Why Bridge TEFL
A Leader in TEFL Training and Certification
BridgeTEFL is the largest provider of TEFL courses in the United States. We offer a wide variety of TEFL programs and each year we prepare hundreds of students to teach English overseas.
An Established Leader
With over 20 years training students and teachers worldwide, BridgeTEFL is an established leader in the language training industry. Our staff, programs, facilities and network of global contacts are top-notch because language training is our business-and has been for over two decades.
Bridge-Linguatec Inc., Denver, CO has been accredited and our IDELT™ program approved by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Bridge IDELT™ program has also been recommended for credit at over 1,500 universities in the United States by NCCRS, the National College Credit Recommendation Service. This means that the IDELT™ was evaluated by a team of subject matter experts and found comparable to college instruction.
In addition, BridgeTEFL is one of only 9 locations in the U.S. qualified to offer the prestigious Cambridge University CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). Our center in Denver is recognized as an official CILTS (Cambridge Integrated Language Teaching Schemes) center, having passed rigorous evaluation and certification processes ensuring the quality of our facilities, our staff, and our programs.
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TEFL Training Center
At BridgeTEFL, we are the experts on Chile with over 15 years of experience in the country. Our TEFL training center in Santiago was founded in 1990 and is now the largest of our South American schools. The center’s modern facilities offer 17 fully equipped classrooms, central air-conditioning and heating, plus access to fax, phone, e-mail and the Internet.
The training center is conveniently located in Providencia, an upscale neighborhood with tree-lined residential streets, high-rise office buildings, and plenty of shopping and restaurants. It is also only a few blocks from the city’s sparkling metro system, and just a five-minute walk from Suecia, a hotspot for nightlife that hosts some 50 restaurants and nightclubs.
The capital of Chile, Santiago is nestled in a valley at the foot of the picturesque Andes. The city of six million residents has a mild, Mediterranean climate and is centrally located, making it the perfect base from which to explore. In less than two hours in either direction, you can be strolling on the coast of the Pacific Ocean or skiing in the snowcapped Andes.
Chile boasts one of the most stable economies in South America, with an unemployment rate that is among the lowest on the continent. Santiago’s dependable financial system, modern facilities and general receptivity to foreigners makes it a great place to get certified—and to teach English.
Teaching English in Chile
Chile is on the leading edge of the push for English fluency—since 2004, the Chilean government’s English Opens Doors Program has been placing native speaking teachers in classrooms around the country. And nowhere is the need for English more apparent than in the business world. A prime source of TEFL jobs in Chile is private or group classes for company employees and executives.
Because Santiago is Chile’s economic, political, and cultural center, the majority of English teaching positions will be found in and around the capital. However, teaching jobs are available nationwide, ranging from the northern cities of Arica and Iquique, to the central coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, to Concepcion, Valdivia, and Puerto Montt further south.