BridgeTEFL

About BridgeTEFL

Year Founded: 1983

BridgeTEFL is the largest provider of TEFL/TESOL courses in the United States. With over 25 years of experience training teachers and teaching languages around the world, we consider ourselves true experts in the industry. Our staff has taught English in every corner of the world, and they are excited to share experiences with aspiring teachers to ensure their teacher training at Bridge is nothing short of amazing. Excellence is one of our core values, and we pride ourselves on providing one of the best TEFL training courses available. Our flagship TEFL/TESOL courses are recognized for college credit. Bridge centers around the world specialize in language instruction, which means we are qualified to offer employment to exception TEFL trainees.

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Take the Cambridge CELTA in Denver, Colorado with BridgeTEFL

United States : Denver

Get the most recognized teaching credential in the world! BridgeTEFL offers the prestigious University of Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)...

Get your CELTA Certification in Denver with BridgeTEFL!

United States : Denver

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in beautiful Denver, Colorado with an experienced, accredited institution. Bridge IDELT (International Diploma in English Language...

Teach English in Paris, France with BridgeAbroad!

France : Paris

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Teach English in Medellin, Colombia with BridgeTEFL!

Colombia : Medellin

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Teach English in Istanbul, Turkey with BridgeTEFL!

Turkey : Istanbul

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Teach English in Pattaya, Thailand, with BridgeTEFL!

Thailand : Pattaya

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Teach English in Barcelona, Spain, with BridgeTEFL!

Spain : Barcelona

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Teach English in Belfast, Ireland, with BridgeTEFL!

Ireland : Belfast

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Teach English in Cuernavaca, Mexico, with BridgeTEFL!

Mexico : Cuernavaca

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Teach English in Mexico City, Mexico, with BridgeTEFL!

Mexico : Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico)

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Teach English in Sardinia, Italy, with BridgeTEFL!

Italy : Catania

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Teach English in Bogota, Colombia, with BridgeTEFL!

Colombia : Bogota

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BridgeTEFL - Get Paid to Teach English in Santiago, Chile!

Chile : Santiago

Teachers accepted into the Teach in Chile program will work as English teachers. BridgeChile offers professional, personalized classes to executives in Santiago and is looking...

BridgeTEFL - Jobs Teaching English in Thailand!

Thailand : Bangkok, Chiang Rai

Overview of the Program: The Teach in Thailand Internship is devoted to providing quality, cross-cultural opportunities for both participants and local Thai schools and...

Teach English in Antigua, Guatemala, with BridgeTEFL!

Guatemala : Antigua

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Teach English in Cambodia with BridgeTEFL!

Cambodia : Phnom Penh

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Teach English in Crete, Greece, with BridgeTEFL!

Greece : Crete

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Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with BridgeTEFL!

Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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Teach English in Sevilla, Spain with BridgeTEFL!

Spain : Seville (Sevilla)

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Teach English in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with BridgeTEFL!

Brazil : Rio de Janeiro

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Teach English in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with BridgeTEFL!

Mexico : Playa del Carmen

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Teach English in Cusco, Peru with BridgeTEFL!

Peru : Cusco

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Teach English in Florence, Italy with BridgeTEFL!

Italy : Florence

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Teach English in Santiago, Chile with BridgeTEFL!

Chile : Santiago

Teach English in Chile! Get TEFL certified in scenic Santiago, Chile with an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a teaching position with our partner

Teach English in Buenos Aires, Argentina with BridgeTEFL!

Argentina : Buenos Aires

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Teach English in San Jose, Costa Rica with BridgeTEFL!

Costa Rica : San Jose

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Get TEFL Certified Online - Save up to 30% this month!

-Multi-Country Locations

Get certified from home to teach English abroad! TEFL Online is convenient and affordable, and earns you an internationally recognized teaching certificate from an accredited...

Get TEFL Certified in Crete, Greece with BridgeTEFL!

Greece : Crete

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Get TEFL Certified in Paris, France with BridgeTEFL!

France : Paris

Teach English in France! Get TEFL certified in Paris, France with an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a teaching position in locations worldwide. BridgeTEFL...

Get TEFL Certified in Medellin, Colombia, with BridgeTEFL!

Colombia : Medellin

Teach English in Colombia! Get TEFL certified in Medellin, Colombia with an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a teaching position in locations worldwide....

Get TEFL Certified in Mexico City, Mexico, with BridgeTEFL!

Mexico : Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico)

Teach English in Mexico! Get TEFL Certified in Mexico City, Mexico with an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a teaching position with our partner schools...

Get TEFL Certified in Istanbul, Turkey, with BridgeTEFL!

Turkey : Istanbul

Teach English in Turkey! Get TEFL certified in Istanbul, the cultural and commercial center of Turkey. with an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a teaching...

Get CELTA Certified in Cuernavaca, Mexico. with BridgeTEFL!

Mexico : Cuernavaca

Teach English in Mexioc! Get CELTA certified in the charming city of Cuernavaca, Mexico with an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a teaching position with...

Get CELTA certified in Belfast, Ireland with BridgeTEFL!

Northern Ireland : Belfast

Get CELTA certified to teach English in Belfast! Get TEFL certified in the vibrant coastal city of Belfast, Northern Ireland with an experienced, accredited institution and...

Get TEFL Certified in Sardinia, Italy, with BridgeTEFL!

Italy : Cagliari

Teach English in Italy! Get TEFL certified in Sardinia, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a

Get CELTA Certified in Bogota, Colombia, with BridgeTEFL!

Colombia : Bogota

Teach English in Colombia! Get TEFL CELTA certified in Bogota, the vibrant capitol city of Colombia with an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a teaching...

Get TEFL Certified in Antigua, Guatemala, with BridgeTEFL!

Guatemala : Antigua

Teach English in Guatemala! Get TEFL Certified in the charming city of Antigua, Guatemala aith an experienced, accredited institution and qualify for a teaching position

Get TEFL Certified in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with BridgeTEFL!

Cambodia : Phnom Penh

Teach English in Cambodia! Get TEFL certified in exotic Phnom Penh, Cambodia with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeTEFL program graduates receive an internationally...

Get CELTA Certified in Denver, CO - Teach Worldwide!

United States : Denver

Teach English worldwide! Get CELTA certified in beautiful Denver, Colorado and qualify for a teaching position in locations worldwide. Program graduates receive an internationally...

Get TEFL Certified in Pattaya, Thailand with BridgeTEFL!

Thailand : Pattaya

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in beautiful Pattaya, Thailand with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeTEFL program graduates receive an internationally...

Get TEFL Certified in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with Bridge!

Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in fascinating Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeTEFL program graduates receive an

Get CELTA Certified in Sevilla, Spain with BridgeTEFL!

Spain : Seville (Sevilla)

Get the most recognized teaching credential in the world! BridgeTEFL offers the prestigious University of Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)...

Get TEFL Certified in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with BridgeTEFL

Brazil : Rio de Janeiro

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in exotic Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeIDELT (International Diploma in English Language...

Get TEFL Certified in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with Bridge!

Mexico : Playa del Carmen

Teach English worldwide! Get CELTA certified in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico with an experienced, accredited institution. CELTA program graduates receive an internationally...

Get TEFL Certified in San Jose, Costa Rica with BridgeTEFL!

Costa Rica : San Jose

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in beautiful San Jose, Costa Rica with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeTEFL program graduates receive an internationally...

Get TEFL Certified in Cusco, Peru with BridgeTEFL!

Peru : Cusco

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in historic Cusco, Peru with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeTEFL program graduates receive an internationally recognized...

Get TEFL Certified in London, England with BridgeTEFL!

England : London

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in the stylish, hip and historic city of London, England with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeTEFL program graduates...

Get TEFL Certified in Florence, Italy with BridgeTEFL!

Italy : Florence

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in charming Florence, Italy with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeTEFL program graduates receive an internationally...

Get TEFL Certified in Santiago, Chile with BridgeTEFL!

Chile : Santiago

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in scenic Santiago, Chile with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeIDELT (International Diploma in English Language

Get TEFL Certified in Barcelona, Spain with BridgeTEFL!

Spain : Barcelona

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in cosmopolitan Barcelona, Spain with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeTEFL program graduates receive an internationally...

Get TEFL Certified in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Bridge!

Argentina : Buenos Aires

Teach English worldwide! Get TEFL certified in beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina with an experienced, accredited institution. BridgeIDELT (International Diploma in English...

Staff Interviews

  • Martin Torres-Mason - BridgeVirtual Manager

    Martin first traveled to Chile at the age of eight, and ended up living there until 18. After studying Journalism and Political Science in college, he moved back to Chile and started working as a teacher for Bridge. His work focused primarily in special projects, such as teaching mining managers in the Andes. After working as Bridge’s Curriculum Coordinator in Chile and developing their language programs in Argentina, Martin moved back to Chile and now holds the position of Manager of E-Learning platforms BridgeVirtual.

    Martin showing off the BridgeArgentina office!
    Martin showing off the BridgeArgentina office!

    You work for Bridge in Santiago, Chile, and have also worked in the Buenos Aires, Argentina school. What do you find to be the biggest difference between the two cities?

    I would say that Santiago is more modern in relation to technology, transportation, and skyscrapers, which is what you would expect from the international business center for Latin America. On the other hand, however, Buenos Aires is very European with its focus on museums, culture, and traditional architecture. Buenos Aires really exudes an artistic pizazz, while Santiago embraces its organized structure.

    You've been a part of Bridge since 2008. What do you love about your job?

    I love knowing that we are contributing to the language learning process of our students, as well as providing them with an excellent experience in their study abroad programs. Several students have returned to our centers in Argentina and Chile and they emphasize the great experiences they had with Bridge such as host families, excursions, and of course the course itselfs It’s extremely rewarding to witness first-hand the positive impact that Bridge programs have on our students and their professional or personal growth.

    San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires.

    San Telmo Market on any given Sunday - Largest artisan and antique Market in Buenos Aires.

    Who influenced you to start traveling?

    My parents and grandparents have spent many years traveling to places such as Italy, Jerusalem, South Africa, Cuba, Congo, Spain, and Brazil... and even today they continue to travel! For me, seeing pictures of their adventures and hearing their stories prompted me to start traveling. There are few things in life as rewarding as getting out into the world, experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and exploring unknown places. Travelling is something that I hope to do my whole life, and I would encourage others to do so too!

    What advice would you give to someone who wants to study abroad in Chile and/or Argentina?

    You will have an incredible experience regardless of which country you visit! My best piece of advice is to approach every new situation with an open mind--you just might learn something new! Also, never be early to any social event -- Latin American timing is very laid-back!

    Villa Carlos Paz in Cordoba.

    Martin on vacation in Villa Carlos Paz in Cordoba - Most amazing views of the city!

    You grew up in a bilingual household. How has this influenced your degree and career choice?

    Growing up in a household with over three languages spoken really prompted me to work in an industry that not only promotes language learning but also education abroad, as one is dependent on the other. Living abroad in a foreign country is crucial for language learning, and language learning is a key aspect of education abroad.

    What's the most bizarre dish you've tried while traveling?

    I’ve tried cow tongue a few times...it’s not so bad with some lime and salt, and a nice glass of wine!

    Street performers along Corrientes street in Buenos Aires.

    Any given day walking down Corrientes street in Buenos Aires you'll find random situations like this one--street performers!

    You were born in Canada and went to college there. How do you stay in contact with friends and family while living abroad?

    The great thing about living abroad in this day and age is that it’s so easy to stay in contact with people on the other side of the world! I mostly use Skype to talk to friends back in Canada, but there are also newer applications such as Viber and Google Hangouts which provide calling features. I also use Whatsapp to message with all of my contacts, even in the country where I currently live. There’s just so many options to stay in touch no matter where you are!

    If you could go to any country you haven't yet visited, where would you go? 

    I would really love to visit Egypt. The wealth of cultural, religious, and architectural history that the country possesses is just astounding. From the Great Pyramids, to the Nile River, to the Valley of the Kings, the whole country is filled with historically significant places to visit, as well as modern food, music, and culture to experience!