The ESL Bridge Program 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. ESL 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. Each session is paired with one liberal arts course. Testing will take place at the end of each 10-week session and, if you attain a level of proficiency that allows you to enter your field of technical studies, you may enter your chosen field of study at the start of the next quarter.
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.
Warwick , United States