Customs and Culture

Notes From The Field: TEFL Through The Eyes of a “Late Bloomer”

While the stereotypical TEFL teacher may be fresh out of college, there are actually many people that come to TEFL later in life. For example, after retiring from his full-time career, Wes Choc completed his TEFL certification online through Bridge. He then taught English abroad in Ecuador, and even went on to write a book, called […]

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Portugal: Teaching English Abroad in a Hidden Gem

Kevin, 23, is a new marketing intern with BridgeTEFL in Denver, Colorado. Before joining Bridge, he got TEFL certified and spent time volunteering as an English Teaching Assistant in Valongo, Portugal. Here, Kevin recounts his experiences with Portuguese culture and explains the many reasons why the country is an excellent TEFL destination!

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Bridge Graduate, Lauren, Teaching English in Asia!

Meet Lauren, a TEFLOnline graduate teaching in Asia. She got started teaching abroad after college, when she earned her TEFL certificate and headed off to Taiwan. After teaching there for two years she took another position, this time teaching kindergarten in South Korea. We caught up with her there to learn more about what she loves about the country, including working with her young students, enjoying awesome Korean barbecue, and learning Korean, the language she “fell in love with.”

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10 Reasons You Should Teach in South Korea This Year

With an educated population and a booming economy, South Korea is one of the world’s most popular TEFL destinations. Read this article to discover all the reasons teaching in South Korea could be the right choice for you.

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TEFL teacher in South Korea

Teacher Spotlight: Katie Murray Teaching English in South Korea

With high salaries and great benefits, plus a rich culture and proximity to some of the hottest travel destinations in the world (Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, etc.), South Korea is a major TEFL hot spot. If you’re curious what it’s like to teach there, then read our recent interview with Katie Murray, a 2013 TEFLOnline.com graduate who has been living and teaching English in South Korea since she finished her course!

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Carl Summers, Teacher in South Korea

Carl, 26, is a TEFLOnline.com graduate from Montreal, Canada, who taught in Jeongeup, South Korea. We asked him some questions about his experience in this popular Asian teaching destination. 

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Where to Teach in Vietnam? Popular Cities for TEFL

Are you thinking about teaching English in Vietnam? This stunning Asian location has plenty to offer teachers, such as a strong TEFL market, competitive salaries, beautiful landscapes, and a variety of teaching cities, each with its own unique appeal. Participants in our Teach in Vietnam program, which includes TEFL certification and job placement, are placed mainly in the following four cities, which are popular for EFL teachers in general. Which one is right for you?

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Teaching English in China: Kimmy Bird

Kimmy had the opportunity to teach English in China, fulfilling her lifelong dream of living in the country. She shares her experience, and reminds us that culture shock is a growth opportunity, not a frustration!

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10 Reasons You Should Teach in Chile This Year

Natural beauty, great food and wine, and friendly people – Chile has it all. The New York Times even put this country #2 in its list of “Places to Go in 2017,” and it’s not hard to see why. What you may not know, however, is that Chile is also a great teaching destination, with flexible requirements for teachers and plenty of demand to teach adult professionals. Whether you choose to get TEFL certified right in Santiago, or take an online TEFL course before you go, here are 10 reasons you need to teach in Chile!

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Teacher Spotlight: Johanna in China

Johanna, 18, is a TEFLOnline.com graduate from Düsseldorf, Germany who recently taught in China. We interviewed her to learn more about what brought her to China, how her first ever teaching experience went, and about her travels around China and to Singapore and Hong Kong!

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