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Brooklyn School of Languages

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16 Court Street , New York (view map)
96% (45 reviews)

About Brooklyn School of Languages

Being an independent, local language school, Brooklyn School of Languages provides students with an excellent customer service and a friendly learning environment.

We focus on our students and meeting their needs, in our comfortable and fully equipped school. By only allowing small classes (max 12 students for General English, 8 for Business English) we try to ensure that our students receive only the best possible language learning experience.

The school is located 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 modern bright 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!

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse

Activities

  • Architecture
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Art / Painting
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History

Courses

General English

95% 32 Reviews

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

Our Standard English course focuses on learning through real-life communication (speaking, listening, reading, writing) inside and outside of the classroom.

This is a Standard ESL program of 20 lessons (= 15 hours) taught in small classes which allows our expert teachers to provide individual feedback and advice on how to improve and further develop language skills.

Business English

96% 5 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 18-80

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

This course is designed for upper-intermediate to advanced learners of English who work or are planning a career in business, i.e. college students, recent graduates and working professionals.

The program runs on an 8- week cycle and is organized in weekly modules that include marketing and sales, crisis management, investment, corporate image, personal development, managing conflict....

Through small class groups of 8 students maximum, this course offers an intensive learning environment that focuses on effective business communication: speaking, listening, reading, writing, as well as grammar, vocabulary and management skills. Experienced Business English trainers provide real-life scenarios and authentic learning materials to practice
international business vocabulary and structures in a cooperative and interactive way.

Tailor made English courses

100% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 16-80

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

<p>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.
</p>

Junior English Programs

100% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 14-17

Levels: Intermediate

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students

Our Junior ESL summer program 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, full board accommodation in shared rooms in host families, as well as a full program of supervised activities and excursions.

The English lessons takes place at St Francis College, located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, 2 minutes' walk from our year-round English Language school. Facilities at the college include bright and spacious classrooms and a cafeteria where students can have lunch on weekdays before heading out to their afternoon activities. There are 3 subway stations and 8 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 5 half-day excursions and 1 full-day excursion per week (except the last week when Saturday is departure day).

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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Brooklyn School of Languages

Italy   

studied General English

Amazing experience!

Highly recommended, best Travel experience ever!
Great teachers, great host, great people and friends.
The School is little, so you can take the most out of the school and teachers.
Enjoy!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

France   

Thank you for your kind words Clara! Come back and visit soon :)

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Netherlands   

studied Business English

Great school!

would recommend this school to everyone!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

France   

Thank you Amy! We hope to see you again soon at BSL!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

France   

studied General English

Wonderful experience

I strongly recommend BSL. Actually its not only a school, it's like a big family. I spent 7 weeks there, it was my first time in NYC (and abroad) and I didn't speak at all at the beginning.
Thanks to The differents teachers I could improve a lot my English. Teachers are very comprehensive and helpful if you have any questions about NY. What is more, I also met lots of nice guys who came from differents countries.
If you go there, enjoy the view ;)

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Belgium   

studied General English

Best travel!

I wish you will have the same experience than me! Everything was perfect!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Italy   

studied Business English

Very nice experience!

Very professional teachers, interesting and challenging classes!
There are a lot of activities. It was a very nice experience! Highly recommended!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Italy   

studied General English

Amazing school!

I have attended BSL for 3 weeks during my summer holiday. The quality of teachers is very good. The locations is really amazing! You can see a spectacular view of Manhattan while you are attending English course. You can meet a lot of people from all over the world with their interesting culture! The school is small and this is absolutely a positive feature because it allows to know almost all other students.
I would like to come back here soon!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Italy   

studied General English

Very nice experience!

There are very professional teachers, there are a lot of activities. It was a very nice experience.

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Brazil   

studied Business English

An imersive experience

I definitely recommend BSL!! Anyone that wants to learn english with a mix of usual teaching methods (books, exercises, tests), and through the imersion into english language on a daily basis, has found the perfect match. To be honest, at the beginning I was afraid that I would not like to go back to english classes because I thought that it was going to be like the regular boriness of schools around the world, and because I was doing it just to upgrade my resume, but once I got there, I notice that the environment is perfect to make you fell confortable to try to speak english, make mistakes, talk to other students, and because of it, I really started to enjoy the time that I spent there, in fact, in the end I even wanted to have more! The staff is amazing! Very funny and friendly, and always ready to help and teach you whenever you need, they are very understanding and easygoing wich makes you fell relaxed and confortable to get the most of the experience, therefore, all the students fell this way, and start talking to each other during break and even after class, at least this is what I`ve experienced. They also keep the students up to date for the REAL best activities in, and out of town, from outdoors cinema to concerts, festivals and parties, which you can go with or without them, and they even help you with usefull tips if want to know something about somewhere that you want to go like beaches nearby, parks, whatever, they know, or they will help you to get to know it! In sum, they are the best kind of school there is and I truly recommend it 100%! For anyone at all, regardless of your age or level of english.

posted 2 years ago

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