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Friday March 18, 2016

How to Succeed in the CELTA: Tips from a Trainer

The Cambridge CELTA course is offered worldwide, and you may have considered taking this 4-week, intensive TEFL course in order to qualify for teaching jobs around the globe. Get the inside scoop from a course trainer who provides insights, tips and an honest overview of what it takes to succeed in the CELTA.

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Thursday March 17, 2016

How to Choose a TEFL Course: Is Online or Onsite Certification Right for Me?

So, you’ve decided to teach English abroad: you’ve picked the country, started learning the language, and planned exactly when you’ll make the leap. That’s great—you’re almost there! All that’s left now is choosing the right TEFL certification course. Online courses are tempting because of the price and flexibility, but onsite (meaning classroom-based) courses (like the […]

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Wednesday March 9, 2016

Teach in Argentina Internship Program

The Teach in Argentina Program offers new teachers a hassle-free experience abroad, where they can gain international teaching experience while improving their Spanish. Teaching interns in this program work as assistants alongside an experienced Argentinian teacher, teaching English to children ranging from 5 to 12 years old. Participants live with a host family in a typical Argentine city or town, full of […]

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Tuesday March 1, 2016

Catching up with Sarah, Teach in Thailand Program Alum

Sarah is in her twenties and a college graduate from Virginia with a degree in Business Management. She recently completed a 5-month teaching contract through the Bridge Teach in Thailand Program. In the program, she was placed into a paid teaching position and provided with housing and in-country support while abroad. Sarah’s placement was in […]

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Thursday February 25, 2016

Guaranteed TEFL Jobs! The Advantages of Doing a TEFL Internship

If you’ve searched online for information about TEFL certification (teaching English as a foreign language) or TEFL jobs, you’ve probably come across opportunities for “teaching internships” or “teach abroad programs.” Though you may have dismissed these programs, thinking they’re expensive, difficult to get, or geared only toward certain people, you just might be overlooking their advantages. Yes, you do have […]

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Monday February 22, 2016

Can I Take My Pet Abroad When I Teach English?

When I was excitedly making plans to teach English in Costa Rica, there was one issue on my mind that I was afraid would keep me from going abroad: what to do with my cat. I loved Elliott and didn’t want to leave him behind (who would keep him for a year, anyway?), but could […]

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Thursday February 18, 2016

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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Monday February 15, 2016

Yes, You Can Teach English Abroad Without a College Degree!

Teaching English abroad is an adventure that is open to more and more people every year as the demand for English continues to grow worldwide. Best of all, there is a teaching location that fits just about every teacher’s background, age or education level. If you would like to teach English abroad, but you don’t yet hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree, you’re in luck! Here are 5 amazing countries where you can teach without a college degree!

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Monday February 8, 2016

Program Spotlight: Teach in Vietnam Internship Alumni

If you’re considering teaching abroad in Vietnam, especially through a structured internship like the Bridge Teach in Vietnam Program, hearing firsthand accounts from alumni who’ve “been there” is key! A few 2015 program participants Orla, Derrick and John shared a bit about their experience in Vietnam to help you get an inside perspective on the program. Teach in Vietnam Program […]

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Thursday February 4, 2016

Rachael Reflects on a “Day in the Life” Teaching English in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Rachael is in her twenties and a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  A U.S. citizen living in Switzerland with her family, Rachael was already well traveled when in 2014, she decided to spend 5-months teaching English abroad as part of the Bridge Teach in Thailand Program. In the program, she was placed into […]

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