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New members in Latin and North America take IALC to 100 language schools worldwide


Academia Columbus and Bridge-Linguatec join IALC in April 2009 and take membership to 100 language schools worldwide. Academia Columbus established its first Spanish language school in Quito, Ecuador and has since opened schools in San José, Costa Rica and the popular resort of Playa del Carmen in Mexico. Academia Columbus is a young company founded in 2000 and owned by brothers Christopher and Patrick Thebing.

BridgeLinguatec was established in 1983 and is steered by Jean-Marc Alberola, son of founder Rafael Alberola. BridgeEnglish teaches English in Denver, Colorado and has three sister schools in Latin America. BridgeBrazil Rio offers Portuguese courses in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while BridgeChile and BridgeArgentina teach Spanish for foreigners in Santiago and Buenos Aires respectively. IALC is delighted to welcome these two family-run language organisations following the successful inspection of each of their schools during 2008 and 2009. They will meet agents as IALC members for the first time at the IALC Agent Workshop in Milan at the end of April 2009.

Pictured is BridgeEnglish in Denver.

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