As the leaves on trees start to change and the air becomes crisper this time of year, Bridge students at our downtown Denver center have a whole new list of cool-weather activities to experience. Check out the different ways to enjoy the fall and winter seasons in Denver when English class is over.
There is always something fun to do in Denver, and at BridgeEnglish we help our students take advantage of everything the city has to offer. Here’s a sampling of activities students can sign up for this summer at Bridge to practice their English outside of class, make new friends, and get to know the beautiful […]
Get to know Goro and find out about his journey from Japan to Denver. This BridgeEnglish student shares why he loves Colorado and why learning English has been so important to him.
Many native Coloradans say that if you want to live in a state with all four seasons, then Colorado is hands down the best state to live in. I couldn’t agree more. I personally think, aside from not having an ocean, Colorado is the greatest place to live in the United States, which makes it even better that BridgeEnglish is located in the heart of Denver.
When I first started working at Bridge, I have to admit, I found it a bit odd that students from all over the world would want to come study English in Denver, not because Denver isn’t great, but when you think about a foreigner coming to the states for the first time you assume that they would want to go to New York or Miami or Los Angeles; one of the bigger more popular states that are known throughout the entire world.
BridgePathways, the academic arm of BridgeEnglish Denver, is collaborating with Chadron State College (CSC) to provide students enrolled in Bridge’s Academic English Program with the opportunity to be concurrently enrolled in CSC credit courses being delivered at our language center in Denver, Colorado. By doing so, you can get an “Early Start” toward completing your degree while you improve your English language proficiency at Bridge.
Visitors to Colorado usually have one specific vision in mind of our beautiful state and that vision is of the famous Rocky Mountains. I grew up with a view of the peaks to the west for my whole life, which was not a bad view to have from pretty much every vantage point in Denver. In the Winter, the peaks are white with hints of purple and green below the tree line. In the Summer, the Rockies can look anywhere from a deep purple to a dark grey, depending on the day, and in the Fall, if you are close enough, you can see the changing of the Aspen trees forming golden carpets amongst the evergreen trees. There is never a bad time to look at the mountains and BridgeEnglish Denver students should all take advantage of the picturesque beauty that is the Rocky Mountains.
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.
Alexandre Carnelos was a student here at BridgeEnglish Denver back in January 2012. He was one of the many Brazilian executives sent to us by the global chemical company BASF. Alexandre was a popular student amongst the Bridge community and his presence was undeniable. Standing at an impressive 6 feet 5 inches you couldn’t help but notice him. Of the many pictures that I took of him and the pictures on his Facebook page, he gives a menacing stare into the camera in every single picture. I think that is his signature pose. But under the giant frame and ominous glare in pictures, Alexandre is a gentle giant, a hard worker and a super funny guy.
Many BridgeEnglish Denver students come to Colorado not only because it is a great state with beautiful weather and magnificent natural scenery, but also because they have read or heard about “the Old West” or have seen John Wayne movies about cowboys and wagon trains.
While it is true that these things used to exist, they are not so much in existence anymore, in Denver anyway. However, there is a small mountain town (which incidentally is also one of the major ski areas in the state) by the name of Steamboat Springs that still bears themes of the Old West. If your desire is to see real life cowboys, old barns, and a taste of the Old West in the New Millennium, then Steamboat is definitely a destination during your stay at BridgeEnglish Denver.
Adriana Arias was an executive student at BridgeEnglish Denver for two months in the Spring of 2012. Having a job in international relations for the government in Colombia, it is extremely important for her to be able to speak English fluently because a large part of her job is communicating with people from all over the world, in English. Adriana was a pleasure to have in class. Full of Latina fire, she expressed her opinions freely and with conviction, and outside of class she was equally fun, joining both students and teachers in social events and trips around Colorado. Her stay here was short but her impact on fellow students and teachers will endure. She has since been back to work in Bogotá and continues to study English and speak it whenever she can.