Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve here in the U.S.? Then you’ll want to review this vocab list to learn the common terminology that goes with the many NYE traditions. We’ll help you get prepared for everything from watching the ball drop to making a toast at midnight.
As the leaves on trees start to change and the air becomes crisper this time of year, Bridge students at our downtown Denver center have a whole new list of cool-weather activities to experience. Check out the different ways to enjoy the fall and winter seasons in Denver when English class is over.
Tereza Lewis, English teacher at Bridge in Denver, has a unique background. Originally from Europe, she became an English teacher in her home country before coming to the U.S. to continue her career. We spoke to her to learn about her path to teaching, her passion for politics, and, of course, her best tips for learning English.
Meet a student in the Bridge General English Program here in Denver, Colorado! Alina, from Switzerland, is taking part in a 4-week program to improve her English. We asked her some questions about her experience as a student at Bridge, what she likes about Denver, and if her opinion about the U.S. has changed now that she’s here!
Once Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season officially begins, it’s difficult to avoid Christmas carols piping through the speakers of public spaces all over the United States. As a native English speaker, I admittedly sang these songs for years without actually understanding what they meant; many contain idioms and old English terms that are not commonly used in conversational English. This post explains the meaning of four popular Christmas carols.
For those students desiring to improve their mastery of English, I have found that nothing works better than the Word Web. A Word Web is a way to graphically organize facts, ideas and/words and can help you learn and remember new English vocabulary.
Using Word Webs to learn English is an incredibly efficient way to gain new vocabulary and understanding without having to learn the precise definitions to every word (which can, of course, be later gleaned from advanced reading, instruction, etc.).
Marc is a student that is studying at BridgeEnglish Denver. He chose to study English because it is one of the well known languages in the world. Once he graduates from the program, he will return to Switzerland as a chef and continue to practice his English as a hobby. Someday, he’d like to fulfill […]
Yuka Shirosaka, a recent graduate of the Bridge Business English program, gave a presentation about the company she works for, Suntory, which is the number one Japanese food and beverage manufacturer. We interviewed her after her presentation to hear how it went and to learn more about her experience as a student in the Bridge Business English course.
Since 1986, BridgeEnglish Denver has been serving thousands of international students at our learning center on South Colorado Boulevard. Over the years, we have grown significantly in this space and have evolved to be at the forefront of the international education industry. To continue to improve our services and to offer more opportunities to our students, we have made the big decision to move to a new location in downtown Denver!
Have you ever heard an English speaker say a phrase or expression that just doesn’t make any literal sense to you and seems out of place in the conversation? If so, it was probably an idiom, or popular expression. Idioms are great to learn because they are commonly used in everyday language and knowing them will increase your English fluency! This month’s idiomatic expression is “I lost my train of thought.”