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 455 796 1137 1477 1687 2002 2316 2631 2946 3260 3575 3575 3863 4152 4440 4729 5017 5305 5594 5882 6171 6459 6747 6407 6669 6931 7193 7455 7717 7980 8242 8504
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 813 1416 2019 2622 3094 3671 4248 4825 5402 5978 6555 6817 7368 7918 8469 9020 9570 10121 10671 11222 11773 12323 12874 12795 13319 13844 14368 14893 15417 15941 16466 16990
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 857 1504 2150 2797 3313 3933 4554 5174 5795 6415 7036 7342 7936 8530 9125 9719 10313 10907 11502 12096 12690 13285 13879 13844 14412 14980 15548 16116 16684 17252 17820 18388
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 805 1399 1993 2587 3051 3619 4187 4755 5323 5891 6459 6712 7254 7796 8338 8880 9422 9964 10505 11047 11589 12131 12673 12585 13101 13617 14132 14648 15164 15679 16195 16710
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 892 1574 2255 2937 3488 4143 4798 5454 6109 6765 7420 7761 8390 9020 9649 10278 10907 11537 12166 12795 13424 14054 14683 14683 15286 15889 16492 17095 17698 18301 18904 19507
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1574 2255 2937 3488 4143 4798 5454 6109 6765 7420 7761 8390 9020 9649 10278 10907 11537 12166 12795 13424 14054 14683 14683 15286 15889 16492 17095 17698 18301 18904 19507
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1748 2517 3287 3925 4667 5410 6153 6896 7639 8382 8810 9527 10243 10960 11676 12393 13110 13826 14543 15260 15976 16693 16780 17471 18161 18852 19542 20232 20923 21613 22304
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 € 88 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 : €36 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €36 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 44 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 : €62 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 88 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:  

€141

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 € 158 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 35 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 € 66 applies.

*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 44 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 577 1040 1504 1967
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 936 1661 2386 3112
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 979 1748 2517 3287
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 927 1644 2360 3077
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1014 1818 2622 3426
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1818 2622 3426
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1993 2885 3776
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 € 88 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 : €36 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €36 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 44 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 : €62 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 88 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:  

€141

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 € 158 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 35 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 € 66 applies.

*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 44 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 472 831 1189 1547 1775 2107 2439 2771
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 831 1451 2072 2692 3182 3776 4370 4965
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 874 1539 2203 2867 3400 4038 4676 5314
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 822 1434 2046 2657 3138 3724 4309 4895
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 909 1609 2308 3007 3575 4248 4921 5594
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1609 2308 3007 3575 4248 4921 5594
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1783 2570 3356 4012 4772 5533 6293
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 € 88 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 : €36 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €36 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 44 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 : €62 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 88 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:  

€141

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 € 158 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 35 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 € 66 applies.

*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 44 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 770 1425
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 2203
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 2378
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1128 2046
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1172 2133
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1119 2028
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1207 2203
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1250 2386
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 3164
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1775
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1609 3007
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1652 3094
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1600 2989
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1687 3164
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 € 88 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 : €36 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €36 per week
Info host family:  

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

Private bathroom supplement: € 44 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 : €62 per week
Info residence:  

Students will be asked to leave a € 88 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:  

€141

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 € 158 (one-way).

Please indicate in which airport you are planning to arrive.

The prices apply for arrivals between 8am-10pm. A € 35 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 € 66 applies.

*teaching materials: first book is included in the price; every subsequent books cost € 44 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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