Main Street Schoolhouse Language Institute is a unique multicultural school that prepares post-graduate international students to attain English skills in small interactive classes to continue their professional goals in U.S. Universities or to excel in their career choice, and provides activities and services that promote friendship and cultural transition.
- 1 Student Housing
- 2 Bridge Program Description
- 3 Hours and Length of the Bridge Program
- 4 How does it work?
- 5 Bridge Program Class Offerings
- 6 Support Classes
- 7 Achieve your career goals quickly with the Bridge Program plan
- 8 Admission to Bridge Program Requirements
- 9 Application and Tuition Information
- 10 Refund Information.
Luxurious student housing available for short term Bridge Program students. Fully furnished Victorian houses with high speed Wi-Fi (See website’s Student Services, Student Housing page).
Bridge Program Description
Here at MSS we have risen to an expressed need of many post-grad F-1 students to have special program for them when they graduate from ESL and prepare for MA and PhD studies. So we have built a Bridge program to accomplish that, and to support, guide, and facilitate that achievement. We have put together various classes and projects appropriate for the Bridge. The student sets his own goal and time frame to do the Bridge, usually 2-6 months, and chooses classes from the following options that correlate with his goals to receive university admission.
Hours and Length of the Bridge Program
Minimum 20 hours of study per week for 3 month session, or more hours of study for speedy success. The Bridge Program has 6 month limit. See student choice option described below.
How does it work?
You can choose one class or a combination of classes, needed by you to meet your personal goals. The minimum hours of study in the school on this Program is 20 per week.
Step 1. Choose classes and make a study schedule. Your study schedule has to match school’s hours of operation, so you can be assisted by our teachers. You can do extra hours of study (over 20) in your house or Student Housing.
Step 2. Meet with your Bridge Program Director to register your schedule. Fill out the Bridge Program Classes Chart, and the Study Schedule Chart.
Bridge Program Class Offerings
GRE Test Preparation: 20 hours or more per week to study test-taking strategies and the various areas of testing (vocabulary, paragraph writing, essay writing, reading, listening, grammar, and writhing mechanics). The weekly schedule should plan the heaviest study time for the student’s problem area/s. The goal is to take the GRE test and achieve the score required for the university acceptance.
GMAT Test Preparation: an individualized course to study the test-taking strategies of the various areas of testing, and strengthen the student’s skills in 1 or more areas (reading, listening, speaking, writing, or math), to aid students in getting the score desired for college admission requirements.
IELTS Test Preparation: 20 hours or more per week to study test-taking strategies and the various areas of testing (vocabulary, graph descriptions, essay writing, reading, listening, grammar and writing mechanics). The weekly schedule should plan the heaviest study time for the student’s problem area/s. The goal is to take the IELTS test and achieve the score required for the university acceptance.
TOEFL Test Preparation: 20 hours of more per week to study test-taking strategies and the various areas of testing (vocabulary, paragraph writing, essay writing, reading, listening, grammar, and writing mechanics). The weekly schedule should plan the heaviest study time for the student’s problem area/s. The goal is to take the TOEFL test and achieve the score required for the university acceptance.
Career Exam Preparation: such as Medical exams, which are imperative for student’s professional advancement, and acceptance into the next area of his career requirements.
Advanced Essays: 20 hours or more per week to improve academic writing– improving the introduction, making the essay body relate more close to the introduction, with good supporting statements, improving English expression, and improving mechanics and word usage.
Academic Portfolio: creating a collection of career topic essays, or collection of artistic works for the MA admission requirement. Written, or Electronic versions.
Academic Reading Round-table: a reading course that develops student’s reading and communication skills based on non fiction academic books by having interactive discussions with Round-table classmates about content, inspiration, and opinions about each other’s books.
Statement of Purpose and Personal Essay: required for MA or PhD acceptance. Writing draft, and improvements, and final copy.
Artistic or Career Presentations: for people who have to present artistic works (concerts, art displays, visual designs, dramas for auditions, and exhibits) necessary for consideration and acceptance into their MA or PhD program. Students, have to provide CD’s, videos, etc. to document their presentation.
Achieve your career goals quickly with the Bridge Program plan
- Daytime studies in MSS library. Ask questions and get help from friendly faculty.
- After-hours studies in Student Housing rooms
- Absence permission granted for taking career and college admission exams, or for making artistic presentations or recitals required for university admission. Just fill out the Absence Request form to get approval.
Admission to Bridge Program Requirements
- Post ESL student
- Short-term goals
- Actively seeking university admission for MA/MS or PhD
- Preparing admission requirements (exams, presentations, portfolios)
- Preparing career requirements (USMLE, MCAT, NBDE)
Application and Tuition Information
If you fit the admission requirements, you can apply online. Click HERE to apply.
- First 3-month session: $1200 + Registration Fee ($100) + Technology Fee ($50)
- Second 3-month session: $1200 only
While students can enroll for a total of two 3-month sessions, they can transfer out immediately when the student’s goal of university admission takes place. Tuition paid in advance that was not used will be returned according to the MSS refund policy.