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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

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

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

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

Interview with Taylor: Teacher in Japan

Taylor, a TEFLOnline.com graduate from Pennsylvania, is currently working as an English teacher in Japan. She teaches classes of adult students for the Japanese American Society, which is on the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Iwakuni, Japan. We recently asked Taylor to tell us about her experience so far living and working in Japan.

By in Tuesday Jun 7, 2016 No comments

Interview with Alan Tomko: Teacher in China

Alan Tomko is a TEFLOnline.com graduate who went on to teach in China, where he is currently living. He shared some of his interesting experiences there, including making friends with the help of translation software and the feeling of being treated like local celebrity in everyday life! When did you arrive in China and how […]

By in Tuesday May 10, 2016 No comments

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.

By in Tuesday Sep 8, 2015 No comments

TEFL in Rio de Janeiro: Notes From the Field Interview with Bridge IDELT Graduate Thomas Stertz

So you have decided that you want to find a TEFL job in South America, but you are not quite sure which certification course to take to make this happen. Here is an interview with Thomas Stertz, explaining how the Bridge IDELT course helped him reach his goal of teaching English as a foreign language […]

By in Monday Mar 19, 2012 No comments