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

Teaching English in Chile: Kayla Vandervort

While many of us fantasize about what it would be like to travel to the far corners of the world, many TEFL teachers are actually doing it- and loving it! I recently had the opportunity to catch up with English Opens Doors volunteer, Kayla Vandervort, to see what her experience teaching English in Patagonia has […]

By in Wednesday Feb 27, 2013 1 Comment

Going Green! Saving Energy While Teaching Abroad

This post was written by Matthew Clark On a trip to Amsterdam I was somewhat surprised to find that the large majority of sinks—including in the apartment where I was staying—only had cold water.  At first I had some concerns about sanitation; I thought warm water was crucial to killing germs while washing your hands.  […]

By in Thursday Dec 27, 2012 No comments

Teaching English and Learning Spanish in Chile: Brett Gastineau

I first got to know Brett Gastineau during his application to the English Opens Doors Program last February. Recently, I was able to catch up with him to ask a few questions about his experience learning Spanish while participating in this program. –What was your level of Spanish when you began the English Opens Doors […]

By in Tuesday Nov 13, 2012 No comments

Teach English Overseas: A Glimpse from the Life of a BridgeTEFL Graduate #2

This post was written by Denise Kray For those of you following our ‘Notes from the Field Blog Series,’ here’s another glimpse into the life of teaching abroad for those who want to teach English overseas. Our second Bridge TEFL graduate is Aimee Bushong. She took our Bridge IDELT™ – Blended teacher training course in […]

By in Wednesday Nov 16, 2011 No comments

What Can an Online TEFL Certification Do For You?

Scott Millner spent a large part of 2011 participating in the English Opens Doors Program (Los Rios Region, Chile), and now has his sights set on teaching English in South Korea. Included in the English Opens Doors Program is Bridge’s TEFLOnline.com 120-hour Master Diploma, and we wanted to get the truth about the course. Scott was kind enough to share his impressions.

How long did it really take you to complete the course?

I did the first part (60 hour section) over two months, and it probably took me about 50 hours (not quite 60). I tend to be a fast worker though.

By in Tuesday Nov 1, 2011 2 Comments

A Little Chile Can Go A Long Way – Guest Blog from EOD Teacher, Kaity Nicastri

English Opens Doors, and Chile Opens Minds. That should be the slogan for the program through Chile’s Ministry of Education. I arrived June 11, 2009 with no idea how Chile would look, smell, feel, taste, or sound. I was placed in Cauquenes, a small town in Maule, and absorbed the realities of Chile. Look: the […]

By in Friday Oct 28, 2011 No comments

FEATURED PROGRAM: Teach in Chile with English Opens Doors

Do something special! Teach in Chile with English Opens Doors. We are now accepting English teacher applications for the 2012 school year in Chile. This year we have been asked to recruit an unprecedented amount of English teachers for the Chilean Ministry of Education’s English Opens Doors Program. While in the past Bridge has traditionally recruited only for the Patagonia Region of Chile, this year we are also opening up our teacher placements to all regions of Chile, from the northern desert to the southern ice fields.

Visit our English Opens Doors website for more information, or apply online today. You can also read a press release about Bridge’s 2012 teacher recruitment for English Opens Doors.

 

By in Friday Sep 2, 2011 No comments

Interview with Jesse Myers, BCELT Class of 2011

This post was written by Matthew Clark Over recent years, distance learning has exploded in higher education, with degrees available in almost every discipline spanning from undergraduate to doctorate programs.  There are several benefits to distance learning, the most obvious being the flexibility and convenience of taking the course anywhere you have an internet connection. […]

By in Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 3 Comments