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Teach in Colombia
Thursday February 13, 2014

Featured Job: Teach in Colombia

BridgeTEFL has joined forces with SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje), a branch of the Colombian Ministry of Education, along with Partners of the Americas, to recruit qualified and motivated English teachers to provide instruction to students across five cities in Colombia. This is a truly unique opportunity to have a meaningful impact in the lives of Colombian citizens, while having the adventure of a lifetime. Are you ready to make a difference?

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Teach English in Colombia
Wednesday February 5, 2014

Notes From the Field: Interview with Martin Higgins in Colombia

Martin Higgins took the Cambridge CELTA in Bogotá last year and is currently teaching in Colombia. Originally from from Cambridge in the UK, he actually worked for Cambridge Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge and the parent body of Cambridge English Language Assessment, which issues the CELTA. His father also worked in the EFL industry for over 20 years, making teaching English a logical choice when he decided to move to a new country where he couldn’t speak the native tongue.

How did you decide on Colombia as a teaching destination? 

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Argentine Hand Gestures
Wednesday January 22, 2014

Hand Gestures You Need to Know Before Teaching Abroad in Argentina

You’ve heard it from us before; learning the language is an important part of of your teach abroad experience. But, what about those non-verbal cues? The nods, the winks, the finger flicks. Those are just as important to understanding not only the conversation, but the culture too! If you decide to take the IDELT in […]

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Tuesday January 21, 2014

Notes From The Field: Learning to Live the Mai Pen Rai Way in Thailand

We reached out to our most recent program alumni, Lauren, to give you some insight about being professionally trained as a TEFL teacher in beautiful, exotic Thailand:

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Things you will miss in South America
Thursday January 16, 2014

Don’t Leave Me Behind: Things You’ll Miss in South America

Teaching in South America opens up some of the best opportunities that a recent college grad, retiree or career changer can ask for. You’ll surely experience and try new things on a daily basis. That being said, there are certainly a handful of items I didn’t think I’d miss before I headed south. I’ve conspired with my ex-pat friends in Argentina, Chile and Brazil to compile a list of things you may not realize you’ll miss- until they’re gone!

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Teach in UAE
Thursday January 9, 2014

Featured TEFL Job: Teach in the United Arab Emirates!

Teaching in the United Arab Emirates is a uniquely diverse experience. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider teaching English there!

1) Meet people from all over the world. The classrooms in the UAE offer young minds from all around the world. Your fellow teachers come from as far as China and Japan to as near as Saudi Arabia and Britain! UAE has always welcomed foreign nationals for work, study, and tourism, and presents an exciting and challenging opportunity for educators looking for living and teaching within an international community.

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Teaching Etiquette in the Middle East
Friday December 27, 2013

EFL Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Etiquette in the Middle East

As is the case with any foreign culture, there are rules of manner and acts of faux pas that will be inherent anywhere you go – and you most likely will not know about them. Always do your research ahead of time so that you transition smoothly into your EFL teaching position without any major mistakes! Here are some general things to keep in mind, especially when you are teaching in the Middle East.

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Lollapalooza in Chile
Thursday December 26, 2013

TEFL Break- The 8 Best Reasons to go to Lollapalooza, Chile in 2014

In 2014, the internationally infamous Lollapalooza live music festival will return to Parque O’Higgins in Santiago. With aims to put on its best show yet since debuting in 2011, Lolla 2014 boasts a lineup unrivaled by other regional festivals.  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire and the Pixies are just a few of the artists […]

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TEFL Trainer Buenos Aires
Sunday December 15, 2013

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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Teach in Chile
Monday December 9, 2013

Choose Your Own Adventure: Two options to teach English in Chile

Do you remember those “choose your own adventure” books, where you could decide how the story ends? That’s pretty much Chile in a nutshell.

Whether you are looking for a TEFL certification course abroad with a guaranteed job placement, or you are already TEFL-certified and just looking for a job abroad, Chile is the perfect location to teach abroad.

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