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 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.
Excellent downtown location
11 climate-controlled classrooms
Computer lounge with broadband internet connection
Free WiFi throughout language center
Student lounge and kitchen
Outdoor seating area
Secure bike parking
Easy access to 20+ bus lines
225 East 16th Avenue, Suite 120
Denver, CO 80203
Hours of operation:
9:00am to 5:00pm
All of our teachers are college-educated with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification, and many have a master’s degree in ESL (English as a Second Language) or related areas.
Many of our teachers are graduates of BridgeTEFL teacher-training programs in Denver or abroad. Most have studied other languages or taught English overseas, giving them insight into both the benefits and challenges of studying English and living in another country and culture.
Most importantly, our teachers love what they do and look forward to sharing that with you in the classroom every day.
Our administrative staff members will make sure you have the best possible experience learning English at Bridge.
Most have worked as teachers themselves and have experience living abroad, so they are very aware of your expectations and goals during your stay with us in Denver.
Some of our staff members also serve as student advisors. As a result, they place a high level of emphasis on your satisfaction with our English language programs, accommodations and experiences.
Let our staff worry about the details, so you can focus on meeting your objectives and goals.
Denver is a beautiful and appealing location to learn English, offering everything from outdoor adventures to shopping, dining, and cultural events. A clean and safe city, Denver buzzes with a vibrant day scene and an exciting nightlife. With world-class museums, tourist attractions and over 200 city and mountain parks, Denver keeps its visitors very busy. The city also boasts a convenient, modern airport and an efficient public transportation system of buses and light-rail trains.
Denver is regularly selected as one of the healthiest cities in the US and its tradition for sports and active lifestyles is clearly demonstrated by people running, biking and enjoying outdoor activities. Many people even commute to work by bicycle on one of the most extensive bike path systems in the nation. Denver is also one of the few US cities with national teams for all the major sports, including baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer.
Just minutes from the city, the breathtaking Rocky Mountains tower against the horizon, revealing magnificent vistas and outstanding opportunities for skiing, hiking, camping and fishing. In fact, the state’s major industry is tourism and thousands of people visit annually from the US and abroad to experience unforgettable Colorado. Add to all this a warm and friendly populace with an open-minded and welcoming attitude, and you can see why many call Colorado paradise.
Our guided excursions will take you to the best of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Take advantage of the weekend day-trips offered at Bridge to explore Denver’s landmarks, museums, and surrounding mountains. All trips are guided by an English teacher so you get to practice your language outside of the classroom while getting to know your classmates and having fun.
Every weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to take a day trip to an area attraction. These activities are open to all students and include all trip fees (except lunches). BridgeEnglish teachers will prepare the itinerary, provide transportation and give you a great tour of the attraction. You’ll spend the entire day practicing English and learning new vocabulary words with your classmates.
This guided tour of the city is a great way to familiarize yourself with your new “home away from home.” You’ll visit the State Capitol and locate all the important points of interest including museums, the public library, the U.S. Mint, the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, and more. This trip also includes a stop at the former home of the Titanic’s “Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
Open year-round, the Denver Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals and is considered one of the top ten zoos in the country! Visitors are treated to a rare glimpse of such exotic animals as komodo dragons, black rhinos, polar bears, African wild dogs, maned wolves, king cobras, vampire bats, gorillas, and more.
Experience the most exciting movie experience in the world: explore underground caves, retrace the journey of Lewis and Clark, or fly around the international space station in unbelievably vivid detail. The 43 x 66 foot (13 x 20 meter) curved screen and high-tech sound system make you feel like you’ve stepped inside the movie itself.
Denver is known for its premier sports teams and world-class stadiums, such as Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Pepsi Center, and Coors Field. BridgeEnglish can help you get discounted tickets to basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, or American football games. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience American sports culture.
Relax in the Japanese gardens, stroll through flower-lined walkways, or climb to the top of the steamy indoor rainforest. One of the top-ranked botanical gardens in the US, the Denver Botanic Gardens offers a tranquil place to unwind as well as get some great pictures of exotic flora.
Visit a truly unique concert hall. This is the world’s only naturally formed amphitheatre and is famous for its perfect acoustic qualities and picturesque atmosphere. Red Rocks attracts the biggest names in the music industry.
Ever wonder how beer is made? This tour takes you through the Coors factory, the largest single site brewery in the world. Beer has been made here for 120 years using pristine snow water melting from the Rocky Mountains. Best of all, you get free samples at the end of the tour.
Visit this hip university town on the edge of the mountains, famous for its ties to the “beat generation” writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Today, Boulder offers plenty of culture in the form of festivals, fairs, cafes, artisan shops, galleries, street performers, and more.
No trip to Colorado would be complete without experiencing our world-famous skiing and snowboarding. Because of the dry climate, the snow is soft and powdery, and since the mountains are so big, the runs are wide-open and less crowded. All this is only a little more than an hour’s drive from Denver.
Hike through the Rocky Mountains while floating on a soft layer of snow. Snowshoeing is a unique and fun way to explore Colorado’s majestic winter scenery.
What could be more thrilling than crashing through class 4 and 5 rapids with your classmates? This is one of our most popular and exciting trips, one that students can’t wait to share with their friends back home. And best of all, no experience is required.
This is one of our most popular and unforgettable trips. You will drive along the highest paved highway in the world to reach awe-inspiring vistas and spectacular hiking. Bring the camera because you’re likely to see elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes, and maybe even a mountain lion! It’s a real adventure.
This is a trip to former mining communities that offers a glimpse into Colorado’s cowboy past. This excursion visits many historical buildings, including the oldest operating opera house in the US. You can also try your luck in one of the area’s 31 casinos.
Located about 60 miles south of Denver, the Garden of the Gods is a large park that shows off the natural beauty of Colorado. Red rock formations over 500 feet tall, snow-capped mountains, and native flora and fauna make this a trip back in time to how Colorado looked when the first settlers arrived.
Walk across the highest suspension bridge in the world and, if you dare, swing from the aerial tram and catch a breathtaking view of the Arkansas River 1,053 feet (about 321 meters) below. The Royal Gorge Bridge is located in Cañon City, a pleasant two-hour drive south of Denver.
Like a close family, people at BridgeEnglish like to do things together. We invite our students to join teachers and staff in dozens of activities in order to have fun and practice English in a more relaxed social environment.
Practice your English in a fun way with other international students.
Get to know Denver’s local bars, restaurants, and cafes while you socialize with fellow students and teachers.
Sample different foods from around the world and share your own country’s food with fellow classmates.
Join your classmates and teachers at Denver’s local parks to play sports, have lunch, and just relax with friends.
Every Friday, these ceremonies provide you with the opportunity to say goodbye to students who have finished their course and celebrate their achievements!
Find out more about Denver’s famous brewery culture by taking a tour behind the scenes to learn how beer is made.
Denver is home to a variety of seasonal sports and events, so you can catch the excitement of American professional sports no matter which time of the year you study at BridgeEnglish. And if you are more than just a spectator, you’ll be thrilled to know that Denver residents are active year-round in a variety of seasonal sports. You’ll find many public fields, tennis courts and parks to practice your favorite sport, as well as many sport clubs that you can join to meet and compete with others.
Colorado is famous for being home to some of the best ski resorts in the world. Blue sky, fluffy snow, and uncrowded slopes characterize a typical Colorado ski day. Top it off with a soak in a local hot spring or a locally brewed beer and you’ll know why more people move to Colorado every year. Here are some of the best ski resorts near Denver:
The largest ski resort in the United States, Vail offers over 5,000 acres of skiing paradise. Vail is located in Eagle County, Colorado next to the pitoresque town of Vail, only an hour and a half from Denver. At Vail you can enjoy world-class dining, shopping, and miles of ski terrain for all abilities.
Breckenridge is commonly called one of the top five ski resorts in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. Breck, as it is know to locals, offers beautiful views, varied terrain, and a great apres ski scene. Breckenridge is open all year-long so you can hike the slopes in June and ski them in December.
Loveland is a unique ski resort due to it’s high altitude and large abundance of natural snow. Locals enjoy Loveland for the lack of crowds and close proximity to the city. If you are a beginner, the gentle slopes of Loveland Valley are perfect to start practicing. Loveland is also the closest ski resort to Denver, so it’s a perfect weekend getaway.
Colorado is the perfect destination for nature-lovers, boasting four National Parks, each with its own history and unique geography. You can visit Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison, all within a weekend trip from Denver. Here are some of our favorites: Rocky Mountain and Mesa Verde.
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde features some of the most visually-amazing cliff dwellings in the country. Here you’ll find numerous ruins of the homes and towns built by the Anasazi people, an ancient indian tribe. Mesa Verde is known as one of the best preserved archaeological sites in the US.
Rocky Mountain National Park
This breath-taking national park offers majestic views of the Rocky Mountains and a large variety of fauna and flora. The park features miles of hiking trails, through pine forests and mountain tundra. You can also choose to sleep under the stars in one of the park’s many campsites.
Great Sand Dunes Park
This park is located in the San Luis Valley and contains the tallest sand dunes in North America.
Photograph provided by The Colorado Tourism Office.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
This is a great place to go hiking, fishing, camping or all three! This park is located about 5 hours from Denver.
Colorado National Monument
You can go to this attraction to see spectacular sandstone canyons and some of Colorado's famous wildlife.
Photograph provided by The Colorado Tourism Office.
As a student at Bridge, you’ll join our very diverse student population. Your fellow classmates come from Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and East Asia, making your learning experience with us even more remarkable. Upon graduating, many of our students say that they came to learn English and are leaving having experienced the world! The English student population at Bridge also represents a wide variety of backgrounds and age groups including professionals, students, university applicants, entrepreneurs, and tourists.
Just like you, all are looking to improve their English language skills to achieve their dreams in the workplace, at school, for travel and immigration, or simply to experience a new culture.
As a student at Bridge, you’ll be assigned a personal advisor to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with your total experience at BridgeEnglish. Your personal advisor can help you with everything from your improvement in class, to your curriculum and teachers, to any host family issues and everyday needs such as finding a doctor, dentist, or gym. We will address any problems within 24 hours.
Reports are issued for all executive students, academic students and any others who request them. These reports vary by program and can cover test results, levels, grades and personal evaluations. These will be presented to you at the conclusion of your English program and e-mailed to human resource departments or other sponsors.
Upon completion of your program, you’ll receive a certificate stating the dates of your English course and final test results, certified with the signature of the director and the center seal.
If you are coming to BridgeEnglish to study full-time, we urge you to have an F-1 student visa. After you apply and are accepted into our program, you will receive the necessary documentation to process an F-1 visa, including an I-20. We are here to help you every step of the way and answer your questions about transferring and maintaining your student status.
Every month our staff prepare a calendar of activities full of ideas and events for our students. All Bridge activities are lead by one of our English teachers, who can help you make the most of our great location.
Every month, you’ll receive an activities calendar so you’ll always know what activities and events are happening. Below is a sample calendar of events typically offered at Bridge:
|Did you know that Denver is home to 6 professional sports teams? Find their names in this calendar so you sound like a local!|
|U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam at the Pepsi Center 08:00 pm||Now showing at the Denver Art Museum:
“Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca,” “Japanese Prints,” “No Boundaries,” “Chinese Art” & more!
|Get the true "cowboy" experience at the National Western Complex!||Go ice skating downtown after school.||Denver's American football team is called the Broncos.||Walking tour of downtown Denver after graduation today.||Have you visited the outlets at Castle Rock yet? They are one of our students' favorites.|
|Denver's basketball team are the Nuggets.||Make sure to walk over to the Denver Visitor Center on 16th street to get some souvenirs and free information.||Have you taken a brewery tour yet? Wynkoop Brewery in downtown Denver has free tours Tuesdays through Satudays at 3:00pm and 4:00pm.||Visit the History Colorado Center to learn more about our lovely city and state.||Join your fellow students, teachers and staff today for a Happy Hour, Bridge buys the first round.||Road trip: Visit the Royal Gorge Bridge - Departure at 9am|
|If you use public transportation to get around, consider buying a monthly pass that will work on the busses and the light rail.||The Colorado Rapids are our local soccer team.||Make sure to visit Larimer Square for award-winning restaurants, as well as shopping and bars.||Did you know the famous adult cartoon show, South Park, takes place in Colorado?||Movie Day! Catch a movie at school today at 1pm, we'll bring the popcorn.||Can you guess what sport the Colorado Avalanche plays? If you guessed hockey, you are right!|
|Love skiing? Want to learn how? Ask our staff for information on skiing on the weekends. Beginner lessons and equipment rentals available.||The local baseball team is the Colorado Rockies, make sure to check their schedule to catch a home game.||Have you visit the Tattered Cover yet? It is a Denver institution, this book store is the largest independent bookseller in the country!||Winter is in full swing, if it is snowing, you can always check with our main number to confirm we are open before leaving home.||All-School: Skiing at Winter Park take the Ski Train! 6:30am – 6:30pm make reservations early!|
|Brunch is serious business here in Denver, and Sunday is the perfect day to do it! Ask our staff for their recommendations for brunch.||The Denver Spurs also play ice hockey professionally in Denver. That completes our roundup!|
All Bridge students must have health insurance coverage in the US during their studies with us, so we want to provide some more information for our students and partners. All students must show proof of health insurance coverage in English on or before their first day of class, to be used in case of an emergency. If you do not provide proof of coverage before your first day of class, you will be requested to purchase health insurance coverage from our front desk staff.
Bridge works with an approved third-party provider, International Student Insurance, and we can help you purchase health insurance through the admissions process. It is easy and convenient to work with Bridge to purchase your health insurance, and you will receive your proof of coverage upon arrival at our language center.
We can provide you with the International Student Insurance brochure if you would like to learn more about the coverage we offer, before making a decision. Contact Us to learn more.
Our priority is making sure all students have an excellent experience while at Bridge, which includes helping you make the right decision about travel health insurance. For more information about health insurance in the USA, you can watch the below video by International Student Insurance, which has captions available in several languages, just click CC on the right lower corner:
Where will you live while you are in Denver? Whether you want the cultural experience of living with a host family or the privacy of your own hotel room, we will set you up in your ideal home away from home for your stay in Denver. We carefully pick our host families so that you can enjoy a true home away from home experience during your time here. Many of our families have years of experience in hosting our students. They will pick you up from the airport and look after you during your entire stay, right up to dropping you off at the airport for your journey home.
If you choose not to stay with a host family, Bridge offers a number of nearby hotel alternatives. Hotels are a popular choice for busy executives who require a little more privacy. We also offer apartels – hotels with kitchens in the rooms – within walking distance of our school. This can be an economical solution for the executive who requires both the privacy of a hotel and the convenience of a kitchen.
If you want to experience American culture as well as learn English, we recommend staying with an American host family. You will learn about American customs and beliefs while practicing English with your host. You will find that practicing English in a real-life context before and after your ESL classes can dramatically increase the rate at which you improve.
Many of our host families have been with us for years and are very experienced at welcoming their international guests. Your family will pick you up at the airport, provide you with a private bedroom and daily breakfast and dinner, and will take you back to the airport at the conclusion of your program. Your family may also include you in their activities and will be happy to provide you with tours and an introduction to Denver and Colorado.
There are number of 3- and 4-star hotels within easy walking distance of the language center. All offer the usual amenities of a workout room, pool and breakfast. Hotels are a popular choice for the busy executive student who needs to work in the evenings and after class, providing more privacy than host family living.
We can offer apartels—hotels with kitchens in the rooms—within walking distance of the ESL center. This is an economical solution for the short or long-term English student who wants the privacy of a hotel and the convenience of a kitchen en suite.
For long or short-term stays, we can locate furnished apartments for English students and their families within a reasonable distance from the language center.