Teaching English is a great way to work abroad, earn some money and immerse yourself in another language and culture. BridgeTEFL is the sister company of BridgeChile and the leading expert in training teachers of English as a foreign language. Our staff invites you to get TEFL certified in Santiago, Chile and discover the sights, sounds and tastes of this South American paradise!
In this intensive IDELT™ certification course, you’ll get a better understanding of the English language and how to teach it. You’ll build your confidence as a teacher through classroom observation and practical experience in a variety of teaching styles. We also include 1 week of Spanish classes in your tuition, so you’ll be ready to explore the city and meet new Chilean friends.
You can even get TEFL certified and earn college credit at the same time. The Bridge IDELT™ program has been recommended for 6 graduate-level credits at over 1,500 universities in the USA. Learn more about BridgeTEFL’s accreditation.
The Bridge IDELT™ (International Diploma in English Language Teaching) is an intensive, 140-hour course that prepares and certifies you to teach English anywhere in the world. During the course, each trainee will prepare lesson plans for, and teach, a minimum of six hours of practice teaching lessons with real students. These classes are observed both by trainers and fellow trainees. Trainees will learn to analyze student needs and language skills, as well as learn the differences between teaching Business English and English for young learners. Trainees will be able to learn from live and video observations of professional language teachers, learning first-hand the art of class management and how to use multimedia in the classroom.
Even if you don’t have any previous TEFL experience you can apply to the IDELT™ certification program! Our applicants are from all over the world and from all different backgrounds. To apply you must be at least 20 years of age by course completion, have a high school diploma or equivalent and have native or near-native competence in both spoken and written English.
The Bridge IDELT™ is an internationally recognized and accredited certificate that will allow you to teach English anywhere in the world. After you’ve completed the course, we provide you with professional development guidance and assistance finding employment in the field.
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.
Chile is on the leading edge of the push for English fluency. The Chilean government has been placing a special emphasis on English learning in primary education, with the creation of its English Opens Doors program in 2004.
Because Santiago is Chile’s economic, political, and cultural center, the majority of English teaching positions will be found in and around the capital. A prime source of TEFL jobs in Santiago is private or group classes for company employees and executives. 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.