English school in Bath: Kaplan International

The main building of the school is in an 18th century house, at the heart of the city. The location is ideal because it allows students to be very close to shops, cafés and restaurants. The classrooms are spacious and there are no more than 15 students per class. All of the students have access to a computer room with a free Internet connection and a library.

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School size
M
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Minimum / average age
16 years / 22 years
Exams
IELTS
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Free Wi-Fi
51.382591
Special offers

Key points

  • Ideal location in the city centre
  • Competent teachers and welcoming atmosphere
  • University city with numerous festivals

Nationality mix

Testimonials

Marie-Claude Oreiller
Marie-Claude Oreiller

I wanted to do a language study trip in England and ESL offered me to take a language course at the Kaplan school in Bath. It was a very good choice. In Bath, you can visit the thermal baths, the cathedral, relax in Victoria park and meet new people in the numerous pubs: you never get bored! I went there several times and attended 8 weeks of classes as a whole. The best method for learning is to work in groups or pairs as it makes for good interaction among students, which allows you to speak. I am now starting to think in English and my listening skills are getting better everyday. I liked the friendly atmosphere at the school a lot. My host family gave me a great welcome during my first stay. I’ve kept in touch with them and we are now friends. Every time I go back to Bath, I stay at their place.

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Accreditations

Standard course

Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:15-12:45 or 08:30-11:45 or 14:30-17:45

Intensive course

Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 options + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:15-12:45 + 13:45-15:15 (Mon-Thu) or 08:30-11:45 + 13:10-14:25 or 11:50-13:05 + 14:30-17:45
Options (depending on level and availability:
Current Affairs, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Pronunciation, Idioms, Local Culture, Literature, Film Studies
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Business course

Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 Business + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:15-12:45 + 13:45-15:15 (Mon-Thu) or 08:30-11:45 + 13:10-14:25 or 11:50-13:05 + 14:30-17:45

IELTS course

Lessons
35 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 IELTS + 7 ''structured-study'')
Course duration
4 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years

Schedule

09:15-12:45 + 13:45-15:15 (Mon-Thu) or 08:30-11:45 + 13:10-14:25 or 11:50-13:05 + 14:30-17:45
Host family
Most of the students choose to stay with an English family in order to increase their learning of the language. The school is in contact with the families chosen for the cleanliness and comfort of their house as well as for the welcoming atmosphere they create. You will stay in a single room with half board provided during the week and full board provided at weekends. The families generally live around 20 minutes by bus away from the school.

“George’s Place” Residence (from 18 years)
This residence occupies a beautiful 5-storey Georgian house in Bath’s town centre, 10 minutes’ walk from the school and close to the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent and numerous shops, restaurants and museums. The 7 spacious single rooms offer comfortable accommodation to international students who will also enjoy a great view of the historic city of Bath. The residents share the two bathrooms and can meet up in the large fully equipped kitchen to prepare their meals. Wi-Fi Internet access is free throughout the residence and a washing machine is available for students’ use in the kitchen. Bed linen is provided but students should bring their own towels.
With the activities programme that the school proposes, it is difficult to get bored! Each week, the programme changes and offers a minimum of two activities for the evenings and a an excursion at the weekend (Oxford, Cardiff, Stonehenge, Bristol, London...). Bath and its surroundings have a lot to offer from a cultural point of view and the school will take charge of allowing you to discover as much as possible.

Included in the price

  • Language course & course material
  • Host family or residence
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
900
990
3 week(s)
1300
1435
4 week(s)
1700
1880
6 week(s)
2440
2710
8 week(s)
3220
3580
12 week(s)
4660
5200
16 week(s)
6180
6900
24 week(s)
9100
10180
Extra week (24+)
375
420
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.46 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
1050
1140
3 week(s)
1525
1660
4 week(s)
2000
2180
6 week(s)
2890
3160
8 week(s)
3820
4180
12 week(s)
5500
6040
16 week(s)
7300
8020
24 week(s)
10660
11740
Extra week (24+)
440
485
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.46 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Business course

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
2 week(s)
1050
1140
3 week(s)
1525
1660
4 week(s)
2000
2180
6 week(s)
2890
3160
8 week(s)
3820
4180
12 week(s)
5500
6040
16 week(s)
7300
8020
24 week(s)
10660
11740
Extra week (24+)
440
485
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.46 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

A (GBP)
B (GBP)
4 week(s)
2000
2180
6 week(s)
2890
3160
8 week(s)
3820
4180
Extra week (8+)
465
510
Exam fees
~150 GBP
A
Host family, single room, half board
B
Residence, single room, no meals
All prices are in GBP
GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.46 (Not-binding exchange rate)
Course start date
Every week, throughout the year
Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 25 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 150 GBP
Extra night with host family 40 GBP
Christmas with the host family (21.12.-27.12.2015) 50 GBP
Residence deposit (to be paid on site by credit card) 250 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family, 20.06-22.08.15) 20 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Residence, 20.06-22.08.15) 15 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet) 30 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 190 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Bristol) 80 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 220 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Stansted) 215 GBP
Train station transfer (on arrival) (St. Pancras) 245 GBP

Other accommodation options

Bank holidays

01.01 / 03.04 / 06.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2015

Holidays

21.12.2014 - 03.01.2015
20.12.2015 - 02.01.2016

Overall rating
4.2 / 5
90% of students recommending this school
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These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

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Age : 33
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Age : 38
Nationality : Austria
Stay : June 2013, 2 weeks
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Age : 21
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Age : 61
Nationality : Germany
Stay : September 2013, 1 week
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Age : 48
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : August 2013, 1 week
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Age : 55
Nationality : Switzerland
Stay : April 2014, 3 weeks
« Für bestimmte Altersgruppen(eher jüngere Schüler) empfehlenswert Unterricht etwas wenig strukturiert. Leider wird das Hauptgewicht auf die Sprechfähigkeit (was grundsätzlich gut wäre), nicht aber auf die Genauigkeit im Sprechen gelegt.Grammatikalische Edukation nur am Rand. Das Team für die social activities war äusserst motiviert und engagiert. »
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Age : 17
Nationality : Austria
Stay : May – July 2010, 8 weeks
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Age : 18
Nationality : Germany
Stay : October 2013, 2 weeks
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« Flüssigeres Reden durch ständige Unterhaltung, Vokabularerweiterung »
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Age : 46
Nationality : Germany
Stay : July – August 2013, 3 weeks
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Age : 50
Nationality : Germany
Stay : May 2012, 2 weeks
« Bath ist ein perfekter Ort England kennenzulernen. Tolle Umgebung, tolle Aktivitäten. Motiviert zum Englisch lernen. »
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