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Teaching English in Colombia

Meet Julie: CELTA Grad Teaching English in Colombia!

Julie is a BridgeTEFL graduate who took the Cambridge CELTA course in Medellin, Colombia in March 2015. After graduation, she started her job search and landed a teaching position in Manizales, Colombia, where her adventure living abroad in South America continues! I asked Julie to share with us about her experience, such as why she chose to […]

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Redefining Retirement: Wes Choc Teaches English in Ecuador

  Wes Choc, a published author, is also a BridgeTEFL graduate who bucked tradition by teaching English abroad after retirement from a career in business. In this post, excerpted in part from Wes’ blog, weschoc.com, about his various adventures abroad, he describes his experience as a teacher of adult students in Quito, Ecuador. After studying how […]

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Teach in Argentina

Bridge Alumni Spotlight: David Guyott: Teach in Argentina Program

David Guyott has just returned from a year spent teaching English in Argentina! He went there as part of the Teach in Argentina Program, which places recent college graduates into part-time teaching positions in cities and smaller towns throughout the country, where they live with host families and teach within the community. We asked him some […]

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TEFL Teacher in Brazil

Notes From the Field: Nicole, TEFL Teacher in Rio de Janeiro

Although she finished her TEFL certification course with Bridge a while ago, she (like many visitors to Brazil) couldn’t bring herself to leave the country, so she’s currently working as a TEFL instructor in the city. Meet Nicole, TEFL alumni in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Why did you choose to become TEFL certified in Brazil? The sun, […]

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TEFL in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 […]

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Teach English in Argentina

How Teaching in Argentina Will Change Your Life

  Yes, we’ve said it until we’re blue in the face: teaching abroad will change your life. And it really, truly will. No matter where you go to study or teach, you will learn lessons about yourself and your fellow human beings that you might never have learned at home. Here are just a few […]

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Hand Gestures You Need to Know Before Teaching Abroad in Argentina

You’ve heard it from us before; learning the language is an important part of of your teach abroad experience. But, what about those non-verbal cues? The nods, the winks, the finger flicks. Those are just as important to understanding not only the conversation, but the culture too! If you decide to take the IDELT in […]

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Things you will miss in South America.

Don’t Leave Me Behind: Things You’ll Miss When Teaching in South America

Teaching in South America opens up some of the best opportunities that a recent college grad, retiree or career changer can ask for. You’ll surely experience and try new things on a daily basis. That being said, there are certainly a handful of items I didn’t think I’d miss before I headed south. I’ve conspired […]

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Photo Blog: Teaching English in Costa Rica

This blog post was written by guest writer and EFL teacher, Caitlin Peterson, graduate of the Bridge IDELT course. My name is Caitlin, and since getting TEFL certified, I have been teaching English at a school in Costa Rica, called Politécnico Internaciónal, since September 2013. There are two locations-one in Heredia and one in San […]

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Antigua, Guatemala

Mandy Chavez – Guatemala

Where did you teach English? I was first introduced to teaching/tutoring English in my final semester of college. I tutored Spanish-speaking students preparing for their GED. I worked with students several times a week working on perfecting grammar and writing skills. That experience led me to then volunteer in an after school program for underprivileged […]

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