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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Meet Justin Wahe: Head English Teacher and Gentle Giant

When Justin Wahe came to work at BridgeEnglish Denver, the term “gentle giant” came to my mind. He is, after all, six feet five, a towering foot and two inches taller than my short five foot three inch frame and by far the tallest person at the school.

While some very tall men can have an intimidating effect on people, Justin, on the other hand, has the most pleasant disposition, nicest smile and greatest attitude around. When I am having a bad day, he always seems to cheer me up. Justin would seriously do anything for we teachers here at BridgeEnglish Denver, not to mention being committed to giving the best education to the students as possible.

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BridgeEnglish Denver Students Go to Movies at Latest IBC Event

BridgeEnglish Denver executive students joined members from 15 countries to explore trends in global cinema at an International Business Circle (IBC) event in February.

Jim Palmer, University of Colorado (CU) Professor of Film Studies and Director of the CU Conference on World Affairs, spearheaded the event which was hosted by IBC members Jack and Sophie Walker at their private home in Boulder, 30 miles northwest of Denver.

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It’s Not Just About the Coffee: Colleen O’Brien, Administrative Assistant at BridgeEnglish Denver

When students first walk into the BridgeEnglish Denver reception area, it can be a bit daunting. There are people from all over the world gathering together. There may be some students from Saudi Arabia talking by the coffee machine or some Japanese students chatting on the sofa. Teachers walk by in a rush to get to class and administrators busily deal with their duties.

Through the crowd of people and papers and at least three different languages being spoken in the background, students make their way forward towards reception, and there behind the tall wooden desk sits a smiling face and the eyes and ears of BridgeEnglish Denver, Ms. Colleen O’Brien. Colleen is the administrative assistant here at BridgeEnglish Denver but her job far exceeds assisting with administration. She took some time out of her busy workday to enlighten me about all the things she does at BridgeEnglish Denver and, boy, is it a lot.

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Meet Akira Yamazaki, a Recent Graduate from the General English Program at Bridge

Parting is such sweet sorrow at Bridge Denver for the students and teachers alike. Every Friday, there is a graduation in the student lounge to celebrate the commencement of another group of Bridge graduates ready to move onward and upward in the world now that they have gained a better ability to speak English. People cry, people laugh, pictures are taken and heartwarming speeches are given. It is difficult for most Bridge students to leave but it is especially difficult for the students who have been studying here for many months and have made Denver their second home. As 2011 comes to an end, it is time to say goodbye to another group of Bridge graduates.

One of those graduates is Akira Yamazaki. Akira has been studying at Bridge since September in the general business executive course

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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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