Purpose and Goals
In today’s global economy, much of the world’s communication occurs in English and many people worldwide need English language skills to thrive. As such, our center’s major emphasis is high-quality English instruction.
In our General English Program, the focus is on interactive, conversational English and not teacher lecture as in traditional ESL centers. In fact, teachers practicing our methodology limit themselves to speaking no more than one-third of the class time and encourage students to converse in English in the remaining time. Of course, teachers clarify grammar, introduce new vocabulary and work on reading strategies, but the emphasis is always on spoken communication. Our program allows students to develop their verbal English skills as quickly and effectively as possible. This speed and focus is what makes Bridge the clear choice for so many in their search for an English language center.
Our General English Program students range in age from 18 to 50+ and are our most diverse group. Many are here to learn English for a variety of personal reasons and to experience life and culture in the US. Others are business professionals wanting to improve their communication skills in English.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||18 years old and older|
|Average||26 years old
(22 in the summer)
BridgeEnglish offers group, private, and customized courses for all student needs. Students can choose from Academic English in our University Pathway Program, General English, Business English in the Bridge Business English Institute, or private, customized courses to reach specific personal goals with the language.
Bridge also offers test preparation for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE and GMAT. As the only IELTS testing center in the Rocky Mountain Region, students can prepare for and take the IELTS in one convenient location.
Our modern, fully-equipped classrooms offer audio/visual technology, WiFI, and the perfect environment for any course of study a student might choose.
BED has partnerships with the following universities and colleges in USA. You can gain full or conditional acceptance into one of these institutions.
The nationality and age mix at BridgeEnglish varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 26. In the summer, the average age is 22.
BED does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
As a student at Bridge, you will spend your days at our world-class facilities in a great downtown location.
Located at the heart of Denver, just a few blocks from the Colorado State Capitol Building and the Denver Art Museum, our language center is conveniently situated within walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and attractions. Civic Center Station is just two blocks away and serves 25 public transit lines, including two free downtown services.
You’ll attend classes in our 11 fully equipped group and private rooms. You’ll also have access to a student lounge, computers with a broadband connection and a common kitchen area. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the facility, a welcoming lobby, and outdoor seating area. There is also a café in the building offering gourmet coffee drinks and a space to relax.
The welcoming staff and teachers at the center are always available to answer questions and ensure that you get the most out of learning English in the USA.
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Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Denver. These homes are often around 40 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
If you are studying full time in the United States for more than 18 hours per week, you will receive an I-20 that you need to submit to the US embassy along with your F-1 student visa application. The I-20 has a SEVIS tracking number on it. Students who wish to apply for a student visa must pay the SEVIS fee online before going to the US embassy or consulate for their visa interview.
Your I-20 will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $97 when you register.
Please note that United States law states that an I-20 can only be issued to students who intend to pursue full-time English language studies. United States law does not permit students to study part-time with an F-1 Student Visa. If you are studying for less than 18 hours per week, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa (B1/B2) on your own.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Denver based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.