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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

Austria   

studied Business English

Brooklyn School of Languages is the best!

Hi,I attended the business course for 2 weeks. The teacher (Ethan) was the best English teacher, I've ever had. The service quality and the friendliness of the staff is outstanding! The course itself was a good mix between language and business skills. I can highly recommend this school!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Sweden   

studied Tailor made English courses

The right school for me

Before signing up for a language class in the New York area I looked for a school with a nice atmosphere and I found it at the BSL. Great staff with that perfect mix of
professionalism and friendliness, together with modern class rooms and a good teaching style, made me feel at home. This was the right choice for me and I would love to go back.

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Spain   

studied General English

They are simply the best!

The school is modern and it is located in a really nice neighbourhood. The views are amazing and all the members of the staff are very friendly. You will feel at home. 100% recommendable

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Japan   

studied General English

Amazing School!

I went to there for only 3 weeks.
But I could make great friends!
Because BSL doesn't have walls with each class.
If you eat lunch at there, you can talk with people who is another class.
Teacher's are very kindness and super friendly so I had a great time in BSL.
It was my great memory in NY ever!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

France   

studied General English

Book your lesson with your eyes closed

I have spent around 22 weeks at BSL and it was my first time in NYC. BSL wasn't only my language school but they helped me during all this time.

The staff and teachers are pretty good, available, friendly and helpful. There are high quality facilities that you can use on your free time at school. AND THEIR VIEW OF MANHATTAN IS JUST AWSOME !

To avoid a disruption to the teaching program, you study in a little group (6 to12 maximum). That's perfect to practice speaking, writing and listening during all lessons in a very comfortable atmosphere. Every teachers have their own "touch", so no monotony !

No doubt ; I keep a very good souvenir of this experience.

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Italy   

studied General English

Great school where to go back!

I recommend attending this school for several reasons: teachers, social activities, staff, building, friends, city!!!
The course with students from all over the world was a quicker way to improve my english skills.
It is very exciting that, from the window, during the lesson, you can appreciate a fantastic landscape. The school has a perfect location from where you can easily reach the most important spots in NYC!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Germany   

studied General English

Professional and cordial

The BSL is in a top location with a fantastic view across the river. The whole school team is very welcoming and professional. The class rooms are modern and well equipped. Almost every day there where fun after-school activities to practice our new English skills on the general public. I was able to make great improvements in a very short time, both in building my vocabulary and having the confidence to use it. Thank you!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

France   

studied General English

Great school

A great school where I met students from all other the world.
The all team : teachers and staff members are great.
The courses are efficient, we learn in a nice atmosphere. It's very enjoyable to learn this way.
The teachers are good and you can ask them whatever you want, they are always available to answer.
It was very useful for me and I keep good memories from the time I spent there.

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Italy   

studied English Summer Courses

Amazing experience

I've attended a 2 weeks course at the BSL, and it was an amazing experience. The school is small and well organized, the staff is friendly and very professional, and teachers are prepared and careful. I've very improved both my written and spoken English. The classes are composed by a small number of students, so teachers could follow them step by step. I will return for sure to attend another course in the near future. Highly recommended!

posted 2 years ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

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 3 years ago

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