English school in New York: Brooklyn School of Languages

From 500.- USD
approx 403.- EUR
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Key points

  • Brooklyn is a great NYC district for an authentic experience of the Big Apple
  • School with a family atmosphere a few minutes from Manhattan
  • Unlimited leisure options in a city that never sleeps

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family, Student house
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
32 years
Nationality mix
Italy, Germany, France, etc..
ratings
225 authentic opinions

Brooklyn is located a few hundred meters from Manhattan, just over the iconic suspension bridge with its neo-gothic towers. Life is radically different here: you are surrounded by a mosaic of communities and wrapped in a village atmosphere which comes in sharp contrast to Manhattan’s busy streets. The area is a unique melting pot, a setting for movies, with its famous brownstone houses lining wooded alleys, sandy beaches stretching for miles and natural spaces which are as attractive (if not more) as Central Park. Woody Allen and Michael Jordan, Lou Reed and Jay Z are children of Brooklyn, hailing from the cosmopolitan communities which have settled here over the centuries.

Just 5 minutes’ walk away from the iconic bridge, in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, our partner school welcomes you to a friendly environment. Its location, just one metro station away from Manhattan, is a great asset. From the classrooms, you will enjoy spectacular views of the most famous skyline in the world. With a maximum capacity of 12 students (8 for business English), classes offer excellent study conditions and teachers can give personal attention to each student. Facilities include free Wi-Fi throughout the school building, iPad minis and a student lounge in which to socialise with the other participants from all over the world. There is a wide array of shopping centres, restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy in the immediate surroundings of the course centre.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 500.-
(about EUR 406.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
10:00-13:15 (Mon) + 09:00-12:15 (Tue-Fri)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
500
1010
990
2
870
1790
1750
3
1240
2570
2510
4
1610
3350
3270
6
2170
4730
4610
8
2850
6230
6070
12
3850
8870
8630
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.85   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 22.11 / 23.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 530.-
(about EUR 430.-)
Lessons
22 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 2 conversation 2x/week)
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
10:00-13:15 (Mon) + 09:00-12:15 (Tue-Fri) + 13:00-14:00 (Tue & Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
530
1040
1020
2
930
1850
1810
3
1330
2660
2600
4
1730
3470
3390
6
2350
4910
4790
8
3090
6470
6310
12
4210
9230
8990
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.85   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 22.11 / 23.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 600.-
(about EUR 487.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 options)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
10:00-13:15 + 14:15-15:45 (Mon) + 09:00 - 12:15 (Tue-Fri) + 13:15-15:15 (Tue-Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
600
1110
1090
2
1070
1990
1950
3
1540
2870
2810
4
2010
3750
3670
6
2770
5330
5210
8
3650
7030
6870
12
5050
10070
9830
24
9250
19190
18710
Extra week (24+)
380
790
770
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.85   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 22.11 / 23.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 8 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 540.-
(about EUR 438.-)
Lessons
22 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 8 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
10:00-13:15 (Mon) + 09:00-12:15 (Tue-Fri) + 13:00-14:00 (Tue & Thu)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
540
1050
1030
2
950
1870
1830
3
1360
2690
2630
4
1770
3510
3430
6
2410
4970
4850
8
3170
6550
6390
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.85   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 22.11 / 23.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 650.-
(about EUR 527.-)
Lessons
23 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 3 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
(12 during the high season)
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
10:00-13:15 (Mon) + 09:00-12:15 (Tue-Fri) + one-to-one lessons to be specified
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
650
1160
1140
2
1170
2090
2050
3
1690
3020
2960
4
2210
3950
3870
6
3070
5630
5510
8
4050
7430
7270
12
5650
10670
10430
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.85   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 22.11 / 23.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (10)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 880.-
(about EUR 714.-)
Lessons
10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
880
1390
1370
2
1630
2550
2510
3
2380
3710
3650
4
3130
4870
4790
Extra week (4+)
750
1160
1140
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.85   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 28.05 / 04.07 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 22.11 / 23.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (per course book) (approximately)
to be paid on site
45 USD
One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Bedford-Stuyvesant) 40 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (JFK, La Guardia)
(10:00-20:00)
150 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Newark)
(10:00-20:00)
175 USD
Transfer supplement (20:00-10:00) 40 USD

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, single room, no meals
Student house, double room, no meals (Bedford-Stuyvesant, single bed)
Student house, double room, no meals (Bedford-Stuyvesant, double bed)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.4/5
Overall rating

99% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

225 students gave their opinion about this school

39 years old - Italy
/ 5
Emily e' veramente una persona stupenda, una seconda mamma, ed e' stato un piacere vivere con lei.
2 weeks, February 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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« La scuola e' piccola e questo la rende familiare, inoltre ti permette di conoscere tutti i presenti e sviluppare nuove amicizie.durante le lezioni ho gradito i giochini che ci facevano fare per imparare quanto appreso prima. »
59 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Alles perfekt organisiert!Brooklyn Language School: ganz toll
2 weeks, December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Insegnanti competenti e molto amichevoli La casa è un po’ rumorosa, ma più che altro è dovuto alle tecniche di costruzione usate negli Stati Uniti (legno con poca isolazione) 3 volte a settimana la scuola organizza dei tour in città o un pranzo/aperitivo/cena con gli allievi (Non obbligatori)
3 weeks, January 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, grammaticalmente migliorato e conoscenza di nuovi vocaboli »
School highlights
« Scuola piccola e quindi molto famigliare, docenti disponibilissimi »
35 years old - France
/ 5
13 weeks, October 2017 – January 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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45 years old - France
/ 5
5 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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33 years old - France
/ 5
J’adore New York, c’est une ville extraordinaire ! L’ecole est parfaite! Ni trop grande, ni trop petite (format familial) Jackie est une excellente cuisinière ! La famille est adorable Le personnel est au TOP! C’est une petite école donc les enseignants sont a notre contact en permanence !
5 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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« Les professeurs à l’écoute, une école à taille humaine ! L’emplacement, les sorties proposées! TOUT »
Top tips
« Faite les sorties proposées par RICH et Madison, elles sont toujours enrichissantes! Et n’hésitez pas a aller aux déjeuner proposés ou aux Happy Hour »
32 years old - France
/ 5
Mon expérience a NYC n’auraient jamais été la même si je n’avais pas choisi cette école ! On se sent vraiment à la maison tout en ayant des vrais profs, attentifs aux attentes de chacun et chacune! Keep up to execellent work, guys !!!
11 weeks, October – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Énormément, je me sens beaucoup plus sûr de moi et plus conscient de mes lacunes ce qui m’aidra à approcher le niveau que j’envisage, proche de la langue maternelle »
School highlights
« L’ambiance conviviale »
23 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
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23 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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« Zeer vriendelijk en behulpzaam personeel! Super mooi uitzicht vanuit de klaslokalen. Manier van lesgeven was goed! »
19 years old - Sweden
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Testimonials

Helen Barke
Helen Barke

Until now, the 6 weeks spent in New York were the best of my life! The city, the people and of course the gastronomy deserve a 100% positive satisfaction. When you stay for such a long period, you do not live like a tourist. After two weeks and through taking the subway everyday, chatting with the locals in the street and living the New Yorkers’ daily life, one feels like a local. I very much recommend the Brooklyn School of Language. There, you learn to know many people and you undertake many activities with them, as well as with the school. For example: a visit of the Rockefeller Center, ice skating in the Bryant Park, visits of many museums or an evening on Times Square… New York was the happy alternative to my daily life in Germany. Not only did I learn many things but I also got to know myself! I will certainly never forget this experience. Thanks to ESL for the supervision and the optimal organization of my language stay.

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Oriane Chastonay
Oriane Chastonay
Brooklyn Schools of LanguagesNew York
Duration: 11 weeks

I spent 11 weeks in New York and attended a course at the Brooklyn School of Languages. It was a beautiful experience. Being in the “calm” of Brooklyn but only a 15-minute ride to Manhattan allowed me to enjoy the Big Apple while living the real New Yorker life in Brooklyn. The school is on the 34th floor of one of the only skyscrapers in this area – the 360° view on Manhattan is mind-blowing! I couldn’t get enough! The school is small, the team is very nice and I made new friends on the first day. The school organises 2 activities per week, to discover all the different areas of New York. In class, we speak a lot because groups are pretty small, but do less grammar. Enjoy your stay in Brooklyn!

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Host family
Our partner school selects its host families with special care. All live in Brooklyn, usually less than 30 minutes away from the school by public transport. Some are even within walking distance. Staying with an American family is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in their culture and practise English in everyday life situations. You will stay in a single bedroom and choose from breakfast only, or half board or just the room.

Student House Bedford-Stuyvesant
Share your language adventure with international flatmates in this nice apartment in the north of Brooklyn! It features 3 bedrooms: one single, one twin room (to be shared with another student) and one double room. Bed linen is provided, but not towels. You will share 2 bathrooms, the kitchen and the living room with the other students; common areas are cleaned every week, Wi-Fi is free and a paying laundry is only 2 minutes away. Discover this young and multicultural neighbourhood, which is only a 30-minute metro ride from Manhattan and a 20-minute ride from the school!

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Bedford-Stuyvesant Student House

General information

Our shared student house is located in Bedford–Stuyvesant, also known as Bed-Stuy for short. It is a neighborhood of 153,000 inhabitants in the north central portion of Brooklyn. Recently, the neighborhood has seen substantial change as young professionals and artists are moving in and new restaurants, bars and businesses crop up to cater to them. You can find a selection of stores, bars and restaurants on avenues such as Lewis, Bedford and Marcus Garvey. It's a diverse neighborhood, with tons of commercial activity and residents of all ages and ethnicities. You can spend a sunny afternoon or fall evening relaxing in Fulton park, or take a stroll through the Bed-Stuy historic district, which comprises several blocks of beautiful old brownstone houses. The area has one of the largest amounts of original Victorian architecture in the country. With over 6,000 buildings built before 1913, it is a unique and historically close-knit neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn, with some inimitable tree-lined streets, and abundant architectural and economic history. All of this is just 25- 35 minutes to Manhattan by subway.

Journey to school

Door to door travel time :
20 minutes
Means of transportation :
by subway
Public transportation average costs :
USD 32 for an unlimited weekly pass; USD 121 for an unlimited monthly pass
Walking time from residence to the public transport station :
1 minute

Walking time to

Supermarkets :
1 minute
Coffees :
15 minutes
Restaurants :
5 minutes
Shops :
15 minutes
Pharmacy :
1 minute

Residence availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check in/Check out
Sunday from 3:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
24h staff on site
Deposit
USD 100 on first day at school (by credit card)
1

Board status

Use of kitchen 1
Board

Residence facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Common kitchen area 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
Laundry available across the road. About USD 5 for wash and dry.
Common area/lounge 1
Internet access WIFI 1
Internet access cable
TV in the common room
DVD in the common room
Balcony/terrasse
Garden
Yes, but access available only through the downstairs shared bedroom so depends on the students staying there.
1
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Car parking
Bike parking
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
1 rooms
min.: 0 m2 / max.: 7 m2
1
Twin
9 rooms
min.: 0 m2 / max.: 20 m2
Available for 1 student only and the school will place another student of same gender in the room. Also available to 2 students travelling together.
1
Shared room
1 rooms
min.: 0 m2 / max.: 20 m2
One double bed and a single bed.
1
Air conditioned
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilets
Ensuite Shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
2 or 3 maximum per bathroom. Toilets are inside the bathrooms.
1
Shared shower bathroom
2 or 3 maximum per bathroom. Toilets are inside the bathrooms.
1
Cleaning
Once a week
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Full kitchen available.
1
Microwave 1
TV
Internet access WIFI
Free of charge
1
Internet access cable
Floor
Balcony
Safety box
Room Key provided

Brooklyn doesn't compete with Manhattan – showcasing its differences, the “village in the city” is proud to offer less classy but cooler entertainment options.

Prospect Park is a major Brooklyn attraction: 240 hectares of glorious nature at the heart of the city’s urban landscape. With its historic buildings, zoo, basketball, baseball and tennis courts, cycle lanes and running paths, this oasis of greenery is highly rated by locals and very popular among visitors. You can walk there from the course centre.

The school will take you to discover other attractions in the district. Explore the Brooklyn Flea Market, meet amazing people, grab one-off bargains and taste international food in the surrounding restaurants. Brooklyn offers intense nightlife, alternative clubs and friendly bars which can easily entice you to stay on this side of the bridge. Anyhow, if you decide to spend the night in Manhattan, be sure to cross the famous Brooklyn Bridge and see the sun set behind the skyscrapers. There is a wide range of fabulous museums in Manhattan, including the MOMA, the Guggenheim and other world-famous institutions. Also take the ferry to Staten Island passing the Statue of Liberty. There are so many things to explore and enjoy in the city that never sleeps, so get ready for an intense language study stay in the USA!

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