TEFL Destinations

BridgeTEFL Graduate and teacher, Michael, with his wife in front of a mural in Cuenca Ecuador

BridgeTEFL Graduate, Michael, Teacher in Ecuador

Michael is a BridgeTEFL online course graduate who moved to South America after retiring from his teaching career in the U.S., in order to begin a new adventure as an English teacher in Ecuador.  

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Bridge Grad, Jordan, Teaching in China

Jordan, from California, is a BridgeTEFL online course graduate teaching English in China. In fact, she is now going on her third year as a teacher there! She shared with us about why she chose to go abroad, how she found her teaching jobs, and where she hopes TEFL will take her next.

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Jonathan: Bridge Graduate in Cozumel, Mexico

Jonathan is a Bridge graduate whose path to teaching started with the Cambridge CELTA course in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We interviewed him to learn about where his TEFL certification took him, including teaching on the island paradise of Cozumel.

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Teaching Abroad in Italy

TEFLOnline.com Grad, Joseph, is “Living the Dream” in Italy!

Joseph has dreamed of living in Italy since visiting Florence in 2012. Recently, he was able to realize this goal after becoming earning his teacher certification through TEFLOnline.com. Now Joseph works as an English teacher in Parma, Italy. Here, he shares his experience “vivendo il sogno” – living the dream.

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Carol, volunteer English teacher in Cambodia

Interview with Carol, Bridge Alumna Volunteering in Cambodia

Carol Duster is a BridgeTEFL graduate who is currently using her credentials by volunteering in Cambodia. Here, Carol tells us about her experiences in Cambodia and offers advice for those interested in teaching in Southeast Asia.

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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. 

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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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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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