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.”
If you are interested in studying at a U.S. university through a BridgePathways center, chances are you will interact with Afton. Afton is the new International Admissions Advisor at BridgePathways who helps students enroll in English courses. She has traveled the world extensively and looks forward to helping students study abroad with BridgePathways. In this interview, she shares some advice of her own travel experiences.
Carlos Aguirre Rodriquez, a BridgeEnglish Denver student from Chile, recently visited the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. From the Space Odyssey Exhibit to the Wildlife Exhibit, Carlos covers his first experience at the Denver Museum in this blog post. Read about what he thinks about the museum and the different types of exhibits the Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers!
When asked, “Why study English in Denver?” many BridgeEnglish students attribute their choice to the reputation of BridgeEnglish and its great location in Denver. However, current student Andrea Meyer had a more unique reason to study here as he is aiming to improve his English and Parkour training– two seemingly different skills.