Program Details

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Chile can be the adventure of a lifetime, but it’s hard to get started. How can you build the skills you need to design and teach your own lessons? Or learn the ropes in a new city? Or find a job? With mor
Santiago, Chile
Program Type:
Teach Abroad
Degree Level:
1-3 months
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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 Chile 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.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in Chile can be the adventure of a lifetime, but it’s hard to get started. How can you build the skills you need to design and teach your own lessons? Or learn the ropes in a new city? Or find a job? With more than two decades of experience in Chile, BridgeTEFL’s got the answers. In fact, we designed our month-long, Santiago-based International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT™) program to cover all the bases. We don’t just offer comprehensive, internationally accredited training to prepare you to teach English as a foreign language; we also pick you up from the airport, help you find housing, strengthen your Spanish skills, and even connect you to a broad network of jobs once you graduate. Located in Chile’s capital of Santiago—a sophisticated global city with culture and nature galore—Bridge’s IDELT™ program will help you build a foundation for success in a city hungry for English-language instruction. So take the plunge—you’ll build professional skills and lifelong memories as you immerse yourself in a new and vibrant culture.

Founded in 1990, Bridge’s Santiago TEFL training center is our flagship South American facility. It sports 17 air-conditioned classrooms, plus fax, phone, and internet access. It’s located amid the dramatic highrises and tree-lined streets of elegant Providencia, with plenty of shopping and dining options. Plus, one of the city’s nightlife meccas, Suecia, is just five minutes away, and the highly efficient Metro is even closer! Once you’re on the Metro, all of Santiago is yours to explore. Chile’s capital and largest city, Santiago is a South American hotspot for culture and nature. New museums like the Museum of Pre-Colombian Arts and the just-opened Museum of Memory (dedicated to telling the story of Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship) have brought the city global attention. Outdoor opportunities abound, with hiking and dramatic views on nearby Cerro San Cristobal and world-class trekking and skiing in the nearby Andes. And though the city’s known as a center of international business—and has the skyscrapers and multinationals to prove it—don’t be fooled its prim appearance. As you’ll figure out while chilling in an underground student bar or dancing until sunrise at a massive rave, Santiaguinos most certainly know how to have a good time!
Setting Description:
What makes Santiago unique? Wedged between the shores of the Pacific and the towering peaks of the Andes, and stretching from the icy tip of Patagonia to the spectacular highland deserts of the North, Chile is one of the world’s most geographically unique countries. The charm of this unusual geography is on full display in Santiago. Elaborate hilltop parks dot the city, keeping hikers and nature lovers busy. The snow-capped Andes can be seen from just about everywhere in the city, and world-class skiing is just a few minutes away. And if snow isn’t your style, never fear—sand is also close at hand. Viña del Mar, one of the Southern Cone’s most famous beach resorts, and Valparaíso, a bohemian seaside city with unparalleled Pacific vistas, are only 100km away. So pack your skis and your sunblock—Chile and its unparalleled diversity await!