Bridge Business English Institute

Bridge Business English Institute®

Go places. Learn the business English skills you need with Bridge.

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.

As a student enrolled in our Business English courses, you can take advantage of our Executive Enrichment Program. In this program you can further improve your English language skills outside of the classroom by attending top-class executive events. This program is included in the Business English program at no additional cost.

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

Currently, we offer the Business English Program to our more advanced English language students. Your English proficiency should be Level 4 or above to do the course. Your level of proficiency will be tested upon your arrival at the school to ensure proper placement in class.

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Business English Courses

Small Group Business English

Small Group Business English

Get plenty of speaking practice in our small group classes.

Perfect your business English language skills in an intimate group setting. You’ll learn to properly express yourself in presentations and meetings, and on phone calls. You’ll also explore different cultural business practices with your classmates from around the world to understand the complex themes and issues that affect international business.

Group classes include periodic field trips that enhance classroom topics. For example, we may go on a tour of a local business or to the local branch of a multinational. You will also hear from prestigious guest speakers from the local community and beyond.

Course highlights:

Business English Combo Course

Enhance your group class with private tutoring.

In this program you will enjoy the lively dynamic of small group classes with the added benefit of one-on-one tutoring each afternoon. You can choose the area of focus for your private sessions, making this a truly customizable program.

The Business English Combo Course is one of our most popular options. It combines the best of both worlds—the collaborative nature of the group classes followed by intensive and personalized one-on-one lessons.

Course highlights:
Business English Combo Course
Business Full Immersion

Business Full Immersion

Improve rapidly in our most intensive program.

Want to improve your English as quickly as possible? The Full Immersion program is for you. You’ll benefit from 37.5 hours a week of private classes in a business context. You’ll learn from timely and relevant articles in leading business publications and from your textbook. As part of your immersion, you’ll enjoy lunch with a teacher every day, so you can continue to practice speaking English in a social context.

This flagship program is the gold standard and the fastest way to improve your English. With this program you’ll also have full access to the Executive Enrichment program so you can apply what you are learning outside the classroom at networking events, business lectures, and workshops.

Course highlights:

Executive Enrichment Program

Apply your English skills at real-world lectures, networking events, workshops, and more.

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 you the following workshops, lectures, and networking opportunities.

IBCircle

International Business Circle

We’re a corporate sponsor of the IBC, a Denver-based group of international business executives. The IBC hosts monthly events offering an amazing opportunity to network and gain business insights from an exceptionally wide variety of people.

Recent events have included an evening with the New York bureau chief of The Economist, a cross-cultural presentation by the CEO of Western Union, and a look at what it takes for foreign companies to invest in Brazil.

Most of these IBC events take place after school with occasional ones available on weekends in the summer.

University of Denver

Voices of Experience at the University of Denver

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, through its Voices of Experience series, hosts regular lectures by well-known business leaders who give fascinating insights into how they’ve achieved their goals. The presentations are followed by Q&A sessions and an opportunity to network. These events take place in the evening after school.

World Trade Center

World Trade Center

We’ve partnered with the World Trade Center in Denver, an organization designed to serve as a focal point and resource for Colorado’s international business community.

The WTC offers professional development one-day or half-day courses on issues relevant to your understanding of international trade and business. Typical training events include seminars on social media, global cross-cultural communications, and intellectual property rights. The WTC also offers regular networking events.

These training events and workshops typically take place during school hours and we will adjust your class schedule accordingly.

English for Special Purposes

Get the specific skills and vocabulary you need in your field.

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. You can also take English for Special Purposes online as part of a BridgeVirtual program.

These short courses can be personalized even further to your specific needs and usually comprise approximately 40 course hours. Here is a sampling of the topics we offer:

  • Effective Presentations in English
  • English for Human Resources and Training Directors
  • English for Finance and Banking
  • English for Oil & Gas
  • English for Mining Sector
  • Doing business in the USA
  • English for Legal Professionals
  • Pronunciation and Voice Training
  • International Business Communication

For more information on our special English courses, contact a student advisor.

special purposes
English for Special Purposes

Business English Program Tuition

Course Hours/week Price/ week
Business Tourist 15 $495
Business Group 21 $695
Business Combo 6 (21 hours group + 6 hours private) 27 $1,145
Business Combo 9 (21 hours group + 9 hours private) 30 $1,370
Business Combo 15 (21 hours group + 15 hours private) 36 $1,820
Business Full Immersion (Private one-to-one) 37.5 $2,825
     
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