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

Teach in Morocco
Friday June 3, 2016

A Tale of Two Cultures: Escape Your Comfort Zone Teaching English Abroad

As a Program Advisor at BridgeTEFL, I’m often asked if I’ve taught overseas myself and where. When I reveal that I taught English in Costa Rica and Morocco, I usually get a thoughtful pause, followed by the natural next question – how did those two places compare? While most people can imagine life in Costa Rica with its toucans, salsa dancing and laid-back, pura vida culture, Morocco is more of a mystery. I chose to go there because I wanted something totally different, and of course I got it!

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Thursday May 12, 2016

Student Voices:

Online learning has become extremely popular in recent years, and TEFL (also called TESOL)  is no exception. In fact, more people are earning their certification to teach English via online courses than in traditional classrooms. And why not? Comprehensive online TEFL/TESOL training like the 120-hour Master Diploma is a flexible and affordable option that will lead to teaching jobs in […]

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Alan Tomko with Students
Tuesday May 10, 2016

Interview with Alan Tomko: Teacher in China

Alan Tomko is a graduate who went on to teach in China, where he is currently living. He shared some of his interesting experiences there, including making friends with the help of translation software and the feeling of being treated like local celebrity in everyday life! When did you arrive in China and how […]

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Friday May 6, 2016

5 Teach Abroad Myths Debunked

I remember when I first got the idea to teach English abroad in Costa Rica. I knew next to nothing about the process back then, but it seemed like plenty of people were eager to give me their advice on the subject—and it was mostly negative. People told me that there were no teaching jobs in […]

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Guy using headset and laptop computer, chatting on Internet
Thursday May 5, 2016

Thinking of Teaching English Online? What You Should Know

The field of teaching English as a foreign language is always evolving. As part of that evolution, the specialized field of online English teaching has grown in recent years to meet the needs of students worldwide who cannot access in-person classes. What that means TEFL certified teachers is plenty of opportunity to teach from the comfort of home– or from the comfort of anywhere in […]

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Kimmy's class
Tuesday May 3, 2016

Now Hiring Teachers in China!

You’ve probably heard about the high demand for English teachers in China. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a market with a greater thirst for English right now that this ancient Asian country. That demand has made it a very appealing country for teachers, since salaries are above average, airfare is reimbursed by employers, and […]

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Ella in Vietnam (1)
Wednesday April 13, 2016

What’s it Like to Teach in Vietnam? Ella Shares Her Experience

Ella took part in the Teach in Vietnam program in 2015 as a teacher in Hanoi. She shared with us some of the most enjoyable, memorable, and challenging aspects of her adventure teaching there. Teach in Vietnam Program at a Glance: What: Teach young learners and/or adults in Vietnam Where: Placement cities are throughout Vietnam (Hanoi, Hai Phong, […]

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Wednesday April 13, 2016

Program Spotlight: International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT)

Are you planning to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)? You have many choices for your certification, such as whether to complete your training in a traditional classroom or online. For those of you leaning toward the more universally accepted, classroom-based option, the Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT) is offered both in the U.S. and abroad.

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New Bridge_Staff
Thursday March 31, 2016

Bridge Denver Has Moved Downtown!

After three amazing decades working with language students and TEFL trainees at our original location in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, Bridge has moved downtown!

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Thursday March 24, 2016

Are There TEFL Opportunities for Non-Native English Speakers?

Are you interested in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) but you’re not a native English speaker? You may be wondering if there are opportunities for teachers like you, who speak a first language other than English. The answer is yes there are! Admittedly, it can sometimes be more challenging to get hired as a foreign teacher […]

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