Students in the Foundations program receive twelve hours of intensive English instruction per week. The courses include Grammar, Reading Skills, Writing, and Extensive Reading. In addition to improving their English language skills, the Foundation English courses help students to handle multiple assignments and to develop their time management and study skills. The goal of the program is to develop the students' English language proficiency so that they can function independently in a university setting.
Students who place at the top level of the Academic Bridge Program’s placement tests enroll in two Academic English classes plus a one-semester Communications course. The main objective of these classes is to prepare students for success at university. Emphasis is placed on writing and reading assignments that are challenging and incorporate critical thinking skills. The textbooks adopted for these classes are used in regular university settings and are not EFL texts. The instructors of the Academic English classes understand the needs of EFL students as well as the requirements placed on students in higher education settings. Instruction is presented in a step-by-step fashion that allows students to bridge the gap between high school and college.