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The TEFL Insider

Trustworthy tips, tales, and advice from Bridge's experienced staff
Wednesday October 22, 2014

Notes From The Field: TEFL Through The Eyes of a “Late Bloomer”

The stereotypical TEFL teacher is fresh out of college, but this teacher began after retirement. If your age has kept you from following your dreams, it’s time for you to meet Wes:

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Thursday October 16, 2014

Notes From The Field: My Third Year Of Teaching English

Erin’s a seasoned pro when it comes to teaching abroad. Check out some of her favorite classroom tips to get students to open up and speak English.

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Tips on creating an EFL résumé
Wednesday October 1, 2014

Tips For Finding TEFL Jobs Online

So, you’ve got your TEFL certification and are ready to start applying for jobs? Hold your horses! These days, many TEFL jobs can be found online. We’ve got some tips to start your online search for that job halfway across the world.

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Monday September 15, 2014

What You Need to Know About Money and Teaching Abroad

Are you thinking about teaching abroad? Are you worried about how you’ll finance such an adventure? Or maybe you heard that you can make lots of money as an EFL teacher and you are wondering if it is true? Read on for everything you need to know about money and teaching abroad.

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Tuesday September 9, 2014

Using Music In Your TEFL Classroom

Are you looking for new, fun activities for your TEFL classroom? Then consider using music and rhymes to teach vocabulary and content. Much of the difficulties of learning a foreign language can be overcome through sharing the “universal language” of music! Using Rhythm To Bridge The Gap There is something about rhythm that seems to […]

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Thursday August 28, 2014

5 Fast Tips On How to Choose A TEFL Course

Finally moving forward with your plans to teach English abroad? I know it can be frustrating, but I can help. Read what I’ve learned about how to choose a TEFL course, so that you can get certified and finally start teaching!

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Learn Language before going abroad
Friday August 15, 2014

Improve Your Fluency in the Local Language Before You Go Abroad

As a new teacher, you might be concerned about not knowing the native language where you’re going to teach. Being fluent (or even intermediate) in the local language is almost never required, but it can improve your experience.

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Thursday July 24, 2014

18 Surefire Signs You’re a TEFLer in Chile

Here’s a little love for our past and present TEFL teachers living in Chile. Because the best things about life in Chile are not on the pages of your travel guide. You know you’re a TEFLer in Chile when: 1. You respond immediately when someone calls out “tia” or “tio”. 2. You think Sahne-Nuss is […]

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teach in china
Wednesday July 23, 2014

Featured TEFL Job: Teach in China

Are you mature, flexible, adventurous and want to help change lives while having the experience of a lifetime? Does living in one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, rich with culture and brimming with tradition sound exciting to you? Then the Teach in China program may be right for you!

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Monday July 7, 2014

Top 5 Must-See Places in Shanghai, China When Teaching Abroad

Should you visit or teach English in Shanghai, you’ll find numerous attractions and sights to explore. Here are five incredible places you won’t want to miss!

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