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Brooklyn School of Languages - Juniors

New York, United States

Brooklyn School of Languages is a local, independent language school with a warm family atmosphere.

Our junior program takes place at St Francis College, located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights, 2 minutes' walk from our year-round English Language school. St Francis, founded more than 150 years ago, is a small private co-educational college. Facilities at the college include bright and spacious classrooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria where students can have a warm lunch on weekdays before heading out to their afternoon activities. There are 3 subway stations and 6 subway lines accessible within a 3-minute walk.

Learn English at the Brooklyn School of Languages and be part of a real New York community!

Courses

English & EY
From 13 to 17 years old 10 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
28 August—8 September

This course includes the lessons, lunch Monday to Saturday, creative activities, excursions and subway pass (no accommodation). It runs for 5 weeks between July 5th and August 8th and can be booked for 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

The course without accommodation starts on Mondays.

Accommodation in host family can also be booked in which case students will need to arrive on Sunday, and all meals will be included.

ENGLISH LESSONS

The course includes 20 morning lessons (= 15 hours) of general English per week taking place Monday to Friday between 9am and 12.30pm. Our teachers are qualified, experienced and use an action-based, communicative method to encourage students to interact and use the language as much as possible, both in and out of class. There is a maximum of 10 students per class, grouped together according to level. Course materials are included (teachers use textbooks as well as authentic materials such as magazines, newspapers articles...)

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

The afternoon elective allow students to practice a creative activity they love or try their hand at something new. The workshops take place twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday for about 3 hours each day. They are also the opportunity to mix with the other students and practice English in a relaxed atmosphere, easing spontaneous conversation. Students can choose between dance, acting or digital photography (they have to bring their own digital camera).

EXCURSIONS

On the other afternoons students go on activities:

- Monday afternoon: a Brooklyn walking tour allows students to get to know the new arrivals and discover an area of the borough (the Brooklyn Bridge with views over Manhattan, Prospect Park/Park Slope, Williamsburg...)

- Wednesday and Friday afternoon: half-day excursions

- Saturday: full-day excursion

Excursions bring the students to some of New York's famous sights: Top of the Rock, Times Square, the Natural History and MoMA museums, the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, Central Park... There is always some free time allocated during excursions for shopping and buying souvenirs.

An evening activity is planned on Fridays so that students can get together in a fun environment before the next day's departures. On other nights students stay at home with their hosts and take part in the family's evening activities.

SUPERVISION

Activities and excursions are led by experienced activity leaders, at a ratio of 12 students per leader. They are here to make sure the students are safe at all times during outings.

Accommodation

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Host family twin room

30 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 13
No meals

Students stay in twin rooms in host families with another BSL student of the same gender but different nationality, and share the bathroom with the family members. Breakfast is included at home every morning, then students make their way to school together by public transport. They also get back home together by public transport in the evenings. Lunches will be at St Francis College on weekdays, and a packed lunch will be prepared by the host for the Saturday excursion. Dinner is taken at home with the family everyday (except on Friday night if dinner is part of the goodbye party).

We select our families carefully for the level of pastoral care they provide our students. They are all located in Brooklyn, on average 25-30 minutes to school by subway.

Students go to/from school in pairs by subway every day. From experience we know that our teens are not only able but also happy to take the subway on their own, but parents have the option to book an escort to/from school every day the first week if they feel that it is necessary while they get acquainted with their new environment. Outings into Manhattan are always supervised by leaders.

no meals

Transfer

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Flights

Flight is not included. We recommend you to book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.
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Address
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn
NY 11201
Closest international airport
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In 50 minutes
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Average age: 15
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