Chile

Bridge Grad “Jet Lagged Jess” Tells Us Why She Got TEFL Certified in Chile

Jess describes herself as a “20-something New Zealander who is leaving the nest” for an adventure in South America. She got TEFL certified via our 4-week Bridge IDELT course in Santiago in order to become an English teacher in Chile and make it her new home base. In her blog, Jet Lagged Jess, she shares all about her experiences abroad in Chile– from choosing her TEFL certification course and details of her first job to the sights she’s seen, places she’s traveled, foods she has eaten, and more.

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Reflections on Life Abroad: How to Live with No Regrets

  When I turned twenty five, I was a volunteer English teacher in Chilean Patagonia. My host family threw me a big party, and my host mother, Maria Teresa, had a few things to say. “When I was your age,” she announced to my friends and me, “I had two sons. I had a house. I had farmland. […]

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Notes from the Field: An Interview with David Kelly, Head Teacher, BridgeEnglish, Chile

Interested in teaching English in South America? I spoke to David Kelly, Head English Teacher at BridgeEnglish in Santiago, where the focus is on teaching business English to professionals. Read on to learn what those who sign up for our IDELT certification course in Santiago, or take part in our Teach in Chile Internship, can expect. Can […]

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Profile of a Typical Teaching Position in Chile: BridgeEnglish

  Are you browsing teaching jobs abroad? If so, you’ve probably noticed that English teaching positions can vary quite a bit from region to region. For example, in many Asian countries, jobs involve teaching groups of children (either at an English center or a standard K-12 school).  In South America, on the other hand, jobs […]

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Interview with TEFL Trainer in Argentina, Kandice Klumb

Born in Texas, but raised in Missouri, Kandice grew up exploring and moving to new places.  With her passion for travel and international education, she has been an invaluable addition to the BridgeTEFL team. She recently talked with us about the IDELT course and shared some advice for gringos looking to teach abroad in Buenos […]

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Why Teach in Chile? Five Unique Things You’ll Only Find There!

Deciding on a destination to teach English abroad can be difficult! With so many great countries to choose from, what things stand out about a particular destination to you? The food? The cultural traditions? The landscape? Whatever you’re most drawn to, read on to find out about the five unique things you will only find […]

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Your First Month of Onsite TEFL: Tips to Becoming a Local in South America!

  Doing an onsite course is especially exciting. Not only are you transplanted into an unfamiliar place but you also get to be a part of a TEFL experience. The first month is a balancing act to say the least. Juggling the rigor of a full academic course while trying to immerse yourself in a […]

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Teaching English and Learning Spanish in Chile: Thomas Heikes

Thomas Heikes is currently participating in the English Opens Doors program in the Araucania Region of Chile. I recently had the chance to catch up with him to find out a bit more about his experience learning Spanish during this program. –What was your level of Spanish when you began the English Opens Doors program? […]

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A Few Questions with Bridge Vice President, Lisa Rooney!

Are you wanting to know more about teaching abroad or launching a new career? Lisa Rooney, Vice President of Bridge, told us about her experiences getting started with teaching English as a foreign language abroad. Q: Why did you choose to go with Bridge over other providers? A: Truthfully, I chose Bridge because I had found […]

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Teaching English and Learning Spanish in Chile: Brett Gastineau

I first got to know Brett Gastineau during his application to the English Opens Doors Program last February. Recently, I was able to catch up with him to ask a few questions about his experience learning Spanish while participating in this program. –What was your level of Spanish when you began the English Opens Doors […]

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