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Adult English Courses

English classes for adults in New York

  • English classes for adults in New York 
  • 12 students maximum per class
  • Course materials included
  • Lesson length: 45 minutes

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Choosing an English language course can be a daunting task. Whether you’re ready to enroll in one of our English classes for adults in New York or still unsure which course is right for you, the information and advice in the following links will provide you with the course information needed to make an informed decision whatever your language learning goals.


STANDARD ENGLISH COURSE
(20 lessons per week – 15 hours)

The Standard English Class for adults in New York is for all levels focuses on learning through real-life communication inside and outside of the classroom through everyday situations, interesting contexts, and a variety of material. This course is ideal for students who would like to improve all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and grammar, engage with their peers in a classroom setting, and still have time to explore New York City on their own or with classmates in the afternoon.

Key Facts

  • First day placement test to ensure a class at your level
  • All 6 levels offers [Beginner-Elementary-Pre-Intermediate-Intermediate-Upper-Intermediate-Advanced]
  • Weekly quiz & 2 week progress report
  • Multi-national English classes for adults in New York
  • First course book & materials and included in fees
  • FREE first day walking tour of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo & the Brooklyn Bridge

Class Times

Placement test Monday 8.15 – 9.45am
Monday 10am – 1:15pm*
Tuesday-Friday 9am – 12:15pm*
* In high season beginners classes may take place in the afternoon

Standard English PDF

Prices

Prices listed here:

1-4 weeks 5-11 weeks
$370 per week $340 per week
12-23 weeks 24+ weeks
$310 per week $280 per week

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Start dates

Any Monday


Minimum Level

Beginner



SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
(22 lessons per week – 17 hours)

The Semi-Intensive English class for adults in New York is similar to the Standard English Course, but includes two additional 1-hour conversation classes each week focusing on New York City-themed topics for all students at a pre-intermediate level or above.

This course is recommended for students who want all the benefits of a general, integrated skills English course, in addition to more opportunities to practice their fluency, pronunciation, and overall conversation skills while learning more about the city. Since the afternoon class is conversation-based, students are informally assessed on an on-going basis through class discussions, oral presentations, debates, class polls/surveys, interviews, role-playing, etc.

Key Facts

  • First day placement test to ensure a class at your level
  • Levels offers [Pre-Intermediate-Intermediate-Upper-Intermediate-Advanced]
  • Weekly quiz & 2 week progress report
  • Multi-national English classes for adults in New York
  • First course book & materials and included in fees
  • FREE first day walking tour of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo & the Brooklyn Bridge

Class Times

Placement test Monday 8.15 – 9.45am
Monday 10am – 1:15pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am – 12.15pm
+ Tuesday & Thursday 1-2pm

Semi-Intensive English PDF

Prices

Prices listed here:

1-4 weeks 5-11 weeks
$400 per week $370 per week
12-23 weeks 24+ weeks
$340 per week $310 per week

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Start dates

Any Monday


Minimum level

Pre-Intermediate


Afternoon Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes take place in the afternoons at BSL and are a really great opportunity to work on fluency and conversation skills for your ​English classes in New York. Although we do work on and practice speaking skills during our…

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INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
(30 lessons per week – 22.5 hours)

The Intensive English class for adults in New York is specifically designed for students on an F1 visa who wish to progress at a quicker pace through a more full-time course than the Standard English Course. This is a perfect course for students wishing to take the general program in the morning, supplemented by 10 additional lessons each week in the form of academic electives focused on a specific subject.

BSL offers 4 different levels for the afternoon electives that are available for students taking the Intensive English Course: beginner, low, mid, and high. The beginner level electives are designed for beginner level students. The low level electives are designed for elementary level students. The mid level electives are designed for pre-intermediate and intermediate level students. The high level electives are designed for upper-intermediate and advanced level students.

The electives are designed to supplement the content and skills being learned in the primary, morning (Standard English Course) classes. For example, the lower level electives are more skills-based classes that are designed to improve speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills that are needed to succeed in academic contexts. The mid level electives are a combination of skills-based and content-based electives because, as these mid level students continue to improve their English, they still need to focus on specific skills, but are ready for some content-based classes as well. The high level electives are designed to introduce students to high, academic-level materials as well as fine-tune their English skills in order to prepare students to use English skills in a professional or university setting.

All in all, the academic electives are sequenced to coincide with primary, morning classes (Standard English Course). In other words, as students move up in level in their morning (Standard) classes, they will consequently move up a level in their afternoon elective classes.

Key Facts

  • First day placement test to ensure a class at your level
  • All 6 levels offers [Beginner-Elementary-Pre-Intermediate-Intermediate-Upper-Intermediate-Advanced]
  • Weekly quiz & 2 week progress report
  • Multi-national English classes for adults in New York
  • First course book & materials and included in fees
  • FREE first day walking tour of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo & the Brooklyn Bridge

Class Times

Placement test Monday 8.15 – 9.45am
Monday 10am – 3:30pm
Tuesday-Thursday 9am – 3:15pm
Friday 9am – 12.15pm

Intensive English PDF

Prices

Prices listed here:

1-4 weeks 5-11 weeks
$470 per week $440 per week
12-23 weeks 24+ weeks
$410 per week $380 per week

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Start dates

Any Monday


Minimum level

Beginner


Lesson Length

45 min


Students in class

The benefits of taking an intensive English (F1) course

The Intensive course at BSL is an excellent option for those students considering English classes in New York, for several reasons. The intensive structure of the course with 30 lessons each week (22.5 hours), ensures that students can progress quickly…

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BUSINESS ENGLISH COURSE
(22 lessons per week – 17 hours)

The Business English Course is suited for all upper-intermediate and advanced level professionals from recent college graduates to seasoned executives looking to improve workplace performance through English. This multi-skill course provides authentic practice for students who need to develop their English speaking and communication skills in a professional context.

Two extra 1-hour enrichment classes per week give Business students the opportunity to work on specific business skills such as managing meetings, giving presentations, writing emails, and expanding their business English vocabulary. With both a morning and afternoon component, teachers use a content-based approach supplemented with hands-on practice with business-related areas and tasks to give students who work in or are planning a career in business the English language tools required to succeed. The program runs on an 8-week cycle and is organized in weekly modules.

Key Facts

  • First day placement test to ensure a class at your level
  • Levels offered [Upper-Intermediate-Advanced]
  • Weekly quiz & 2 week progress report
  • Multi-national English classes for adults in New York
  • First course book & materials and included in fees
  • FREE first day walking tour of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo & the Brooklyn Bridge

Class Times

Placement test Monday 8.15 – 9.45am
Monday 10am – 1:15pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am – 12.15pm
+ Tuesday & Thursday 1-2pm
* In high season business classes may take place in the afternoon

Business English PDF

Prices

Prices listed here:

1-4 weeks 5-11 weeks
$410 per week $380 per week

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Start dates

Any Monday


Minimum Level

Upper-intermediate


One-to-one class

English for Business

It will come as a surprise to no one to learn that in recent decades, English has become the global language of business. Therefore, whether you run a multinational corporation or send a single English-language newsletter per month, business English…

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COMBINED ENGLISH COURSE
(23 lessons per week – 17.25 hours)

If you are looking for a general morning English class as well as individual, specialized attention from an instructor in the afternoon, this is the course for you. The Combined English Course for adults in New York consists of the morning Standard English Course, in addition to individual lessons, which focus on the student’s areas of weakness as well as their areas of interest.

The individual training is a tailor-made program and is adapted to fit the needs of each student, and may include a focus on general, academic, and/or professional English complete with both delayed and on-the-spot error correction to improve fluency and accuracy respectively.

Key Facts

  • First day placement test to ensure a class at your level
  • All 6 levels offers [Beginner-Elementary-Pre-Intermediate-Intermediate-Upper-Intermediate-Advanced]
  • Weekly quiz & 2 week progress report
  • Multi-national English classes for adults in New York
  • First course book & materials and included in fees
  • FREE first day walking tour of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo & the Brooklyn Bridge

Class Times

Placement test Monday 8.15 – 9.45am
Monday 10am – 1:15pm*
Tuesday-Friday 9am – 12.15pm*
+ Individual classes at flexible times in the afternoon
* In high season beginners classes may take place in the afternoon

Combined English PDF

Prices

Prices listed here:

1-4 weeks 5-11 weeks
$520 per week $490 per week

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Start dates

Any Monday


Minimum Level

Beginner



INDIVIDUAL 1:1 TRAINING

We offer Individual English language lessons for personal and/or professional objectives. As each student has their own requirements and goals, we will discuss these with the student and tailor an English language program to suit their personal needs. This will take into account the time they have, their proficiency level, and their learning style.

Individual lessons can be booked to prepare for an exam or entry into a university, to prepare for a business trip or event (conferences, workshops…), or to gain more fluency in the everyday use of the language for work or pleasure. If you are looking for a tailored program to meet your specific English speaking language needs, individual lessons focus on specific English goals outside of the traditional, group classroom setting. With complete teacher attention, students who take individual courses rapidly improve in whatever content or skill area they choose.

Key Facts

  • All 6 levels offers [Beginner-Elementary-Pre-Intermediate-Intermediate-Upper-Intermediate-Advanced]
  • Weekly quiz & 2 week progress report
  • First course book & materials and included in fees
  • FREE first day walking tour of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo & the Brooklyn Bridge

Class Times

Flexible,
subject to teacher availability.

Individual Training PDF

Prices

Prices listed here:

$80 / lesson – $75 for 10+ – $65 for 20+ $50 / lesson / person

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Start dates

Flexible
(Minimum 2 lessons for students taking a group course – Minimum 6 lessons for a standalone individual course)


Minimum Level

Beginner



5-WEEK EVENING GROUP COURSE

This course format is ideal for busy students looking to study English in Brooklyn as it can be easily integrated into your work day.

The course focuses on learning through real-life communication (speaking, listening, reading, writing) inside and outside of the classroom. Intensive English language training in small class groups at our language school in Brooklyn allows our expert teachers to provide individual feedback and advice on how to improve and further develop language skills.

Class Times

Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30pm
(2 x 2-hour lessons)

5-week evening PDF

Prices

Prices listed here:

$350

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Start dates

February 26th, 2018 – upper-intermediate level


Lesson Length

2 hours


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