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Trustworthy tips, tales, and advice from Bridge's experienced staff

Classroom
Friday August 10, 2012

Advice for Aspiring English Teachers: Embrace Diversity in the Classroom

So, you’re thinking about teaching English but have never been exposed to the world of ESL and EFL? Many new teachers embarking on a short summer stint or a dedicated career in this area haven’t had the chance to get any experience. It can be worrisome or even frustrating not knowing what to expect or […]

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Airplane
Tuesday August 7, 2012

Save Money While Teaching Abroad – 4 Great Sites for Travelers

For many of us, teaching English is what allows us to live our dream of traveling the world. It funds our trips, gives us a chance to meet local people and others doing the same thing we are, and provides a rewarding experience to boot. Hopefully, when you’re teaching abroad, you get the chance to […]

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Group Class
Friday August 3, 2012

How to Teach Classes With Mixed Ability

This post was written by Laura Greenwood One common complication in teaching is finding that students of many different skill levels are placed together in our classroom. At times, the moment we pass out a reading comprehension exercise, Sergio is already finished while Juan has no idea how to begin. What can we do? Should […]

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Tuesday July 31, 2012

Where’s Her Medal? An EFL Teacher’s Decathlon

This post was written by Susan Weymouth Watching the great athletes compete in the summer Olympics in London, I wish there were gold medals for the rest of us. Teaching English calls for strength, endurance,and moments of brilliance. Where are our medals? Let’s compare two days in the life of an Olympic decathlete and an […]

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Business Man and Woman
Tuesday July 24, 2012

Getting Your First TEFL Job: Guest Blog from Joe, the BridgeTEFL Intern

This post was written by Denise Kray Joe the Intern on: Finding your first job in four easy steps Hello there, my name is Joe and I’m currently the intern at BridgeTEFL in Denver, Colorado. I recently completed the CELTA course here and found a job overseas. These last few months of searching for jobs […]

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Tuesday July 17, 2012

Why I Chose a Classroom Course: Guest Blog by Shaley George

Shaley George recently completed a TEFL certification course with Bridge and was kind enough to write this blog about how and why she came to choose the course she did.

I’m Shaley George and I am an IDELT course graduate. When I decided to take a TEFL course in 2010, I had just graduated university with my anthropology degree.

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Monday July 16, 2012

Why I Chose an Online Course: Interview with Fernanda Uro Aboites

With all of the TEFL certification options out there, it can sometimes be a bit daunting deciding which one is right for you. One way to narrow it down is to decide between an online course and an onsite (in classroom) course. Fernanda Uro Aboites, a 25-year-old English teacher from Mexico, recently completed the TEFLOnline.com […]

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Looking for work
Monday July 16, 2012

How to Get a TEFL Job in South America – Part 3 – Find schools and apply!

So you’ve chosen Latin America as your TEFL destination and you’ve gotten the TEFL certification you need to qualify for jobs there. You’re almost done! The next step is to locate English schools and apply. Teaching English in Latin America There are a few things you need to know about working in Latin America Employers […]

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Ukraine
Thursday July 12, 2012

Notes From The Field: IDELT grad Kevin Reif in Ukraine

This post was written by Denise Kray Let me introduce you to one of our über teachers, Kevin Reif. He took our Bridge IDELT™  teacher training course in December 2007. Kevin is currently teaching overseas in the Ukraine. Since graduating, we’ve been lucky to have him on our teaching team at BridgeEnglish in Denver, Colorado. What drew you […]

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pathway
Wednesday June 27, 2012

Jobs at a Glance, Asia: Finding your Country Match!

There are plenty of great motivations for teaching abroad, and Asia can satisfy all of them: to embrace a new culture, pick up a language, get classroom experience, or even put some cash in the bank. Deciding where you’ll go can involve any one of these factors, or a combination of a few, which might […]

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