English courses in London: Our partner school’s central location will let you explore so much of the city as you study English, with areas to shop, eat, and explore only a stone’s throw away.
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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 has two schools in London – Covent Garden and London Bridge.
School – Kaplan London Covent Garden
Kaplan London Covent Garden is situated in a beautiful 18th century building in central London. Step outside this grand Georgian building and you’ll find all London’s delights and contradictions on your doorstep: ancient monuments and gleaming skyscrapers, pop-up fashion boutiques and majestic museums, enticing nightlife and Royal gardens. The hectic cobbled streets of London’s famous Covent Garden market are also just minutes away.
In addition to 15 classrooms, school facilities include a large student lounge, WiFi throughout the building, an attractive garden and a well-resourced Study Centre.
The Covent Garden school caters for students aged 16-29 of all levels, with classes from Beginner right through to Proficiency, plus Cambridge, IELTS and Business English courses. Kaplan has an additional center for 30+ students in London Bridge.
This school is accredited by the British Council, and is a member of English UK. These are highly respected organizations that represent and help maintain the best English language schools in the country. London Covent Garden school is also a Trinity exam center and a CELTA training center.
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.
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Orientation starts every Monday at 08:00. This includes a welcome induction, placement test, meet and greet with staff, informative sessions about the school, area, classes, social program and the other services offered. The day finishes with a walking tour of the area, including a visit to Covent Garden Market. On their first day, students are expected to bring their passport, visa, and booking confirmation.
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 Covent Garden 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 course is 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
Kaplan London Covent Garden operates a packed activity program, with many opportunities for you to meet and socialize with students from across the world. Enjoy evening meet-ups, weekend trips, and local tours, but most of all, practice your English as you go!
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.
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 Covent Garden Pricelist
✅ We will gladly provide the prices for English courses of 5 or more weeks in length once we receive a specific inquiry.
What is not included in the price:
- registration fee ₤50
- travel insurance
- return airport transfer
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English courses in London – Kaplan London Covent Garden
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