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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

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

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

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

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

Returning Home After Teaching Abroad: Caitlin’s Experience

After a year and a half abroad in Costa Rica, teaching for two language institutes and online, and taking advantage of everything living in a new country had brought me, I decided to return back to my hometown in the United States. All my friends wanted to know, Why? You get to go to the beach or rainforest or even travel to another country on the weekends…why come back? And mainly, What will you do now?

By in Thursday Aug 4, 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

Program Spotlight: International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT)

Are you planning to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)? You have many choices for your certification, such as whether to complete your training in a traditional classroom or online. For those of you leaning toward the more universally accepted, classroom-based option, the Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT) is offered both in the U.S. and abroad.

By in Wednesday Apr 13, 2016 No comments