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 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).

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
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 467 816 1166 1516 1731 2054 2376 2699 3022 3345 3667 3667 3963 4259 4555 4851 5147 5443 5738 6034 6330 6626 6922 6572 6841 7110 7379 7648 7917 8186 8455 8724
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 834 1453 2072 2690 3174 3766 4358 4949 5541 6133 6725 6994 7558 8123 8688 9253 9818 10383 10947 11512 12077 12642 13207 13126 13664 14202 14740 15278 15816 16354 16892 17429
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 879 1543 2206 2869 3398 4035 4672 5308 5945 6581 7218 7532 8141 8751 9360 9970 10580 11189 11799 12409 13018 13628 14238 14202 14785 15367 15950 16533 17116 17698 18281 18864
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 825 1435 2045 2654 3129 3712 4295 4878 5460 6043 6626 6886 7442 7998 8554 9109 9665 10221 10777 11333 11889 12445 13000 12911 13440 13969 14498 15027 15556 16085 16614 17143
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 915 1614 2314 3013 3578 4250 4923 5595 6267 6940 7612 7962 8607 9253 9898 10544 11189 11835 12480 13126 13772 14417 15063 15063 15681 16300 16918 17537 18156 18774 19393 20012
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1614 2314 3013 3578 4250 4923 5595 6267 6940 7612 7962 8607 9253 9898 10544 11189 11835 12480 13126 13772 14417 15063 15063 15681 16300 16918 17537 18156 18774 19393 20012
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1794 2583 3372 4026 4788 5550 6312 7074 7836 8598 9038 9773 10508 11243 11978 12714 13449 14184 14919 15654 16389 17125 17214 17923 18631 19339 20047 20756 21464 22172 22880
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

For the courses with 22 or 30 lessons per week, you can start with beginner level of English.

Visa: In case you need a Visa, the intensive course with 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 € 90 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 : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €37 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 45 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 : €64 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 90 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:  

€144

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 € 162 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 36 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 2020 the school is closed on:

01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021. 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 € 68 applies.

*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 45 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 2020

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:
23
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 592 1067 1543 2018
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 960 1704 2448 3192
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1005 1794 2583 3372
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 951 1686 2421 3156
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1040 1865 2690 3515
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1865 2690 3515
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2045 2959 3874
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 € 90 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 : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €37 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 45 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 : €64 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 90 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:  

€144

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 € 162 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 36 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 2020 the school is closed on:

01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021. 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 € 68 applies.

*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 45 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 2020

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 485 852 1220 1587 1820 2161 2502 2843
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 852 1489 2125 2762 3264 3874 4483 5093
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 897 1578 2260 2941 3488 4143 4797 5452
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 843 1471 2098 2726 3219 3820 4420 5021
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 933 1650 2367 3085 3667 4358 5048 5738
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1650 2367 3085 3667 4358 5048 5738
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1829 2636 3443 4116 4896 5676 6456
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 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 € 90 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 : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €37 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 45 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 : €64 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 90 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:  

€144

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 € 162 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 36 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 2020 the school is closed on:

01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021. 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 € 68 applies.

*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 45 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 2020

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 789 1462
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 2260
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 2439
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1157 2098
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1202 2188
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1148 2080
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1238 2260
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1283 2448
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 3246
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1820
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1650 3085
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1695 3174
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1641 3067
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1731 3246
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 € 90 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 : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €37 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 45 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 : €64 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 90 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:  

€144

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 € 162 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 36 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 2020 the school is closed on:

01/01/2020, 17/02/2020, 25/05/2020, 07/09/2020, 12/10/2020, 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020 & 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021. 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 € 68 applies.

*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 45 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.

Residence

The residence is located in a charming Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood in the southeast area of Brooklyn. It is a small and quiet neighborhood and is located to the East of Prospect Park, and within a walking distance of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Museum. The residence is just 30 minutes by direct subway to Manhattan.

The house is located in beautiful Prospect Lefferts Garden. This student house is the perfect home away from home. Shared  with  other students  from  Brooklyn  School  of  Languages,  this  3bed/1bath  apartment  boasts  an  updated  kitchen, spacious living room, and big bay windows. Nearby you can find restaurants, a Laundromat and a pharmacy.

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 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 house to the school is about 25 minutes.

Arrival day is  on  the  Sunday  before  your  course  starts at 4pm.
Departure  day  is  on  the Saturday after your course ends at 12 noon.

Arrival day is  on  the  Sunday  before  your  course  starts at 4pm.
Departure  day  is  on  the Saturday after your course ends at 12 noon.

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