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International students who are non-native English speakers are typically required to provide evidence of their English abilities before they are admitted into a US college or university. «IELTS» provides a fair, accurate and reliable measure of language skills, and is trusted by organizations worldwide as a proof of English proficiency.

About Kaplan International English School - California

Kaplan has been helping students achieve their potential for over 80 years. We believe in the power of language education to build connections, create opportunities, and enrich lives.

Kaplan’s specially designed teaching method, K+, combines in-person and online learning. Work with passionate teachers in class, join a conversation group after class, and get additional practice online whenever you’d like; we can guarantee you’ll advance at least one proficiency level in as little as 10 weeks.

With sunny weather all year round and a mellow, fun-loving attitude, it’s no wonder that California prides itself on its sense of adventure. At our school in San Francisco, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, you’ll be able to meet people from all over the world. Our school in Westwood Village is situated in a cozy shopping district with a bustling nightlife, giving the perfect opportunity to spot the occasional celebrity among the chic cafés, theaters and boutiques. Our five other locations – Huntington Beach, Whittier, San Diego, Berkeley and Santa Barbara – each offer a unique, sun-filled experience. Explore the courses we offer below:

  • General English
  • Semi-Intensive and Intensive English
  • Academic Semester and Academic Year
  • Business Supplementary
  • TOEFL and Academic English Part-Time
  • GRE, GMAT and TOEFL Exam Preparation

Student Testimonials

”What I like about Santa Barbara is that it is not too big. Everything important is reachable on foot. The Campus, State Street, and the beach are all so close to each other.”

RANDY RÜEGG, Studied in Santa Barbara CC

”I have to say that I love everything about Kaplan Berkeley; the friendly staff, the perfect location, the modern classrooms, and all the interesting activities. I will bring back the best moments of my life with me.”

BENJAMIN SAUGE, Studied in Berkeley

”I wanted to study English for my future career and to be understood in the modern world. The books are awesome, a really easy way to learn. Sometimes you just learn without knowing how you did it!”


”I admire American culture and national education, and there are people from all over the world. I love this city, I’m outdoor-going and I enjoy sunshine and the beach. I have been skiing at Big Bear Lake once, I consider this my favorite social activity organized by the school.”

ZHANG GANQUAN, Studied in San Diego

”I improved not only my English, I also learned a lot about other countries’ culture and people’s behavior because there are many international students. I would recommend Kaplan to my friends who really want to study and at the same time enjoy life.”

ELNURA HASHIMOVA, Studied in Los Angeles Westwood

”At break time, you are talking with your friends and telling jokes, and you realize that all of your friends are from different countries, cultures and languages. We can’t understand each other with our own languages, but we can understand each other by using English even if it is not perfect. How cool is this?”

NATSUMI FUJIOKA, Studied in Golden West College

”I love the Whittier College Campus. The track is my favorite place. Here, we have many opportunities to exercise, go to the library, and share our time with the college’s students.”

MARIA PAULA MARTINEZ CABRERA, Studied in Whittier College


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