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Interview with Caitlin, Online English Teacher

Teaching English online is a growing segment of the TEFL industry, and for good reason. Newly certified teachers can teach online to gain valuable experience, and more seasoned teachers may teach online to supplement their income or provide the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. Read an interview with Caitlin, who is currently teaching English online, to learn about the pros and cons and how to get started.

By in Friday Sep 29, 2017 No comments

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

Bridge Launches New TEFL Job Board!

Bridge is excited to share the news– we’ve launched the new Bridge Job Board! We created this Job Board so that TEFL – TESOL graduates can connect with the right teaching positions to match their qualifications and preferences. Best of all, schools featured on the Job Board are reviewed and approved by Bridge prior to posting before, giving teachers access to only the most reputable employers.

By in Tuesday Mar 21, 2017 No comments

10 Reasons You Should Teach in Chile This Year

Have you thought of teaching English in Chile? With mind-blowing natural beauty, exciting city life in Santiago and a high demand for English teachers throughout the country, Chile is calling your name. Requirements to teach here are flexible, so you can either get TEFL certified online before you go, or at BridgeChile right in Santiago. When you graduate, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to teach adult professionals looking to improve their English skills for the global marketplace.

By in Friday Mar 10, 2017 No comments

Vetting TEFL Employers Abroad: Tips to Avoid Scams and Land the Teaching Job You Want

Once you are TEFL certified and start browsing TEFL job sites, you realize pretty quickly that there’s no lack of teaching jobs worldwide. It’s exciting! But the truth is, it can also be overwhelming. When faced with hundreds of job openings in countries around the globe, how you can be sure a job is legitimate? To help you vet potential employers abroad before you sign on the dotted line, I offer the five basic tips.

By in Thursday Mar 2, 2017 5 Comments

TEFLOnline.com Grad, Joseph, is “Living the Dream” in Italy!

From my first visit to Italy, to the city of Florence in 2012, I had an unique connection. After exploring different options, I decided that getting certification as a English teacher was a way of obtaining my dream of living in Italy. After receiving a copy of my certification I got to work and found a list of English Schools in Italy… and decided that the Inlingua School of Parma was the right fit for me.

By in Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 2 Comments

Yes, You Can Teach English in Europe!

Western Europe has always been a bit of a tease in the world of TEFL: it’s easy to visit, great for a study abroad term, but a hard place for non-Europeans to actually get a job. Why is that? It’s simple really, if you think about it. In the EU, there’s a lot of competition for […]

By in Tuesday Sep 20, 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

Jonathan: CELTA Graduate in Cozumel, Mexico

Jonathan is a Bridge graduate whose path to teaching started with the Cambridge CELTA course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 2010. After the CELTA, Jonathan taught in Colombia for almost a year, then returned home to teach and earn his master’s degree in education. Now he’s teaching abroad once again– this time in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico, where we recently caught up with him.

By in Monday Aug 15, 2016 No comments