Brooklyn school of languages

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16 Court St, Brooklyn NY 11241 New York United States

Brooklyn School of Languages is a local, independent English language school in New York with excellent customer service and a warm welcome. Their English classes in New York focus on their students and meeting their diverse language learning needs in their comfortable and fully equipped school in New York’s most populous borough.

Their 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 from their ensemble of highly-qualified, professional teachers. The school offers modern classrooms, a communal kitchen area, free Wi-Fi, and stunning views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn.

The BSL school in NYC is situated in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, just a 5-minute walk from the famous Brooklyn Promenade, which looks out over Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. So if you are looking for an English language school in New York City, BSL is perfectly located. 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 directly outside the school entrance.

Being in Brooklyn, we are able to offer affordable housing close to the school. Their housing options include carefully selected host families based on their levels of pastoral care shown to their students, as well as a year-round shared student house for your language trip in New York.

Why choose Brooklyn School of Languages school?

  • Near the Brooklyn Bridge, a Manhattan subway station
  • 5 subway lines near the school
  • A small English language school in New York with a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere
  • Standard English, Semi-Intensive English, Intensive English, Professional English and English One-to-One
  • Carefully selected host families, student-shared homes and a small residence, all located in Brooklyn for easy access to school
  • Learn at BSL New York and be part of a real New York community!

School Facilities


  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Free Wifi


  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine
  • Snack

Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

English Outdoors Course

English 16 - 99 years old

Our English Outdoors concept 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 morning English classes take place in indoor and outdoor locations all over the city, allowing students to learn English and make the most of New York.

The city becomes the classroom! Instead of being in a room with 4 walls, students learn in places such as Bryant Park, Dumbo, Industry City, Essex Market, Central Park and more. Locations have been carefully chosen based on comfort, space, ease of access, points of interest close by, proximity of public restrooms, etc. Our class sizes have an average of 5-6 students, so teachers can give students their undivided attention. 

This interactive classroom experience also includes regular educational and cultural field trips throughout the city including visits to museums, cultural centers, historic neighborhoods, historical landmarks, and more! 

In addition to completing book assignments, regular homework, and participating in pair work and discussion, just like in a regular classroom setting, students get the added bonus of a hands-on approach to learning about NYC.

By choosing English Outdoors, students can also make a positive impact on the environment, taking advantage of natural sunlight and airflow rather than being inside and using artificial light and AC! This makes our English language program the most sustainable, eco-wise choice for students.

  • English classes for adults in New York 
  • 8 students maximum per class. Average 5 students.
  • Course materials included
  • Lesson duration: 3 hours each day with a 15-min break

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

I do not need accommodation

Family Host in New York

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

Important: Accommodation availability is subject to change without notice and it is out of Worddy's ability to know its availability on real time. Only the school can confirm once a booking has been received.

At Brooklyn School of Languages school, they recruit and visit all their host families themselves, they do not use a third party placement agency. They choose their host families in Brooklyn carefully so they know them well (their house, their neighborhood, the family members…), which allows them to make quality placements according to their students’ profiles and needs. They want your stay in New York to be a memorable experience, so they have spent time selecting the right host families in Brooklyn, based on their levels of pastoral care.

Their host families in Brooklyn can be a couple with children, a retired couple, a single parent, or even a single person. Ethnic diversity is an important aspect of New York’s cultural identity, so some hosts may be of Asian, African, Hispanic or Middle Eastern descent, but English is always spoken in the home. Regardless of their background and circumstances, all their host families are committed to making every student’s stay as comfortable as possible.

Their host families in Brooklyn are located on average 30 minutes by subway from school. Below are examples of neighborhoods where some of their hosts are located.

Most of their families are based in Brooklyn and the average commute time to the school on public transportation is 30
minutes (may be longer for some homestays, especially in high season).

Students can choose to stay in a single or a twin room, with breakfast only or breakfast and dinner included. Towels and
bed linens are provided. Washing machines are rarely available in US homes but laundromats are always found nearby
(usually $4/wash and $2/dry). Homestays with private bathrooms are also available on request and at an extra cost.

Arrival and departure
Arrival day is on the Sunday before your course starts, and departure day is on the Saturday after your course ends. If
you wish to add one extra night on arrival or departure, we will try and arrange this with your hosts (at an extra cost).

Select type of room and meal

Options / Services

You can add these options during the booking process.

Cancellation Policies

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