English school in Philadelphia: Kaplan International

Key points

  • Very good location, in the heart of Philadelphia and close to all conveniences
  • Renovated and very well-equipped school
  • Excellent social and cultural activities programme

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
TOEFL
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Studio
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, Brazil, South Korea, etc..

Our partner school occupies three floors of a traditional, tastefully renovated building in Philadelphia's heritage centre. The 13 classrooms are all fitted with interactive whiteboards and video equipment, offering ample space and comfort during your English course in Philadelphia. Other facilities at the centre include a large lobby and multimedia centre, and a library with a wide range of learning aids for students. Wi-Fi internet access is free. There is also a cafeteria with vending machines and microwave ovens where participants from all over the world can socialise and chat in English. Teachers and staff take great care of students and foster a pleasant study atmosphere. There are many great value restaurants in the area, and shops, supermarkets and various attractions which will allow you to dip into Philadelphia’s vibrant atmosphere after class!

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Included in the price

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

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 541.- 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
09:00-12:15
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+)
Studio, single room, no meals (18+)
1
570 USD
925 USD
1250 USD
2
955 USD
1585 USD
2235 USD
3
1340 USD
2245 USD
3220 USD
4
1725 USD
2905 USD
4205 USD
6
2405 USD
4135 USD
6085 USD
8
3145 USD
5425 USD
8025 USD
12
4625 USD
8005 USD
11905 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (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 (studio) (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+) (studio)
Availability on request
150 USD
Airport transfer from Philadelphia (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to Philadelphia (pick-up and drop-off) 219 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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 569.- EUR
(600.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Self study: To be defined
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+)
Studio, single room, no meals (18+)
1
600 USD
955 USD
1280 USD
2
1015 USD
1645 USD
2295 USD
3
1430 USD
2335 USD
3310 USD
4
1845 USD
3025 USD
4325 USD
6
2615 USD
4345 USD
6295 USD
8
3425 USD
5705 USD
8305 USD
12
5045 USD
8425 USD
12325 USD
16
6425 USD
10905 USD
16105 USD
24
9305 USD
15985 USD
23785 USD
Extra week (24+)
380 USD
655 USD
980 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (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 (studio) (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+) (studio)
Availability on request
150 USD
Airport transfer from Philadelphia (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to Philadelphia (pick-up and drop-off) 219 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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 645.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 7 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Options (depending on level and availability): Current Affairs, Writing and Vocabulary, Speaking and Pronunciation, Idioms, Local Culture, Literature, Film Studies...

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (18+)
Studio, single room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1035 USD
1360 USD
2
1175 USD
1805 USD
2455 USD
3
1670 USD
2575 USD
3550 USD
4
2165 USD
3345 USD
4645 USD
6
3065 USD
4795 USD
6745 USD
8
4025 USD
6305 USD
8905 USD
12
5945 USD
9325 USD
13225 USD
16
7465 USD
11945 USD
17145 USD
24
10025 USD
16705 USD
24505 USD
Extra week (24+)
410 USD
685 USD
1010 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (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 (studio) (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+) (studio)
Availability on request
150 USD
Airport transfer from Philadelphia (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to Philadelphia (pick-up and drop-off) 219 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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week From 569.- 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
09:00-12:15
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+)
Studio, single room, no meals (18+)
1
600 USD
955 USD
1280 USD
2
1015 USD
1645 USD
2295 USD
3
1430 USD
2335 USD
3310 USD
4
1845 USD
3025 USD
4325 USD
6
2615 USD
4345 USD
6295 USD
8
3425 USD
5705 USD
8305 USD
12
5045 USD
8425 USD
12325 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (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 (studio) (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+) (studio)
Availability on request
150 USD
Airport transfer from Philadelphia (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to Philadelphia (pick-up and drop-off) 219 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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TOEFL combined exam preparation course, 20+8+7 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 1 - 16 week(s)
1 week From 645.- EUR
(680.- USD)
Lessons
Exam preparation (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
+ Self study: 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): 09:00-12:15
Options (group): 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Self study: To be defined
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+)
Studio, single room, no meals (18+)
1
680 USD
1035 USD
1360 USD
2
1175 USD
1805 USD
2455 USD
3
1670 USD
2575 USD
3550 USD
4
2165 USD
3345 USD
4645 USD
6
3065 USD
4795 USD
6745 USD
8
4025 USD
6305 USD
8905 USD
12
5945 USD
9325 USD
13225 USD
16
7465 USD
11945 USD
17145 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (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 (studio) (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+) (studio)
Availability on request
150 USD
Airport transfer from Philadelphia (pick-up) 125 USD
Airport transfer from/to Philadelphia (pick-up and drop-off) 219 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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

92% of students recommending this school

Destination
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

13 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Italy
/ 5
7 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) ()
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, August – November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, fluenza nella lingua »
School highlights
« Atmosfera »
21 years old - France
/ 5
Une famille en or, qui vaut le coup qu'on fasse un peu de trajet tous les matins.
8 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, j'ai largement augmenté ma compréhension de l'anglais. »
School highlights
« Le dynamisme des professeurs »
Top tips
« Tous les mercredis soir apres 5h, on peut donner ce qu'on veut pour aller à l'art museum »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, March – June 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
51 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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21 years old - France
/ 5
L'ambiance est parfaite et on découvre de nouvelles personnes d'autre nationalités, cela est très enrichissant et parfois drôle à entretenir des discussions. Des gens qui sont aimables et qui nous aide à parler anglais au maximum.
2 weeks, June – July 2014
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Je ne suis resté que deux semaines mais cela m'a permis d'être plus à l'aise en anglais à l'oral et de ne pas avoir peur de faire des erreurs. »
33 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
7 weeks, March – April 2014
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Lehrer und die Schulleitung war wirklich super.
26 weeks, September 2013 – March 2014
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.2 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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« Die Lehrer waren alle genial. Wirklich ich habe so viel dank Ihnen gelernt. »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2013
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.2 / 5) (Host family)
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Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« Die Lehrer und die Angestellten sind sehr aufgestellt und freundlich. »

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Host family
Staying with a host family is ideal for students who wish to immerse themselves in a new culture. By sharing meals with the family, you'll be able to practise your English on a daily basis in a friendly atmosphere. You'll stay in a single room with breakfast only or half board (twin room available for students travelling together) and will live around 45-60 minutes away from the school by public transport.

Studio Apartments (ages 18 and over)
These well-equipped student apartments are located in northern Philadelphia just a 25-minute metro ride from the language school. Your cosy studio features free Wi-Fi, a kitchen kitted out with a fridge, oven and hob, a small dining table and chairs, an en-suite bathroom and a double bed. Watch TV or play pool in the common areas where you can hang out with your fellow residents, and enjoy the on-site gym. Free bed linen and towels are included, and laundry facilities, bike storage and an outdoor picnic area are available on the premises.

The former capital of the United States is a real goldmine of entertainment possibilities. Between its historical monuments and museums, parks and numerous green areas, the sports games to watch or participate in, you'll get 100% enjoyment out of your free time! Philadelphia also has a large choice of cafés, restaurants, bars, and shopping centres on offer. Take a walk along Walnut Street, where the school is found, to get a small glimpse of what Philadelphia promises you!

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Special offers
Save on your tuition fees in your English course

Save on your tuition fees in your English course

Book a course at one of our Kaplan partner schools and take advantage of the following offer: 

- Get a 5% discount on tuition fees 

Valid for the following destinations:

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Conditions:
- Valid for schools in UK, Ireland, United States and Canada
- Offer valid for new bookings and extensions received before 30.11.2019
- Valid for all courses except teen programs
 - The discount may be combined with any other tuition discount from the school
- Discounts only valid on tuition, other fees will apply

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

Published on  19.11.2019