As a students at Bridge, you will spend your days at our facility located on-campus at Manhattanville College.
Manhattanville College is home to nearly 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offers an exciting location for our students. BridgePathways at Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York, just 20 minutes from New York City! You can enjoy all the attractions of the Big Apple on the weekends, and enjoy a safe and friendly environment during your language classes. You’ll attend classes on-campus and have access to university facilities.
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.
Our Academic English Program is perfect for students who want an intensive program. Students from all over the world study with Bridge to have an unforgettable experience as they improve their English skills through social and cultural immersion. Whether it is in preparation for a graduate or undergraduate degree, or a short-term ESL program, our teaching methodology and student-centered approach will help you reach your linguistic goals and enjoy your time in the U.S.
This program is specifically designed to help students prepare and succeed at U.S. universities. Our theme-based curriculum uses authentic materials and includes activities such as debates, essays and presentations. Students can also apply for conditional admission to our partner institutions and receive a TOEFL waiver upon graduation from our program.
Bridge’s Live & Learn English program is perfect for anyone looking to delve deeper into American language and culture, particularly for au pairs living with American families. An important part of being a successful au pair is learning to communicate effectively and interact appropriately with your host family and community members. Live & Learn English will not only help you to perfect your English skills, but also to gain a better understanding of American life and culture, and others’ perceptions of the United States.