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 483 845 1208 1570 1793 2127 2461 2795 3130 3464 3798 3798 4105 4411 4718 5024 5330 5637 5943 6250 6556 6863 7169 6807 7085 7364 7643 7921 8200 8478 8757 9035
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 864 1505 2145 2786 3288 3900 4513 5126 5739 6352 6965 7243 7828 8413 8998 9583 10168 10753 11338 11923 12508 13093 13678 13595 14152 14709 15266 15823 16380 16938 17495 18052
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 910 1598 2285 2972 3520 4179 4838 5498 6157 6816 7475 7800 8432 9063 9695 10326 10958 11589 12220 12852 13483 14115 14746 14709 15313 15916 16520 17123 17727 18330 18934 19538
Intensive with shared apartment, double room, no meals 855 1486 2118 2749 3241 3845 4448 5052 5655 6259 6863 7132 7708 8283 8859 9435 10010 10586 11162 11738 12313 12889 13465 13372 13920 14468 15015 15563 16111 16659 17207 17755
Intensive with shared apartment, single room, no meals 948 1672 2396 3120 3705 4402 5098 5795 6491 7188 7884 8246 8915 9583 10252 10920 11589 12258 12926 13595 14263 14932 15600 15600 16241 16882 17523 18163 18804 19445 20085 20726
Intensive with residence, double room, no meals 1672 2396 3120 3705 4402 5098 5795 6491 7188 7884 8246 8915 9583 10252 10920 11589 12258 12926 13595 14263 14932 15600 15600 16241 16882 17523 18163 18804 19445 20085 20726
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1858 2675 3492 4170 4959 5748 6538 7327 8116 8905 9360 10122 10883 11645 12406 13168 13929 14690 15452 16213 16975 17736 17829 18563 19296 20030 20763 21497 22230 22964 23698
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 € 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 : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €38 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €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 : €66 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:  

€149

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 € 168 (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 - 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 € 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 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 613 1105 1598 2090
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 994 1765 2535 3306
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1040 1858 2675 3492
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 985 1746 2508 3269
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1078 1932 2786 3640
Combined with residence, double room, no meals 1932 2786 3640
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2118 3065 4012
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 : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €38 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €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 : €66 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:  

€149

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 € 168 (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 - 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 € 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 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 502 883 1263 1644 1885 2238 2591 2944
Business English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 883 1542 2201 2860 3380 4012 4643 5275
Business English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 929 1635 2340 3046 3613 4290 4968 5646
Business English with shared apartment, double room, no meals 873 1523 2173 2823 3334 3956 4578 5200
Business English with shared apartment, single room, no meals 966 1709 2452 3195 3798 4513 5228 5943
Business English with residence, double room, no meals 1709 2452 3195 3798 4513 5228 5943
Business English with residence, single room, no meals 1895 2730 3566 4263 5070 5878 6686
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 € 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 : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €38 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €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 : €66 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:  

€149

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 € 168 (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 - 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 € 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 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 818 1514
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 2340
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 2526
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1198 2173
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1245 2266
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1189 2155
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1282 2340
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1328 2535
One-to-one with residence, double room, no meals 3362
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1885
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1709 3195
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1755 3288
One-to-one with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1700 3176
One-to-one with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1793 3362
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 : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €38 per week
double room : 26/04/2020 - 24/10/2020 : €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 : €66 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:  

€149

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 € 168 (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 - 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 € 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.

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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