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St. Petersburg, Fl, USA


St. Petersburg, FloridaVia Lingua is proud to announce, in partnership with ELS Language Centers, its 2015 TEFL Certification Program.

Our TEFL program is held at ELS St. Petersburg, located on the beautiful waterfront campus of Eckerd College. St. Petersburg is situated on Florida's tropical west coast and is well known for its beaches and yearlong great weather (361 days of sunshine each year). Only a five minute drive from the Center are 42 kilometers of white sand beaches and clear blue water. Additionally, there are eight world-famous theme parks and four water parks all within a 90 minute drive, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens.

With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days), it is nicknamed "The Sunshine City". Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its "vibrant" arts scene.

Along with beautiful beaches, St. Petersburg attracts visitors with the Salvador Dali Museum, Fort De Soto Park and the St. Petersburg Pier. Presently, the St. Petersburg Pier building is closed. The pier approach and walkways are open to walking and biking along the waterfront. The approach area has a boat/sailboat/electric boat business, the St. Petersburg Museum of History, two large parking lots and stops for the St. Petersburg Trolley service. Beach Drive is a block away and features a variety of dining and shopping opportunities.

The city, which glimmers between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, is known for its warm weather and delightful breezes. Clearly a cultural center and family favorite, St. Petersburg offers an array of interactive, art, science and natural attractions to spark your group's curiosity, while its beaches - some of America's best - offer major fun in the sun. Don't miss the newly gentrified downtown strip of park-side cafes and other establishments. And, oh, by the way, Central Florida's theme parks are just a short drive away.

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