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Tuesday November 17, 2015

The Value of Experience: Add a Teaching Practicum to Your Online TEFL Certification!

Online TEFL courses have made careers in teaching English as a foreign language within reach of just about anyone. These courses are affordable, convenient and widely accepted by schools worldwide. What online courses usually lack, however, is the kind of hands-on teaching practicum students get in a classroom-based TEFL courses. However, there is a way to add that component on to your online training: the Bridge Guided Teaching Practicum.

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Wes Choc TEFL in Ecuador
Wednesday November 11, 2015

Redefining Retirement: Wes Choc Teaches English in Ecuador

Wes Choc, now a published author, is also a BridgeTEFL graduate who bucked tradition by teaching English abroad in South America after retirement from his first career in business. In this post, excerpted from Wes’ engaging personal blog, he describes his experience as a teacher in Quito, Ecuador. After studying how to teach English as a […]

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Tuesday October 20, 2015

Teaching English in a Multilingual Classroom

Have you ever wondered what kind of students you’ll be working with once you’re TEFL certified and teaching English, either at home or abroad? While you may teach adults or children, and you’ll probably work with a range of levels, another consideration is whether you’ll teach in a monolingual or a multilingual classroom

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Thursday October 15, 2015

Where to Teach English When You Retire

TEFL is not only for young people anymore. The TEFL market is always shifting and currently attracts a great number of retirees. TEFL affords retirees a fresh start and a brand new lease on life after a well-earned retirement. Because not all TEFL markets are treated equally, here are the top destinations for folks who have retired.

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Friday October 2, 2015

Program Spotlight: Teach in Vietnam Internship

    Are you interested in getting off the beaten path this summer and teaching English in one of the most exciting TEFL markets Asia? The Teach in Vietnam Internship is a structured program that offers the opportunity to do just that and we’re currently taking applications for our program starting August 20th, 2015. Best […]

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Wednesday September 16, 2015 Graduate Erin Coyle: 3rd Year Teacher in China!

Before she started teaching, Erin worked in event planning and fundraising for five years then went on to be a radio morning show co-host for six years. However, she had always wanted to live overseas; but just never knew how to do it. Finally, some friends of hers told her they were moving to China for their next work assignment. Read more about Erin’s TEFL journey!

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Tuesday September 15, 2015

English Teacher Selina B. in Colombia: Helping to Build a Bilingual Nation

Selina is a native of the United States and now teaching English in Colombia. She sees her job as a important role in breaking the cycle of poverty and giving people opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have.

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Wednesday September 9, 2015

Catching Up with Bonnie, Denver CELTA Graduate Teaching in the U.S.

When shopping around for the right course to qualify to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL), it’s inevitable that you’ll come across the Cambridge CELTA. That’s because the CELTA, a 4-week classroom based course that originates in the U.K., is one of the most academically respected TEFL trainings available, meaning schools worldwide hold the certificate in high regard.

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Tuesday September 8, 2015

Teach Abroad in Argentina in 3 Easy Steps!

Teaching English abroad in Argentina is a pretty appealing idea, isn’t it? Just think of the tango music, the excitement of fútbol, the nearby Andes, the amazing food, and the people and the energy of Buenos Aires… what’s not to love? Yet some people get bogged down by the idea that it’s too hard to […]

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Tuesday September 8, 2015

Photo Blog: A Glimpse into the Life of Mikki L., English Teacher in Phuket, Thailand

L. has been teaching English in Thailand since May of this year, as a participant in the Bridge Teach in Thailand Program. This Teach Abroad program combines TEFL certification (completed before going abroad) with job placement in Thailand, as well as other supports, like housing.

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