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.
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.
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.
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.
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.