Students from two universities in Colombia came to the U.S. to study at Bridge as part of a government scholarship they received for high achievement. The student group studied at Bridge in Denver for a three-week General English program, and also took part in cultural excursions designed to increase their proficiency. Upon completion, most saw their levels improve dramatically!
Bridge General English and Pathways students at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, learned about the U.S. tradition of giving back over the holidays. Volunteers took part in an annual food donation and distribution event called the Basket Brigade.
It’s the holiday season in much of the world, and with it comes new English words and phrases you can use. So if you’re not sure who lives at the North Pole or what it means if someone says they hope to “meet you under the mistletoe,” you better brush up with this ESL lesson about Christmas words and phrases.
Do you have your smartphone with you right now? Then you’ve also got a great opportunity to practice your English for free. How? Here are 8 apps and websites you can use today that offer adult learners creative and fun ways to improve their English anytime and anywhere.
Sports are an important part of life in the Mile High City, from everyday life to professional sports. From the famous Denver Broncos to our very own soccer team, the Colorado Rapids, the Denver sports scene has something for everyone. The city boasts five pro-sports teams and some of the most loyal sports fans in the nation. Learn more about local sports, important vocabulary and how to support the local teams.
During your time as a student in the USA, you may wish to rent a car for a special trip or other need. Renting a car in the USA is an easy process as long as you prepare and anticipate what you might need before you leave your home country. There are endless possibilities to what you can do driving in the USA, from making your commute to school easier to taking a road trip with your friends! Here is your guide to what you need to know to rent a car in the USA as an international student.
The 2016 summer olympic games will officially start in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next month! Here is your guide to the stars of Team USA, so you can keep up with them on the Road to Rio. Team USA is looking to excel in swimming, gymnastics, gold, fencing, track and field and much more. What are your favorite sports to watch?
It’s America’s birthday! July 4th is one of the biggest holidays in the USA, and we want you to prepare you for a great weekend. Find out what you can expect and what traditions you can participate in. What should you take if you are invited to a barbecue? Can you set off some fireworks in your yard? We have highlighted six activities that will have you enjoying US culture on this important day!
There is a lot in the news recently about presidential elections in the USA, but how exactly do they work? What is the Electoral College? Where do people vote? How long does the process take? We have written a quick guide to help you understand the electoral system and learn key vocabulary along the way.
As a student in the US, you will have a chance to travel before or after your English course. The US has many world-famous attractions just a short flight from our language centers. To make the most out of your time and budget we have put together the best sites for travel discounts and deals! Here are 5 sites every student should know to save on travel in the United States.