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About Kaplan
A leading provider of English language courses, study abroad programs, and unforgettable experiences

With over 75 years of experience, Kaplan is trusted by students learning English at one of our 41 Kaplan International schools located in eight countries around the world.

Education is our passion, and we take great pride in ensuring our students have all the opportunities and tools to succeed. Our philosophy is not a simple focus on classrooms and textbooks; it’s about creating a fully rounded experience.
Learn English, enjoy new cultures, make new friends, and see the world.



Why choose Kaplan?


Study abroad

Choose from 40+ English language schools in 8 English-speaking countries around the globe. Each school also offers accommodation options and a selection of courses.

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English programs

We have a wide range of courses to help you achieve your goals. You can learn for a few weeks, study for a whole year, or take focused courses in business English or exam preparation.

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Teaching method

A unique and specially designed teaching system, K+ maximizes learning through technology and innovation. Lessons, textbooks, and apps help you learn English quickly and effectively.

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Student recommendation

Your happiness is extremely important to us, but don’t just take our word for it. 96% of students who study with Kaplan International English would recommend us to their friends and family.

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Kaplan International English is part of the Kaplan Inc. family and its mission: helping individuals achieve their educational goals. For over 75 years, Kaplan has been providing education to students all over the world, building on decades of expertise and continuing to innovate and lead the way forward. Please take a look at the Kaplan mission and values by viewing our mission statement.

Our journey started a while ago, but your English language journey starts here.


Meet the Kaplan team

Everyone at Kaplan International English is dedicated to giving you the very best learning experience. We have a large, friendly team of professionals to assist you during every step of your journey. Why not get to know the some of our team and find out how they can help you? Here are some of the people you could meet:

Before you book

Staff Testimonial Customer Care Robert George

Robert George
Customer Care

He will answer any of your questions and ensure your booking process goes smoothly.

After you book

Tamsyn Rilestone
Accommodation Operations Manager

Tamsyn and her team will ensure your accommodation is of the highest standard.

Once you arrive

Mel Hoare
Activity Coordinator

She is responsible for providing a fun schedule of things to do after class, ensuring you have a good time.

Starting lessons

Derek Shackleton

All our teachers are highly qualified, enthusiastic, and are experienced in teaching English.

Why study English?

With so many languages around the world, you might ask yourself: why choose English?

Learning English has been shown to boost your career, could increase your earnings, and is often vital in the worlds of business and education. It will also benefit your personal life, and help you to travel around exciting new countries, making friends while doing so.

Find out about the benefits of learning English

Kaplan, Inc.

Kaplan International English is a division of Kaplan, Inc.

Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of education and career services, and a subsidiary of Graham Holdings. Kaplan, Inc. has 31,000 employees in 600 locations worldwide. We reach more than one million students around the globe.

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How can we help you?

If you have any further questions and would like to learn more about studying with Kaplan International English, follow the links below.

Accreditations and memberships

United Kingdom

UK Kaplan International English schools are accredited by the British Council.

UK Kaplan International English Schools are members of English UK.

United States

Kaplan International in the USA is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

California: This institution is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

New York: Licensed by the State of New York, New York State Education Department.

Kaplan International is a member of the NAFSA Association of International Educators and TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).


Kaplan International English schools in Australia are Quality Endorsed by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS).

Kaplan International English schools in Australia are members of English Australia.


Kaplan International Dublin is a member of MEI and is recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English language teaching (ELT).


Kaplan International English schools in Canada are accredited members of Languages Canada and have designation as an International Student Program (ISP).

Kaplan International Vancouver is designated under BC EQA (Education Quality Assurance).

New Zealand

Kaplan International English in New Zealand is fully accredited by NZQA.

Kaplan International English in New Zealand is a member of the English NZ.