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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 on how to teach English abroad to get your plans to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in gear.

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JET program teacher, Alyssa, with her students

Everything You Need to Know About the JET Program in Japan

This popular teacher exchange program requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree and a strong interest in Japanese culture, among other requirements. The salary is competitive and there are plenty of other benefits for participants, so let’s take a deeper look at JET to see if it’s right for you.

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Where to Teach English in China

When it comes to TEFL, there are plenty of cities to teach English in China, making job searching in this massive and diverse country a bit overwhelming! This article helps by summarizing some popular teaching cities and also explaining what the “tier” system is all about.

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BridgeTEFL Graduate and teacher, Michael, with his wife in front of a mural in Cuenca Ecuador

BridgeTEFL Graduate, Michael, Teacher in Ecuador

Michael is a BridgeTEFL online course graduate who moved to South America after retiring from his teaching career in the U.S., in order to begin a new adventure as an English teacher in Ecuador.  

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How Much Does TEFL Certification Cost? Is It Worth It?

To teach English as a foreign language, one of the qualifications employers ask for is certification. You know you need it, but how much does TEFL certification cost? Prices vary depending on some key factors. We’ll explain those and crunch the numbers.

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Bridge Grad, Jordan, Teaching in China

Jordan, from California, is a BridgeTEFL online course graduate teaching English in China. In fact, she is now going on her third year as a teacher there! She shared with us about why she chose to go abroad, how she found her teaching jobs, and where she hopes TEFL will take her next.

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Jen volunteering at an orphanage while she teaches abroad.

Beyond TEFL: Volunteer While Teaching Abroad!

One of the great things about going abroad to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) is that you get to immerse yourself in a new culture and language, and hopefully make a difference not only in your own life but the lives of your students. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? Making a difference […]

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Jonathan: Bridge Graduate in Cozumel, Mexico

Jonathan is a Bridge graduate whose path to teaching started with the Cambridge CELTA course in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We interviewed him to learn about where his TEFL certification took him, including teaching on the island paradise of Cozumel.

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Why I Left My Middle School Teaching Job for TEFL

TEFLOnline alum Brendan O’Shea recalls why he left his teaching job in the United States in favor of a TEFL opportunity that would take him across the globe.

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Teacher in Costa Rica

What is it Like to Teach English in Costa Rica?

Have you ever considered teaching English in Costa Rica? With its misty rainforests, dazzling Caribbean and Pacific beaches, and relaxed pura vida lifestyle, it’s no surprise the country continues to be a TEFL hot spot year after year. 

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