Kaplan has become the latest international educator to open operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. Starting next month, it will offer university language preparation programmes through a partnership with Koya University in the capital Erbil to 100 students.
Kaplan International Colleges is opening a junior English language school in Edinburgh this summer, as it expands its juniors offering across the UK. Junior language learning is said to be booming in Europe and the US, despite a fall in adult business due to the recession.
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Kaplan will run extra premises for its KIC English language school in Cambridge, UK, this summer to meet demand. The premises will be open for a limited period and serve more than 200. Extra premises will also run in London...
Pearson this month has opened a third test preparation office in Nigeria in collaboration with Kaplan and partnered with Nepal's ECAN to promote the PTE Academic test through its network and recruitment events.
In significant news for the education agency industry, a major Japan-based agency, BEO Ltd has announced its merger with Hands On Education Consultants in Thailand and investment from Kaplan as part of the deal. The news means a second investment into the distribution side of the business for Kaplan, following its acquisition of Pro Lingus in Switzerland in 2008.
Venezuelan agency giant Globorama is developing an independent network of schools after its partner, international education provider and test preperation company Kaplan, opened an independent sales office in Caracas. However Kaplan says the move helps reinforce its brand.