Author: Scott Beckman

5 Reasons Luke Skywalker Would Make a Great TEFL Teacher

Have you ever noticed that the main character in Star Wars is also a great role model for TEFL teachers everywhere? We have! Let us break it down for you.

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Strapped for Cash? TEFL In Thailand!

This post was written by Scott Beckman. Though a major TEFL hotspot, Thailand doesn’t seem to have the reputation for that countries like South Korea and Saudi Arabia have for being great destinations to earn a living as a TEFL teacher. Salaries in Thailand, when considered in terms of US dollars, don’t come close to […]

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The Top 4 Things I’ve Learned in my 3 Years at Bridge

I started with Bridge a little more than 3 years ago. I was right out of college and the job sort of fell in my lap. An acquaintance posted on her Facebook wall that her company was hiring sales people (I had done sales my whole life), and when I asked her about it, she […]

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How to Have the Time of Your Life When Traveling Abroad

I had a friend once who was going to Italy with her boyfriend. She was very excited about the trip, in part because I’d had such an incredible experience there myself. I was sure she would have the time of her life. You can imagine my surprise, then, when she returned with nothing but terrible […]

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Forego the Guided Tours to Have a True International Experience

  Though I’m pretty sure all the world’s oceans have been discovered at this point, the quote above is still meaningful when understood metaphorically. It makes me think of my first international travel experience; when I went to Italy with my father and his girlfriend’s family. The entire trip, we were an inseparable group. Because […]

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Top 3 TEFL Travel Tips!

When I left for my first trip abroad, I did not do much research. I bought a map, booked my flight/train tickets and was set to go. I did not even reserve my first night of lodging! Though I would not always recommend traveling that way, (it was in the off-season for tourists), it did […]

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Find the Answers to your TEFL Questions on these 2 Secret Sites!

Teaching English abroad is an intimidating thing. Picking up your life and moving to a new country to start a new job without a support network of friends or family in-country; that’s not easy for anyone. You’ll want to do your research, to learn as much as possible about what to expect. But how do […]

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Returning Home from Teaching Abroad: How I Coped with Re-Entry Anxiety

  Going abroad on a holiday or to study/teach abroad is like having an affair with your day-to-day routine. Traveling brings you excitement and fear, is an invitation to do new things, and breaks habits and rituals. For some, it is a constant adrenaline rush and brings freedom from schedules and daily mundane tasks. However, […]

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How do Online TEFL Certification Courses Work?

There are many different models of online TEFL courses, and it can be hard to know what to expect when signing up for one. BridgeTEFL offers both of the most common kinds of online TEFL courses; self-study and structured. The self-study TEFL courses (all of them with the exception of the IDELT Online) are much […]

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Teaching English in China: Erin Coyle

Erin Coyle completed the 100-hour Professional Diploma through TEFLOnline.com earlier this year and got a job teaching English in China. I recently had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about her experiences teaching abroad. What was your background before you went abroad to teach in China? I worked in a couple of industries […]

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