Transforming Lives – Mission Accomplished: Meet Andressa Da Silva

Andressa Da Silva came to us from Brazil in an unusual way, selected in a special competition organized through the American consulate, the American Chamber of Commerce and Bridge. She is currently in the ninth week of her ten-week program and is making the most out of every single moment of this experience. Andressa has a positive attitude, magnetic personality and an amazing aptitude for learning English. I feel so lucky to have met this tremendous young woman and will be so sad to see her go. I invite you to learn more about her unique story below.

Amy: Tell me how you learned about Bridge.

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How to Listen Better in English – a Few Useful Tips

You feel like you’re making progress in learning English. You can understand your teacher when she gives you a lesson on grammar now. Three months ago, you could only comprehend one out of every ten words she said. Congratulate yourself! Then you sit down to watch a news video online, and at least half of the story’s content does not make any sense. You want to get better at listening, but how?

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Things to Do in Denver When You’re… Studying English

A cosmopolitan city with a small-town feel, Denver has an array of world-class museums and attractions to keep you occupied between ESL classes. But local excursions are more than just fun things to do; they’re a fabulous way to practice you’re English skills in a real-world setting. Here are our top-five favorite places in Denver to get you started, […]

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Lecture = La La Land: Better Approaches to Teaching ESL

Universities and colleges these days are not cheap, and it pains me to remember wasting my money and falling asleep more than a few times during lectures when the teacher was talking about…. hmmm, uh, what exactly were they talking about?   Maybe I fell asleep and didn’t remember anything because they were lecturing for the entire […]

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