Teach English and learn Portuguese! BridgeBrazil is a subsidiary of Bridge, the leading expert in training teachers of English as a second language. Get TEFL certified with the International Diploma of English Language Teaching (IDELT™) at our training center in riveting Rio de Janeiro. Get an internationally recognized certificate, learn Portuguese, and discover the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (marvelous city)!
The Bridge IDELT™ program has been recommended for 6 graduate-level credits at over 1,500 universities in the USA, so you can get certified to teach English and earn college credit at same the time! Learn more about Bridge’s accreditation here.
Get one week of Portuguese instruction included in your tuition when you train in Rio!
In South America’s largest country, the need for native-speaking English teachers is booming. A robust international tourism industry and trade agreements with English-speaking countries have increased Brazil’s demand for quality English language instruction. Many business executives and other adults want to learn the language or perfect their speaking skills for both professional and personal advancement.
As an EFL teacher in Brazil, you will most likely find a position teaching small groups of adults in corporate offices in Rio. These businesspeople are generally highly motivated to learn English, as the language will open new opportunities for them. English teachers in Rio de Janeiro will enjoy easy access to public transportation, cafes, restaurants, and shopping areas. And of course, you’ll also be able to experience what makes Brazil famous worldwide—its diverse culture, friendly locals, and vibrant atmosphere!
Established in 1984, the Rio de Janeiro TEFL center moved to newly renovated, centrally-located downtown facilities in 2006. It features 10 classrooms with TVs and DVD players, central heat and air-conditioning, computers with free Internet, and WiFi. You’ll find the TEFL center staff welcoming and professional, and always ready to help you with whatever you may need during your time in Rio. English teachers seeking employment in Brazil will most likely find work in private language centers located across Rio, making it the perfect place to get your TEFL certification. Along with employment opportunities, the city offers beaches, nightlife, culture, and, of course, Carnival!
Even if you don’t have any previous TEFL experience you can apply to the IDELT™ certification program! Our applicants are from all over the world and from all different backgrounds! To apply you must be at least 20 years of age by course completion, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have native or near-native competence in both spoken and written English.
The Bridge IDELT™ is an internationally recognized and accredited certificate that will allow you to teach English anywhere in the world. After you’ve completed the course, we provide you with professional development guidance and assistance finding employment in the field.
The Bridge IDELT™ (International Diploma in English Language Teaching) is an intensive, 140-hour course that prepares and certifies you to teach English anywhere in the world.
During the course, each trainee will prepare lesson plans for, and teach, a minimum of six hours of practice teaching lessons with real students. These classes are observed both by trainers and fellow trainees. Trainees will learn to analyze student needs and language skills, as well as learn the differences between teaching business English and English for young learners.
Trainees will be able to watch live and video observations of professional language teachers, learning first-hand the art of class management and how to use multimedia in the classroom.