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Language Courses FAQs

Frequently asked questions about BridgeLanguages foreign language courses.

Not at all! We completely accommodate first-time language learners as well as students who may have some experience in the language.
Semi-Intensive Closed Group: Our semi-intensive courses are small closed-group classes that follow an 8-week program, 2 days per week, either in the mornings or in the evenings. Each class is 1.5 hours in duration, for a total of 16 classes. Semi-Intensive classes are a perfect fit for students wanting to start a group with friends, family, or colleagues! With a 4-person minimum sign-up, students will be able to enjoy a dynamic group atmosphere on a consistent schedule.

One-Day Friday Immersion: Private instruction for a full, 6-hour day of language immersion. This includes activities, excursions, and lunch and takes place on the last Friday of each month. 

Private Instruction: Students can purchase as many individual private, one-on-one lessons as they’d like, and students have the option to take private classes with friends, family, or colleagues also seeking a flexible schedule. Each lesson is 1.5 hours in duration. We also offer private lesson packages (see below) at a discounted price. Private tuition takes place at times convenient to the students’ schedule. 

Intensive Closed Group: This intensive course is a small, closed-group class that follows a 4-week program, 3 days per week, either in the mornings or evenings. Each class is 1.5 hours in duration, for a total of 12 classes. Intensive classes are a perfect fit for students wanting to start a group with friends, family, or colleagues! With a 4-person minimum sign-up, students will be able to enjoy a dynamic group atmosphere on a consistent schedule.
Private Classes
Design your own schedule!
All levels
Level Schedule Session Time Total Sessions* Duration Start Date
All levels 2 times per week 1 hour 30 min 8 4 weeks N/A
All levels 3 times per week 1 hour 30 min 12 4 weeks N/A
All levels 4 times per week 1 hour 30 min 16 4 weeks N/A
All levels 5 times per week 1 hour 30 min 20 4 weeks N/A
We offer a variety of languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and Russian courses are all available at our Denver language center.
Beginner (CEFR A1) - A basic ability to communicate and exchange information in a simple way.
Example: CAN ask simple questions about a menu and understand simple answers.

Elementary (CEFR A2) - An ability to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express oneself in familiar contexts.
Example: CAN take part in a routine conversation on simple predictable topics.

Intermediate (CEFR B1) - The ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with nonroutine information.
Example: CAN ask to open an account at a bank, provided that the procedure is straightforward.

Upper Intermediate (CEFR B2) - The capacity to achieve most goals and express oneself on a range of topics.
Example: CAN show visitors around and give a detailed description of a place.

Advanced (CEFR C1) - The ability to communicate with the emphasis on how well it is done, in terms of appropriacy, sensitivity and the capacity to deal with unfamiliar topics.
Example: CAN deal with hostile questioning confidently. CAN get and hold onto his/her turn to speak.

High Advanced (CEFR C2) - The capacity to deal with material which is academic or cognitively demanding, and to use language to good effect at a level of performance which may in certain respects be more advanced than that of an average native speaker.
Example: CAN scan texts for relevant information, and grasp main topic of text, reading almost as quickly as a native speaker.

Everyone learns languages at a different pace. Going to class a few hours per week is great but if you don't put in effort outside of class, your progress could be delayed. We find that students who read in the target language, watch television in the target language, go to cultural events where they can practice speaking the target language, etc. seem to excel at more rapid pace than those who don't practice outside the classroom. With that being said, research suggests the following guideline for level timelines.

To accommodate professionals, our Semi-Intensive and Intensive programs are offered both before and after work hours. Morning classes take place from 8-9:30 and evening classes can take place anytime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Private classes are another option for busy since they can be scheduled anytime that works for you.
All language programs have a maximum of 10 students per class.
Everything is flexible with private lessons! Along with your instructor, you’ll decide the pace, content, and timing of your lessons. You can make it work around your schedule and ensure that the lessons are tailored entirely to you.
Yes. We understand that sometimes things come up that get in the way of your lessons. You can cancel and re-schedule classes at no extra cost, as long as you notify us by 5:00 p.m. the day prior to classes.
Unfortunately, you cannot cancel or reschedule any classes if it is a group class with other students. If you miss a class, you will be counted absent.
Teachers are educated and qualified native speakers of the language you’re studying and have prior teaching experience.
We offer study abroad opportunities in Argentina, Austria, Chile, China, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Russia, and Spain.
In foreign countries, you can participate in group or private immersions.
If multiple individuals request the same specific language, BridgeLanguages may be able to offer it. Just ask!
Unfortunately we do not offer scholarships or financial aid, but occasionally we offer discount coupons for our Foreign Language programs.
Absolutely! Our BridgeVirtual classes are a combination of live, online classes conducted via Skype or telephone, and interactive activities you complete online. You can participate in BridgeVirtual wherever you would like, and can complete class and lessons on your own time, in your own space.
A BridgeVirtual class is two hours in total. This includes 1 hour of online custom prepared and selected activities, 25 minutes of live private instruction, and 30 minutes of online, session wrap-up activities.