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Getting TEFL Certified as a Non-Native English Speaker: What to Know

Are you a non-native English speaker who is considering getting TEFL certified? If so, you are not alone! Roughly 20% of the students who enroll in BridgeTEFL online courses, such as TEFLOnline.com, speak a first language other than English. We understand that non-native English speakers may have unique concerns before enrolling in a TEFL course, […]

By in Friday Aug 18, 2017 2 Comments

Prepare for your Future: Teach English in South America!

Teaching English in South America is really a no-brainer. Surround myself with a beautiful country with a long and interesting history that’s full of friendly people who almost all want to learn English? Yes please!

By in Thursday Nov 17, 2016 10 Comments

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?

By in Monday Oct 10, 2016 No comments

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.

By in Thursday Sep 15, 2016 No comments

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.

By in Wednesday Sep 7, 2016 No comments

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.

By in Thursday Sep 1, 2016 No comments

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.

By in Tuesday Aug 16, 2016 No comments

How to Succeed in the IDELT Online (TEFL course) While Working Full-Time

Before she started the International Diploma in English Language Teaching, a 140-hour, online TEFL course, Michelle McCrossin had concerns. Would the course be too challenging or the workload too intense while working full time? Now that she’s successfully graduated, Michelle has some time management tips to help other busy TEFL students succeed!

By in Thursday Jun 9, 2016 No comments

Student Voices: TEFLOnline.com

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 TEFLOnline.com Master Diploma is a flexible and affordable option that will lead to teaching jobs in […]

By in Thursday May 12, 2016 No comments

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 […]

By in Friday May 6, 2016 2 Comments