communicate as much as possible.
On their first day of class, students will take an English placement test on their grammar, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students will then meet the school staff and get an introduction to the school, facilities, courses and the local area. An individual timetable is received later in the day and the classes begin on the following day.
Every student learns at different speeds, however, on average, a student needs 10 weeks to move from one level to the next. At the end of the course, learners receive a Certificate of Attendance, which will show their language level, the dates on which they have studied and their attendance.
Courses available at the London 30+ school, include General English, Semi-Intensive and Intensive, Academic Year, IELTS preparation and Business, as well as one-to-one classes in a variety of subjects, including Medical English and Legal English.
General English courses are designed to improve your English language skills and give you more professional and academic options in the future. As well as taking lessons, you will have plenty of time to sight-see and explore your destination. 📄 See the program details here
Entry level: Elementary to Advanced English
Each week you will receive: 20 English lessons (15 hours) and access to some Kaplan online activities
Semi-Intensive English course allows you to balance classroom tuition with structured study and free time activities. You will improve your English language ability at a speed you feel comfortable with, while having time to enjoy London. 📄 See the program details here
Entry level: Elementary to Advanced English
Each week you will receive: 20 English lessons (15 hours), plus 7 sessions of K+ Online, K+ Learning Clubs, and access to K+ Online Extra
You want a fast English learning course? Pack more training and support into your English program. Intensive English courses offer you the maximum classroom time each week, with extra lessons focusing on specific skills such as Business English, Academic English, Literature or TOEFL/IELTS preparation. You can study for as little as one week, or as much as a year and start at any level. 📄 See the program details here
Entry level: Elementary to Advanced English
Each week you will receive: 20 English lessons (15 hours), plus 8 Specific Skills lessons (6 hours), plus 7 Sessions of K+ Online, K+ Learning Clubs, and access to K+ Online Extra
Business English Intensive
Business English Intensive course allows you to focus fully on learning English for the workplace, with additional lessons on specific areas that you want to work on. 📄 See the program details here
Entry level: Intermediate
Each week you will receive: 20 Business English lessons (15 hours), plus 8 Specific Skills lessons (6 hours), plus 7 Sessions of K+ Online, K+ Learning Clubs, and access to K+ Online Extra
English Exam Preparation
If you want to upgrade your career with an internationally recognized English qualification, then you can enroll in IELTS, Cambridge, or TOEFL preparation programs.
IELTS is the most popular English qualification, particularly if you are hoping to work or study in the UK, Ireland, Australia or Canada. During the Intensive IELTS Preparation course you will learn what to expect from the different IELTS exam sections, ways to make the most of your exam time, and how to prepare for the types of questions you’ll find in the exam. You’ll practice your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and improve your English grammar and vocabulary. 📄 See the program details here
The Cambridge English Qualification is an internationally recognized test and qualification of English language ability. This program will prepare you for the Cambridge English Exam: FCE (B2 First), or CAE (C1 Advanced), leaving you with a thorough, detailed understanding of the Cambridge Exam structure and teaching you a variety of test-taking strategies. 📄 See the program details here
TOEFL® is the world’s most popular English language test and Kaplan is the world leader in TOEFL iBT® preparation. The Kaplan tutors will help you build the advanced English skills and sophisticated exam technique you need to succeed, with tailored classes exploring the structure of the exam and full-length practice tests. 📄 See the program details here
Verbalists Student Testimonials – Susanina Vladislava from Bulgaria: “I am currently a Psychology student at the University of Surrey. The things I learned from my Kaplan TOEFL course helped me achieve a great score on the test. I applied to universities in the UK and here I am now.“
London has a charismatic and entrepreneurial spirit where opportunity and entertainment are never far away.
Study 30+ includes a diverse social program designed to help you explore the city and build professional and personal relationships, through organized events and trips. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture and history: seek out unique and captivating art exhibitions, explore the bustling markets, or enjoy a drink and concert in the nearby neighborhood of Shoreditch.
Kaplan guarantees the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. Accommodation is offered with host families or in student residences offered by the Scape, student accommodation brand, including residents at Canalside, Shoreditch, Canada Water and Wembley.
Ideal for students who want to discover local culture and customs with a friendly host, in a home environment. Host families are usually based between zones one to four, with zones one and two being around a 20–45-minute commute from the Kaplan 30+ London Bridge location. This accommodation is on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner). You can choose either a single or twin room, complete with a study space, free WiFi, with bed linen and towels provided. Laundry is included once a week.
Scape Shoreditch sits on a quiet urban island by Old Street, just a minute’s walk from Shoreditch. Students will enjoy living in this dynamic location, which is full of bars and restaurants. Each studio room offers students complete privacy, with a cozy double bed, private bathroom, 40-inch HDTV, large study desk, plenty of storage and a built-in kitchenette. 📄 Download Factsheet
Scape Canalside is in the bustling university quarter of Mile End. Surrounded by parks and open green spaces and yet a short tube ride away from the center of London, you will have plenty of choices on great places to eat and drink as well as excellent live music venues. Enjoy excellent onsite facilities including a gym, cinema room, study hubs and multiple other social spaces to relax in after a busy day exploring the capital. You will enjoy a smart, modern room, a free gym and friendly, helpful staff. WiFi and all utility bills are included in the price of your stay and you will also have access to 24/7 staff presence to help you make the most of your stay. 📄 Download Factsheet
Located in Wembley Park, Scape Wembley has everything you need to stay in one of the most exciting cities in the world. A stone’s throw from central London, Wembley Park is a melting pot of culture with many restaurants and bars lining the streets, including the famous Wembley Stadium, which hosts sports events and concerts all year. The residence itself offers modern studio rooms with private kitchens and bathrooms, meaning you can truly relax after a busy day in the capital. The beautiful common spaces include a cinema room and communal kitchen; perfect for socializing and practicing your English after class and an on-site gym makes it easy to stay fit whilst you study. 📄 Download Factsheet
Scape Canada Water has everything you need to stay in one of the most exciting cities in the world. A stone’s throw from central London and even closer to the iconic London Bridge area of the city, Canada Water is a riverside neighborhood which enjoys close proximity to trendy Bermondsey, famed for it’s street food markets and craft beer scene, as well as London Bridge, which is home to the famous Borough Market and The Shard. The residence itself offers modern ensuite rooms with bathrooms and shared kitchen. The beautiful common spaces include a cinema room and communal kitchen, as well as access to a gym. 📄 Download Factsheet
Dates and Prices
Arrivals and departures are normally on Saturdays (extra nights might be possible at additional cost). Classes start on Mondays.
Kaplan London Bridge School – Study 30+ Program Pricelist
✅ We will gladly provide prices for studying English for more than 4 weeks once we receive a specific inquiry.
What is not included in the price:
- registration fee ₤50
- travel insurance
- return airport transfer
Please note that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation that your child attends the course you are inquiring about. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise program details and check program/accommodation availability. A contract is signed directly with the school, and a place is confirmed after a deposit or the whole course fee is settled. Please fill out and sign:
- Application Form (download here) and
- Terms and Conditions (download here), and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org
✅ When you enroll for foreign language study abroad with the Verbalists you are not only getting the expert advice, guidance and dependability of an accredited organization and a world-leading language network, but you also enjoy special privileges, such as:
- Expert and impartial advice, backed by 25+ years of experience
- scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT/Verbalists students and our International Ambassadors;
- special discounts – you often pay less than what a school charges for the same program;
- enrollment advantages – faster processing, lower or no deposits, no charge when you change your booking;
- priority in reserving your residential or homestay accommodation;
- less strict cancellation policy;
- free visa application assistance;
- travel and airport transfer arrangements;
- in case of many young learner programs and summer schools, guidance and care of our staff and experienced group leaders during the duration of a program.
Accredited program supported by the accredited Verbalists Education & Language Network.
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Kaplan London Bridge School
We are excited to be able to introduce you to Andy Quin, London College Director, and his presentation of the great facilities of Kaplan International College in London:
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