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What is a Bridge Class? 


English Language Institute helping you transition into college classes.

The Bridge sections of General Studies classes offer English Language Learners (ELL) access to trained professionals in both Communication Skills and ELL.  The role of the Bridge instructor is to guide students through the course and provide additional practice, guidance, and support.  In addition, the Bridge instructor helps ELL students navigate through the Wisconsin Technical College system and succeed in the following objectives: learning, course completion, and achieving individual goals.

Both native English speakers and non-native English speakers study in the same class.  The classes are  credit courses and are required in programs at FVTC.   

Bridge classes provide the ELL student with supplemental support such as preview and review of lessons with the ELL instructor, pronunciation assistance, grammar and vocabulary review and personalized attention.

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Here is what some English Language Learning students had to say…

“Thanks to the Bridge class, I have become more open and brave in using the language and meeting American students.
It helps me at work as well.”

“In the Bridge class, I had an opportunity to learn about real American culture and interact with American students”.

American students said…

“I like interacting with students from other cultural backgrounds and learning about other cultures and traditions. These classes helped me grow as person.”

“I experienced many different cultures that I wouldn’t have normally come across on a regular day.”

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