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What is the difference between the IDELT vs. CELTA?

The Bridge IDELT and the Cambridge CELTA are both accredited, internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL courses that prepare you for teaching positions worldwide. These courses were developed by different organizations, Bridge in the U.S. and Cambridge in the U.K., so they vary slightly in structure and content.

Bridge IDELT Course Cambridge CELTA Course
Type of TEFL/TESOL course 100% classroom-based 100% classroom-based
Course schedule 4 weeks, full-time 4 weeks, full-time
Where certificate is accepted Worldwide Worldwide
Developed by Bridge Education Group (U.S.) and offered as a joint certificate with Metropolitan State University of Denver. Cambridge English (U.K.)
Hours of certification 140 120
Course locations Denver, Colorado USA
Santiago, Chile
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Denver, Colorado USA
Accreditation Accredited by the ACCET, a body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England
University credit U.S. courses are recommended for 6 graduate-level credits by the National College Credit Recommendation Service Not available
Price $1,995 $2,495
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Alissa Berdahl
International Program Advisor

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Bridge Onsite TEFL/TESOL Course Locations

Earn your teaching certification in the classroom at one of our Bridge centers in the U.S. or South America. Accommodations options and other in-country support available at all locations.

Bridge in Denver, Colorado



Bridge in Buenos Aires, Argentina


Bridge in Santiago, Chile


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Get classroom-quality TESOL training in a convenient online format!

Bridge IDELT – Online (International Diploma in English Language Teaching)

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If a TEFL course like the IDELT or CELTA is the type of training you’re looking for but you can’t make it to an onsite location, we have a solution! The Bridge IDELT (International Diploma in English Language Teaching) is also offered online, so you don’t have to sacrifice quality certification, regardless of your location or your busy schedule.

The 12-week, e-learning IDELT – Online is our most advanced online TEFL/TESOL certification course, delivering instructor-led, group training via the interactive course platform.

The IDELT – Online is a 150-Hour TEFL/TESOL certification and qualified trainees also have the option of taking the course for graduate-level university credit through the University of Northern Colorado or Texas A&M University- Texarkana.

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