Author: Kelly Poindexter

Online or onsite TEFL course

The Eternal Question: Online or Onsite TEFL Certification?

Here at BridgeTEFL one of the questions that we receive daily from students is whether to take an online or onsite TEFL certification course. Read about BridgeTEFL students’ experiences with online and onsite certification courses.

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Finding TEFL jobs online

Tips For Finding TEFL Jobs Online

So, you’ve got your TEFL certification and are ready to start applying for jobs? Hold your horses! One of the most important aspects of looking for a job of any kind is building a solid, attractive résumé that will stand out amongst the competitors. So take some time and build yourself a great one! These […]

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5 TEFL Myths Debunked

The TEFL world is large and complicated one. Many teachers who are new to the field get mixed answers from all the blogs, forums and sites out there. So we just want to set the record straight on common TEFL myths for all you curious future teachers! Myth: Employers won’t look well on teach abroad […]

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Hand Gestures You Need to Know Before Teaching Abroad in Argentina

You’ve heard it from us before; learning the language is an important part of of your teach abroad experience. But, what about those non-verbal cues? The nods, the winks, the finger flicks. Those are just as important to understanding not only the conversation, but the culture too! If you decide to take the IDELT in […]

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EFL Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Etiquette in the Middle East

This updated post was originally published in May 2011 by Kaye McDaniel. As is the case with any foreign culture, there are rules of manner and acts of faux pas that will be inherent anywhere you go – and you most likely will not know about them. Always do your research ahead of time so that […]

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How to Use Pinterest to Plan Your EFL Lessons

I’m a very visual person. I need to see something to understand it and often looking at images inspires my creativity. That’s why I love Pinterest. I use it for everything from inspiration for recipes, ideas to decorate my house, and yes- even ideas for EFL lessons. There are hundreds of classroom-inspired pin boards, and […]

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Teaching English Online

Thinking of Becoming a Virtual Teacher? Pros and Cons of Teaching English Online

  Nowadays, thanks to the plethora of video communication software that exists, so many jobs can be done virtually. English classes are no exception. There’s been a surge in the demand for online English classes and the need for certified EFL teachers as well. While teaching English online can be a good choice for some, […]

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4 Great TEFL Blogs that We Love to Read (For Women Only)

My job is great. Mostly because one of my duties is to find blogs written by English teachers living abroad and share them with our followers on BridgeTEFL twitter. These blogs are insightful, reveal surprising cultural details that you would never learn unless going to that country, and often share teaching tips. Best of all, […]

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Getting Rid of the Jitters: An EFL Teacher’s Guide to Success on the First Day

I can still remember the first day that I was introduced to my new English class, a group of 15 or so high-school students in a small town in France. I walked into the room, took one look at their curious faces, opened my mouth and nothing came out. I was stuck somewhere between not […]

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