The Achievement Academy Bridge Program offers a unique experience to students. Unlike other Intensive English Programs in the region, the Achievement Academy Bridge Program (AABP) is a well-rounded university preparation program that aims at improving English proficiency as well as TOEFL and IELTS scores while building a strong foundation for success at university.
The integrated skills approach gives students the opportunity to study and use English in an authentic manner for optimal learning. In addition to their English classes, students do independent study in the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC), a resource for autonomous study materials, individual and group tutoring, TOEFL and IELTS practice, CALL exercises, novels, films, and much more. Student portfolios are monitored and guidance is provided by the dedicated LEC staff.
While studying English, students also build their math skills. Preparatory math courses designed for particular majors fully prepare students for requisite math courses once they matriculate into their majors. The same is true for physics, when required.
In order to improve study and critical thinking skills, gain knowledge of learning strategies and become more confident in the college setting, AABP students take a university preparation course. This puts them on the road to a successful university experience.
Another plus for students in the AABP is the opportunity to have discussions with the AABP counselor, who offers students guidance and advice on issues related to organization, time management, personal responsibility, class attendance, behavioral issues and more. The counselor gives encouragement, helps to resolve problems and tries to keep students on the right track.
Lastly, the instructors teaching in the Achievement Academy Bridge Program are all highly experienced with a minimum of a master's degree. The majority is from the USA and Canada, and many have extensive experience in the region. Instructors are encouraged to guide their students and create individual study plans aimed at improving weak areas and achieving student goals.