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Kaplan International English, Chicago, USA

Kaplan International English

The language school Kaplan International English was founded in Chicago, USA in 2006. The state-of-the-art language school is situated in an area rich in multicultural history. Easy access to the Magnificent Mile shopping Boulevard, the West Loop or Buddy Guy's Legends is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the culture of the city. Kaplan International English operated previously under the name Kaplan International English, Aspect ILA.

Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Accreditations and Quality seals

ACCET SEVP

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in most classrooms

  • Heating in most classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

17

Number of public PC workstations:

32

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 150 US$ per course level.

Average age of students

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

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Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 25 May 2020, 03 Jul. 2020, 04 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 26 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 27 Nov. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in US$ 490 980 1470 1960 2850 3800 4750 5700 5980 10680 445
This Semi-Intensive English course consists of the General English course combined with 5.25 hours of online teacher led study sessions totalling 27 lessons per week. The content focuses on reading, writing, listening, conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation through an integrated skills approach. This includes access to K+ Online complementary learning materials as well as access to teacher-led study sessions with guidance and monitoring and access to K+ Online Extra additional learning materials for self‑directed study.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 450 900 1350 1800 2175 2610 3045 3480 3915 4350 5220
This General English course of 20 lessons will help students to develop their core English skills, combine English lessons with their travels and learn with Kaplan’s unique K+ curriculum. The content focuses on reading, writing, listening, conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation through an integrated skills approach. Students will also have access to K+ Online complementary learning materials.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 Additional Week
Price in US$ 580 1160 1740 2320 3390 4520 5650 6780 6955 11640 485
This Intensive English course consistes of the General English course combined with 5.25 hours of online teacher led study session and 8 Specific Skills Lessons tailored to meet your specific learning needs coming to a total of 35 lessons per week. The content focuses on reading, writing, listening, conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation through an integrated skills approach. Students will also have access to K+ Online complementary learning material as well as access to teacher-led study sessions with guidance and monitoring and access to K+ Online Extra additional learning materials for self‑directed study.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 5000 6000 6500
This is a package of 10 two-to-one lessons, each lesson is 45 minutes. These must be combined with another course.
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Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 150 300 450 600 750 900 1200 1500 1800 1950 150
This is a package of 3 two-to-one lessons, each lesson is 45 minutes. These must be combined with another course.
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Required minimum language level
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Price in US$ 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 2000 2500 3000 3250 250
This is a package of 5 two-to-one lessons, each lesson is 45 minutes. These must be combined with another course.
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Required minimum language level
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9400 11160
Immerse yourself in a new country and culture, and get your English language skills and fluency to a high standard with an academic semester course. This is an intensive course where you will receive a total of 35 lessons per week including 8 Specific Skill Lessons tailored to meet your specific learning needs. The classes focus on reading, writing, listening, conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In addition to your lessons you will have access to teacher-led study sessions with guidance and monitoring, access to K+ Online complementary learning materials and access to K+ Online Extra additional learning materials for self‑directed study. This course includes 20 or 24 weeks of tuition and 2 session breaks taking the total time from start to finish 21-23 weeks or 25-27 weeks.
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2020: Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 32
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12800
Immerse yourself in a new country and culture and get your English language skills and fluency to a high standard with this academic year-long course. Each week you will receive 20 lessons in reading, writing, listening, conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In addition to your lessons you will have access to teacher-led study sessions with guidance and monitoring, access to K+ Online complementary learning materials and access to K+ Online Extra additional learning materials for self‑directed study. This course includes 32 weeks of tuition and 2 session breaks taking the total time from start to finish 34-35 weeks.
Starting dates
2020: Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 32
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 13600
Immerse yourself in a new country and culture, and get your English language skills and fluency to a high standard with an academic semester course. This is an intensive course where you will receive a total of 35 lessons per week including 8 Specific Skill Lessons tailored to meet your specific learning needs. The classes focus on reading, writing, listening, conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In addition to your lessons you will have access to teacher-led study sessions with guidance and monitoring, access to K+ Online complementary learning materials and access to K+ Online Extra additional learning materials for self‑directed study. This course includes 32 weeks of tuition and 2 session breaks taking the total time from start to finish 34-35 weeks.
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2020: Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 800 1600 2400 3200 4000 4800 6400 8000 9600 10400 800
This is a package of 10 one-to-one lessons, each lesson is 45 minutes. These must be combined with another course.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1920 2400 2880 3120 240
This is a package of 3 one-to-one lessons, each lesson is 45 minutes. These must be combined with another course.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in US$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 3200 4000 4800 5200 400
This is a package of 5 one-to-one lessons, each lesson is 45 minutes. These must be combined with another course.
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Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Work & Study
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8600 10200
Immerse yourself in a new country and culture and get your English language skills and fluency to a high standard with an academic semester course. Each week you will receive 20 lessons in reading, writing, listening, conversation, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In addition to your lessons you will have access to teacher-led study sessions with guidance and monitoring, access to K+ Online complementary learning materials and access to K+ Online Extra additional learning materials for self‑directed study. This course includes 20 or 24 weeks of tuition and 2 session breaks taking the total time from start to finish 21-23 weeks or 25-27 weeks.
Starting dates
2020: Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Business
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Price in US$ 580 1160 1740 2320 2825 3390 3955 4520 5650 6780 565
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ 580 1160 1740 2320 2825 3390 4520 5650 6780 6955 8560
This course focuses on the techniques required to be successful in the TOEFL exam. It includes 20 TOEFL and Academic English Lessons combining classes intended to improve the students verbal skills and test-taking skills, 7 Structured Study Sessions and full-length TOEFL iBT computer-based simulations with feedback and additional study and library materials and 8 TOEFL iBT and Academic English specific skills lessons.
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Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in US$ 490 980 1470 1960 2375 2850 3325 3800 4275 4750 5700
This course focuses on the techniques required to be successful in the TOEFL exam. It includes 20 TOEFL and Academic English Lessons combining classes intended to improve the students verbal skills and test-taking skills, 7 Structured Study Sessions and full-length TOEFL iBT computer-based simulations with feedback and additional study and library materials.
Starting dates
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Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2520 210
Starting dates
2020: Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
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Starting dates
2020: Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 185.00 US$
Comments about courses:Course Supplements:
K+ Online and K+ Online Extra for 12 months access once departing from the school: USD 139.
K+ Online and K+ Online Extra for 3 months access once departing from the school: USD 69.

Medical and Travel Insurance with the school costs USD 45 (per week).
University placement service off USD 175. This service is free if the student books 16 weeks or over.

Airport Transfer Extra:
Transfers to and from O'Hare International Airport are USD 160 per person, one way.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ -- 430 645 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 2150 2580 215 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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Students taking the Academic Semester Course (average 23 or 27 weeks duration) or the Academic Year Course (average 35 weeks duration) have the option of combining it with a cheaper accommodation rate stated here.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 3300 275 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 2
Students taking the Academic Semester Course (average 23 or 27 weeks duration) or the Academic Year Course (average 35 weeks duration) have the option of combining it with a cheaper accommodation rate stated here.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 215 430 645 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 2150 2580 215 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 -- 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 17
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 17
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 305 610 915 1220 1525 1830 2135 2440 3050 3660 305 80
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Sunday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 17
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 3300 3960 330 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 475 950 1425 1900 2375 2850 3325 3800 4750 5700 475 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 310 620 930 1240 1550 1860 2170 2480 3100 3720 310 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 620 1240 1860 2480 3100 3720 4340 4960 6200 7440 620 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Kaplan International English - 2
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 22 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 US$
Homestay Special Diet USD 50 per week.
If a student wishes to change accommodation after arrival there is a change fee of USD 100.
There is a homestay Christmas supplement from 19-26 Dec USD 75.

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  • English courses at Kaplan International English start at 150 US$ for Two-to-One Semi Private Lessons (3) course with 3 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Kaplan International English varies from 1 students (One-to-One Package (10)) to 15 students (Semi-Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Kaplan International English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Kaplan International English comes from Brazil with a 5% representation, followed by students from China (5%) and Germany (5%).
  • Kaplan International English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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