Kaplan International English

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Kaplan International English
For-profit corporation
OwnerGraham Holdings Company
WebsiteKaplan International English
Kaplan International Pathways

Kaplan International English is a division of education company Kaplan Inc., headquartered in London. Kaplan International English provides English language courses, university and exam preparation, academic foundation courses and English programs for young learners worldwide. Courses are taught in city center schools and on university campuses.


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]

Kaplan International English schools[edit]

Kaplan International English owns and operates 48 English as a foreign language and EAP schools in 9 countries. They are located in the following destinations:

Kaplan International English courses[edit]

Kaplan International English offers a wide range of English as a foreign language courses varying in duration and intensity. Kaplan International also offers English exam preparation courses for TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CPE and CAE. Students can also combine internship or paid work placement with English language classes in some territories.

Kaplan International Pathways university pathways[edit]

Kaplan International English 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:


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


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]


  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.