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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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Can I Teach English in the USA with a TEFL Certificate?

As a CELTA trainer, I talk with people who are thinking about teaching English all over the world, even in their hometowns of Biloxi or Idaho Falls. Does it make sense to get CELTA or IDELT training if you plan to teach at home?

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Teaching Abroad in Italy

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

Joseph has dreamed of living in Italy since visiting Florence in 2012. Recently, he was able to realize this goal after becoming earning his teacher certification through TEFLOnline.com. Now Joseph works as an English teacher in Parma, Italy. Here, he shares his experience “vivendo il sogno” – living the dream.

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English Teacher in Costa Rica

Yes, You Can Teach English Abroad Without a College Degree!

One of best things about the field of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is that it is open to just about anyone. There are opportunities to teach English abroad for teachers young and old, with or without teaching experience, who are native English speakers or not, and you can teach English abroad with or without college degrees. Basically, as long as you have an open mind and are flexible, there is sure to be a teaching location that fits your qualifications!

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Carol, volunteer English teacher in Cambodia

Interview with Carol, Bridge Alumna Volunteering in Cambodia

Carol Duster is a BridgeTEFL graduate who is currently using her credentials by volunteering in Cambodia. Here, Carol tells us about her experiences in Cambodia and offers advice for those interested in teaching in Southeast Asia.

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Newly TEFL Certified? How to Gain Teaching Experience and Get Jobs Abroad!

Often times, those who enter the TEFL field have no experience in front of a class. Also, those who have gotten certified online likely didn’t complete a teaching practicum at all, so they, need the extra resume boost of teaching experience. Here are some tips on how to get TEFL experience before going abroad!

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Confessions of an Online English Teacher

Colby Charles is currently teaching ESL in China in the classroom by day, and online in the evenings and on weekends.  With a background in finance and a passion for travel, Colby tells us how teaching English abroad, and especially teaching English online, has turned out to be his “best life decision to date and has opened a world of opportunities.”

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Recent Bridge Grad, Brendan, Shares Tips for Finding a TEFL Job in China

  Brendan is a recent TEFLOnline.com graduate who is about to make a career jump. Inspired by his previous ventures in Dublin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Munich, and Paris, Brendan is making the leap to Asia. He is currently teaching middle school English in New Jersey but has just signed a contract for a TEFL job in […]

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Thinking of Teaching English Online? What You Should Know

The field of teaching English as a foreign language is always evolving. As part of that evolution, the specialized field of teaching English online has grown in recent years to meet the needs of students worldwide who cannot access in-person classes. What that means for TEFL certified teachers is plenty of opportunities to teach from the comfort of home– or from the comfort of anywhere in the world with an Internet connection!

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