Study English in Cambridge

If you’re looking to study English in Cambridge, the Verbalists Education & Language Network has the ideal language experience for you, with a variety of English language courses to choose from at our long-term partner Kaplan International. 


What better place could there be to study English than one of the world’s oldest and greatest university cities? Follow in the footsteps of history’s great writers, scientists and politicians as you wander the ancient colleges that line the banks of the River Cam.

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 Cambridge, Kaplan International Languages operates UK schools in London, Bath, Bournemouth, 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 their operations.

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School – Kaplan Cambridge

Kaplan’s school in Cambridge is housed in a beautiful Edwardian building in the peaceful Newnham neighborhood.

Eight bright classrooms offer an idyllic location for a true English experience, and the school is less than ten minutes bike ride from central Cambridge, with no end of history and picturesque English scenery for you to enjoy.

Kaplan Cambridge occupies a beautiful building with a private garden, Verbalists
The school occupies a beautiful building with a private garden – perfect for socializing with other students

Every summer our students enjoy barbecues in the private garden and delicious home-made food at school’s on-site café.

Kaplan Cambridge 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. 

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.

Address: 75 Barton Road, CB3 9LG Cambridge, United Kingdom


Kaplan has a wide variety of courses available to study English in Cambridge.

Courses available at the Kaplan Cambridge school include General English, Semi-Intensive and Intensive, Academic Year, and IELTS preparation.

Orientation starts every Monday at 09:00. This includes a placement test, school induction presentation, and a walking tour of Cambridge. The day ends with an welcome evening at 18:00. On their first day, students are expected to bring their passport, a pen, some paper, and money for lunch.

General English

Kaplan's teachers are always there to help, Verbalists

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

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

Intensive English

Students travel from across the globe to learn English in Cambridge, Verbalists students

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

English Exam Preparation

If you want to upgrade your career with an internationally recognized English qualification, then you can enroll in IELTS preparation programs.

Kaplan Cambridge School's self study center, Verbalists
Kaplan Cambridge School’s self-study center

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


Verbalists students who took English courses at Kaplan Cambridge
Verbalists who studied English in Cambridge: “Before we came, we read, ‘Cambridge students love learning.’ We said, ‘yeah, yeah, sure they do…’ THEY DO.”

With over 800 years of university history and an array of beautiful buildings from centuries past, you’ll be in idyllic surroundings almost everywhere you go. The River Cam flows through the city, and you can spend a jolly afternoon on it punting on traditional boats.

The school also organizes various activities, so you’ll have ample opportunity to socialize, with film nights, paintballing, and even shows in London, located just an hour away by train.

What to do in Cambridge – our recommendation:

Punting on the River Cam, Verbalists Language Network

Monday – Discover the magnificent Gothic Chapel at King’s College.

Tuesday – Visit the university’s Botanic Gardens, founded by Charles Darwin’s mentor, Professor John Stevens Henslow.

Wednesday – Take a bike ride to local villages.

Thursday – Go punting on the river Cam.

Friday – Enjoy afternoon tea in Grantchester in the Orchard Tea Rooms where Virginia Woolf used to write.

Weekend – Spend an afternoon at the Fitzwilliam Museum.


Kaplan guarantees the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. Accommodation is offered with host families or in Student Castle Residence.


Homestay is ideal for students who want to discover local culture and customs with a friendly host.

Kaplan homestay accommodation in Cambridge, Verbalists

TRANSPORT TO SCHOOL: Your host will help you to find your way to and from school on your first day and will show you how to use public transport.

WHERE ARE THE HOST FAMILIES LOCATED? Cherry Hinton, Trumpington, Fen Ditton, Arbury, Cambourne

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Your host will usually live 40-50 minutes (or up to a 30-minute bike ride) away from the school.

This accommodation is on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner).

  • BREAKFAST: Breakfast is usually a light meal consisting of cereal, fruit, toast, juice, or coffee. Hosts will usually ask you to prepare your own breakfast.
  • LUNCH: You will be responsible for buying your own lunch at school, from a local restaurant, or the local shops.
  • DINNER: You will usually eat dinner with your host; you will not be able to prepare your own meals in the evenings

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. 

Please note:

  • for single room with private bathroom add ₤40 per week
  • for students under 18 add ₤20 per week

Residence (ages 18 and over)

Student Castle is a contemporary residence located just a short cycle to the universities, Jesus Green, and the neighbourhood’s cafes and boutique shops. Enjoy the splendour of the city while punting along the River Cam, passing through the Bridge of Sighs. Kaplan’s school is only 15 minutes away by bike, one of the preferred modes of transport for Cambridge residents.


  • Studio rooms with double bed, fitted wardrobe, private bathroom.
  • Single rooms with en-suite bathroom and a shared kitchen.

Students have access to the on-site gym and bike storage. 

Bed linen is provided, but students should bring their own towels – they can wash both for a fee using the on-site laundry facilities. 

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Dates and Prices

Arrivals and departures are normally on Saturdays (extra nights might be possible at additional cost). Classes start on Mondays.

Prices for English courses at Kaplan Cambridge, Verbalists
Prices are given in £ (Click on the table/image to enlarge it)

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
  • airfare
  • travel insurance
  • return airport transfer

Application Process

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:

The Verbalists Language Network is part of the PRODIREKT Education Group, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centers.  

  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.
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English language courses in the UK – Kaplan Cambridge

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