Kaplan opens new Liverpool school

29 May, 2014

Global provider Kaplan International English has established a new school in Liverpool, UK.

Photo: Siobhan Ali Chikh, Principal of the new school (left) and Maria Duhan, Director of Operations for Kaplan International Colleges, UK and Ireland at the opening

Opened officially last week, the new school is located at the Grade II-listed building The Old Hall, Cotton Exchange – originally a major cotton trading centre – in the financial district of the city and a 10-minute walk from the city centre. The school features six classrooms each seating up to 15 students, a study hub with tablet computers and learning materials, and a breakout common room area.

As well as regular English language courses, Kaplan will be offering a joint programme of study with Liverpool International College,  also part of Kaplan, for international students preparing to enter the University of Liverpool.

Explaining the choice of location, Maria Duhan, Director of Operations for Kaplan International Colleges, UK and Ireland, said, “Our students from around the world tell us that they want to study in a city location but with a reasonable cost of living. Liverpool was the obvious choice for our next location because it is one of the UK’s most exciting cities, and the Liverpool brand, whether in sports or culture, is exciting to international students.”

Duhan added that Kaplan International English had seen strong growth recently, with a 47 per cent year-on-year increase in student weeks at its other North West England-based school in Manchester, which opened in 2011.

Kaplan has over 45 language schools in eight countries, and also offers pathway programmes, higher education courses, test preparation and professional education training.

International students from Kaplan’s schools across the UK and Ireland recently gathered for the inaugural Kaplan Cup football tournament, established in association with the Kick It Out football’s equality and inclusion campaign.

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