Course in San José Costa Rica

Top Course Studies in San José Costa Rica 2017

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You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

Les cours peuvent varier de beaucoup en longueur. Certains cours à plein temps dure quelques semaines et d'autres quelques années. Certains cours à temps partiel peuvent même durer plus longtemps.

Costa Rica is located in Central America. Public universities offer degree programs according to their specialty and by law, and manage their own central and regional campus.

Like the most cities in the country, higher education centres in San José are bilingual. That means students opting to use; Germany, English or Spanish can undertake their diploma and degree courses without any difficulties.

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Internship Programs in Spain

Coined International
Campus Full time Part time

An Internship is the best way to strengthen your knowledge on your field of study and gain job experience in career fields outside the classroom. Besides, upon graduation, students with pre-professional intern experience have greater opportunities to find a job easily. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in San José Costa Rica. An Internship is the best way to strengthen your knowledge on your field of study and gain job experience in career fields outside the classroom. Besides, upon graduation, students with pre-professional intern experience have greater opportunities to find a job easily. Either choosing among the jobs we have available or asking as to look for a specific job that matches your interests you will get the best placement match according to your requirements, expertise and aptitude. Work in different private companies and public or non-governmental organizations as you improve your Español. Experience the Latin American and Spanish work environment from the inside! There’s a lot to be done. The Southern Cone offer great opportunities for you to reach your professional potential! Placements Administration Architecture Arts & Culture Event Planning Fashion Gastronomy Graphic Design Health Human Resources Interior Design IT Law Marketing Media Public Relations Teaching & Training Tourism & Hospitality Translation Intership Types Standard Internships Customized Internships Non-Paid Internships Paid Internships Locations Argentina Chile Costa Rica Requeriments Interships Over 18 years old up to 35. University student or graduated. Correlation between your studies and/or work experience and the placement you are requesting. Level of Spanish: intermediate +. Adaptable to other cultures, lifestyles and conceptions of work. Commitment to the Host Organization, its rules and tasks. Respect start and end dates of the program according on your nationality and legal requirements of the entry country. Accident, illness and third party liability insurance coverage. Fulfill with all legal and formal requirements for your Internship. Latin American students applying for Internships in Spain must have a valid EU passport. What is Included Travel assistance Internship placement Intercultural workshop/orientation Internship support & advice Weekly Tours & Recreational activities Calendar Internship certificate 24/7 Emergency Phone COINED Tutorship [-]

Course - Spanish for Professionals

Coined International
Campus Full time Part time 1 week

The best way of really getting to know a new culture is by learning its language. In our schools we offer different Spanish courses fitted to all ages and skills. [+]

Spanish courses The best way of really getting to know a new culture is by learning its language. In our schools we offer different Spanish courses fitted to all ages and skills. Either in group lessons or private lessons you'll get the hang of Español and live an exciting new adventure. Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world for a reason! Come to Latin America and find out why this romantic language bewitches everyone! Spanish for Professionals Spanish & Business Spanish & Culture Spanish & Medicine Spanish for DELE Certificate Spanish for Teachers Spanish & Internship Locations Argentina Bolivia Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Panama Peru Uruguay Venezuela Spain What is included Spanish level test Study material Spanish course Welcome package Support and Advice Weekly Tours and Recreational activities calendar End of course exam Course certificate 24/7 Emergency Phone Telephone and fax machine access (Low cost) Internet access (Free or low cost) COINED Tutorship. [-]

Course - Spanish & Activities

Coined International
Campus Full time Part time 1 week

The best way of really getting to know a new culture is by learning its language. In our schools we offer different Spanish courses fitted to all ages and skills. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in San José Costa Rica. Spanish courses The best way of really getting to know a new culture is by learning its language. In our schools we offer different Spanish courses fitted to all ages and skills. Either in group lessons or private lessons you'll get the hang of Español and live an exciting new adventure. Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world for a reason! Come to Latin America and find out why this romantic language bewitches everyone! Spanish & Activities Spanish & Tango Spanish & Ski Spanish & Salsa Spanish & Travel adventure Spanish & Dive Spanish & Volunteer work Locations Argentina Bolivia Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Panama Peru Uruguay Venezuela Spain What is included Spanish level test Study material Spanish course Welcome package Support and Advice Weekly Tours and Recreational activities calendar End of course exam Course certificate 24/7 Emergency Phone Telephone and fax machine access (Low cost) Internet access (Free or low cost) COINED Tutorship. [-]

Course - Learn Spanish

Coined International
Campus Full time Part time 1 week

The best way of really getting to know a new culture is by learning its language. In our schools we offer different Spanish courses fitted to all ages and skills. [+]

Spanish courses The best way of really getting to know a new culture is by learning its language. In our schools we offer different Spanish courses fitted to all ages and skills. Either in group lessons or private lessons you'll get the hang of Español and live an exciting new adventure. Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world for a reason! Come to Latin America and find out why this romantic language bewitches everyone! Classic Spanish Courses Intensive Super Intensive Immersion Private Intensive Includes 20/25 Spanish Group lessons. Argentina and Chile: 25 Spanish Group lessons. Develop your communicative skills in a short time. All destinations except: Honduras: Copan, Ecuador: Cuenca. Super Intensive Includes 30 Spanish Group lessons per week Argentina and Chile: 37 Spanish Group lessons Achieve a higher level of proficiency in a shorter amount of time. All destinations except: Honduras: La Ceiba & Copan, Ecuador: Cuenca, Colombia: Bogotá & Salamina, Mexico: all destinations; Panama: Panama City. Immersion Includes 20 Spanish Group lessons per week + 5 Spanish Private lessons or 4 Group Cultural lessons per week Argentina and Chile: Includes 25 Spanish Group lessons per week + 6 Spanish private lessons Learn Spanish while being involved deeply with the local culture. All Destinations. Group Cultural lessons available only in Costa Rica: Jaco Beach, Ecuador: Cuenca. Private From 10 to 30 private lessons per week Focus on your individual needs and expectations All destinations. Locations Argentina Bolivia Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Panama Peru Uruguay Venezuela Spain What is included Spanish level test Study material Spanish course Welcome package Support and Advice Weekly Tours and Recreational activities calendar End of course exam Course certificate 24/7 Emergency Phone Telephone and fax machine access (Low cost) Internet access (Free or low cost) COINED Tutorship. [-]

Volunteer Program in Spain

Coined International
Campus Full time Part time

Volunteer is a Latin word! Come and find out why! The dictionary says that to volunteer is to work on behalf of others, but when you put your bit to help people in need, everyone comes out a winner. We are part of a rich world but of uneven distribution, there is a huge difference between those who have a lot and those who have almost nothing. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in San José Costa Rica. Volunteer is a Latin word! Come and find out why! The dictionary says that to volunteer is to work on behalf of others, but when you put your bit to help people in need, everyone comes out a winner. We are part of a rich world but of uneven distribution, there is a huge difference between those who have a lot and those who have almost nothing. Under these circumstances the environment is also affected. A lot of selfless organizations fill in the gap that lets a lot of the Latin population without assistance. You can be part of that help, whether protecting endangered species, lending a hand to the elderly, teaching young children, cooking in a soup kitchen or working in a national park. Come and help people in need to improve their quality of life as you develop your skills, meet new friends and learn to see the world with other eyes. Latin America is waiting for your help! Placements Care - Children Care - Conditioned Care - Disabled Care - Elderly Community work Education Nature Repairs and renovations Locations Argentina Bolivia Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Guatemala Honduras Peru 3 Steps Volunteer Abroad Choose your Volunteer Project and send the online application form. Fill out and send the Volunteer Additional Info Package like your CV, letter of recommendation, letter of intention, etc. Before leaving, print out confirmation and make sure you have all emergency numbers in your hand luggage. And live your experience! What is Included Travel assistance Volunteer project placement Airport Transfer Service on arrival Accommodation, shared, WB Intercultural workshop/orientation Volunteer support & advice Weekly Tours & Recreational activities Calendar Volunteer certificate 24/7 Emergency Phone COINED Tutorship [-]

Course - Work & Live in the Wild

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks

Whether you’re interested in a career or a life-changing experience, This program is about connecting you to the earth. You will learn about earth-sustaining concepts, like permaculture design and building with natural materials. You will explore environmental sciences, by monitoring sea turtles and propagating coral reefs. And you will acquire important (and fun!) expeditionary skills, like scuba diving, rock climbing, caving, among others. All while acquiring personal skills like leadership, collaboration, resilience and critical thinking. [+]

Work & Live in the Wild Course Einstein said “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” Whether you’re interested in a career or a life-changing experience, This program is about connecting you to the earth. You will learn about earth-sustaining concepts, like permaculture design and building with natural materials. You will explore environmental sciences, by monitoring sea turtles and propagating coral reefs. And you will acquire important (and fun!) expeditionary skills, like scuba diving, rock climbing, caving, among others. All while acquiring personal skills like leadership, collaboration, resilience and critical thinking. Challenging? Yes. Unforgettable? Life-changing? Yes, and yes! Skills Highlights: Scuba PADI certification WFR certification Rock climbing Mountain biking Hiking skills Marine conservation Coral reef restoration Permaculture design Buiding with bamboo Leadership skills Resilience Partners (partial list): Sierra Madre Divers Hanifl Center for Environmental Study Grasshopper Adventures NOLS PROGRAM EMPHASIS Outdoor skills, Ecology, conservation & research skills DATES Sept 5 - Nov 29, 2017 DURATION 12 weeks COUNTRIES/LOCATIONS India, Thailand, Cambodia, Phillippines ACCOMMODATIONS Hostels, tents, dorms, lodges, campsites, homestays DEPARTURE CITY New York, NY RETURN CITY Phnom Penh, Cambodia AGES 18-22 PROGRAM FEE $24,000 [-]

Course - Winterline Global Skills Program 12 weeks

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2017 Costa Rica San José

This program is like our nine-month Global Skills Gap Year program, but for those with limited time. Experiment, explore, acquire a lifetime of skills in just 12 weeks! You’ll travel the world and learn skills that are valuable (personal finance, cooking, navigation), eye-opening (milking cows, sewing clothing, Thai fishing), introspective (group dynamics, critical thinking, conflict resolution) and just plain fun (scuba diving, mixology, horseback riding). Every day will be challenging. Every day will be new. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in San José Costa Rica. Winterline Global Skills Program: 12 –week Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, US This program is like our nine-month Global Skills Gap Year program, but for those with limited time. Experiment, explore, acquire a lifetime of skills in just 12 weeks! You’ll travel the world and learn skills that are valuable (personal finance, cooking, navigation), eye-opening (milking cows, sewing clothing, Thai fishing), introspective (group dynamics, critical thinking, conflict resolution) and just plain fun (scuba diving, mixology, horseback riding). Every day will be challenging. Every day will be new. If you want to venture into the wider world, while also exploring the farthest reaches of yourself, this is the program for you. Skills Highlights: Scuba certification Cooking Outdoor skills Photography Mixology Sewing Teamwork Critical thinking Business startup skills Coral reef restoration Partners: Outward Bound Costa Rica BaiPai Cooking School Grasshopper Adventures Startup Institute CORE Sea Rancho Mastatal (Costa Rica) DATES Spring 2017: Feb 13 - May 4 2017 Fall 2017: Aug 28 - Nov 19, 2017 Spring 2018: Feb 23 - May 6, 2018 DURATION 12 weeks COUNTRIES/LOCATIONS Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, US ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels, tents, hostels, dorms, lodges DEPARTURE CITY San Jose, Costa Rica RETURN CITY Boston, MA AGES 18-22 PROGRAM FEE $28,000 [-]

Course - Skills for a Green Future

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks

Want a future that is both exciting and meaningful? Welcome to the new energy economy! In this program, you’ll learn skills you can use for a course of study, a future career or simply as a conscientious, energy-efficient citizen. See firsthand how countries like Germany and Austria are embracing energy efficiency. Calculate your environmental impact. Install solar panels. Discover smart cities, smart buildings, smart cars. Build a tiny house. Learn to construct a greywater system, install a wood stove, retrofit a home. [+]

Skills for a Green Future SEPTEMBER 5 – NOVEMBER 30, 2017 US, UK, Germany, Austria Want a future that is both exciting and meaningful? Welcome to the new energy economy! In this program, you’ll learn skills you can use for a course of study, a future career or simply as a conscientious, energy-efficient citizen. See firsthand how countries like Germany and Austria are embracing energy efficiency. Calculate your environmental impact. Install solar panels. Discover smart cities, smart buildings, smart cars. Build a tiny house. Learn to construct a greywater system, install a wood stove, retrofit a home. And learn to take action, to drive green solutions through leadership, collaboration and teamwork. The future is green – find your place in it. Skills Highlights: Zero-waste design Off-grid energy Construction & building design Wind technology Data collection Smart urban design Partners (partial list): MIT Senseable City Lab Centre for Appropriate Technology PROGRAM EMPHASIS Energy technologies & sustainability DATES Sept 5 - Nov 30, 2017 DURATION 12 weeks COUNTRIES USA, UK, Germany, Austria ACCOMMODATIONS Hostels, dorms DEPARTURE CITY New York, NY RETURN CITY Boston, MA AGES 18-22 PROGRAM FEE $26,500 [-]

Course - Ridge to Reef Exploration

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks September 2017 Costa Rica San José

70% of the earth is ocean; here’s your chance to explore it in ways few people get to experience. Discover plants, animals and entire ecosystems living underwater. Learn water skills -- sailing, boating, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and more. Investigate coral reef restoration and sea turtle rehabilitation. Experience the thrills of caving and zip lining. Oceans can be hazardous – you’ll learn first aid, navigation and safe diving. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in San José Costa Rica. Ridge to Reef Exploration JANUARY 22 – APRIL 27, 2018 US, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica 70% of the earth is ocean; here’s your chance to explore it in ways few people get to experience. Discover plants, animals and entire ecosystems living underwater. Learn water skills -- sailing, boating, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and more. Investigate coral reef restoration and sea turtle rehabilitation. Experience the thrills of caving and zip lining. Oceans can be hazardous – you’ll learn first aid, navigation and safe diving. Discover the unspoiled Earth in Belize, Honduras and Costa Rica. You’ll work with the world-famous Scripps Institute of Oceanography. And you will challenge yourself physically and mentally, while connecting with a part of our world we could not live without. Skills Highlights Scuba certification EFR certification Oceanography Coral reef restoration Sailing Spelunking Sea kayaking Powerboat navigation Chocolate making Digital storytelling Fishing Zip lining PROGRAM EMPHASIS Marine science + ocean adventure DATES Jan 22 - Apr 27, 2018 DURATION 12 weeks COUNTRIES/LOCATIONS US, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica ACCOMMODATIONS Sailboats, dorms, hostels, homestays, campsites DEPARTURE CITY San Diego, CA RETURN CITY San Diego, CA AGES 18-22 PROGRAM FEE $26,000 (all-inclusive) [-]

Course - International Business & Entrepreneurship

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks

Whether it’s a one-person startup or a multi-national conglomerate, business is business. Find out if it’s for you, and acquire valuable skills that will help you succeed in college and in life. You’ll visit four of the world's leading innovation hubs and do much more than observe. You’ll design your own startup, learn to sell, negotiate, present, network – and ultimately think like a business person. [+]

International Business & Entrepreneurship Whether it’s a one-person startup or a multi-national conglomerate, business is business. Find out if it’s for you, and acquire valuable skills that will help you succeed in college and in life. You’ll visit four of the world's leading innovation hubs and do much more than observe. You’ll design your own startup, learn to sell, negotiate, present, network – and ultimately think like a business person. Then we will take you to SxSW, a leading innovation conference. From building a website to managing your finances, you’ll learn the skills that will help you succeed in college and in life, and gain insight into business as a college major or career choice. JANUARY 15 – APRIL 5, 2017 | US, ASIA JANUARY 15 – APRIL 5, 2018 | US, ASIA Boston, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Mumbai DATES Spring 2017: Jan 15-Apr 5 or Spring 2018: Jan 15-Apr 5 DURATION 12 weeks LOCATIONS Boston, MA, Singapore, Mumbai India, Austin, TX ACCOMMODATIONS Hostels DEPARTURE CITY Boston, MA RETURN CITY Boston, MA AGES 18-22 PROGRAM FEE $32,000 [-]

Course - Gap Year Global Skills Program

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 Costa Rica San José

Each week, a new place. In 9 months, across 10 countries in 3 continents, you'll travel from the urban jungle to the wilderness, from mountains to the open ocean, from rich industrial environments to impoverished villages in developing nations. It will be the busiest, most challenging, constructive, fun and exhilarating year of your life. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in San José Costa Rica. This is not your typical gap year. In 9 months, across 10 countries in 3 continents, you'll travel from the urban jungle to the wilderness, from mountains to the open ocean, from rich industrial environments to impoverished villages in developing nations. You will learn how to build a house, cook a meal, manage your finances, sail a boat, speak in public, serve a customer, negotiate a deal, and drive a car safely. You will learn how to help save a person's life when far removed from medical help. You will develop skills in negotiation, critical thinking and problem-solving, and in team-building and leadership. You will learn how governance works, and will put it into practice on a day-to-day basis. You will be taught how to operate power tools and heavy machinery such as forklifts and tractors. It will be the busiest, most challenging, constructive, fun and exhilarating year of your life. LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN Orientation and Wilderness Experience: September Estes Park, Colorado and Wilderness Areas ... [-]

General English Program

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time

As a student in our General English Program, you’ll focus on interactive, conversational English rather than teacher lectures. Your teachers will limit themselves to speaking no more than one-third of the class time in order to encourage you and your classmates to converse in English. [+]

General English Program Learn practical English skills while experiencing life in the United States. Purpose and Goals As a student in our General English Program, you’ll focus on interactive, conversational English rather than teacher lectures. Your teachers will limit themselves to speaking no more than one-third of the class time in order to encourage you and your classmates to converse in English. The interactive lessons clarify grammar usage, introduce new vocabulary and hone your reading strategies, always with an emphasis on spoken communication. You will develop your verbal English skills as quickly and effectively as possible. Program Overview With our General English program: Students of all levels are welcome. Courses can begin any Monday. Home-stay and hotel lodgings available. Flexible duration, you choose how many weeks to study. 4 course options to find the right fit for you. Location Our General English program is offered at two locations: Denver, Colorado and Purchase, New York. Our state of the art language center in Denver is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance to many shops, restaurants and attractions. Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a beautiful and appealing location to learn English. With world-class museums, shopping, and dining and easy access to outdoor adventures like skiing and hiking, Denver keeps its visitors very busy.  Our New York language center is located on-campus at Manhattanville College, just 20 minutes from New York City! You can enjoy all the attractions of the Big Apple on the weekends, and enjoy a safe, friendly suburban university environment during your language classes. The welcoming Bridge staff and teachers at both centers are always available to answer questions and ensure that you get the most of learning English in the USA. Student Profile Many of our students say that one of their favorite things about Bridge is the multicultural student body. Our General English Program students range in age from 18 to 50+ and are our most diverse group. They are here to learn English for a wide range of reasons, from simply experiencing life and culture in the US, to learning specific skills for a profession. No matter why you choose to study English at Bridge, you will undoubtedly benefit from the friendships you develop and the things you learn from your fellow students. Courses General English Tourist: This is a semi-intensive group course that is perfect for tourists and students who want to enjoy their free time to explore outside the classroom. General English Group: This is a full-time group course which includes mornings and afternoon classes. Students in this course are eligible to apply for a student visa. General English Combo: With a combination of group and private classes, this option is perfect for students looking to improve their English quickly. Private classes are customized to your unique learning goals and challenges. General English Full Immersion: Our most intensive course, consisting of private instruction only. If you have a short time and want to make the most of your ESL course, this is the right choice for you. Prices [-]

Bridge Business English Institute

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time

BridgeEnglish® Centers offer General English, Business English and Academic English at four centers located in the United States, Argentina and Chile. [+]

Course Studies 2017 in San José Costa Rica. Program Overview If you want to succeed in the global marketplace, you need a solid foundation of English skills. As a student in our Business English program, you’ll focus on conversational English used in a business context, learning to communicate effectively in no time. Student Profile Our Business English students range in age from their early 20s to 50+. They are all business professionals who need to improve their English language skills for work purposes, representing a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities. Job sectors represented include accounting, management, human resources, engineering, and finance. Some students are senior employees of multinational companies while others are entrepreneurs and small business owners. Program Requirements We offer the Business English Program to our more advanced English language students. Your English proficiency should be Level 4 or above to take the course. Executive Enrichment Program For true success in learning any language, you need to practice outside of the classroom. The Bridge Executive Enrichment Program places you in real-world situations where you can apply relevant vocabulary and newly acquired language skills. We’ve partnered with prestigious local institutions to offer workshops, lectures, and networking opportunities. Courses Small Group Business English Get plenty of speaking practice in our small group classes. Course highlights: Small groups (maximum of 6 students) 21 hours of classroom instruction per week Business English Combo Course Enhance your group class with private tutoring. Course highlights: Small groups (maximum of 6 students) 21 hours of classroom instruction per week 15 hours of private instruction per week Business Full Immersion Improve rapidly in our most intensive program. Course highlights: 37.5 hours per week of private instruction Customizable curriculum Daily lunch and conversation practice with a teacher English for Special Purposes Depending on your industry, you may need to focus on specific vocabulary and skills that aren’t covered in a traditional business English curriculum. We’ve created a number of English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses to meet those practical needs. You can enroll in these private courses as part of an immersion course, or as the one-on-one component of a Group-Private Combo Course. These short courses can be personalized even further to your specific needs and usually comprise approximately 40 course hours. Prices [-]

BridgePathways - Academic English Pathways

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time

The BridgePathways Academic English program is a comprehensive, in-depth course designed to help you succeed in the U.S. university classroom. [+]

BridgePathways - Academic English Pathways The BridgePathways Academic English program is a comprehensive, in-depth course designed to help you succeed in the U.S. university classroom. This program is offered at 9 locations, 8 of which are on university campuses. Top 3 reasons to choose Bridge: On-Campus: Our Academic English Program is available on-campus for degree-seeking students, so you can quickly immerse yourself in campus life. We have 8 U.S. university partners in 7 different states: Capital University in Ohio; Colorado Mesa University in Colorado; Concordia University, St. Paul in Minnesota; Husson University in Maine; Manhattanville College in New York; Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado; Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania; and Western New England University in Massachusetts. Conditional Admission: Degree-seeking students can qualify for conditional admission to our university partners, which is acceptance based on the completion of an Academic English Program. Our university partners also offer TOEFL and IELTS waivers to students who successfully complete the Academic English program. Comprehensive Support: Our multi-lingual staff are experts at supporting international students and have been providing guidance for more than 25 years. From our first call to your graduation, Bridge will be with you every step of the way. Our Program Advisors will take the time to understand your needs and provide personalized advice.
 ACADEMIC READINESS As a student in our BridgePathways Academic English program, you'll acquire the necessary English language skills to succeed in an academic environment. Our curriculum is designed to help you develop your English proficiency in the four communicative skills— reading, writing, speaking, and listening— while strengthening your study skills and strategies. TEACHING METHODOLOGY You'll learn quickly from the communicative and student-centered approach in all of our classes. You'll be expected to actively participate in activities, discussions, and projects. We encourage our students to constantly practice English while undertaking various academic tasks. SOCIAL & CULTURAL IMMERSION As a BridgePathways student, you'll participate in essential social and cultural immersion experiences to help you become comfortable with living and actively participating in U.S. campus and community environments. THEME-BASED CURRICULUM You'll study a different theme each week. Themes are related to common areas of undergraduate study and will unify all of your classes. This thematic approach allows you to develop both linguistic skills and content knowledge. ENGLISH ONLY To maximize your learning experience, we have an English-only policy both in and out of class. We ask that students from the same language background try their best to communicate only in English. AUTHENTIC MATERIALS You'll work with a curriculum that includes a combination of materials from National Geographic™ and other sources written for native English speakers. By using such materials, you'll be able to develop an understanding of authentic oral and written communication. CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYSIS In addition to helping you achieve your linguistic goals, we will also help you to develop critical thinking and analysis skills. These important skills are an integral part of our curriculum. PRACTICAL TASKS You'll prepare specifically for the work you'll be doing in college with the tasks we assign. You'll be participating in discussions and debates, giving formal and informal presentations, conducting research, writing source-based essays, and listening to lectures. BridgePathways Levels BridgePathways uses the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) when determining English proficiency levels. *Equivalencies for reference only AUTONOMOUS LEARNERS Our teaching methodology encourages students to become autonomous learners and to think independently.Learning how to learn is one of the most important skills you will need when pursuing your degree at a U.S. university. Typical Schedule Class sessions are delivered from 08:15 am to 02:15 pm, Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, class is from 09:00 am to 12:00pm. [-]