Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is one of the most reliable jobs an English speaker can get in the sizzling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina—but going it alone can be a risky prospect. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to de... read more
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is one of the most reliable jobs an English speaker can get in the sizzling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina—but going it alone can be a risky prospect.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to develop your teaching skills, improve your Spanish, and tap into a preexisting job network, all while immersing yourself in the energy and excitement of one of the most dynamic cities on Earth? That’s where Bridge’s classic International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT™) program comes in.
Our month-long, globally-accredited TEFL certification program combines teacher training and certification with Spanish language classes and job placement assistance, giving you everything you need to build your capacities and confidence and land a great job in South America’s capital of cool.
The international leader in foreign language instruction, Bridge has designed a program that will do more than provide a top-caliber, comprehensive training in teaching English. We’ll also help you feel comfortable in an amazing new city. From airport pick-ups and painless housing arrangements to guided visits to the city’s most interesting sites, we’ll make sure that Buenos Aires is your oyster.
Let Bridge handle the details—so you can focus on building the skills you’ll need for global teaching success!
What makes Buenos Aires unique?
Buenos Aires’ riverfront Ecological Reserve isn’t just a hikeable, bikeable escape from urban density—it’s also a testament to nature’s resilience. Just thirty years ago, the area that now forms the Reserve was a pile of rubble, dumped into the river as part of the last military dictatorship’s plan for a new industrial zone.
When the regime ran out of money and abandoned the area, nature quickly took over, turning mounds of broken brick and twisted metal into a lush Pampas grassland. Today, the Reserve is larger than New York’s Central Park and home to dozens of exotic bird, reptile, and plant species. But traces of the past remain. Head to where the Reserve meets the river and you’ll find a beach made of rubble, not sand—a reminder of the park’s unconventional history!
The Bridge IDELT™ (International Diploma in English Language Teaching) is an intensive, 140-hour course that prepares you to teach English anywhere in the world.
As an IDELT™ trainee, you’ll benefit from our decades of international experience training teachers and students. IDELT™ graduates will finish the course with a better understanding of the English language, practical experience with a variety of teaching techniques, and confidence in the classroom. The IDELT™ provides 140 contact hours between the trainee, the course trainer(s), peers, and EFL/ESL students. Course components include the following: essential subject knowledge given in input sessions (interactive lecture classes), teaching practice with real language learners, classroom observation of experienced teachers, and several written assignments. This comprehensive course is designed for candidates with no previous English teaching experience, but is also suitable for those who have some experience but no formal training in the TEFL field.
The IDELT™ program has been approved by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) and is recommended for credit at over 1,500 universities by PONSI (University of the State of New York National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction). This means that the IDELT™ was evaluated by a team of subject matter experts and found comparable to college instruction. The IDELT™ has been recommended for six graduate-level semester hours as an elective or as a teaching practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
BridgeVirtual Language Lessons
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.
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.
By the end of the IDELT™, trainees will be able to do the following:
• Teach English to adult learners using an appropriate range of practical skills.
• Plan, prepare and execute a range of lesson types for a communicative,
student-centered class using a variety of materials and techniques.
• Assess learner needs in order to plan and teach lessons that take account of
learners' backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs.
• Develop learners’ overall language competency by defining and analyzing
language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) and how they are
• Analyze and categorize the English language as well as design appropriate
presentation, practice and production activities for lesson planning.
• Demonstrate professional awareness, responsibility, and teacher
development by giving and receiving teaching feedback as well as working effectively with peers and trainers.