Program Details

With more than 20 years of experience in education abroad and language training, no one does Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) quite like Bridge. Our globally recognized International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT™) program is mu
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Program Type:
Teach Abroad
Degree Level:
1-3 months
Teach Abroad:
Placement Audience:

Program Overview

Program Description:
Course Hours: 140 Duration: 4 weeks Language of Instruction: English IDELT™ Certification: The International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT™) is a rigorous and internationally accredited measure of your skill as a teacher of English as a foreign language. Bridge’s IDELT™ program has been approved by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) and has been recommended for credit at over 1,500 colleges and universities. In this 140-hour course, you’ll learn to teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening to learners of English, and you’ll also focus on key competencies like grammar and pronunciation. In addition, you’ll hone your pedagogy and build valuable skills like lesson planning and classroom management. This comprehensive preparation will boost your confidence and your employability, empowering you to teach English in Brazil and around the globe. BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

With more than 20 years of experience in education abroad and language training, no one does Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) quite like Bridge. Our globally recognized International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT™) program is much more than a great way to build skills as a teacher of English as a foreign language; it’s also the perfect launching pad for a stellar year or more in a country on the royal road to global prominence. In addition to the capacities and confidence you need to be a great teacher, Bridge’s month-long IDELT™ program will help you strengthen your Portuguese, introduce you to Brazilian culture, and even find a great job when you’re done. All of this takes place in Rio de Janeiro, a city so naturally breathtaking that when Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvarez Cabral landed there in 1502, he thought he had reached paradise. But Rio isn’t some tropical movie set; yes, it’s bursting with high culture and the boundless optimism of a country on the rise, but it’s also a living, breathing, tangled city where 12 million people go about their daily lives. Bridge will help you settle in; we’ll pick you up at the airport, help you find a place to live, and show you some of the most exciting places in town, leaving you to devote all your energies to growing personally and professionally as you set off on the adventure of a lifetime.

Just blocks from the Metro, BridgeTEFL’s Rio de Janeiro training center was completely renovated in 2006. The center features 10 modern classrooms, air-conditioning, internet-equipped computers and Wi-Fi. Studying at Bridge will give you unparalleled access to all that Rio has to offer. A one-of-a-kind mix of culture and leisure, Rio’s the sort of place where you can perfect your brain and your tan at the same time. As Brazil’s capital for nearly two centuries, the city is awash in elegant museums, imperial monuments, and lush gardens, all set against a backdrop of steep mountains practically dripping with tropical plants. Stands selling an impossible variety of exotic fruit juices and strong caipirinhas line the streets, and no matter where you are, the beach is never more than a short trip away.
Setting Description:
What makes Rio unique? You may know that Brazil was founded as a Portuguese colony, but did you know that in the 19th century, this South American behemoth actually ruled over its former colonial master? When Napoleon invaded Portugal in 1808, the Portuguese royal family fled to Rio de Janeiro and proclaimed the city capital of the Portuguese Empire. By the time the royals returned to Portugal in the 1820s, Brazil had had enough; the country declared its independence from Portugal, keeping newly elegant Rio as its capital. Though the era of empire is long past, visitors can still see evidence of this period in the beautiful 19th century buildings like the Real Gabinete Português De Leitura and the Candelária Church that survive to this day.