Language course English in New York

Brooklyn School of Languages

Our partner school in New York, Brooklyn School of Languages, is located just over the Brooklyn Bridge. This means the school is just one subway stop away from Manhattan. This way you'll get to live in a neighborhood of New York that has kept all its natural beauty, charm and sophistication, without any of the stress of living in such a big city. It is like living a village in one of the biggest global cities! And whenever you want to explore the rest of the city, there are plenty of public transfer options that take you right into Manhattan!

The school itself is an independent language school with a strong focus on customer satisfaction, providing a comfortable learning environment for their students. Located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights (only a 5 minute walk from Brooklyn Promenade), you’ll have all the facilities of a big city, such as shops, restaurants and bars, as well as excellent connections per subway (2, 3, 4, 5 and R lines stop right outside the school entrance).

The key features of our school are:

  • Accredited by Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • great views of the Manhattan skyline from the 34th floor
  • small boutique school with lots of personal attention, and where everyone knows each other
  • small classes of 12 for general English and 8 for Business English
  • average age at school 34 years old
  • accommodation options all in Brooklyn for a shorter commute to school
  • Fully equipped, modern classrooms with natural light
  • A practical approach to education, with emphasis on communication
  • Interesting mix of students from many different countries
  • Free WiFi throughout the school and access to internet-connected iPads
  • A small communal kitchen is available during breaks

Social programme:

The school offers optional activities and excursions during your language course. Some activities are free; others are available against a small fee. Examples of activities are: sport events, concerts, festivals, movie nights, a tour of iconic locations or famous buildings, fashion shows, museum visits and exhibitions. The school, furthermore, publishes a weekly activity programme of things to do in the city. This will help you navigate through the famous city of New York and learn aboutall the interesting events going on in the city!

Intensive

The intensive course consists of 20, 22 or 30 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes) and are held in small classes of max. 12 students. The course is designed to learn English in an effective and enjoyable way, with a communicative approach (including pair and group work activities that motivate students to communicate).  For the courses with 20 or 30 lessons per week, you can start with a beginner level of English. For the course with 22 lessons, you’ll need at least pre-intermediate level.

Class Times:
All levels start with a placement test on the first Monday (8.15 - 9.45am).
The timetable of the lessons depends on the amount of classes you booked:

20 lessons:
Monday 10am - 1:15pm*
Tuesday-Friday 9am - 12:15pm*

* In high season beginners classes may take place in the afternoon

Intensive 22 lessons:
Monday 10am - 1:15pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am - 12.15pm
+ Tuesday & Thursday 1-2pm

Intensive 30 lessons:
Monday 9:45am - 3:30pm
Tuesday-Thursday 9am - 3:15pm
Friday 9am - 12.15pm
*please keep in mind that the timetables indicated only serve as an orientation and are subject to changes

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
22
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 465 808 1152 1495 1700 2015 2331 2647 2963 3278 3594 3575 3863 4151 4439 4727 5015 5303 5590 5878 6166 6454 6742 6361 6621 6881 7141 7401 7661 7921 8181 8441
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 845 1468 2090 2712 3195 3789 4383 4978 5572 6166 6760 7020 7587 8153 8720 9286 9853 10419 10985 11552 12118 12685 13251 13149 13688 14226 14765 15303 15842 16380 16919 17458
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 892 1560 2229 2898 3427 4068 4708 5349 5990 6630 7271 7578 8190 8803 9416 10029 10642 11255 11868 12480 13093 13706 14319 14263 14848 15433 16018 16603 17188 17773 18358 18943
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 855 1486 2118 2749 3241 3845 4448 5052 5655 6259 6863 7132 7708 8283 8859 9435 10010 10586 11162 11738 12313 12889 13465 13372 13920 14468 15015 15563 16111 16659 17207 17755
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 929 1635 2340 3046 3613 4290 4968 5646 6324 7002 7680 8023 8673 9323 9973 10623 11273 11923 12573 13223 13873 14523 15173 15155 15777 16399 17021 17643 18265 18888 19510 20132
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1635 2340 3046 3613 4290 4968 5646 6324 7002 7680 8023 8673 9323 9973 10623 11273 11923 12573 13223 13873 14523 15173 15155 15777 16399 17021 17643 18265 18888 19510 20132
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1820 2619 3418 4077 4848 5618 6389 7160 7930 8701 9138 9880 10623 11366 12109 12852 13595 14338 15080 15823 16566 17309 17383 18098 18813 19528 20243 20958 21673 22388 23103
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 493 864 1235 1607 1839 2183 2526 2870 3213 3557 3900 3910 4225 4541 4857 5173 5488 5804 6120 6435 6751 7067 7383 7030 7318 7605 7893 8181 8469 8757 9045 9333
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 873 1523 2173 2823 3334 3956 4578 5200 5823 6445 7067 7355 7949 8543 9138 9732 10326 10920 11515 12109 12703 13298 13892 13818 14384 14950 15517 16083 16650 17216 17783 18349
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 920 1616 2313 3009 3566 4235 4903 5572 6240 6909 7578 7912 8553 9193 9834 10475 11115 11756 12397 13038 13678 14319 14960 14932 15545 16158 16770 17383 17996 18609 19222 19835
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 883 1542 2201 2860 3380 4012 4643 5275 5906 6538 7169 7466 8070 8673 9277 9880 10484 11088 11691 12295 12898 13502 14105 14040 14616 15192 15768 16343 16919 17495 18070 18646
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 957 1690 2424 3158 3752 4458 5163 5869 6575 7280 7986 8358 9035 9713 10391 11069 11747 12425 13103 13780 14458 15136 15814 15823 16473 17123 17773 18423 19073 19723 20373 21023
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1690 2424 3158 3752 4458 5163 5869 6575 7280 7986 8358 9035 9713 10391 11069 11747 12425 13103 13780 14458 15136 15814 15823 16473 17123 17773 18423 19073 19723 20373 21023
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1876 2703 3529 4216 5015 5813 6612 7410 8209 9008 9472 10243 11013 11784 12555 13325 14096 14867 15638 16408 17179 17950 18052 18795 19538 20280 21023 21766 22509 23252 23995
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

For the courses with 20 or 30 lessons per week, you can start with beginner level of English. For the course with 22 lessons, you’ll need at least pre-intermediate level.

Visa: In case you need a Visa, the intensive course with 20/22 lessons per week are suitable for a tourist visa, but the intensive course of 30 lessons requires an F1 student visa.

Info shared apartment:  

A shared room in a shared apartment has 2 single beds, and is available to students traveling alone, who will then share with another student of same gender.

Students will be asked to leave a € 93 security deposit by credit card at school on the first day. It will be refunded back on to the card once the school has checked the bedroom for cleanliness, laundered sheets, any damage etc.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 28/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 : €38 per week
double room : 28/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 : €38 per week
Info host family:  

A double room in a host family can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.

Private bathroom supplement: € 47 p.p. per week (please indicate this on the booking form if you wish to make use of this option)

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €66 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 93 security deposit by credit card at school on the first day. It will be refunded back on to the card once the school has checked the bedroom for cleanliness, laundered sheets, any damage etc..

The accommodation in the residence is only available for a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

A shared room in the residence has 2 single beds, and is available to students traveling alone, who will then share with another student of same gender.

Transfer:  

€149

this price is valid for a one-way transfer on arrival at JFK/ La Guardia airport.

If you arrive at Newark Airport, the price is € 168.

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 38 supplement will be charged for early/late arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials*
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2019 the school is closed on:
01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 21/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019.Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.
If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 70 applies.
*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 47 per book (1 book every level, approx. 8 weeks), payable on site.

Combined

The combined course consists of an intensive course of 20 lessons + 3 private lessons per week (in the afternoon). This way you’ll be able to focus on the areas of weakness or discuss a topic of special interest. You can start any Monday. Group lessons are held in the morning (Monday 10am - 1:15pm, and Tuesday-Friday from 9am - 12.15pm), and the private lessons can be scheduled at flexible times during the week.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 604 1087 1570 2053
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 985 1746 2508 3269
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1031 1839 2647 3455
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 994 1765 2535 3306
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1068 1913 2758 3603
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1913 2758 3603
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2099 3037 3975
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A shared room in a shared apartment has 2 single beds, and is available to students traveling alone, who will then share with another student of same gender.

Students will be asked to leave a € 93 security deposit by credit card at school on the first day. It will be refunded back on to the card once the school has checked the bedroom for cleanliness, laundered sheets, any damage etc.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 28/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 : €38 per week
double room : 28/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 : €38 per week
Info host family:  

A double room in a host family can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.

Private bathroom supplement: € 47 p.p. per week (please indicate this on the booking form if you wish to make use of this option)

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €66 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 93 security deposit by credit card at school on the first day. It will be refunded back on to the card once the school has checked the bedroom for cleanliness, laundered sheets, any damage etc..

The accommodation in the residence is only available for a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

A shared room in the residence has 2 single beds, and is available to students traveling alone, who will then share with another student of same gender.

Transfer:  

€149

this price is valid for a one-way transfer on arrival at JFK/ La Guardia airport.

If you arrive at Newark Airport, the price is € 168.

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 38 supplement will be charged for early/late arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials*
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2019 the school is closed on:
01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 21/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019.Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.
If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 70 applies.
*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 47 per book (1 book every level, approx. 8 weeks), payable on site.

Business English

The business English course consists of 22 lessons per week, in small groups of max. 8 students. This course is developed for students with upper-intermediate level to advanced learners of English who want to improve their English skills for their job, or studies. The course runs on an 8-week cycle and addresses different modules per week, such as:
•    Business correspondence
•    Emailing and phone skills
•    Report writing
•    Meetings
•    International trade
•    Intercultural awareness
•    Business socializing
•    Marketing
•    Finance

Class Times*:

  • Monday 10am - 1:15pm
  • Tuesday to Friday 9am - 12.15 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1-2 pm

* In high season business classes may take place in the afternoon

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
22
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Business English without accommodation 502 883 1263 1644 1885 2238 2591 2944
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 883 1542 2201 2860 3380 4012 4643 5275
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 929 1635 2340 3046 3613 4290 4968 5646
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 892 1560 2229 2898 3427 4068 4708 5349
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 966 1709 2452 3195 3798 4513 5228 5943
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1709 2452 3195 3798 4513 5228 5943
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1895 2730 3566 4263 5070 5878 6686
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

This course requires at least an upper intermediate language level.

Info shared apartment:  

A shared room in a shared apartment has 2 single beds, and is available to students traveling alone, who will then share with another student of same gender.

Students will be asked to leave a € 93 security deposit by credit card at school on the first day. It will be refunded back on to the card once the school has checked the bedroom for cleanliness, laundered sheets, any damage etc.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 28/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 : €38 per week
double room : 28/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 : €38 per week
Info host family:  

A double room in a host family can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.

Private bathroom supplement: € 47 p.p. per week (please indicate this on the booking form if you wish to make use of this option)

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €66 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 93 security deposit by credit card at school on the first day. It will be refunded back on to the card once the school has checked the bedroom for cleanliness, laundered sheets, any damage etc..

The accommodation in the residence is only available for a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

A shared room in the residence has 2 single beds, and is available to students traveling alone, who will then share with another student of same gender.

Transfer:  

€149

this price is valid for a one-way transfer on arrival at JFK/ La Guardia airport.

If you arrive at Newark Airport, the price is € 168.

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 38 supplement will be charged for early/late arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials*
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2019 the school is closed on:
01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 21/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019.Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.
If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 70 applies.
*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 47 per book (1 book every level, approx. 8 weeks), payable on site.

One-to-one

One-to-one lessons are the best way to really focus on your weaknesses in the English language, or simply to make quick progress in relatively short time. You can discuss your own requirements and goals with us in advance, in order to get a total tailor made English language program to suit your needs. You can also take individual lessons to prepare for an exam or entry into a university. Choose between 10 or 20 lessons a week (other amount of lesson on request).

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2019

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
10
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 818 1514
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 2340
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 2526
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1198 2173
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1245 2266
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1208 2192
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1282 2340
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1328 2535
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 3362
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1885
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1709 3195
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1755 3288
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1718 3213
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1793 3362
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A shared room in a shared apartment has 2 single beds, and is available to students traveling alone, who will then share with another student of same gender.

Students will be asked to leave a € 93 security deposit by credit card at school on the first day. It will be refunded back on to the card once the school has checked the bedroom for cleanliness, laundered sheets, any damage etc.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 28/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 : €38 per week
double room : 28/04/2019 - 26/10/2019 : €38 per week
Info host family:  

A double room in a host family can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together.

Private bathroom supplement: € 47 p.p. per week (please indicate this on the booking form if you wish to make use of this option)

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €66 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 93 security deposit by credit card at school on the first day. It will be refunded back on to the card once the school has checked the bedroom for cleanliness, laundered sheets, any damage etc..

The accommodation in the residence is only available for a minimum stay of 2 weeks.

A shared room in the residence has 2 single beds, and is available to students traveling alone, who will then share with another student of same gender.

Transfer:  

€149

this price is valid for a one-way transfer on arrival at JFK/ La Guardia airport.

If you arrive at Newark Airport, the price is € 168.

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 38 supplement will be charged for early/late arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials*
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2019 the school is closed on:
01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 27/05/2019, 04/07/2019, 02/09/2019, 07/10/2019, 21/11/2019, 22/11/2019, 23/12/2019 - 27/12/2019.Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.
If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 70 applies.
*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 47 per book (1 book every level, approx. 8 weeks), payable on site.

Host Family

One of the best options to improve your English even more during your stay in New York is living with an American host family! You can choose a single room or double room (only for 2 students travelling together) and select breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner). If you choose the option for breakfast only, please note you cannot use the kitchen. In case you don’t want to book any meals, please contact us for prices with the possibility to cook. In comparison to other language schools in New York, the host families of Brooklyn school of Languages Host families live within a relatively short subway ride from the school, at approximately at 30 minutes travel time.

Towels and bed linen are provided. Homestays with private bathrooms are also available on request and at an extra cost.

Shared apartment

If you choose the shared apartment accommodation, you’ll stay in the school’s shared student house, located in Bedford–Stuyvesant, a neighbourhood of 153,000 inhabitants in the north central portion of Brooklyn. You’ll be surrounded by lots of stores, bars and restaurants on avenues such as Lewis, Bedford and Marcus Garvey. Travel time to the school is approximately 20 minutes by subway (a direct line!).

The 1800-sq ft. House is shared with other students from Brooklyn School of Languages and consist of: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen and living room, and an outdoor space (only accessible from the shared room). The kitchen has a full array of modern appliances including a large fridge and microwave. You will share the common areas of the house (kitchen, living-dining room, and bathrooms) with the other students, and will have full access to the equipped kitchen to cook your own meals. Bed linens are provided but students should bring their own towels. Wi-Fi is available for free. The house’s common areas will be cleaned once a week, students are responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of their bedroom.
You can find the following facilities close by:
- Pharmacy: 1 minute walk
- Laundromat: 1 minute walk
- Convenience store: 1 minute walk – open 24/7
 - Restaurants: a variety (Chinese, Indian, fast food) within 5 minutes’ walk

Residence

The residence is located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Bushwick, in the nothern part of Brooklyn, between the trendy neighborhoods of Williamsburg an Bedford-Stuyvesant. This area has become associated with colorful street art and lots of galleries, boutiques, restaurants and bars.

The newly renovated house features 4 floors of exclusively designed spaces with centrail air conditioning, hardwood floors, washing/drying machine, and 24/7 security in all common areas. Each floor has its own living space with bedrooms, bathrooms and modern kitchens. In total there are 14 bedrooms, 3 fully-equipped kitchens, 5 bathrooms, a living/coworking space in the basement and a spacious backyard. Bed linens and towels are provided. Wi-Fi is available for free. The house is cleaned professionally twice a week.

You can choose to book a private or shared room, that you will share with a student of the same gender and different nationality. This option is perfect for more independent students who wish to meet and interact with fellow international students and New Yorker locals during their stay.

Please note that this option requires a minimum stay of 2 weeks. The travel time from the residence to the school is about 40 minutes.

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