Meet BridgeEnglish Teacher, Tereza Lewis

Originally from Prague, Tereza has been teaching at the BridgeEnglish language school (a division of Bridge Education Group) in downtown Denver for several years. Learn more about her background and experiences in the classroom below.  Tereza, where are you from originally and how long have you been in Denver? I grew up in Prague, Czech […]

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Bridge Graduate, Coleen, Gives Us a Lesson on Teaching Parts of Speech

We first interviewed Bridge graduate, Coleen Monroe, after she completed her TEFL course, and  was teaching in South Korea back in 2012, and she shared her thoughts on that location versus her previous teaching experience in Chile (read that interview here). She has since gone on to earn her Master’s in Linguistics from University College […]

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Teaching English Grammar with the Guided Discovery Approach

You could plan a lesson to teach verb tenses by defining the tense, giving examples in sentences, and then passing out a worksheet for your students to practice. This may be a very familiar grammar instruction technique for many of your students. But grammar instruction can, and should, be more than perfunctory. You want to teach language, after […]

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Advantages for Non-Native English Speakers in the TEFL Classroom

“Are you from the U.S?” It’s a question I usually encounter and one that, as a non-native English speaking teacher (NNEST) I was even scared to answer during my first few years of teaching in Chile. It is not uncommon to see the catchword “native English speaker” in English teaching job offers and class adverts, […]

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Getting TEFL Certified as a Non-Native English Speaker: What to Know

Are you a non-native English speaker who is considering getting TEFL certified? If so, you are not alone! Roughly 20% of the students who enroll in BridgeTEFL online courses, speak a first language other than English. We understand that non-native English speakers may have unique concerns before enrolling in a TEFL course, so we’re offering […]

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Top 5 Icebreakers for the TEFL Classroom

The first few minutes of English class are crucial for setting the tone for the whole period, so it’s important to start with a bang. EFL students might be coming to class tired after a long day or groggy and sleepy-eyed, so we want to get them engaged and energetic, and it might take a […]

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Is the IDELT Online right for me?

Is the Bridge IDELT Online Right for Me? A Seasoned Instructor Helps You Decide!

If you are you considering an academically rigorous online TEFL certificate course, read on! This second blog in the series, “Is the Bridge IDELT Online Course Right for Me?”, gives you the opportunity to more deeply examine our highest-level e-learning course, the Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching. IDELT Online instructor, Ann Leonard, addresses some […]

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Is the Bridge IDELT Online Right for Me? A Cross-Section of Current Students

If you are you considering an academically rigorous online TEFL certificate course, read on! This blog series, “Is the Bridge IDELT Online Course Right for Me?”, written by IDELT Online instructor, Ann Leonard, gives you the opportunity to deeply examine the Bridge IDELT Online course (International Diploma in English Language Teaching).  In this post, you’ll […]

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How to Create a TEFL Lesson Plan

As a TEFLOnline.com tutor, I have observed that lesson planning is the one part of the ESL teacher’s toolbox that many trainees struggle to master. This is likely because they misunderstand its purpose and see it as an administrative chore rather than what it is — their best friend in the classroom. A carefully written TEFL lesson […]

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Why Get TEFL Certified When You Have a Master’s in Linguistics? Lisa, TEFLOnline Graduate, Explains

Lisa Goddard, 24, is a TEFLOnline.com graduate from Boston, Massachusetts. During her graduate school studies, she spent a year teaching English in Taiwan with the Fulbright teaching assistantship. Her next step was to become TEFL certified in order to build on her experience and become even more qualified to teach. Since graduating from the University of […]

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