Getting a TEFL Job

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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Vetting TEFL Employers Abroad: Tips to Avoid Scams and Land the Teaching Job You Want

Once you are TEFL certified and start browsing job sites, it’s easy to see there’s no lack of teaching jobs worldwide. While it’s exciting to have so many options, it can also be overwhelming. When applying to jobs abroad, perhaps in a country you’ve never even visited, you may wonder how you can be sure a teaching job is “legitimate.” Will the school that hires you follow through on the terms of their contract, regarding benefits and pay? As an experienced teacher who has worked in Africa, Central America and Europe, I can tell you that scams are much less common than you might fear, but it’s always a good idea to do your homework. To help you vet potential employers abroad before you sign on the dotted line, I offer these five tips.

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How to Prepare for Teaching English Abroad: Get the most out of your TEFL certification course!

Teaching English abroad is fun and exciting, and it’s easy to want to rush into it. But like all things that are worth your while, teaching abroad requires plenty of preparation before you make a commitment. Read on to learn about the important steps in teaching abroad, from earning your TEFL certificate to landing your first position.

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Can You Teach Abroad as a Non-Native English Speaker? Hear from Teachers Doing Just That!

Some assume that only native speakers can teach a language, but this is incorrect! Read about many great Non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs) here. There are many great NNESTs from all over the world, teaching in a wide range of countries.

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5 More Countries Where You Can Teach English with an Online TEFL Certificate

At Bridge, people often ask us about the professional opportunities available to those who earn their TEFL certificates online. Understandably, people want to know if they will be limited in where they can get a teaching job if they choose a more affordable, convenient online TEFL course over a 4-week, intensive in-person TEFL course, such as the CELTA or IDELT. However, there are many countries where you can get a job after completing your certificate online. Here are five of many.

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Yes, You Can Teach English in Europe!

Western Europe has always been a bit of a tease in the world of TEFL: it’s easy to visit, great for a study abroad term, but a hard place for non-Europeans to actually get a job. However, if you know where to look, it can be easier than you think to find work. Read on to learn about how to best pursue a TEFL job in Europe.

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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, created by a TEFL certified, experienced teacher who’s been in your shoes to get your plans to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) in gear.

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