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Adult English Courses

English courses for adults in New York

  • English courses for adults (18+)
  • 12 students maximum per class
  • Course materials included
  • Lesson length: 45 minutes

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

Our Standard English course for adults in New York focuses on learning through real-life communication (english speaking, listening, reading, writing) inside and outside of the classroom. This is a Standard ESL class 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.

It is our most popular course, and is an integrated skills class that focuses on reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary to give students the skills they need to use English in a natural and holistic way. Whether it be for academic, workplace, or personal reasons, this course ensures that students develop both fluency and accuracy in a dynamic environment where they can gain the confidence to use their English speaking skills here in New York City, back in their home countries, or wherever their travels may take them.

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 classes
  • 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)

Our Semi-intensive English course is similar to the Standard English course but includes 2 additional 1-hour conversation classes each week focusing on New York City-themed topics, during which students will get a chance to practice their conversation skills while learning more about the city. The primary focus of this class will be on improving fluency, pronunciation, and overall English speaking skills as well as expanding the students’ vocabulary and their knowledge on New York City-related topics.

For students who want to develop their fluency, pronunciation, and overall conversation skills, this English ​course ​for adults in New York ​provides all the benefits of the Standard course with an extra English speaking component that focuses on New York City-themed topics. With two one-hour conversation classes weekly, students have the opportunity to not only learn about New York City, but to develop the English speaking tools to delve deeper and have meaningful discussions about the City’s rich culture.

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 classes
  • 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 program is specifically designed for F1 students who require a more full-time course than the Standard English program. It includes 10 additional lessons each week focusing on a specific subject. The first 20 lessons take place in the morning and use a communicative method of teaching to increase the students’ knowledge of general English by improving their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

The 10 afternoon lessons are divided up into eight-week sections focusing on a specific subject. These are academic skills-based and content-based electives, allowing our intensive students to progress at a quicker pace in their English speaking while improving their overall critical thinking skills.

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 classes
  • 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)

Our Business English course is designed for upper-intermediate to advanced learners of English who work in, or are planning, a career in business, i.e. for college students, recent graduates as well as working professionals. The program runs on an 8-week cycle and is organized in weekly modules.

Whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned executive looking to improve your workplace performance through English, the business English class is a multi-skilled course that provides authentic practice for students to develop their English speaking and communication skills in a professional context. In addition, two extra one-hour enrichment classes per week give students the opportunity to work on specific business skills such as managing meetings, giving presentations, writing emails and improving their business English vocabulary.

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 classes
  • 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)

Our Combined English class offers the best of both worlds: the interactivity and liveliness of group classes, and the personal attention of a dedicated teacher. You follow the Standard English group course in the morning and take 3 extra private lessons in the afternoon, during which you will be able to focus on your areas of weakness or discuss a topic of special interest. Your teacher will adapt his lessons to your own personal needs and interests.

For students looking to develop their English language skills from the experience of interacting with classmates as well as receive personalized teacher attention, the combined course is the best of both worlds.

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 classes
  • 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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