Kaplan International Languages

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Kaplan International Languages
For-profit corporation
IndustryEducation
Founded1967
Headquarters
OwnerGraham Holdings Company
WebsiteKaplan International Languages
Kaplan International Pathways

Kaplan International Languages is a division of education company Kaplan Inc., headquartered in London. Kaplan International Languages provides English courses, as well as French and German courses after acquiring Alpadia Language Schools in 2019. They also formed a strategic partnership with Enforex in the same year to offer Spanish courses at four Enforex schools in Spain. Kaplan International Languages offer a wide range of courses, including intensive language programs, exam preparation courses and programs for juniors at locations in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.

History[edit]

In 2007, Kaplan Inc. acquired Aspect Education, a U.K. company founded in 1967.[citation needed] Aspect provided English exam preparation and academic foundation courses. Aspect was combined with Kaplan's existing English language education division, and Kaplan Aspect was launched in September 2007.

In 2010, Kaplan Aspect and Kaplan International Pathways, the branch of Kaplan specializing in preparing international students for entry to British universities, were combined into Kaplan International.

In 2012, Kaplan International wholly acquired two international student recruitment agencies; BEO Limited in Japan, and Hands On Education Consultants in Thailand. Kaplan CEO, David Jones, has now been named as responsible for all transnational programmes (students travelling to study) as well as Asia Pacific following the departure of Mark Coggins, former CEO of Kaplan Asia Pacific.[1]

In 2019, Kaplan International English changed their name to Kaplan International Languages, after acquiring the Swiss-owned company Alpadia Language Schools and partnering with Enforex, one of the largest and most prestigious Spanish language education businesses in Spain and Latin America. Kaplan International Languages now offer courses in English, French, German and Spanish.

Kaplan International Languages schools[edit]

Kaplan International Languages has a total of 39 schools - 35 English as a foreign language and EAP schools and 4 French and German schools in 9 countries. They are located in the following destinations:

Kaplan International Languages also sells Spanish courses at 4 Enforex-owned schools in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga and Valencia in Spain.

Kaplan International Languages courses[edit]

Kaplan International Languages offers a wide range of English, French, German and Spanish as a foreign language courses varying in duration and intensity. They also offer exam preparation courses for TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, Cambridge, DELF/DALF, TELC, Goethe and more. Students can also combine internship or paid work placement with language classes in some destinations.

Kaplan International Pathways[edit]

Kaplan International Languages works closely with sister division Kaplan International Pathways which has programs for students to enter UK, USA and Australian university degree courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level. Successful completion at the required level guarantees entrance to one of more than 1,000 degree courses at the following partner universities:

Accommodation[edit]

Kaplan International Languages offers homestays, student apartments and on-campus university housing to students at all of its school locations.

Accreditation[edit]

Kaplan International has worldwide accreditation for teaching English.

  • Australia: NEAS Australia [2]
  • Canada: CAPLS[3]
  • Ireland: ACELS[4]
  • New Zealand: NZQA[5]
  • UK: British Council[6] BAC accreditation for foundation, pre-masters and diploma programs
  • USA: ACCET[7]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ http://thepienews.com/news/beohands-on-merger-in-asia-kaplan-invests/
  2. ^ "NEAS". Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  3. ^ "CAPLS". Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  4. ^ "ACELS". Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  5. ^ "NZQA". Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  6. ^ "British Council". Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  7. ^ "ACCET". Retrieved 2011-05-23.