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English Language Bridge for Advanced Learners

Come join our Concordia community as part of a select group of high achieving learners from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Spend a year in a blended model of learning and experience the Concordia Advantage.
Tailored Instruction

Expert educators tailor individual instruction to each student's language level in this community of no more than 12 students

Academic Strength

High achieving students will grow in their core academics in tandem with a targeted focus on English language acquision

English Fluency

Taught by a native English speaker and being fully integrated into grade 5 specials will enable the bridge community students to develop English language fluency

Priority will be given to applications received before December 31, 2016.

Additional acceptances will be based on the criteria that no one language group will account for more than 50% of the class.

In this unique bridge to Concordia, 12 grade 5 students have the exclusive opportunity to join a passionate community focused on rigor, relevance and relationship. Learners from diverse linguistic backgrounds will create a community which encourages English as the language of learning, building fluency while advancing academic achievement. Hallmarks of the program include:

  • No more than 50% of students with one language background to create ideal environment for English language acquisition
  • Instruction tailored to each student's English language level
  • Full integration into fine arts, physical education, educational travel and other grade 5 electives and co-curricular activities

The application fee will be waived until after admittance and paperwork must be received before January 16, 2017 to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.

Applicants will:

  • Show proficiency as “Intermediate or Higher” in the English language on the Language Assessment
  • Show a proven advanced academic record
  • Participate in a face-to-face interview or Skype call with a member of Concordia’s Admissions team
  • Participate in a Shadow day at Concordia if the family lives in Shanghai
  • Show a strong desire to join the Concordia community and embrace the Concordia Ethos
  • Meet all other Concordia Admission qualifications and standards

Parents of applicants will:

  • Participate in a face-to-face interview or Skype call with a member of Concordia’s Admissions team
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to have their child acquire English language fluency
  • Sign a form acknowledging:
      • the rigorous aspects of this exclusive opportunity
      • the support that Concordia will provide to the student
      • the tuition surcharge of 40,000RMB will apply for the class, and
      • the expectations for the student and family as part of the community.