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 461 801 1142 1482 1685 1998 2311 2623 2936 3249 3562 3544 3829 4114 4400 4685 4970 5256 5541 5826 6112 6397 6682 6305 6563 6820 7078 7336 7593 7851 8109 8367
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 838 1455 2071 2688 3167 3756 4345 4934 5523 6112 6701 6958 7520 8081 8643 9204 9765 10327 10888 11450 12011 12573 13134 13033 13567 14100 14634 15168 15702 16236 16769 17303
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 884 1547 2209 2872 3397 4032 4667 5302 5937 6572 7207 7511 8118 8725 9333 9940 10548 11155 11763 12370 12977 13585 14192 14137 14717 15297 15877 16456 17036 17616 18196 18776
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 847 1473 2099 2725 3213 3811 4409 5007 5605 6204 6802 7069 7639 8210 8781 9351 9922 10493 11063 11634 12204 12775 13346 13254 13797 14340 14883 15426 15969 16512 17055 17598
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 921 1620 2320 3019 3581 4253 4924 5596 6268 6940 7612 7952 8597 9241 9885 10529 11174 11818 12462 13106 13751 14395 15039 15021 15637 16254 16871 17487 18104 18720 19337 19954
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1620 2320 3019 3581 4253 4924 5596 6268 6940 7612 7952 8597 9241 9885 10529 11174 11818 12462 13106 13751 14395 15039 15021 15637 16254 16871 17487 18104 18720 19337 19954
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1804 2596 3387 4041 4805 5569 6333 7096 7860 8624 9057 9793 10529 11266 12002 12738 13474 14211 14947 15683 16420 17156 17230 17938 18647 19356 20064 20773 21482 22190 22899
  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 488 856 1225 1593 1823 2163 2504 2844 3185 3525 3866 3875 4188 4501 4814 5127 5440 5753 6066 6379 6691 7004 7317 6968 7253 7538 7823 8109 8394 8679 8965 9250
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 866 1510 2154 2798 3305 3921 4538 5154 5771 6388 7004 7290 7879 8468 9057 9646 10235 10824 11413 12002 12591 13180 13769 13695 14257 14818 15380 15941 16502 17064 17625 18187
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 912 1602 2292 2982 3535 4197 4860 5523 6185 6848 7511 7842 8477 9112 9747 10382 11017 11652 12287 12922 13557 14192 14827 14800 15407 16015 16622 17230 17837 18444 19052 19659
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 875 1528 2182 2835 3351 3976 4602 5228 5854 6480 7106 7400 7998 8597 9195 9793 10391 10990 11588 12186 12784 13382 13981 13916 14487 15057 15628 16199 16769 17340 17911 18481
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 948 1676 2403 3130 3719 4418 5118 5817 6517 7216 7916 8284 8956 9627 10299 10971 11643 12315 12987 13659 14330 15002 15674 15683 16328 16972 17616 18260 18905 19549 20193 20837
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1676 2403 3130 3719 4418 5118 5817 6517 7216 7916 8284 8956 9627 10299 10971 11643 12315 12987 13659 14330 15002 15674 15683 16328 16972 17616 18260 18905 19549 20193 20837
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1860 2679 3498 4179 4970 5762 6553 7345 8136 8928 9388 10152 10916 11680 12444 13208 13971 14735 15499 16263 17027 17791 17892 18628 19365 20101 20837 21574 22310 23046 23782
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 : €65 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:  

€148

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 € 166.

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 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 599 1077 1556 2034
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 976 1731 2485 3240
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1022 1823 2623 3424
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 985 1749 2513 3277
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1059 1896 2734 3571
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1896 2734 3571
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2080 3010 3940
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 : €65 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:  

€148

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 € 166.

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 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 497 875 1252 1630 1869 2219 2568 2918
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 875 1528 2182 2835 3351 3976 4602 5228
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 921 1620 2320 3019 3581 4253 4924 5596
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 884 1547 2209 2872 3397 4032 4667 5302
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 958 1694 2430 3167 3765 4473 5182 5891
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1694 2430 3167 3765 4473 5182 5891
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1878 2706 3535 4225 5026 5826 6627
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 : €65 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:  

€148

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 € 166.

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 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 810 1501
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 2320
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 2504
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1188 2154
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1234 2246
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1197 2173
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1271 2320
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1317 2513
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 3332
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1869
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1694 3167
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1740 3259
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1703 3185
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1777 3332
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 : €65 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:  

€148

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 € 166.

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 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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