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!Read More
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 […]Read More
Teaching English to Adults vs. Kids: What, Where, and Why?
When you think of teaching English as a Foreign Language, do you picture yourself in front of a class of children, adults, or a mix of both? Did you know that the age group you prefer to teach can factor into your choice of teaching location? This overview of teaching adults vs. young learners answers […]Read More
Interview With Richard Blanke, BridgeTEFL Alumnus Teaching in Taiwan
Richard completed an online TEFL certificate with Bridge. He is now using his credentials to teach English in Taiwan. Here, Richard tells us about his experience abroad, and gives advice for others who are interested in following the same path.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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
Can I Take My Pet Abroad When I Teach English?
Worried about leaving Fluffy or Fido behind when you set off on your TEFL adventure? Here’s what you need to know about taking pets abroad with you to teach English.Read More