What to Eat? Denver’s Array of International Cuisine Offers Global Variety

American Cuisine. What exactly is it? Sometimes, my students ask me what the typical dish of the United States is. That is not an easy question to answer because unless you count the cuisine of the Native American peoples, which is the only true American cuisine, then there really are no typical dishes of the United States.

Some people might think hamburgers or hotdogs or even apple pie are but they would be wrong. Hamburgers actually start as far back as the Mongolian Empire and hotdogs, well, most people know they are actually a German food as well as is apple pie. But these foods have become icons in America thanks in large part to McDonalds and all of its subsequent spin-off chain restaurants.

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Meet Abbas Hassani, BridgeEnglish Student and Future Nobel Prize Winner

Remember that person in high school who was friends with everyone and always had something fun or exciting going on, the person who always knew where the parties were and what everyone was doing that weekend? At BridgeEnglish Denver, that person is definitely Abbas Hassani.

Abbas is without a doubt the “social director” of the school. If you want to know which bar everyone is going to on Friday night or which activities everyone is doing on Saturday, you’d better ask Abbas because he will be there, and, what’s more, he wants you to be there.

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BridgeEnglish Denver Students Network at IBC Event on Brazil

A small group of BridgeEnglish Denver students recently had the opportunity to network with international executives in Boulder, Colorado at an event hosted by the International Business Circle (IBC).

The IBC is a Denver-based group of business people who meet periodically to exchange ideas on global business trends. Most of the members have several years on average of international experience.

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BridgeEnglish Denver Students Go to Movies at Latest IBC Event

BridgeEnglish Denver executive students joined members from 15 countries to explore trends in global cinema at an International Business Circle (IBC) event in February.

Jim Palmer, University of Colorado (CU) Professor of Film Studies and Director of the CU Conference on World Affairs, spearheaded the event which was hosted by IBC members Jack and Sophie Walker at their private home in Boulder, 30 miles northwest of Denver.

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Top Five Activities For Students As Spring Approaches Denver

Seventy degrees one day, thirty the next. The weather may be unpredictable, but Colorado offers plenty to do before the truly warmer weather arrives.There is an expression here in Colorado that has stood the test of time: “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait five minutes and it will change.” Growing up here, I recall on several occasions when the temperature was seventy-five degrees one day and thirty degrees the next. On one particular occasion when I was in high school, it snowed so much that school was actually canceled for the day. The next day, I kid you not, it was seventy degrees.

This extreme weather pattern is particularly evident in Denver as Winter turns to Spring. It can make planning outdoor activities a little unpredictable but we have several suggestions that can help you appreciate the wide variety of offerings available in the city before the truly warmer weather arrives.

There is an expression here in Colorado that has stood the test of time: “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait five minutes and it will change.” Growing up here, I recall on several occasions when the temperature was seventy-five degrees one day and thirty degrees the next. On one particular occasion when I was in high school, it snowed so much that school was actually canceled for the day. The next day, I kid you not, it was seventy degrees.

This extreme weather pattern is particularly evident in Denver as Winter turns to Spring. It can make planning outdoor activities a little unpredictable but we have several suggestions that can help you appreciate the wide variety of offerings available in the city before the truly warmer weather arrives.

There is an expression here in Colorado that has stood the test of time: “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait five minutes and it will change.” Growing up here, I recall on several occasions when the temperature was seventy-five degrees one day and thirty degrees the next. On one particular occasion when I was in high school, it snowed so much that school was actually canceled for the day. The next day, I kid you not, it was seventy degrees.

This extreme weather pattern is particularly evident in Denver as Winter turns to Spring. It can make planning outdoor activities a little unpredictable but we have several suggestions that can help you appreciate the wide variety of offerings available in the city before the truly warmer weather arrives.

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It’s Not Just About the Coffee: Colleen O’Brien, Administrative Assistant at BridgeEnglish Denver

When students first walk into the BridgeEnglish Denver reception area, it can be a bit daunting. There are people from all over the world gathering together. There may be some students from Saudi Arabia talking by the coffee machine or some Japanese students chatting on the sofa. Teachers walk by in a rush to get to class and administrators busily deal with their duties.

Through the crowd of people and papers and at least three different languages being spoken in the background, students make their way forward towards reception, and there behind the tall wooden desk sits a smiling face and the eyes and ears of BridgeEnglish Denver, Ms. Colleen O’Brien. Colleen is the administrative assistant here at BridgeEnglish Denver but her job far exceeds assisting with administration. She took some time out of her busy workday to enlighten me about all the things she does at BridgeEnglish Denver and, boy, is it a lot.

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Bridge Students Enjoy Nuggets Game and American Entertainment

The larger purpose of involving BridgeEnglish Denver students in the numerous field trips available to them during their stay at the school is to expose them to some of the cultural experiences local people may take for granted.

Whether it be skiing, ice skating, business networking events or the famous Western Stock show, such field trips give the students a glimpse of Rocky Mountain and American culture. They can involve themselves in activities and events that may just not happen in their home countries, giving them an appreciation of their stay at Bridge that is not simply limited to their school experience.

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Meet Akira Yamazaki, a Recent Graduate from the General English Program at Bridge

Parting is such sweet sorrow at Bridge Denver for the students and teachers alike. Every Friday, there is a graduation in the student lounge to celebrate the commencement of another group of Bridge graduates ready to move onward and upward in the world now that they have gained a better ability to speak English. People cry, people laugh, pictures are taken and heartwarming speeches are given. It is difficult for most Bridge students to leave but it is especially difficult for the students who have been studying here for many months and have made Denver their second home. As 2011 comes to an end, it is time to say goodbye to another group of Bridge graduates.

One of those graduates is Akira Yamazaki. Akira has been studying at Bridge since September in the general business executive course

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Bridge Executive Students Launch Holidays with International Events

BridgeEnglisah Denver executive students launched the holiday season with an elegant evening at the Canadian Consul General’s residence December 8, followed by a meeting with one of the largest NGOs based in Denver December 14, as part of the Bridge executive enrichment program

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Drinkin’ and Speakin’: Practice English while Touring Colorado’s Microbreweries

Ever hear the old tale that you learn a language faster while drinking? Test out the theory while tasting some of the best beers in the world! Okay, we’re not really condoning drinking as a strategy to learn English, but Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than other state in the US, and taking a […]

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