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 471 823 1176 1529 1746 2071 2397 2723 3048 3374 3699 3699 3998 4296 4595 4893 5191 5490 5788 6087 6385 6684 6982 6629 6901 7172 7443 7715 7986 8257 8528 8800
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 842 1466 2090 2714 3202 3799 4396 4992 5589 6186 6783 7054 7624 8194 8764 9333 9903 10473 11043 11612 12182 12752 13322 13240 13783 14325 14868 15411 15953 16496 17038 17581
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 887 1556 2225 2894 3428 4070 4712 5354 5996 6638 7280 7597 8212 8827 9442 10057 10672 11287 11902 12517 13132 13747 14362 14325 14913 15501 16089 16677 17264 17852 18440 19028
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 832 1447 2062 2677 3157 3744 4332 4920 5508 6096 6684 6946 7507 8067 8628 9189 9749 10310 10871 11431 11992 12553 13114 13023 13557 14090 14624 15157 15691 16224 16758 17292
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 923 1628 2334 3039 3609 4287 4965 5644 6322 7000 7678 8031 8682 9333 9984 10636 11287 11938 12589 13240 13891 14542 15194 15194 15818 16442 17066 17690 18314 18938 19562 20186
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1628 2334 3039 3609 4287 4965 5644 6322 7000 7678 8031 8682 9333 9984 10636 11287 11938 12589 13240 13891 14542 15194 15194 15818 16442 17066 17690 18314 18938 19562 20186
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1809 2605 3401 4061 4830 5598 6367 7136 7904 8673 9116 9858 10599 11341 12083 12824 13566 14307 15049 15790 16532 17274 17364 18078 18793 19507 20222 20936 21651 22365 23079
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 € 91 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: € 46 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 € 91 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:  

€146

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 € 163 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 37 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 € 46 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 597 1077 1556 2035
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 968 1719 2469 3220
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1013 1809 2605 3401
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 959 1701 2442 3184
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1050 1882 2714 3546
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1882 2714 3546
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2062 2985 3907
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 € 91 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: € 46 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 € 91 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:  

€146

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 € 163 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 37 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 € 46 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 489 860 1230 1601 1836 2180 2524 2867
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 860 1502 2144 2786 3292 3907 4522 5137
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 905 1592 2279 2967 3518 4179 4839 5499
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 851 1484 2117 2750 3247 3853 4459 5065
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 941 1664 2388 3111 3699 4396 5092 5788
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1664 2388 3111 3699 4396 5092 5788
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1845 2659 3473 4151 4938 5725 6512
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 € 91 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: € 46 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 € 91 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:  

€146

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 € 163 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 37 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 € 46 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 796 1475
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 2279
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 2460
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1167 2117
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1212 2207
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1158 2099
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1248 2279
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1294 2469
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 3274
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1836
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1664 3111
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1710 3202
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1655 3093
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1746 3274
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 € 91 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: € 46 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 € 91 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:  

€146

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 € 163 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 37 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 € 46 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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