Intensive English Program

Bright Light School Intensive English Program

Bright Light School Intensive English Program is open to non-native speakers of English who have a serious desire to improve their language skills. This challenging program is useful to working professionals and to students preparing for college study or professional programs. The course of study is based on an integrated-skills approach with listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar components. Fluency and accuracy in both spoken and written English are emphasized.


In one year, students should be able to progress through the six-level core program. Classes allow participants a maximum amount of individual attention and an opportunity to develop conversational skills. Classes at any specific level will depend on sufficient enrollment. Students must be open to accepting a morning or afternoon schedule as assigned by the director.

Course Information

  • Six sessions of daytime classes are offered yearly; each session is seven weeks long with 20 hours of class per week
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. on the Holy Trinity Lutheran School campus

Program Instructors

Intensive English Program instructors are experienced teachers with advanced degrees who employ the most recent advances in second language methodology. They frequently incorporate current, culturally relevant articles and multimedia materials to supplement regular assignments.

IEP Academic Bridge Program

Levels 1-4

The ESL Academic Bridge Program is for conditionally-admitted students who have not met the English language proficiency requirements for admission into Bellevue College or other college and universities of bridge Program. This program prior to beginning your degree program at the Bellevue college or other college and universities who joined Bright Light School.The IEP Academic Bridge Program prepares students to meet the English language challenges of undergraduate study at the Bellevue college.
Students generally take 9 months to 1 year to complete the ESL Academic Bridge Program. At the beginning of the program, students will take a placement test to determine their level placement. There are 6 levels and advanced level in the program.