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 (only available in 2019):
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 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 488 853 1219 1584 1809 2146 2483 2821 3158 3495 3833 3833 4142 4451 4760 5069 5379 5688 5997 6306 6615 6924 7234 6868 7149 7430 7711 7993 8274 8555 8836 9117
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 872 1518 2165 2811 3317 3936 4554 5172 5791 6409 7028 7309 7899 8489 9079 9670 10260 10850 11440 12031 12621 13211 13802 13717 14279 14842 15404 15966 16528 17090 17652 18215
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 919 1612 2305 2999 3551 4217 4882 5547 6212 6878 7543 7871 8508 9145 9782 10419 11056 11693 12331 12968 13605 14242 14879 14842 15451 16060 16669 17278 17887 18496 19105 19714
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 862 1500 2137 2774 3270 3879 4488 5097 5706 6315 6924 7196 7777 8358 8939 9520 10101 10682 11262 11843 12424 13005 13586 13492 14045 14598 15151 15704 16256 16809 17362 17915
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 956 1687 2418 3149 3739 4442 5144 5847 6550 7252 7955 8320 8995 9670 10344 11019 11693 12368 13043 13717 14392 15066 15741 15741 16388 17034 17680 18327 18973 19620 20266 20913
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1687 2418 3149 3739 4442 5144 5847 6550 7252 7955 8320 8995 9670 10344 11019 11693 12368 13043 13717 14392 15066 15741 15741 16388 17034 17680 18327 18973 19620 20266 20913
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1874 2699 3523 4207 5004 5800 6597 7393 8189 8986 9445 10213 10981 11750 12518 13286 14055 14823 15591 16359 17128 17896 17990 18730 19470 20210 20950 21691 22431 23171 23911
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 € 94 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 : €39 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €39 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 : €67 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 94 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:  

€151

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 € 169 (one-way).

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 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 - 25/12/2020. 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 € 71 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 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:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 619 1115 1612 2109
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1003 1781 2558 3336
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1050 1874 2699 3523
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 994 1762 2530 3299
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1087 1949 2811 3673
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1949 2811 3673
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2137 3092 4048
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 € 94 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 : €39 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €39 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 : €67 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 94 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:  

€151

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 € 169 (one-way).

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 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 - 25/12/2020. 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 € 71 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 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 506 891 1275 1659 1902 2259 2615 2971
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 891 1556 2221 2886 3411 4048 4685 5322
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 937 1650 2362 3074 3645 4329 5013 5697
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 881 1537 2193 2849 3364 3992 4620 5247
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 975 1724 2474 3224 3833 4554 5275 5997
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1724 2474 3224 3833 4554 5275 5997
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1912 2755 3598 4301 5116 5931 6746
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 € 94 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 : €39 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €39 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 : €67 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 94 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:  

€151

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 € 169 (one-way).

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 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 - 25/12/2020. 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 € 71 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 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 825 1528
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 2362
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 2549
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1209 2193
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1256 2287
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1200 2174
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1293 2362
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1340 2558
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 3392
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1902
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1724 3224
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1771 3317
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1715 3205
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1809 3392
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 € 94 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 : €39 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €39 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 : €67 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 94 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:  

€151

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 € 169 (one-way).

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 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 - 25/12/2020. 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 € 71 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.

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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