Kaplan “hits ground running” with new 35+ school
The school, specialising in professional or academic courses, focuses on business and general English, as well as semi-intensive and intensive, academic year and IELTS preparation programs.
Principal for the school, Joanna Chung, said that, since opening earlier in 2023, the school has “hit the ground running”.
“The students are really loving the environment, because we tailor our classes, topics and the social program to 30+ students,” she told The PIE.
“We tailor our classes, topics and the social program to 30+ students”
A Global Connect network also links the 30+ students with those at other Kaplan schools around the globe. “One month it’ll be a session hosted at London Bridge, the next it will be New York, the month after it will be Liverpool,” Chung explained.
“The teachers get to teach in a digital environment and they actually really enjoy giving that class. At our first session earlier this year, students came out of the class giving us really good feedback, saying, ‘Oh, it was so great to meet other students from different countries studying at Kaplan’.”
Additionally, intensive one-to-one classes are available on subjects including English for engineering, medicine and law, as well as lectures from guest speakers. Chung was appointed principal for the school earlier in 2023.
Kaplan International Languages also operates schools in eight cities in the UK, as well as another London school in Covent Garden, in addition to schools in Canada, Ireland and the US.
It also runs Alpadia Languages Schools in France, Germany and Switzerland, offering year-round French and German courses and summer camps in English, French and German.
Competitors also offer specialist 30+ schools. EC English Language Centres for example offers the programs at its locations in Vancouver, NY, Toronto, Malta after initially offering the course at its London school.
Spanish-language provider Expanish also announced a 30+ school in Barcelona in 2022.