Brooklyn School of Languages

16 Court Street - New York

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Brooklyn School of Languages is a local, independent, language school with excellent customer service and always a warm welcome.

Our focus is on our students and meeting their language learning needs, in our comfortable and fully equipped school. Our classes are small (max 12 students for General English, 8 for Business English) to ensure students receive the best possible language learning experience.


The school is situated in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, just 5 minutes walk from the famous Brooklyn Promenade which looks out over Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. There are a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars all within a few minutes' walk of the school, and the nearest subway stop, serving the 2, 3, 4, 5 and R lines, is right outside the school entrance.


Brooklyn School of Languages is just 1 subway stop from Manhattan. Our school offers state of the art classrooms, a small communal kitchen area, free internet access and Wi-Fi and stunning views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn.


Our housing options include host families and a shared student house. Being in Brooklyn, we are able to offer affordable housing close to the school. We have carefully selected our host families based on their levels of pastoral care shown to our students.


Learn English at the Brooklyn School of Languages and be part of a real New York community!




  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Architecture
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Art / Painting
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • BSL Adult Brochure 2015

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What students are saying

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Brooklyn School of Languages

Marta N Spain  

studied General English

Great experience

You will feel at home at BSL. It's a small and friendly school with an open atmosphere, you will probably know everyone in the school (both workers and students) in just a few days. Teachers and their teaching style is really good, the classes are very interactive and they push you to develop the speaking skills all the time, even studying grammar :)

posted 12 days ago

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Lorenzo Casagrande Italy  

studied General English

With BSL you feel at home!

I've spent 12 weeks at the BSL and it was the best choiche I had made! The best thing about the school is that it's not huge and crowded, but you have a cozy, modern open-space that welcome you everyday. You feel at home and you can know every single student of the school, not just the one in your class! The view from the school is wonderful (you can see downtown Manhattan and the Liberty Statue) and you also have a little kitchen with the necessary furniture.
The staff of BSL is AWESOME, no doubt on that, they are friendly and helpful with any kind of problem, request or recommendation you ask for.
On the top of that, I loved the teaching style of most of the teachers of the school because it's very interactive and mainly focused on conversation and discussion (which is the best way to learn English!).
I could't ask for something better than that in NYC!

posted 1 month ago

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Alma Tagliaferri Italy  

studied General English

wonderful experience

I strongly recommend this school. A super comfortable venue with amazing teachers and a very international context. If you truly want to learn or improve your English, that's the right place to go!

posted 1 month ago

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Chantal Rexhausen Germany  

studied General English

Best choice of the year

It's the first time I visited a Language School and it's the first time I visited NYC. In conclusion I can say: It was the best decision I could make!

Brooklyn School Of Languages is highly recommendable, I improved my English skills and was able to do my level-up test to “Advanced Speaker” after 4 weeks. Time flew by too fast and I definitely visit the school again next year.

In class, we had great conversations and worked on really interesting topics. The teachers gave us a warm welcome and guided us through all grammar and vocab troubles. The staff was patient and helpful at all times. In addition to that, the school offered great activities during summer and made us enjoy the city.

posted 3 months ago

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Manuela Köstner Austria  

studied General English

Great time at BSL

I can highly recommend the school. It is perfect located in Brooklyn Heights with a breathtaking view of Manhatten. The teachers are awesome as well the rest of the team. I stayed in the student house in Crown Heights. It is located near Franklin Avenue where you can find many cute bars and restaurants. It was a pleasure sharing this experience with students from all over the world. I will come back someday!

posted 4 months ago

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Marta Perotto Italy  

studied General English

beautiful experience

I recommend this school because the atmosphere is very familiar, is quite easy to get along with teachers and other students. The courses are well structured so you can improve both you writing and speaking skills. The location is beautiful, so straight after the lesson, in a couple of minutes, you can visit the city centre. The activities are a good opportunity to do things you probably won't do by your own.

posted 4 months ago

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Agnese Marchesini Italy  

studied General English

Standard course

I really reccomend this course if you want to improve your English while visiting an enourmous and beautiful city such as NYC. They were always helpful and the classes were really fun, we discussed a lot and I met new friends from all over the world!

posted 4 months ago

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Mayra Benitez Italy  

studied English Summer Courses

Awesome experience

The school is amazing, the Teachers make you feel very comfortable with everything since the first day. They have a great choice of activities at least one per day and their teaching is super easy to understand and very friendly

posted 4 months ago

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Christine Krombach Germany  

studied General English

Awesome

It's just awesome. The Staffel is nice and it's pretty useful... I loved it. Looking forward to come back

posted 4 months ago

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Verena Rexeis Austria  

studied Business English

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BSL has a very cozy environment and i highly recommend taking your class there, as they have moderate size and the average age of students is round about 30 - which means very diverse!

posted 7 months ago

This course is for students aged: 18-80
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Do you want to spend your mornings studying and your afternoons
exploring the city on your own?
Then our Standard English Course may be perfect for
you.
From 9:00 until 12:15 your teacher will guide you
and your classmates through the world of English grammar, syntax,
vocabulary, and pronunciation while providing a foundation for practical
usage of everything from conditional sentences (If I go to Coney Island
today...) to local idioms (Fuhgeddaboudit).

Do your interests range from art to architecture to wild animals?
Do you want to learn English while a local expert
introduces you to the world of New York Jazz or Brooklyn Greenmarkets?
Then our Intensive English Program is just what you
need.
After you've encountered the technical side of
English in your morning classes, you'll switch gears and focus on the
practical side in the afternoon.
Our Enrichment classes employ Content-based
Instruction, which means you explore a specific topic and use that
knowledge to absorb the new language concepts.

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This course is for students aged: 18-80
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Do you carry your business card to the beach?
Is your Blackberry more familiar to you than the
palm of your hand?
Then our Business Course is what you are looking
for.
Our experienced teachers will discuss everything
from banking to bartering while you drink complimentary coffee and enjoy
our breathtaking view of Wall Street and the rest of the Financial
District.
You will also have the opportunity to work on your
CV, perfect a LinkedIn profile, and learn how to market your company and
yourself to an English speaking audience.

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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: One-to-One
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Do you have a specific individual goal?
Does your English class need to be specialized for
your particular field?
In that case, you should consider our private
lessons.
Our teachers are not only experts in Language
learning, they also have professional training in a variety of
alternative fields.
Whether you are interested in legal English,
photography, test preparation, or any other field, we can tailor a
1-on-1 course to your needs around your schedule.

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This course is for students aged: 18-80
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Are you a summer traveler? Do you like to explore the city at night and sleep a little later in the morning? Then our afternoon course is exactly what you are looking for. From 2pm until 5:15pm your teacher will guide you and your classmates through the world of English grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation while providing a foundation for practical usage of everything from Questions (Where is the best nightclub...) to metaphors (That girl is on fire!).
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This course is for students aged: 14-17
Levels: Intermediate
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students
Our English & Express Yourself Junior ESL summer program in New York is designed for students aged 14 to 17 years old to learn English in New York. It is an immersion program including general English lessons and "creative arts" workshops, full board accommodation in host families, a full program of activities and excursions, as well as supervision guaranteeing a safe and secure environment at all times.


SUMMER JUNIOR
ENGLISH COURSE IN
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

Our English & Express Yourself Junior ESL summer program in New York is designed for students aged 14 to 17 years old to learn English in New York. It is an immersion program including general English lessons and "creative arts" workshops, full board accommodation in host families, a full program of activities and excursions, as well as supervision guaranteeing a safe and secure environment at all times.

Our ESL junior program takes place at St Francis College, located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, 2 minutes' walk from our year-round English Language school. St Francis, founded more than 150 years ago, is a small private co-educational college. Facilities at the college include bright and spacious classrooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria where students can have lunch on weekdays before heading out to their afternoon activities. There are 3 subway stations and 6 subway lines accessible within a 3-minute walk.

The course includes 20 lessons (= 15 hours) of general English per week taking place Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 12.45pm. Our teachers are qualified, experienced and use an action-based, communicative method to encourage students to interact and use the language as much as possible, both in and out of class. There is a maximum of 15 students per class, grouped together according to level. Course materials are included (teachers use textbooks as well as authentic materials such as magazines, newspapers articles...)

Our activity program is designed to include the best of New York City and alternate between fun and educational outings. There are 4 half-day excursions and 1 full-day excursion per week (except the last week when Saturday is departure day).

Mondays: walking tours of iconic locations such as Brooklyn Heights/Brooklyn Bridge, High Line, Central Park...

Tuesdays: discovery of some of New York's famous landmarks such as Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, Freedom Tower...

Wednesday: dance or digital photography workshop.

Thursdays: educational visits to the Museum of Natural History, the MET, The MoMA...

Fridays: fun social outings to do some shopping, play sports in the park or go bowling, followed by an evening dinner in a typical restaurant.

Saturdays: full-day excursions (except on departure day) to attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, the Bronx Zoo...

Arrival day is on the Sunday before the course starts. Departure day is on the Saturday after the course ends. We can arrange for an extra night on each end of the stay if necessary (at an extra cost) to fit with flight timetables.

Students stay in twin rooms with another BSL student of the same gender but different nationality, and share the bathroom with the family members. Breakfast is included at home every morning, then students make their way to school together by public transport. They also get back home together by public transport in the evenings. Lunches will be at St Francis College on weekdays, and a packed lunch will be prepared for the Saturday excursion. Dinner is taken at home with the family everyday (except on Friday night if dinner is part of the goodbye party).
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