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Kaplan International English, Boston - Harvard Square

Intensive English Program [Cambridge, MA]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The centers have state-of-the-art computer labs and incorporate interactive language software into many courses
  • Students enjoy watching a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park, touring college campuses and visiting the beautiful Boston Common
  • Enjoy living in historic Cambridge and Boston, the “Educational Capital of the United States” and home to over 60 colleges and universities
  • 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 Colleges 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 English 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.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1938
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / ACCET
      Enrollment : 200
      Average Class Size : 10
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, subway, bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Kaplan International Admissions Office
      13509 Earlham Drive
      Whittier, CA  90602  U.S.A.
  • More Details
    • 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
    • The Kaplan International English Center is located in the city of Cambridge which lies just across the Charles River from Boston and is home to two of the world’s most famous academic institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, the oldest university in the United States. Harvard Square is a large triangular area in the center of the city, at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street. Adjacent to the historic heart of Harvard University and a surrounding grassy area, Harvard Square functions as a commercial center for local students, as well as residents of western Cambridge and the inner western suburbs of Boston.
      As the capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston is also one of the most historic cities in the United States. Nicknamed the “City on a Hill” or most famously “Beantown,” Boston was founded in 1630 by its original Native American inhabitants and is now home to an estimated 570,000 Bostonians. Widely recognized as being America’s greatest college town, Boston is often called the Athens of America as it is dubbed the nation's educational capital that houses more than 100 colleges and universities in the area, creating an atmosphere rich with artistic, social and intellectual opportunities. Sports enthusiasts certainly do not have a problem finding a team to cheer for in Boston, a city home to dedicated fans that are serious about their sports teams, including the Boston Celtics (NBA basketball), the New England Patriots (NFL football), the Boston Bruins (NHL hockey), the New England Revolution (soccer) and the historic, much beloved 2004 and 2007 World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox. There are countless opportunities for Boston residents to enjoy easy weekend getaways along the East Coast, whether it is to go sightseeing in Providence or New York City, feast on lobster in Maine, hike New Hampshire's White Mountains or explore the magnificent beaches of Cape Cod.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive Academic Year

    • Overview
    • 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 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.

    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 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:
      7/19 - 3/118/16 - 4/8

    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      34-35 WEEKS US$ 13,920
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      34-35 WEEKS US$ 8,080-10,170 N/A US$ 8,980-11,070
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 150 (Boston Logan Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fee include meals.
      Off-Campus apartments are available during summer only.
    • Intensive Academic Semester

    • Overview
    • 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.
    • 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
      • 2021/06/21
      • 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
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      20 WEEKS US$ 9,600
      24 WEEKS US$ 11,400
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      20 WEEKS US$ 5,330-6,710 N/A US$ 7,200-11,300
      24 WEEKS US$ 6,140-7,740 US$ 8,640-13,560
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 150 (Boston Logan Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fee include meals.
      Off-Campus apartments are available during summer only.
    • Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • 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 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.

      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.
    • 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
      • 2021/06/21
      • 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
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
      • 2022/01/31
      • 2022/02/07
      • 2022/02/14
      • 2022/02/21
      • 2022/02/28
      • 2022/03/07
      • 2022/03/14
      • 2022/03/21
      • 2022/03/28
      • 2022/04/04
      • 2022/04/11
      • 2022/04/18
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      2-4 WEEKS US$ 590 per week
      5-12 WEEKS US$ 580 per week
      13-23 WEEKS US$ 550 per week
      24+ WEEKS US$ 500 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-52 WEEKS US$ 270-340 per week N/A US$ 360-565 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 150 (Boston Logan Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing fees include meals.
      Off-Campus apartments are available during summer only.
    • Semi-Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • 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.
    • 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
      • 2021/06/21
      • 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
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
      • 2022/01/31
      • 2022/02/07
      • 2022/02/14
      • 2022/02/21
      • 2022/02/28
      • 2022/03/07
      • 2022/03/14
      • 2022/03/21
      • 2022/03/28
      • 2022/04/04
      • 2022/04/11
      • 2022/04/18
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      2-4 WEEKS US$ 500 per week
      5-12 WEEKS US$ 485 per week
      13-23 WEEKS US$ 470 per week
      24+ WEEKS US$ 455 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-52 WEEKS US$ 270-340 per week N/A US$ 360-565 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 150 (Boston Logan Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing fees include meals.
      Off-Campus apartments are available during summer only.
    • General English Course

    • Overview
    • 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 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.
    • 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
      • 2021/06/21
      • 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
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
      • 2021/12/27
      • 2022/01/03
      • 2022/01/10
      • 2022/01/17
      • 2022/01/24
      • 2022/01/31
      • 2022/02/07
      • 2022/02/14
      • 2022/02/21
      • 2022/02/28
      • 2022/03/07
      • 2022/03/14
      • 2022/03/21
      • 2022/03/28
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US$ 185
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      2-4 WEEKS US$ 470 per week
      5-12 WEEKS US$ 455 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      2-12 WEEKS US$ 270-340 per week N/A US$ 360-565 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 150 (Boston Logan Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fee include meals.
      Off-Campus apartments are available during summer only.
  • Location
    • United States Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Location
      Kaplan International Colleges, Boston - Harvard Square
      39 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA  02138  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Logan International Airport:
      Kaplan International Colleges arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$130 and brings students directly to the Kaplan International Colleges, Harvard Square City Center in approximately 30 minutes.
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