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

Why BSL

International students are currently allowed to travel to the U.S. on an F1 Visa.
Book your Intensive Course now on an F1 Visa to discover the city with our new English Outdoors program!

English classes in New York

Brooklyn School of Languages is a local, independent English language school in New York with excellent customer service and a warm welcome. Our English classes in New York focus on our students and meeting their diverse language learning needs through our innovative English programs.

BSL has student-centered classes, locally-owned homestays, and shared living options, as well as neighborhood-focused activities that will immerse you in the English language, the New York lifestyle, and the Brooklyn culture.

Our English Outdoor courses offer a new way to combine English lessons with tourism in NYC, by teaching students outside all throughout the city. Our English lessons take place in outdoor locations all over the city, allowing students to make the most of their stay in New York while learning English and staying safe and socially distant. This is truly the best of both worlds: why learn English in a confined classroom when there are so many ‘classrooms’ outside to enjoy?

Our English classes are small (8 max for adults and 10 max for our Junior Summer Program) to ensure students receive the best possible language learning experience from our ensemble of highly-qualified, professional teaching team. Our teachers will have iPads to assist them, and a portable Wi-Fi router, allowing easy Wi-Fi access for everyone.

In addition to completing book assignments, participating in pair work and discussion, and being assigned homework regularly, just like in a regular classroom setting, students get the added bonus of a hands-on approach to learning about NYC. This interactive classroom experience also includes weekly educational and cultural field trips throughout the city including visits to museums, cultural centers, historic neighborhoods, historical landmarks, and more! This program is specifically designed to immerse students in NYC life and culture, giving students the unique opportunity to practice their English in authentic NYC settings!

Our housing options include carefully selected host families based on their levels of pastoral care shown to our students, as well as various coliving options in Brooklyn or Manhattan.

Learn English in New York with Brooklyn School of Languages and be part of a real New York City community!

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English classes in New York Our outdoor classrooms:

The city is your classroom! You will learn in places such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bryant Park, and the Conservatory Gardens at Central Park… to name a few. Locations have been carefully chosen based on comfort, space, and ease of access.

Outdoor classrooms

English classes in New York Internet & Wi-Fi:

Teachers are equipped with portable wifi routers to ensure internet connection for everyone.

English classes in New York Refreshments:

There is a variety of coffee shops, delis, grocery stores, restaurants, and restrooms within walking distance of all our outdoor classrooms. You will get a detailed guide to each location every day.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Sample Location Guide
Bryant Park Sample Location Guide

THERE ARE STUDENTS OF ALL AGES AND NATIONALITIES

Below is a summary of our student body for the year 2019 (ages and nationalities).

Other nationalities (9%):

Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Congo, Czech Republic, French Guinea, Georgia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Martinique, Morocco, Seychelles, Taiwan, Turkey, Uruguay, Yemen


WE HAVE ENGLISH COURSES TO FIT EVERY NEED

Standard English Course
Do you want to improve your English while learning about New York City? Then our Standard English Course may be perfect for you. From 9:00 until 12:15 your teacher will guide you and your classmates through the world of English grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and pronunciation while providing a foundation for practical usage of everything from conditional sentences (If I go to Coney Island today…) to local idioms (Fuhgeddaboudit).
Intensive English Course
Do you want to study English intensively to make the most of your short time in New York? Or do you need to study long-term in order to reach a high level of English to gain access to a university? If so, the Intensive course is the one for you. It is a full-time program including academic skills-based and content-based electives, allowing our intensive students to progress at a quicker rate while improving their academic English skills.
Combined English Course
Do you like speaking with people? Do you need individual attention to learn effectively? If you said yes to both of these, then our Combined English Course is just what the doctor ordered. You take the standard course during the morning, interacting with your fellow language learners and being introduced to new material. Your 3 individual lessons will take place in the afternoon according to your and your teacher’s availability. You can use that time to review what you’ve done in the morning, focus on an area of weakness you want to improve, prepare an exam or a work presentation, or learn something entirely new from your personal teacher. It may just be the best of both worlds. The combined course can be booked as a General English or a Business English course.
Individual Tuition
Do you have a specific individual goal? Does your English class need to be specialized in your particular field? In that case, you should consider our private lessons. Our teachers are not only experts in Language learning, but they also have professional training in a variety of alternative fields. Whether you are interested in legal English, photography, test preparation, or any other field, we can tailor a 1-on-1 course to your needs around your schedule.
Junior Summer Program
Are you between 13 and 17 years old? Do you want to spend the summer in New York City? Then tell your parents to send you to the Brooklyn School of Languages’ Junior Summer Program. A high level of English will improve your chances of being accepted at a top University. The cultural variety of Brooklyn will make you a more worldly student. You will discover this unique and exciting city thanks to a full program of supervised afternoon and weekend activities. And, because space is limited, you will have the chance to develop a close network of friends in a supportive and caring environment.

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 8 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 coursebook, our teachers have access to a wide range of supplemental resources.

Diverse & carefully chosen local housing options-

Most of our students opt to stay with our local host families. They are all Brooklyn-based and 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 variety of coliving options (shared living) in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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 summertime 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 activities to 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 10 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 coursebook, 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 by subway from where the classes take place.

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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