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Kaplan International English, Seattle

Intensive English Program [Seattle, Washington]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The centers have state-of-the-art computer labs and incorporate interactive language software into many courses
  • Organized activities offered: hiking and camping trips; lunch and dinner parties; and island excursions
  • Enjoy living in beautiful Seattle, a memorable port city of unsurpassed beauty with a mild year-round climate
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Founded in 1938, Kaplan International English is a group of prestigious private language schools that have helped millions of students from around the world significantly improve their English skills in the shortest time possible and prepare them for academic study at an American college or university. The Centers are located among thirteen of the best-known cities in North America – including Vancouver, Canada – in order to offer independent students exposure to different cross-cultural ideas in vibrant urban environments that will deepen their English communication skills and cultural understanding. For those students interested in studying at an American college or university, Kaplan International English operates three of its centers on college campuses and offers students full access to campus facilities including the library, sports facilities and the computer center. Learning from native speaking instructors, students study from well-developed curriculums designed to develop their fluency and hone their skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. To help students achieve their individual academic goals, Kaplan International English centers also offer a variety of workshops to complement students’ coursework, including: Vocabulary Development, Speech and Pronunciation, Writing, Accent Reduction and TOEFL Skills Preparation. Kaplan International Colleges is the educational subsidiary of the major newspaper company, The Washington Post, and a sister division of the major magazine, Newsweek. Kaplan International English is also a proud member of AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs promoting professional standards and high-quality English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private English School
      Establishment : 1938
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / ACCET
      Enrollment : 300
      Average Class Size : 15
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Internet Access : Available On-Campus
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Kaplan International
      English Admissions Office

      13509 Earlham Drive
      Whittier, CA  90602  U.S.A.
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Kaplan International English in Seattle has hosted thousands of students from around the world. Recently, the majority of students have come to the school from Asia, including Korea (33%), Japan (28%) and Taiwan (25%). Students additionally come from Latin America (7%), Europe (10%), the Middle East (3%), and other countries worldwide.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • The instructors are highly-qualified, native speaking professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive training and experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • Kaplan International English provides students with the opportunity to live in off-campus residences or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer a more independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the campus environment. These residences are conveniently located a short distance from the center. Homestays are also a living option for those students who want to experience the local culture as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Kaplan International English is an easy stroll to the heart of downtown Seattle, a memorable port city of unsurpassed beauty. Home to more than 560,000 residents, the city of Seattle is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and from its downtown area offers stunning mountain views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west. Though Seattle is famously-known as the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee, the city is solidly placed on the international cuisine map offering world-class, exciting and eclectic cuisine to satisfy all tastes. If it is a lively arts and cultural scene residents and visitors seek, Seattle boasts an impressive roster with its nationally-respected opera and ballet companies, innumerable art galleries, museums, annual festivals, and theater troupes. In fact, Seattle is home to so many theaters that its total number of performances ranks second only to New York City. Outdoor enthusiasts, of which there are many in Seattle, are spoiled by the options available to them year-round. With popular ski resorts being a quick 60-minute drive from the SU campus, Seattle residents frequently take the time to hit the slopes while some prefer to go hiking, climbing, backpacking, or biking among the nearby mountains. In addition to being situated along Puget Sound, Seattle is also located on Lakes Union and Washington, offering residents countless opportunities to go sailing, canoeing, or kayaking and soak in the magnificent surrounding beauty the Northwest is famous for. Canada’s historic destination of Victoria, British Columbia, a delightful city known for its old-world charm, is a 2.5 hour ferry ride from downtown Seattle.
  • Courses
    • Intensive Academic Year

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive Academic Year Program offers students an excellent opportunity to improve fluency in English and experience life in another country for an extended period of time. The nine-month course is offered four times a year with sessions beginning throughout the year. Students enrolled in the program receive 35 lessons (26 hours) per week including 20 lessons of General English instruction, 8 elective lessons and 7 sessions of Supplementary Structured Study.

      The program is offered to all students with English levels from Elementary to Advanced. A wide range of program options allows each student to tailor the course to suit their academic and career goals. Upon arriving at the center, each student’s English skills are assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking to insure placement into the appropriate ability level. During the first week of the course, all students are given a Student Portfolio which will help them plan Structured Study as well as provide a detailed record of progress. Depending on the level of English, each student can personalize the course with Elective classes, English for Business, Exam Preparation or even an Internship maximizing the student’s time abroad.

      The program’s curriculum is designed specifically for students who want to improve their fluency in English, enhance their academic profile and improve their career prospects. The classes include three main categories; General English, Electives and Supplementary Structured Study. General English classes focus on improving communication skills necessary in everyday situations as well as developing overall linguistic skills including reading, writing and speaking. Elective classes available may include Current Affairs, English for Business, Academic English, TOEFL/IELTS Exam Preparation, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Pronunciation, Idioms, Local Culture and Literature or Film Studies. Structured Study sessions allow students to practice and apply what is learned in the classroom with activities such as practice exercises, study clubs, talks or project work.

      Outside of the classroom, the school organizes plenty of opportunities for students to practice their English in a natural environment, including hiking and camping trips, lunch and dinner parties and on-campus sports competitions. Students can participate in local year-round festivals, attend professional sporting events or go sightseeing and explore life outside the school. Students gain a truly international perspective as they study with classmates of many different nationalities.

      Classroom sizes average 15 students per class with a maximum of 18 students. Every effort is made to keep classes an ideal size for effective long-term English language learning.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5-7 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 32 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
    • 2021
      34 WEEKS:
      6/14 - 2/47/19 - 3/118/16 - 4/8
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      32 WEEKS US$ 13,280
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      32 WEEKS US$ 6,825 - 7,700 N/A US$ 15,680-17,600
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 155 (Seattle Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fee include meals.
    • Intensive Academic Semester

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive Academic Semester Program offers students an excellent opportunity to improve fluency in English and experience life in another country for an extended period of time. The five-month course is offered six times a year with sessions beginning throughout the year. Students enrolled in the program receive 35 lessons (26 hours) per week including 20 lessons of General English instruction, 8 elective lessons and 7 sessions of Supplementary Structured Study.

      The program is offered to all students with English levels from Elementary to Advanced. A wide range of program options allows each student to tailor the course to suit their academic and career goals. Upon arriving at the center, each student’s English skills are assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking to insure placement into the appropriate ability level. During the first week of the course, all students are given a Student Portfolio which will help them plan Structured Study as well as provide a detailed record of progress. Depending on the level of English, each student can personalize the course with Elective classes, English for Business, Exam Preparation or even an Internship maximizing the student’s time abroad.

      The program’s curriculum is designed specifically for students who want to improve their fluency in English, enhance their academic profile and improve their career prospects. The classes include three main categories; General English, Electives and Supplementary Structured Study. General English classes focus on improving communication skills necessary in everyday situations as well as developing overall linguistic skills including reading, writing and speaking. Elective classes available may include Current Affairs, English for Business, Academic English, TOEFL/IELTS Exam Preparation, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Pronunciation, Idioms, Local Culture and Literature or Film Studies. Structured Study sessions allow students to practice and apply what is learned in the classroom with activities such as practice exercises, study clubs, talks or project work.

      Outside of the classroom, the school organizes plenty of opportunities for students to practice their English in a natural environment, including hiking and camping trips, lunch and dinner parties and on-campus sports competitions. Students can participate in local year-round festivals, attend professional sporting events or go sightseeing and explore life outside the school. Students gain a truly international perspective as they study with classmates of many different nationalities.

      Classroom sizes average 12 students per class with a maximum of 15 students. Every effort is made to keep classes an ideal size for effective long-term English language learning.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 20 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence

    • Dates
      • Choose 20, 24 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2019)
      20 WEEKS US$ 9,200
      24 WEEKS US$ 10,920
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      20 WEEKS US$ 4,510-5,280 N/A US$ 9,800-11,760
      24 WEEKS US$ 5,200-5,980 N/A US$ 11,000-13,200
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 155 (Seattle Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fee include meals.
    • Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The program is offered year-round with sessions beginning every two weeks. Students enrolled in the program receive 30 hours of classroom instruction per week: 25 hours of classroom-based English instruction and 5 hours of structured study lab time.

      The program is offered at 5 levels of instruction from introductory to advanced. Upon their arrival at the center, students’ English skills are assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking to ensure their proper placement in to an ability level. At the end of their session, students are given an End of Level test to gauge their progress and determine their readiness to advance to the next level of English study.

      As one of the center’s most popular courses, the curriculum for the Intensive English Program is primarily designed for students who want to improve their overall English ability. The challenging curriculum and intensive schedule are designed for both the general English language learner and the academically-bound student. This full-time program integrates the four key elements of language learning ? listening, speaking, reading and writing. The rigorous curriculum accelerates students’ learning by combining classroom work, computer lab practice and an array of specialized workshops that focus on developing specific English skills.

      Outside of the classroom, the center organizes plenty of opportunities for students to practice their English in a natural environment, including hiking and camping trips, lunch and dinner parties and on-campus sports competitions. Students can independently participate in local year-round festivals held throughout the city, attend professional sports games or go sightseeing to explore some of the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods.

      Classroom sizes average 10 students per class with a maximum of 15 students. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 2-52 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 2 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2019)
      2-4 WEEKS US$ 570 per week
      5-12 WEEKS US$ 555 per week
      13-23 WEEKS US$ 525 per week
      24+ WEEKS US$ 475 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-52 WEEKS US$ 220-270 per week N/A US$ 490-550 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 155 (Seattle Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fee include meals.
    • Semi Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The program is offered year-round with sessions beginning every two weeks. Students enrolled in the program receive 22 hours of classroom instruction per week: 15 hours of classroom-based English instruction and 7 hours of structured study lab time.

      The program is offered at 5 levels of instruction from introductory to advanced. Upon their arrival at the center, students’ English skills are assessed in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking to ensure proper placement into an ability level. At the end of their session, students are given an End of Level test to gauge their progress and determine their readiness to advance to the next level of English study.

      The program’s curriculum is primarily designed for students who want to improve their listening and speaking skills without the time commitment required of an intensive program. Offering a flexible schedule for all types of schedules, the program’s courses are held during the mornings while computer lab hours remain flexible throughout the day. Many students opt to spend their afternoons sightseeing, visiting colleges and universities or participating in one of the center’s many activity programs.

      Outside of the classroom, the center organizes plenty of opportunities for students to practice their English in a natural environment, including hiking and camping trips, lunch and dinner parties and on-campus sports competitions. Students can independently participate in local year-round festivals held throughout the city, attend professional sports games or go sightseeing to explore some of the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods.

      Classroom sizes average 10 students per class with a maximum of 15 students. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 2-52 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 2 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2019)
      2-4 WEEKS US$ 480 per week
      5-12 WEEKS US$ 465 per week
      13-23 WEEKS US$ 450 per week
      24+ WEEKS US$ 435 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-52 WEEKS US$ 220-270 per week N/A US$ 490-550 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 155 (Seattle Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fee include meals.
    • General English Course

    • About This Course
    • The Vacation English Course is offered year-round with sessions beginning every week. Students enrolled in the program receive 20 lessons (Lessons are 45 minutes in length) of classroom instruction per week. This course is suitable for students who want to combine part-time English study with an exciting holiday abroad and recommended for those planning to come to the United States on a tourist visa or through the Visa Waiver Program. Be sure to speak with the school’s admissions staff if you have any questions.

      The program is offered for all levels of instruction from Elementary to Advanced. The Vacation English Course has flexible start dates and a course length to fit busy schedules. Upon arriving at the center, each student’s English skills are assessed in the areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking to ensure proper placement into an ability level. Classes focus on helping students to communicate effectively and confidently in everyday English. Students are regularly monitored throughout the course and at the end of their session provided with a Kaplan International's Certificate of Achievement.

      The program’s curriculum is specifically designed for part-time students who want to improve their English skills without committing to an Intensive English Program. Courses are scheduled in the morning or the afternoon and focus on practical, everyday English. Many students opt to spend their afternoons sightseeing, visiting famous sights or participating in one of the center’s many activity programs. The Vacation English Course balances English classes with plenty of free time for students to explore the highlights of the United States.

      Outside of the classroom, the school organizes plenty of activities for students to practice their English in a natural environment, including hiking and camping trips, lunch and dinner parties and sports. Students can participate in local year-round cultural activities held outside of the school, attend professional sporting events or go sightseeing.

      Classroom sizes average 10 students per class with a maximum of 15 students. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction. For students planning to study full-time or applying for a student visa, Kaplan International’s Academic Year and Semester and Intensive English Courses are recommended.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 2-12 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: No Student Visa Required
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence

    • Dates
      • Choose 2 - 12 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2019)
      2-4 WEEKS US$ 440 per week
      5-12 WEEKS US$ 425 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-12 WEEKS US$ 220-270 per week N/A US$ 490-550 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 155 (Seattle Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fee include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Seattle, Washington
    • Location
      Kaplan International English, Seattle
      4216 University N.E. Seattle, Washington  98105  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport:
      Kaplan International Colleges arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$130 and brings students directly to the Kaplan International Colleges Seattle center in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 5.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 5.0
      Activities and Social Life: 4.0
      Accommodation: 4.0

      4.6

    • There are 1 reviews for this school

    • Chiao-Wen Lan
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 21, Female ]
      4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
      TOEFL program at Kaplan Aspect
      I studied TOEFL at Kaplan Aspect for a month, and took the TOEFL test a month later after I got back to Taiwan. The program was very helpful and useful. I improved my test taking skills, speaking, and writing throughout the program. The practices that we had in class was very relevant to the current test style, iBT. The instructor was very experienced and patient to all the students no matter what their levels were. I scored a 107 on the iBT test after taking the program. I am very thankful for this TOEFL program at Kaplan Aspect.
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