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English school in Los Angeles: Kaplan International - Whittier College

Key points

  • Located on the beautiful Whittier College campus
  • Full access to campus facilities, such as the swimming pool
  • On-site student residence
  • Within easy reach of downtown Los Angeles

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
TOEFL
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
China, Japan, South Korea, etc..

Learn English in Los Angeles and get a taste of the true American student experience! Located on the beautiful Whittier College campus, in a charming suburban city, Kaplan Los Angeles Whittier features 10 bright classrooms spread over two floors. You’ll have access to the campus facilities, such as the library, the computer lab, the cafeteria, the garden, the terrace and the student lounge – but also the Olympic-size swimming pool, the tennis courts and the gym! Wi-Fi is free of charge. The school, which is located within easy reach of downtown Los Angeles, is the perfect starting point to explore the city without getting overwhelmed by its size and pace. Whittier city centre is a short walk from the campus.

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Included in the price
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (Intensive course +10 weeks)
  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 533.- EUR
(570.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:15-11:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Whittier Residence Hall residence, single room, full board (16+)
1
570 USD
925 USD
1040 USD
2
955 USD
1585 USD
1815 USD
3
1340 USD
2245 USD
2590 USD
4
1725 USD
2905 USD
3365 USD
6
2405 USD
4135 USD
4825 USD
8
3145 USD
5425 USD
6345 USD
12
4625 USD
8005 USD
9385 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 185 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 352 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Whittier residence
Arrival: Saturday after 08:00 / Departure: Saturday before 12:00

Semi-intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 561.- EUR
(600.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:15-11:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Whittier Residence Hall residence, single room, full board (16+)
1
600 USD
955 USD
1070 USD
2
1015 USD
1645 USD
1875 USD
3
1430 USD
2335 USD
2680 USD
4
1845 USD
3025 USD
3485 USD
6
2615 USD
4345 USD
5035 USD
8
3425 USD
5705 USD
6625 USD
12
5045 USD
8425 USD
9805 USD
16
6425 USD
10905 USD
12745 USD
24
9305 USD
15985 USD
18745 USD
Extra week (24+)
380 USD
655 USD
770 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 185 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 352 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Whittier residence
Arrival: Saturday after 08:00 / Departure: Saturday before 12:00

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 635.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:15-11:30
Options (group): 12:30-14:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Whittier Residence Hall residence, single room, full board (16+)
1
680 USD
1035 USD
1150 USD
2
1175 USD
1805 USD
2035 USD
3
1670 USD
2575 USD
2920 USD
4
2165 USD
3345 USD
3805 USD
6
3065 USD
4795 USD
5485 USD
8
4025 USD
6305 USD
7225 USD
12
5945 USD
9325 USD
10705 USD
16
7465 USD
11945 USD
13785 USD
24
10025 USD
16705 USD
19465 USD
Extra week (24+)
410 USD
685 USD
800 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 185 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 352 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Whittier residence
Arrival: Saturday after 08:00 / Departure: Saturday before 12:00

TOEFL exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 561.- EUR
(600.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:15-11:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Whittier Residence Hall residence, single room, full board (16+)
1
600 USD
955 USD
1070 USD
2
1015 USD
1645 USD
1875 USD
3
1430 USD
2335 USD
2680 USD
4
1845 USD
3025 USD
3485 USD
6
2615 USD
4345 USD
5035 USD
8
3425 USD
5705 USD
6625 USD
12
5045 USD
8425 USD
9805 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org/toefl
On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 185 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 352 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Whittier residence
Arrival: Saturday after 08:00 / Departure: Saturday before 12:00

TOEFL combined exam preparation course, 20+8 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 16 week(s)
1 week From 635.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ K+ Sessions: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 16 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
Exam preparation (group): 08:15-11:30
Options (group): 12:30-14:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Specific options:
The intensive course includes 8 lessons per week to focus on specific skills such as vocabulary, business English, exam preparation or local culture, depending on students’ interests and language level.

K+ sessions:
K+ sessions include online materials to reinforce progress made in class as well as the access to K+ Clubs organised by the school for you to practise your language skills and socialise with other students.

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Whittier Residence Hall residence, single room, full board (16+)
1
680 USD
1035 USD
1150 USD
2
1175 USD
1805 USD
2035 USD
3
1670 USD
2575 USD
2920 USD
4
2165 USD
3345 USD
3805 USD
6
3065 USD
4795 USD
5485 USD
8
4025 USD
6305 USD
7225 USD
12
5945 USD
9325 USD
10705 USD
16
7465 USD
11945 USD
13785 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-22.08.2020) 30 USD

Extras

TOEFL exam fee (to be paid online)
http://www.ets.org/toefl
On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
K+ post departure online access: 3 months 69 USD
K+ post departure online access: 12 months 139 USD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 USD
End-of-year holidays (host family)
(19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020)
75 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
Availability on request
75 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family)
Availability on request
69 USD
Extra night (18+) (host family) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
77 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence)
Availability on request
98 USD
Extra night (16+) (residence) (20.06-22.08.2020)
Availability on request
105 USD
Airport transfer from Los Angeles (pick-up) 185 USD
Airport transfer from/to Los Angeles (pick-up and drop-off) 352 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
01.01 / 20.01 / 25.05 / 03.07 / 07.09.2020
Holidays
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival: Saturday or Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Whittier residence
Arrival: Saturday after 08:00 / Departure: Saturday before 12:00

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Host family
Live like a local and speed up the learning process! Staying with a host family is the best way to practise your newly acquired skills in a cosy environment, and to immerse yourself in the real American culture. Families live about 15-35 minutes from the school by public transport and offer a comfortable setting for your language stay: single/shared room, shared bathroom, and half board. Bed linen and towels are provided, and laundry is free once per week.

Whittier residence
If you learn English at Kaplan Los Angeles Whittier and book a room in this residence, you’ll be a 2-minute walk from the school and have access to all the campus facilities, such as the cafeteria, the gym, the swimming pool and the outdoor area. You’ll stay in a single or twin room with shared bathroom, and you’ll benefit from full board on weekdays and half-board on weekends. Common areas include a living room, a study area and a kitchen; Wi-Fi is free, bed linen and towels are provided, and a coin-operated laundry room is available on site. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean.

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Whittier Residence Hall

General information

Our on-campus dormitory is a great opportunity for any international student seeking a true American college experience. Live in the heart of student life, eat at the college cafeteria and enjoy the close proximity to all on-campus activities.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
2 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
30 minutes
Coffee shops:
15 minutes
Restaurants:
15 minutes
Shops:
15 minutes
Pharmacy:
20 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 16+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 8:00 am
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
No deposit, but students would pay cash for any lost or damaged items.

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan
19 meals per week

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
USD 1.25 for wash and USD 1.50 for dry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
15
: 10 m2/ : 12 m2
Twin
4
: 15 m2/ : 20 m2
Shared room
8
: 23 m2/ : 25 m2
Triple
Air conditioning
Box fans provided
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Small towel - students should buy or bring larger towels if they are accustomed to a different size.
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
4/toilet
Shared showers
4/shower
Cleaning
Student rooms cleaned only prior to arrival; common areas and bathrooms cleaned daily during weekdays.
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Take part in Kaplan Los Angeles Whittier social programme and discover an incredible destination… The City of Angels is at your feet! Your week will be packed with exciting activities that will help you making friends and practising English in real-life situations. BBQ at the park, game nights, art walks, sports… these are only a few of the fun activities organized by our partner school’s staff. Of course, the iconic Hollywood sign is a must-see, and the famous themed parks (Disneyland and the Universal Studios) are definitely worth a visit. If you choose to learn English in Los Angeles, you should also take the opportunity to visit other amazing cities such as San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas!

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Special offers
Save on your online and on-site courses in the USA and Canada
Save on your online and on-site courses in the USA and Canada
Book a course at one of our Kaplan partner schools and take advantage of this special offer:

- Book 2 weeks or more of online courses and benefit from the same weekly price for both online and on-site courses
+
- The enrolment fee and the high-season tuition supplement are waived
 
  Standard course Intensive course
USA USD 200 per week USD 275 per week
Canada CAD 200 per week CAD 275 per week

Valid for the following destinations:
Kaplan Berkeley
Kaplan Boston
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Kaplan LA Westwood
Kaplan LA Whittier College
Kaplan Miami
Kaplan New York
Kaplan Philadelphia
Kaplan Portland
Kaplan San Diego
Kaplan San Francisco
Kaplan Santa Barbara
Kaplan Seattle
Kaplan Washington
Kaplan Toronto
Kaplan Vancouver

Conditions:
- Valid for new bookings received before 01.08.2020 
- The online and the on-site courses must be booked at the same time but the courses don’t need to take place consecutively
- Minimum of 2 weeks of online lessons before beginning the on-site course
- The online lessons must start before 24.08.2020 and the on-site course must start in 2020, unless this is delayed due to coronavirus-related reasons
- This offer cannot be combined with other offers or discounts

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 12.05.2020
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