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Wednesday March 28, 2012

How To Get A TEFL Job – Part 1 – Decide Where You Want To Go!

We get a lot of questions from people interested in teaching English abroad. While these questions can be about a range of topics, such as the intensive nature of the CELTA or TEFL programs, the schedule of our online TEFL certification courses, our accreditation, and more, they all boil down to just one thing: people […]

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Wednesday March 28, 2012

Understanding Fluency: TEFL Speaking Activities Part I

Who doesn’t love a good TEFL speaking activity? Here are a few more I hope you love. Time Trials: This is an activity which has apparently been around for a while, but I didn’t hear about until recently. Here’s how it works: Give your EFL students a prompt and perhaps a few minutes to collect […]

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Wednesday March 28, 2012

Coffee Culture Around the World – Traveling with TEFL

When you return from teaching abroad, sometimes it’s the little things about your former host country that you miss most. For me, it’s the Italian café. There is just something about those memories of sitting at a table outside of a coffee shop at the edge of an enormous plaza in Venice, sipping a cappuccino, […]

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Wednesday March 21, 2012

Understanding Fluency: TEFL Speaking Activities Part I

Who doesn’t love a good TEFL speaking activity? Here are a few more I hope you love. Time Trials: This is an activity which has apparently been around for a while, but I didn’t hear about until recently. Here’s how it works: Give your EFL students a prompt and perhaps a few minutes to collect […]

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Wednesday March 21, 2012

Top Three Ways to Build Relationships at Your New EFL Job

You just got an exciting job teaching English in a beautiful country. You’re trained in your field, and you know what you want to accomplish with your students. However, you still have butterflies about being the new kid on the block. How can you fit in with your new boss and coworkers? Establishing friendly and […]

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Tuesday March 20, 2012

Kelly Kennedy Gets Lost and Found while Teaching English in Budapest, Hungary

This month we chose to feature Kelly Kennedy, currently participating in the Teach in Hungary Internship.  Originally from Honesdale, a small town in North Eastern Pennsylvania, Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in History.    Kelly spent a year teaching in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood in south Florida, worked at a homeless shelter in Phoenix and had been […]

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Monday March 19, 2012

TEFL in Rio de Janeiro: Notes From the Field Interview with Bridge IDELT Graduate Thomas Stertz

So you have decided that you want to find a TEFL job in South America, but you are not quite sure which certification course to take to make this happen. Here is an interview with Thomas Stertz, explaining how the Bridge IDELT course helped him reach his goal of teaching English as a foreign language […]

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Monday March 12, 2012

How to Get a TEFL Job – Part Two: Latin America – TEFL Certification

So you’ve decided you want to get a job teaching English in Latin America. Was it the laid-back culture that attracted you? Maybe the stunning environment of rainforests, rivers, mountains, and oceans, and all the many exciting activities they provide? Perhaps their famed wines and cocktails, like the Pisco Sour? Whatever won you over, you’re […]

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Monday March 12, 2012

How to Get a TEFL Job – Part Two: Asia – TEFL Certification

So you’ve decided you want to get a job teaching English in Asia. Maybe you’re looking at South Korea because of the benefits and high wages compared to the low cost of living, or maybe you prefer the climate of Thailand or Vietnam. Whatever Asian country has caught your eye, it’s important to make sure […]

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HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
Monday March 5, 2012

Hit the Ground Running— Get a TEFL job in Central or South America!

Is your dream job in Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil or another Latin American location? The appeal is understandable: high demand for teachers, great weather, fabulous culture, and the chance to learn Spanish and/or Portuguese along the way. Perfect! Now how can you land a teaching job there? The good news is, Central and South America […]

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