BridgeTEFL

Our teacher training division has its roots in English language education.

Our Beginnings Teaching English

Bridge Education Group got its start over three decades ago in English teaching, with the establishment of Linguatec Language Centers in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. After a merger in 2000 with Bridge International in the United States, the company became the Bridge Education Group, AKA “Bridge.”

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Training our Teachers

At our language centers, we saw firsthand the need for more robust training for teachers, so we developed a state-of-the art TEFL/TESOL certification program, called the International Diploma in English Language Teaching. This program was one of the first to utilize a communicative approach to learning as well as cutting edge technology of the time, including the video laser disc.

Evolving with Technology

Building on the success of our onsite teacher training courses, we continued to embrace technology as early adopters of online teaching. TEFLOnline.com and later the IDELT – Online were created to put customized TEFL/TESOL certification, from basic to graduate-level, within reach of teachers worldwide.

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BridgeTEFL Timeline

1986

Linguatec in South America and Bridge in the U.S are founded.

2000

Bridge develops a classroom-based TEFL/TESOL course, the International Diploma in English Language Teaching.

2001

Bridge in Denver becomes an approved Cambridge CELTA training center.

2004

Bridge launches TEFLOnline.com certification courses.

2011

Bridge debuts the e-learning version of the International Diploma in English Language Teaching.

2013 -PRESENT

Bridge continues to grow in the field of international education, offering university pathways programs, foreign language training, and consultancy services for higher education.

Beyond TEFL

Bridge Education Group has since moved beyond teacher training to provide a range of services in the field of international education though our other divisions.

BridgeEnglish

Our centers in Denver, Colorado; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile offer General, Business, and Academic English programs, as well as testing services.

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BridgePathways

Our pathway programs prepare international students to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees at our partner universities in the U.S., via direct or conditional admission.

BridgeLanguages

Our foreign language division offers language classes in the U.S. and abroad, as well as translation and interpretation services.

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BridgeGlobalEd

Bridge provides consulting services for higher education in areas such as student recruitment, agent management, international marketing, and Intensive English Programs.

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Our goal at BridgeTEFL is to provide high quality, accessible training and professional development for the global language teacher, reflecting the overarching mission, purpose, and core values of Bridge Education Group.

Our Mission

To be the TEFL/TESOL resource for global English language teachers, providing accessible professional development options, teacher recognition, and advocacy

Our Purpose

To be the innovative leader in facilitating the most effective English language teaching across cultures worldwide.

Our Core Values:
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork