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Monday October 10, 2016

TEFL, TESOL, TESL and CELTA: Making Sense of Teach Abroad Terms

I remember when I first started doing research into the certification required to teach English abroad. I imagined there would be some kind of official website that led me to the one kind of certificate required to become an English teacher, but it didn’t turn out to be so cut and dry. Instead I found myself lost in a sea of unfamiliar terms that all seemed to have roughly the same mix of letters, but were slightly different. Sound familiar?

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Thursday October 6, 2016

TEFLOnline.com Launches Newest Version!

Our most popular online teacher certification course, TEFLOnline.com, has just debuted its newest version. We’ve not only updated the course curriculum, but we’ve also made improvements to the course structure and design by moving to an innovative platform that’s user friendly, fun and interactive.

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Wednesday September 28, 2016

TEFLOnline.com Grad, Joseph, is “Living the Dream” in Italy!

From my first visit to Italy, to the city of Florence in 2012, I had an unique connection. After exploring different options, I decided that getting certification as a English teacher was a way of obtaining my dream of living in Italy. After receiving a copy of my certification I got to work and found a list of English Schools in Italy… and decided that the Inlingua School of Parma was the right fit for me.

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Thursday September 22, 2016

EFL Teaching Tip: Break Free from Frozen Teaching Techniques

Even experienced teachers can fall into bad habits, using outdated techniques that limit students’ learning experience rather than broadening it. Curriculum expert, Susan Weymouth, shares a time-frozen teaching technique you should avoid and suggests a more vibrant strategy to replace it that your students will love.  Time-Frozen Strategy: Grammar-Translation This method was designed for Latin […]

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Tuesday September 20, 2016

Yes, You Can Teach English in Europe!

Western Europe has always been a bit of a tease in the world of TEFL: it’s easy to visit, great for a study abroad term, but a hard place for non-Europeans to actually get a job. Why is that? It’s simple really, if you think about it. In the EU, there’s a lot of competition for […]

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Thursday September 15, 2016

Program Spotlight: Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Grammar

For those of us whose first language is English, the rules of grammar are not something we think about; we use them instinctively! However, when teaching English as a foreign language, you’ll be called upon to have knowledge of, answer questions about, and be able to clearly explain the rules of grammar on a daily basis! Grammar Advisor is a course that can help.

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Wednesday September 7, 2016

How to Teach English Abroad: A Step-by-Step Guide for Everyone

You want to teach English abroad, but with all the various websites, blogs and random advice out there, you’re not sure how to get started. Don’t let information overload stall your plans! Follow this easy step-by-step instruction guide to get your plans to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in gear.

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Thursday September 1, 2016

TEFLOnline.com Graduate, Linda: Online Teacher and Career Counselor

Linda Z. is a TEFLOnline.com graduate from Boston, Massachusetts, who is currently teaching English online. She also works as a Career Counselor for a small non-profit organization based at Boston Medical Center, where she provides career services to refugees and asylum seekers from countries such as Uganda, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sudan and the Syrian Arab Republic.

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Tuesday August 16, 2016

Bridge IDELT Online: Earn College Credit for Your TEFL Course

There are plenty of online TEFL courses to choose from, but would you like the option to earn 3 graduate-level credits for your TEFL training? If so, the International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT- Online) could be right for you.

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Monday August 15, 2016

Jonathan: CELTA Graduate in Cozumel, Mexico

Jonathan is a Bridge graduate whose path to teaching started with the Cambridge CELTA course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2010. After the CELTA, Jonathan taught in Colombia for almost a year, then returned home to teach and earn his master’s degree in education. Now he’s teaching abroad once again– this time in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico, where we recently caught up with him.

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