The ESL Bridge Program at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is designed for students to achieve the English language skills required to begin college-level work in one of our 50+ associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. This is a 30-week program divided into three-quarters of 10 weeks each. The program is designed to assist international students in achieving proficiency in English so that they can begin their college coursework. Students will improve their ability to understand, read, speak, and write English in order to communicate accurately and participate successfully in their college courses. The program is split into three levels of English: (i) high-intermediate, (ii) advanced, and (iii) proficient. Students are placed in a level based on their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or PTE (Pearson Tests of English) score and can enter their field of technical studies at any time during a 10-week session if they obtain the requisite level of English proficiency. Each session is paired with one liberal arts course. In addition to English, students will learn study skills to make them more proficient in managing their time and handling coursework and will work with computers to gain digital literacy at the college level. Classes will also incorporate cultural competency lessons to familiarize students with American culture.
Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes
Program Mission The mission of the English as a Second Language Bridge Program is to prepare international students to enter their technical field of study by helping them to achieve proficiency in the English language. This program will enable students to communicate accurately and participate successfully at the college level. The curriculum focuses on English speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar, as well as on American culture and college study skills. The program utilizes a combined approach to hands-on learning, project-based learning, and online resources to give students the tools they need to ease their integration into the college environment. In addition, students are simultaneously enrolled in a liberal arts course to transition them into technical college courses. Program Goals The program will:
- Provide instruction in English speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar.
- Offer one liberal arts course in mathematics, English or science in each of the 10-week sessions to prepare students to enter their chosen field of technical study.
- Teach students study skills to make them better at managing their time and handling coursework.
- Offer students opportunities to work with computers to gain digital literacy at the college level.
- Incorporate cultural competency lessons to familiarize students with American culture.
Program Outcomes Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension of the English language sufficient to do college-level work.
- Function effectively in handling American cultural norms and standards.
- Use study skills to take notes, manage time, organize materials and function independently as a college student.
- Use technology to complete college coursework and navigate online resources for advanced learning.
ESL Bridge Program
- ESL 110 ESL I
- ESL 120 ESL II
- ESL 130 ESL III
New England Tech welcomes students from all backgrounds. What’s more, you can contact us anytime — classes begin four times a year, in January, March/April, July, and October. Our college admissions process is as easy as possible, thanks to our experienced Admissions Officers who are ready to help you in any way. Acceptance Criteria A candidate for admission to the associate degree or bachelor degree programs must have one of the following:
- A high school diploma;
- A recognized high school equivalency certificate; or,
- Verification of completion of a secondary school education in a home school setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory school attendance requirements under State law.
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Last updated November 16, 2017