Learn English Vocabulary: Understand Popular Christmas Carols

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.

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Forney Museum of Transportation: Definitely Worth a Look

Denver and the surrounding area is full of automobile history and action. The Forney Museum of Transportation is one of the city’s best attractions, yet it is one that relatively few visitors or residents know about or go to. This museum was formed from the personal vehicle collection of industrialist J.D. Forney, who based his businesses out of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Meet Aldi Sorel: Veteran Student at BridgeEnglish Denver

Aldi Sorel is someone to admire. He came from the Gabonese Republic, which is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa, to be with his mother who had already been here for ten years. He has been at BridgeEnglish Denver longer than most of the teachers and he is for sure the veteran student here having been at Bridge since 2010. He came to the U.S. with practically no English skills whatsoever and was thrown into the Denver public school system before he could even communicate with anyone. He now speaks fluent French (his native tongue) as well as fluent English and this November, after two years of studying hard at Bridge, he plans to move on and go to university to start his career as a computer engineer.

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Idioms: They’re Sexy and You Know It.

Why learn idioms? Think of some common idioms in your language and about how important they are to communication. They are powerful ways to convey your meaning.

Experienced BridgeEnglish Denver teacher, Robyn Jacobs, says that using idioms and phrasal verbs show the meaning of your words in English in a very strong way. Thus, if you can use idioms correctly, you will sound fluent, confident and knowledgable. Sexy, in other words.

Why learn idioms? Think of some common idioms in your language and about how important they are to communication. They are powerful ways to convey your meaning.

Experienced BridgeEnglish Denver teacher, Robyn Jacobs, says that using idioms and phrasal verbs show the meaning of your words in English in a very strong way. Thus, if you can use idioms correctly, you will sound fluent, confident and knowledgable. Sexy, in other words.

Why learn idioms? Think of some common idioms in your language and about how important they are to communication. They are powerful ways to convey your meaning.

Experienced BridgeEnglish Denver teacher, Robyn Jacobs, says that using idioms and phrasal verbs show the meaning of your words in English in a very strong way. Thus, if you can use idioms correctly, you will sound fluent, confident and knowledgable. Sexy, in other words.

Why learn idioms? Think of some common idioms in your language and about how important they are to communication. They are powerful ways to convey your meaning.

Experienced BridgeEnglish Denver teacher, Robyn Jacobs, says that using idioms and phrasal verbs show the meaning of your words in English in a very strong way. Thus, if you can use idioms correctly, you will sound fluent, confident and knowledgable. Sexy, in other words.

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Get Smarter: Learning English Has Hidden Advantages.

Everyone that comes to BridgeEnglish Denver is focused on one thing, learning how to speak or improve their English. Some students come with some acquisition of the language already under their belts while others come as total beginners. Either way, their goals are the same: to become bilingual by adding English to their already fluent native tongue. Most of the benefits of being bilingual are quite obvious – more job and education opportunities, cultural and communication advantages, and more rewarding travel opportunities.
Everyone that comes to BridgeEnglish Denver is focused on one thing, learning how to speak or improve their English. Some students come to BridgeEnglish Denver with some acquisition of the language already under their belts while others come as total beginners. Either way, their goals are the same: to become bilingual by adding English to their already fluent native tongue.

Most of the benefits of being bilingual are quite obvious – more job and education opportunities, cultural and communication advantages, and more rewarding travel opportunities.
Everyone that comes to BridgeEnglish Denver is focused on one thing, learning how to speak or improve their English. Some students come to BridgeEnglish Denver with some acquisition of the language already under their belts while others come as total beginners. Either way, their goals are the same: to become bilingual by adding English to their already fluent native tongue.

Most of the benefits of being bilingual are quite obvious – more job and education opportunities, cultural and communication advantages, and more rewarding travel opportunities.
Everyone that comes to BridgeEnglish Denver is focused on one thing, learning how to speak or improve their English. Some students come to BridgeEnglish Denver with some acquisition of the language already under their belts while others come as total beginners. Either way, their goals are the same: to become bilingual by adding English to their already fluent native tongue.

Most of the benefits of being bilingual are quite obvious – more job and education opportunities, cultural and communication advantages, and more rewarding travel opportunities.

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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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Teacher, I Want to Learn British English. That’s Problematic Student.

England and America are two countries separated by a common language according to the famous phrase of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Warm beer versus cold beer, cricket versus baseball.

Sometimes, it certainly seems that way when teaching at BridgeEnglish Denver. As a native of the old country, I am often asked by students which spelling version of a certain word is correct. Is it color or colour (cue Microsoft red line telling me I spelled the word wrongly)? Should I use the word lift or elevator? Is it soccer or football?

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3 iPhone Apps to Improve Your English Vocabulary

Whether you are preparing for the TOEIC, IELTS or some other English-language proficiency test or just looking to improve your English vocabulary, chances are you need some help. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iTouch, you have access to hundreds of awesome (and some not-so-awesome) applications that guarantee to enlarge your word list! But […]

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