English Teacher in Japan, Colleen, at Awa Odori Festival

A Teacher’s Top 5 Survival Tips for Living Abroad

Are you planning to teach English abroad? Living in another country is an amazing, life-changing experience; however, spoiler alert: it’s not always a cake walk! After living in Japan and teaching English for three years, Colleen Luckett has 5 top tips to help you survive and thrive while living your own adventure as a teacher abroad.

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Anna, Teaching Kids English in Vietnam

How to Teach Kids English: Everything You Need to Know About ESL for Young Learners

Kids, children, and teens, collectively referred to as “young learners,” make up one of the most common student demographics within the TEFL industry, and teaching this group, which is common in Asia, Europe, and online, poses unique challenges and rewards for English teachers. Learn more about how to teach kids English!

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Camille, a South American TEFL teacher, with her students in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Camille Turner, Globetrotting TEFL Teacher in South America

BridgeTEFL graduate, Camille Turner, has taught English abroad in France and Italy and is currently a TEFL teacher in South America. In addition to her teach-abroad experience, Camille has taught online English classes and worked with students of all ages. She discusses how she began her teaching journey and how her BridgeTEFL certification helped her […]

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A BridgeTEFL grad teaching in Japan posing with her students in kimonos.

Teaching in Japan: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Teaching in Japan Japan was recently named BridgeTEFL’s best place to teach English abroad in 2019 — and it’s not hard to understand why. This East Asian island country offers plenty of opportunities for EFL teachers looking for the ultimate teach abroad destination. Teaching in Japan gives you the chance to […]

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English teacher in China with panda

Colombian Teacher, Carolina, in China

BridgeTEFL Photo Contest winner, Carolina, is from Bogota, Colombia and is currently an English teacher in China. She has over 16 years’ experience in education and works for a foreign language school in the Zhejiang Province. Carolina describes her time teaching English in China and how her background as a non-native English speaking teacher has […]

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Female traveler

The 10 Best Places to Teach English Abroad in 2019

Is teaching English overseas on your bucket list for 2019? If you want to see the world, make new friends, and immerse yourself in a new culture, then teaching English abroad might be the perfect job for you! Once you have your TEFL certification, your next step will be choosing a teach abroad location. Will you head […]

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Michael, teacher in Georgia, with his students

Bridge Graduate, Jacob: Peace Corps Volunteer in Georgia

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Peace Corps volunteer? We interviewed recent Bridge graduate (and Bridge photo contest winner!), Jacob Huggins, who is currently teaching English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Georgia, located in Eastern Europe, on the Black Sea. 

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BridgeTEFL 2018 Photo Contest Winners!

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who submitted beautiful, fun, and inspiring TEFL photos for a chance to win the BridgeTEFL Photo Contest. And the winners are…

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What Is TESOL? Is It the Same as TEFL?

You’ve been doing your research into getting certified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) and you keep also running across the term TESOL. So, what is TESOL? Is the certification the same as TEFL, or is it different?

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Do You CCQ? Using Concept Checking Questions in the ESL Classroom

“Do you understand?” “Does that make sense?” “Do you have it?”  It does not matter how a teacher asks “Do you understand?” These types of questions are ineffective attempts at checking meaning with ESL/EFL students. Try concept check questions (CCQs) instead.

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