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.Read More
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.Read More
Jonathan: CELTA Graduate in Cozumel, Mexico
Jonathan, who is currently teaching English in Cozumel, Mexico, is a Bridge graduate whose path to teaching started with the Cambridge CELTA course in Playa del Carmen in 2010. CELTA certification marked the start of a career shift for Jonathan from the field of television, in which he was a TV anchor and morning show host, to teaching English. After the CELTA, Jonathan taught English in Colombia for almost a year, then returned home to teach at one of his alma maters, Nashville State Community College, then at a language institute there. During that time he completed his master’s degree in education with a concentration in English as a Second Language.Read More
Bridge Denver Has Moved Downtown!
After three amazing decades working with language students and TEFL trainees at our original location in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, Bridge has moved downtown!Read More
How to Choose a TEFL Course: Is Online or Onsite Certification Right for Me?
So, you’ve decided to teach English abroad: you’ve picked the country, started learning the language, and planned exactly when you’ll make the leap. That’s great—you’re almost there! All that’s left now is choosing the right TEFL certification course.Read More
Bridge Grad “Jet Lagged Jess” Tells Us Why She Got TEFL Certified in Chile
Jess describes herself as a “20-something New Zealander who is leaving the nest” for an adventure in South America. She got TEFL certified via our 4-week Bridge IDELT course in Santiago in order to become an English teacher in Chile and make it her new home base. In her blog, Jet Lagged Jess, she shares all about her experiences abroad in Chile– from choosing her TEFL certification course and details of her first job to the sights she’s seen, places she’s traveled, foods she has eaten, and more.Read More
Catching Up with Bonnie, Denver CELTA Graduate Teaching in the U.S.
When shopping around for the right course to qualify to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL), it’s inevitable that you’ll come across the Cambridge CELTA. That’s because the CELTA, a 4-week classroom based course that originates in the U.K., is one of the most academically respected TEFL trainings available, meaning schools worldwide hold the […]Read More
Teach Abroad in Argentina in 3 Easy Steps!
Teaching English abroad in Argentina is a pretty appealing idea, isn’t it? Just think of the tango music, the excitement of fútbol, the nearby Andes, the amazing food, and the people and the energy of Buenos Aires… what’s not to love? Yet some people get bogged down by the idea that it’s too hard […]Read More
Notes from the Field: An Interview with David Kelly, Head Teacher, BridgeEnglish, Chile
Interested in teaching English in South America? I spoke to David Kelly, Head English Teacher at BridgeEnglish in Santiago, where the focus is on teaching business English to professionals. Read on to learn what those who sign up for our IDELT certification course in Santiago, or take part in our Teach in Chile Internship, can expect. Can […]Read More
Bring on Brazil! One Teacher’s Journey from TEFL Certification to the Classroom
This is a guest post written by Shawn Hansen, who took the IDELT certification course in Rio de Janeiro in April 2014. Once I decided that teaching English was my next step in life and that I wanted to take a TEFL certification course to enhance my credibility with this endeavor, my next decision was […]Read More