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

Why BSL

English classes in New York

Brooklyn School of Languages is a local, independent English language school in New York with excellent customer service and always a warm welcome. Our focus is on our students and meeting their language learning needs for their English classes in New York, in our comfortable and fully equipped school.

Our English classes are small (12 max for General English and 8 max for Business English) to ensure students receive the best possible language learning experience. Our school offers modern classrooms, a small communal kitchen area, free internet access and Wi-Fi and stunning views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn.

Our school in New York is situated 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.

Our housing options include host families and a year-round 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 in New York at Brooklyn School of Languages and be part of a real New York community!

English classes in New York - ESL Awards School Facilities of the year    English classes in New York - ESL Awards School of the Year

School Facilities:

English classes in New York School Building:

The school takes up the entire 34th floor of Brooklyn’s tallest landmark building, which was built in 1928.

English classes in New York Classrooms:

Modern classrooms offering amazing views of the city, plenty of natural light and a comfortable learning environment.

English classes in New York Internet & Wi-Fi:

Free wireless internet access throughout the center and access to internet-connected ipads.

English classes in New York Refreshments:

Hot fresh coffee and water served everyday.
There is a small communal kitchen area available to students during break times.


WE ARE LOCATED IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS

Brooklyn is New York’s largest borough. Hundreds of languages are spoken there, from Russian in Brighton Beach to Hebrew in Williamsburg, but English is the common thread that unifies people and place.

Brooklyn School of Languages has expert teachers who use communicative methods along with state-of-the-art learning technology. These native-level English instructors give you the knowledge, skill, and confidence needed to order a bagel in a Jewish deli, discuss politics in a French café, buy vegetables at a Chinese market, argue about football in an Irish Pub, and sing your favorite English song at a Korean karaoke bar, all without leaving Brooklyn.

Brooklyn school of Languages has student-centered classes, locally-owned home stays and a year-round shared student house, as well as neighborhood-focused activities that will immerse you in the English language, the New York lifestyle, and the Brooklyn culture. If you study with us long enough, you may even develop a Brooklyn accent!


THERE ARE STUDENTS OF ALL AGES AND NATIONALITIES

Below is a summary of our student body for the year 2016 (ages and nationalities).

Other nationalities (10%):

Albanian, American, Armenian, Bangladeshi, Belorussian, British, Burmese, Canadian, Colombian, Czech, Danish, Ecuadorean, Egyptian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Israeli, Kazakh, Latvian, Malaysian, Mauritian, Norwegian, Palestinian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Portuguese, Reunionese, South Korean, Taiwanese, Venezuelan, Vietnamese, Yemeni.


WE HAVE ENGLISH COURSES TO FIT EVERY NEED

Standard English Course
Semi-intensive English Course
Intensive English Course
Business English Course
Combined English Course
Individual Tuition
Junior Summer Program

MISSION STATEMENT

Mission

Our mission at BSL is to provide dynamic and serious instruction in English as a Second Language. We want to help students meet their academic, social, and professional language needs.

Program Goals

Real communication-
At BSL we use the Communicative Approach in all of our language classes and recreate real life situations for our students to practice and develop their English language skills.

Our students speak only English in class, and our classes are small (a maximum of 12 students) to ensure students have many opportunities to speak, making our classes rewarding and interactive.

Good teachers, authentic materials & the right environment-
Our teachers are University-trained with professional teaching qualifications and all speak English at a native-speaker level. All of our teachers must first have an interview and then teach a demonstration class before they are selected to work at the school.

In addition to the course book, our teachers have access to a wide range of supplemental resources.

Our school location in Brooklyn is an asset in these pursuits, as the borough’s diversity and vitality are useful educational tools.

Diverse & carefully chosen local housing options-
At BSL all of our housing options are Brooklyn-based and are, on average, 30 minutes from the school via public transportation.

Most of our students opt to stay with our local host families who have been personally selected and visited by the school staff to ensure that we are able to offer the best selection and range of families to reflect the diversity of Brooklyn.

We also offer a summer student residence, located within walking distance of the school and two shared student houses available year-round, which can house up to 12 students.

Student-centered activity programs-
Our students don’t just visit the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. We introduce them to everything the city has to offer, with a special focus on our revitalized home borough of Brooklyn.

Our school-organized social program is diverse and includes a wide range of activities for all types of students.

Individual & committed pastoral care of our students-
We understand being away from home can be a challenging experience so we aim to provide our students with as much help and advice as we can.

We produce a weekly What’s on Guide, and our school staff is on hand throughout the day to help and assist students with their individual requests and needs.


MISSION STATEMENT – JUNIOR PROGRAM

Mission

Our mission at BSL is to provide dynamic and serious English instruction in a safe and fun environment for our young learners. We want to help our students meet their academic goals and acquire valuable social skills while enjoying their summer time in New York.

Program Goals

Real communication-
We use the communicative approach in all of our junior classes. We also link our morning lessons to our afternoon activitiesto encourage students to use what they have learned in class in real life situations thus further developing their English language skills.

Classes are small (a maximum of 15 students) allowing both our students to have more talking time in the classroom, and our teachers to spend more time on each individual student’s needs or weaknesses.

Good teachers, authentic materials & the right environment-
Our teachers are University-trained with a professional teaching qualification with experience teaching younger learners. All of our teachers speak English at a native-speaker level. Before recruitment, all our teachers must first have an interview and then teach a demonstration class before they are selected to work at the school.

In addition to the course book, our teachers have access to a wide range of supplemental resources.

Carefully selected homestay accommodation-
We house our young learners in pairs in carefully chosen homestays in Brooklyn, in easily accessible residential neighborhoods on average 30 minutes away from the school by subway.

Our junior hosts are carefully recruited by BSL staff to ensure a safe, comfortable environment and a high level of pastoral care for our students.

Exciting creative workshops-
Learning English is not all about sitting in a classroom. Our range of creative arts workshops gives our young students the opportunity to practice their English in a fun and relaxed environment while acquiring some valuable skills that will go beyond their summer course.

Student-centered activities-
We aim to open our students’ eyes to the diversity of the city, so we introduce them to everything it has to offer, from Manhattan’s famous sights to our home Borough of Brooklyn’s sites of interest.

Students are led by our expert activity leaders on all BSL activities to ensure the students’ safety and well being at all times.

Individual and committed pastoral care-
We understand being away from home can be a challenging experience so we aim to provide our students with as much help and advice as we can. Our school staff members are on hand throughout the day to help and assist students with their individual requests and needs.

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