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

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2018

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

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
22
30
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.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 29/04 - 27/10 : €35 per week
double room : 29/04 - 27/10 : €35 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 43 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 : €61 per week
Transfer:  

€128

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 € 150.

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 10am-8pm. A € 35 supplement will be charged for early/late arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials (first book)
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2018 the school is closed on:
01/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018 and from 24/12/2018 - 28/12/2018.
Lessons missed on these days are not rescheduled.

If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 64 applies.
Materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 39 per book (1 book every level, approx. 8 weeks), payable on site.

Combined

Te 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 year .

Prices 2018

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 555 998 1441 1884
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 887 1578 2268 2959
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 930 1663 2396 3129
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 887 1578 2268 2959
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 972 1748 2524 3300
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.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 29/04 - 27/10 : €35 per week
double room : 29/04 - 27/10 : €35 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 43 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 : €61 per week
Transfer:  

€128

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 € 150.

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 10am-8pm. A € 35 supplement will be charged for early/late arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials (first book)
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2018 the school is closed on:
01/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018 and from 24/12/2018 - 28/12/2018.
Lessons missed on these days are not rescheduled.

If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 64 applies.
Materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 39 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 year .

Prices 2018

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 461 810 1160 1509 1731 2055 2379 2703
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 793 1390 1987 2583 3052 3623 4195 4766
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 836 1475 2115 2754 3265 3879 4493 5107
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 793 1390 1987 2583 3052 3623 4195 4766
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 879 1560 2242 2924 3479 4135 4791 5448
Starting dates:  

advanced : 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.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 29/04 - 27/10 : €35 per week
double room : 29/04 - 27/10 : €35 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 43 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 : €61 per week
Transfer:  

€128

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 € 150.

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 10am-8pm. A € 35 supplement will be charged for early/late arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials (first book)
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2018 the school is closed on:
01/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018 and from 24/12/2018 - 28/12/2018.
Lessons missed on these days are not rescheduled.

If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 64 applies.
Materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 39 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 year .

Prices 2018

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 751 1390
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1083 1970
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1126 2055
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1083 1970
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1168 2140
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1220 2328
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1552 2907
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1595 2993
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1552 2907
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1637 3078
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.

Surcharges shared apartment:   single room : 29/04 - 27/10 : €35 per week
double room : 29/04 - 27/10 : €35 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 43 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 : €61 per week
Transfer:  

€128

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 € 150.

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 10am-8pm. A € 35 supplement will be charged for early/late arrival.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials (first book)
  • certificate of attendance
  • internet access at school

In 2018 the school is closed on:
01/01/2018, 19/02/2018, 28/05/2018, 04/07/2018, 03/09/2018, 08/10/2018, 22/11/2018, 23/11/2018 and from 24/12/2018 - 28/12/2018.
Lessons missed on these days are not rescheduled.

If you need to apply for a visa and want the school to send the I20 form by express mail, a surcharge of € 64 applies.
Materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 39 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

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