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Email: esl@framingham.edu
Phone: (508) 626-1510
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Advanced Bridge Program
Wednesday, September 4 - Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Advanced Bridge program helps English language students transition to university studies or advance their careers.  Prospective students should have a TOEFL score of 500 or advanced English skills.  The main component of this program is the Transition courses.

Transition courses, taught in an English learner-friendly environment, help students continue to improve their English skills and reduce their accents while gaining experience in researching, writing academic papers, and giving presentations.

New students are recommended to attend an information session.

Bridge Classes

Transitions 010 — Academic Writing, Research Techniques, and Giving Effective Presentations(4 hours/week)
This non-credit class is for non-native English speakers who are taking university courses or ELP courses and would like to enhance their academic English skills to improve their performance in the classroom or in their career.  Course content will focus on Research, writing, and giving effective presentations.  

When: Monday/Wednesday, 6:45pm-9:15pm
Classes begin Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Cost:  $650

Transitions 011—Accent Modification, Making Presentations, and Academic and Career Investigations (4 hours/week)
This non-credit class is for non-native English speakers who are taking university courses or ELP courses and would like to enhance their academic English skills to improve their performance in the classroom and in their career.  Course content will focus on innovative techniques for improving pronunciation and guided research that investigates opportunities for achievement in the American academic system, and in potential careers.  Students will learn how to gain access to interviews and correspond with professionals. 

When: Tuesday/Thursday, 6:45pm-9:15pm
Classes begin Thursday, September 5, 2013
Cost:  $650  


Registration and Payment
To register by mail or fax, download the ELP Registration Form. You may also register in person at the Student Services Center in the McCarthy Center, Room 515. New students should attend an information session before registering.

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Payment may be made by personal check, bank check, money order, Visa*, MasterCard*, Discover Card*, or American Express*. Cash is only accepted between 9:00am and 4:00pm at the Student Services Center (D. Justin McCarthy Center, room 515). Payment is due with registration. Register early to ensure your place in a class.

*Credit card payments can be made in-person in the Student Services Center (D. Justin McCarthy Center, room 515).


For more information about the Advanced Bridge Program, email Rebecca Hawk, Director of English Language Programs at rhawk@framingham.edu or call 508.626.1510 for an appointment.

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