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Kaplan International English, Vancouver

Intensive English Program [Vancouver, British Columbia]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Well-deserved reputation of high-quality instruction and facilities developed over years of teaching experience
  • Only English is spoken at school and during all organized trips
  • Single nationality limited to 25% in each class
  • 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 a college or university. The Centers are located among fifteen of the best-known cities in North America – including 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.

      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 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 English is the educational subsidiary of the major newspaper company, The Washington Post, and a sister division of the major magazine, Newsweek.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private English School
      Establishment : 1938
      Membership/Accreditation : CAPLS, PELSA
      Enrollment : 400
      Average Class Size : 12
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Internet Access : On-Campus
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Train, Subway, Bus, Ferry, Taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Kaplan International Admissions Office
      13509 Earlham Drive
      Whittier, CA  90602  U.S.A.
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Students come from over 40 different countries. Kaplan maintains a nationality quota of 25%, which means that classes are never composed of more than 25% of students of the same nationality. Recently, the largest numbers of students have been from Korea, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Switzerland.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • All Kaplan instructors are native English speakers, and are professionally trained; all have university degrees and qualifications in teaching English. They also have experience teaching English as a foreign language, both at home and overseas. Many teachers have learned a second language, and are therefore even more sensitive to the learning needs of students.
    • Housing
    • Homestay accommodations are the most popular housing choice for students, and are made readily available. For a more independent lifestyle, Kaplan can also arrange residence accommodations. It is best to arrange housing as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Check the Course Data Page to make sure that your desired housing option is available for the course to which you will apply. Additionally, Kaplan may introduce private apartments, but students have to make necessary arrangements by themselves. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Kaplan International English, Vancouver is housed in a prestigious building in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Students will find themselves close to art galleries, museums, theatres, libraries, waterfront markets, and all major transportation lines. Vancouver is on Canada’s Pacific West Coast and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world, offering spectacular sights and activities throughout the year. As Canada’s second largest English-speaking city, Vancouver has become a popular international center, maintaining its natural beauty with the mountains, ocean, and surrounding islands. A temperate climate makes it comfortable outdoors all year-round. Vancouver is well known for its many parks, like Stanley Park; local ski mountains; ocean kayaking and sailing; fine restaurants; and fashionable shopping districts, including trendy Robson Street. From Vancouver, it is easy to travel to other wonderful destinations: for example, internationally-known Whistler Ski resort is a scenic two-hour drive away, and there is also easy access by ferries to nearby Gulf Islands.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Program is offered year-round with sessions beginning every week. Students enrolled in the program receive 28 lessons (21 hours) per week including 20 lessons of General English instruction and 8 elective lessons.

      The program offers six levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. Placement in these levels depends upon the results of a Placement Test and Interview which will be taken on the first day of class.

      As one of the center’s most popular courses, the curriculum for the General 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.

      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 - 15 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 2 - 40 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 years old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 2 - 40 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
      CAN $185
      TUITION FEE (2020)
      2-11 WEEKS CAN $495 per week
      12-23 WEEKS CAN $475 per week
      24-39 WEEKS CAN $455 per week
      40 WEEKS CAN $440 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      CAN $240
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-40 WEEKS CAN$ 240-310 per week N/A CAN$ 360-420 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      CAN $110 (Vancouver Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay Fees include meals.
  • Location
    • Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Location
      Kaplan International English, Vancouver
      755 Burrard Street, Suite 300 Vancouver, British Columbia  V6Z 1X6  CANADA
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Vancouver International Airport:
      School provides a pick up service for CAN$110 that brings homestay students directly to their host family’s residence. Although travel time varies depending on where the host family lives, it usually takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Students can also travel by taxi directly to their homestay.
      Students traveling straight to campus can take a taxi that will cost approximately CAN$50 and arrive on campus in 45 minutes. The campus is also accessible by buses that run on a limited schedule.
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