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Kaplan English Programs
Vancouver, Canada

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School Introduction

Kaplan English Programs - Vancouver is a world-renowned leader in test preparation. We specialize in teaching TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, International GMAT and International GRE. However, we also offer great programs such as a full-time General Intensive English Program and a part-time General English Program.

Vancouver is a wondrous city full of beauty and excitement. For nature buffs there are outdoor activities for all types. Vancouver is situated in a diverse landscape composed of the Pacific Ocean, lakes, rivers, rainforests and mountains, such as Whistler. Canada, known for its connoisseurs of beer, has many bars, clubs and pubs with various ambiances that appeal to the avid beer consumer, enthusiast of different music styles and those who love to dance. Lovers of Canadian Culture have the opportunity to visit the internationally renowned Vancouver Art Gallery and the Queen Elizabeth Theater to catch a play. Vancouver is located a stone’s throw from British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, by a short ferry ride.

ESL Program Introduction

As you probably know, the TOEFL test changed in October from CBT TOEFL to iBT TOEFL. The new TOEFL test includes a speaking portion, two essays, more difficult listening and reading passages and a new integrated skills question. In addition, your grammar will be tested throughout the entire essay and will last an additional hour for an approximate total of 3.5 hours.

Kaplan is one of the only schools in Vancouver that has original material created for the new iBT TOEFL test thanks to our curriculum building team. Our teachers make it a point to work with you to help you achieve your desired TOEFL score. The iBT TOEFL and Academic English class runs from 9:00 am-12:15 pm with in-class instruction followed by a self-directed study lab from 1:15 pm-3:15 pm.
Kaplan also offers an evening TOEFL class for those students with a busy schedule. This 8-week evening program, plus 1 month of practice, runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30pm.

Our free practice test is open to the public and is offered on Tuesdays at 3:15 to give students a sense of how they will do on the actual test. After the test, we offer academic counselling.

We also offer General Intensive English classes. This program is for beginning to advanced levels. Kaplan places the students in the appropriate level based on the students’ language skills. Our GIE class focuses on improving grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Classes run Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:15 pm.

Our intensive IELTS course introduces practical test-taking strategies and covers all testing material from the four sections of the IELTS exam: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Currently, we are offering an introductory special of $1280. This includes access to our computer facilities, library, Kaplan activities and exclusive Kaplan practice materials.

Our IGMAT program offers 36 hours of live instruction including 3 language intensive workshops, critical reasoning and reading comprehension. In addition, our students have access to computer lab videos, practice labs and simulated exams. Kaplan also has an on-line training library with workshops, exercises and quizzes.

Kaplan offers a 4 week intensive program for international students preparing for the Graduate Record Exam. Our IGRE program runs 3 times a week at 3 hours per class. In addition, our students have additional access to our lab as well as online and computer work.

The Advanced Test Speaking class is an intensive, structured course designed to increase student's confidence and help them develop the skills needed to effectively communicate in an academic environment in order to better prepare them for the speaking sections in the iBT TOEFL, IELTS and TSE. The class runs Monday to Friday from 1:15pm to 3:15pm.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Start dates for General Intensive English, General English, TOEFL and Academic English and Evening TOEFL:

March 27; April 10, 24; May 8, 23; June 5, 19; July 4, 17, 31; August 14, 28; September 11, 25; October 10, 23; November 6, 20; December 4

Tuition:

2-11 weeks: $320 per week
12-23 weeks: $305 per week
24-31 weeks: $255 per week
32+ weeks: $240 per week

Start dates for GMAT for International students:
May 1; June 26; August 21; October 16

Tuition:
12 weeks: $1500

Start dates for GRE for International students:
April 3; June 1; August 1; September 18; November 6

Tuition:
12 weeks: $1500

Start dates for IELTS:
July 4; October 2

Tuition:
4 weeks: $1200

Start dates for Advanced Test Speaking:
March 27, April 24; May 23; June 19

Tuition:
$750

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

We work with a housing agency to meet the requests of the student. We take their budget as well as issues such as allergies into consideration.

Contact Info

Kaplan English Programs
Kaplan
1490 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C
Canada
V6H1H5

Tel
604-738-7837
Fax
604-738-7893
Website