ESL Awards "School Facility of the year 2017 + 2018"
ESL Awards "English School of the year 2016"

English Outdoors: Learn. Explore. Discover.

Our Methodology

Our teaching methods

The English language programs at BSL reflect the cultural diversity and life in New York City and its borough of Brooklyn and at the same time take into account the international use of the language. Our classes are designed to ​help you learn English grammar and improve your general language skills in an effective and enjoyable way.

Communicative Approach

The more you speak English the faster you will learn English. That is why our teachers will encourage you to speak in English all the time. All lessons feature pair and group work activities that motivate students to communicate. Problem-solving tasks and interesting topics involve students and make learning more enjoyable and interactive.

Integrated Grammar Instruction

Our students learn ​English Grammar in a meaningful context, i.e. by using authentic texts and real life speech. Grammar lessons are not separated from other instructional units but integrated into the larger context of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Student-centered Instruction

Student-centered teaching methods promote active learning, in which students answer questions, formulate questions of their own, solve problems, discuss, explain, brainstorm, cooperate with other course participants etc. Learning in small groups (maximum of 8 students, average of 6 students per class) ensures that all learners are actively participating at all times.

Authentic Learning Materials & Environment

In our classes we provide real life situations to learn English grammar and practice and develop your speaking skills. We use textbooks that expose our students to authentic language in real world contexts. In addition to the course book, our teachers have access to a wide range of additional resources to make learning inviting as well as motivating.

Want to improve your English outside the classroom?

Whether you are looking to supplement your face-to-face English classes here in New York City or to simply learn English grammar on your own, there are a myriad of fun ways to interact with the language online. While there’s tons…

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