Bridge Executive Enrichment Program: Business Networking, Workshops, and More

BridgeEnglish Business English Institute

BridgeEnglish Denver provides professional development and English speaking practice for Business English students outside of the classroom through Executive Enrichment Events. The events not only provide variety while learning English, but they provide real-world experience through speaking with native English speakers.

Sarah Karsh of BridgeEnglish Denver says, “In learning a language, practicing outside the classroom is essential,” and adds, “Our Business Enrichment Events allow our students to get that extra practice while applying the vocabulary and skills they learn in class to real-world situations.” With this program, Business English students get outside of the classroom and inside the walls of American businesses.

Speaking and Networking Opportunities for Bridge Business English Students

Because of its long and successful 30-year history in Denver, BridgeEnglish has created lasting relationships with other businesses to allow for networking for English students. It is through these relationships that students have even more opportunities to thrive in English learning. Currently, BridgeEnglish Business English students will have opportunities to network with several Denver-based organizations; including the International Business Circle, the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business through their Voices of Experience series, and the World Trade Center Denver.

Though these are companies that Business English students may visit, Sarah adds the importance of finding businesses that relate to student interest. “Our goal is to find companies relevant to the interests and industries our students work in, so that they may meet with people who share similar careers, interests, and goals.” The BridgeEnglish team is always working to find more relevant companies to network with in order to maximize students learning.

 BridgeEnglish Students at a networking event

Opportunities to Attend Events

With at least one event per week, even if students choose a short-term English study, all students will have the opportunity to attend Business Enrichment Events. Weekly events offer flexibility for students, ensuring they have the opportunity to attend. “The number of events a student attends will depend entirely on the length of their program,” adds Sarah.

Because events are tailored to current student interest, no two events are the same. “On average the more formal networking events last about three hours and include a meal or drinks, or both! Some of our more casual events, like brewery tours, are going to be shorter,” says Sarah.

 BridgeEnglish students playing ping-pong at a casual event

Students genuinely enjoy the events and gain a lot of practice by participating in them. “In my experience, all the students love the events. They really enjoy relaxing with some wine or cocktails and meeting new people while also getting to better know classmates, teachers, and staff. Plus we find that students have a fairly easy time speaking English outside of the classroom; changing the setting does a world of good,” says Sarah of the events. Between learning in the classroom, and the speaking practice for Business English students outside of class, Sarah says, “Students complete their program prepared to use their business English skills when they return to their home country.”

If you are interested in learning more about the BridgeEnglish Business English Institute, download an informational brochure.