Celebrating One Year: BridgePathways at Philadelphia University

On August 18th, 2014, BridgePathways at Philadelphia University opened its doors to its first cohort of international students. With their degrees chosen, students were about to begin their lives on-campus as Academic English students. Now those same students are on track to earn degrees from Philadelphia University. We are proud to celebrate the first year of this center; it has certainly been eventful! As the number of international students keeps growing, the center now welcomes students from more countries than ever before!

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Bridge Students Michelle, Nasar, and Peter Give Advice for Learning English

The past couple weeks we have been posting blogs written by students in our advanced English class at BridgeEnglish, Denver. The students were asked, “What are the best ways to learn English outside of the classroom?” and the responses were so good that we decided to post them to our readers. This week is the final installment from this class, written by Michelle, Nasar, and Peter.

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Advice from Bridge Students: Overcoming the challenges!

As a non-native English-speaker studying in United States, learning English is a big challenge. Understanding the main idea of a certain text, building sentences that are grammatically correct, getting rid of common speaking mistakes, and also how to stay focused while listening during the General English Program are all common challenges we face. If you are experiencing some of these challenges, I know how you feel, so stop biting your fingernails and see below for some tips about how to improve your English language skills.

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Advice from Bridge students: The best ways to learn English outside the classroom!

There are two great ways to learn English outside of the classroom: individual activities and social activities. These two ways are helpful in improving listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Basically we can improve our English outside the classroom ourselves and also through our social environment, like our host family and different friends. Learning English is not only limited inside the classroom, but also is possible without our teacher and outside the classroom.

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Mission “Making Others Happy” Accomplished!

There is something about helping others and making them smile that transcends cultural background, social status, and religious beliefs. Bridge international students have experienced this recently through volunteering. Sunrise Senior Living in Denver hosted Bridge international students for an orientation on volunteering and offered them the opportunity to dedicate some of their time to senior citizens.

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