Teaching Young Learners

JET program teacher, Alyssa, with her students

Everything You Need to Know About the JET Program in Japan

This popular teacher exchange program requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree and a strong interest in Japanese culture, among other requirements. The salary is competitive and there are plenty of other benefits for participants, so let’s take a deeper look at JET to see if it’s right for you.

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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 ESL to adults vs. kids […]

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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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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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Interview with Alan Tomko: Teacher in China

lan Tomko is a TEFLOnline.com graduate who went on to teach English in China. He shares some of his most interesting experiences in the country, including making friends with the help of translation software and the feeling of being treated like a local celebrity in everyday life!

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4 Typical ESL Students You’ll Find in South America

One of the best things about teaching English is the variety of people you’ll get to meet as your students. Whether you teach English in bustling Buenos Aires, sleek Santiago, or beautiful Brazil, you can expect to run into a great variety of ESL students from different industries and walks of life. Here are the […]

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My First Teaching Job in Costa Rica!

For those just getting started on their journey toward teaching abroad, it can be helpful to hear from those who have “been there.” My very first TEFL job was in Costa Rica, a country that has remained popular with teachers over the years, and in telling you how I made it happen, I hope I […]

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Teaching English in Japan: TEFL Teacher Chelsea Dunlap Craves Seaweed-free Pizza in Osaka

  I woke up at 5:45 a.m. and started my day by hitting the snooze button twice, but when I really woke up, I ate mochi (sticky rice cake) toasted in my toaster oven and a kiwi (not toasted in my toaster oven). I will teach my first class of the day 3rd period, on time expressions: “minutes after,” “minutes […]

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Teach English Overseas: A Glimpse from a BridgeTEFL Graduate

Many trainees have taken and graduated from one of BridgeTEFL’s English teacher training courses. We’ve had the opportunity to meet, train and place some pretty amazing individuals! We thought you, faithful readers, might be interested in learning more about who they are, where they’ve been and what they know about teaching English overseas. Hopefully reading […]

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Notes From The Field: Codi Thompson in South Korea

For this post, we chose to highlight a huge demographic of ESL students: young learners.  One of the strongest TEFL job markets at times is South Korea, and the overwhelming majority of TEFL jobs there are with kids, ages K-12.  Codi Thompson, a BridgeTEFL CELTA course graduate was willing to share her experiences as a kindergarten teacher […]

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