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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).

Brochures

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Brooklyn School of Languages

Brazil   

studied General English

Great School!

I loved my experience in Brooklyn School of Languages.
To begin with, the school location is very convenient, in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, close to metro stations and bus stops and a variety of shops and restaurants.
The school facilities are great, nice and well equipped classrooms, a nice and cozy hall, a kitchen that is open to the students, and fantastic views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The teachers are great, all the staff is very friendly and Rich, the director, is personally involved with the school activities.
I highly recommend it.

posted 1 month ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

France   

studied General English

3 perfect weeks at BSL

I spent 3 weeks at BSL and I absolutely loved it ! I met lots of new people from all around the world, my teacher was awesome and learned a lot in a short time, the staff was really nice and very easy to talk and I really enjoyed doing all the activities with the other students ! Time flies by so fast there, I wish I would have been able to stay longer !!

posted 1 month ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

France   

studied General English

Thank you BSL !

Choosing BSL was my best decision for my experience in New York City ! All teachers and the director were great, friendly and dynamic. Due to the team, I was able to improve my level of English and evolve from Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate. I had really appreciate my time in this school ! Thank you BSL !!!!!

posted 2 months ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Switzerland   

studied General English

A perl in an amazing city

On the first day I met a very friendly, warm and welcoming staff. It was also fun and interesting meeting all these different students every school day. Choosing the BSL with his great view, excellent teachers, super cool leisure opportunities is the best decision you can make!
Thank you BSL for this great experience!

posted 3 months ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Switzerland   

studied General English

Thank you BSL !

I spent such a great time in BSL! I could improve my language skills too and my two teachers were the best ones! Classes and topics were varied (from grammar to speaking, from listening to activities in smaller groups) and the time went by so quickly. In class every student has the time to express herself/ himself and it helps a lot. I could deepen my speaking skills and now I can focus on what I still need to improve. I was given the right advice on how and what to do to refine my skills. I found it useful to have two different teachers because I could see the difference in their teaching method and now I can study the language from a different perspective. The school is located in the perfect part of the city and the atmosphere in class is peaceful and serene! It is so easy to travel around Brooklyn and NYC! BSL chose the best host family for me as well! Emily is such a nice and very friendly and welcoming Lady! I really felt at Home!
Hope to come back again some day! Thank you to the amazing director and the staff for making my stay so positive!!! Take care guys!

posted 3 months ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Spain   

studied General English

Great School

My teacher, Ethan, was excellent professional. He always gave me accurate information about my improvement. I truly enjoyed his lessons. Furthermore, the location of the School is great, very close to the Brooklyn bridge, so students can see an amazing view of the skyline from their classroom.

posted 3 months ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Italy   

studied Junior English Programs

amazing school, amazing people!

As a certified ICEF agent, I had already seen their ratings and other colleagues' feedback, before choosing this school for our summer programme overseas. I can only confirm that the school is in a wonderful location, the teachers are fun and skilled, host families more than welcoming, the summer programme is fun and the activities spot on!

posted 4 months ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Italy   

studied General English

Amazing School

Studying at the Brooklyn School of Languages was a wonderful experience. The teachers are great and the school is small and familiar. Everyone knows each other and it's easy to make new friends. You'll never be bored during the lessons and a lot of activities are organised in the afternoons. I studied at this school for 7 weeks and the time flew... I would have stayed there forever!

posted 4 months ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

Venezuela   

studied General English

english

It's an amazing school, all the staff teachers and director are great, classes are dynamic, different, and make you want to go to class everyday. And also the view is wonderful you don't have idea how pleasant is to go to school everyday and I went in winter time, now that spring and summer is coming is going to be even better

posted 7 months ago

Brooklyn School of Languages

France   

Thank you for your comments Sebastian! We hope to see you again in Brooklyn when the weather is warm ;-)

posted 7 months ago

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