5 Fun Ways to Use Realia in Your Classroom

If you’re a teacher, chances are that you’ve used “realia” at some point in your classroom (especially if you teach young learners) and you may not have even realized it! We’ll show you 5 creative ways to use these real-world objects in the classroom to grab your students’ attention and make lessons more memorable.

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Cambodian class of young learners

ESL Games & Activities for Kids

Let’s face it, learning English as a second language might not always make young learners’ and teens’ list of top three favorite activities. However, incorporating ESL games into your lesson plans when teaching English to kids can be a great way to help young students review their knowledge in an interactive, fun, and memorable fashion. […]

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Pavel, English Teacher in Israel, in the classroom

Bridge Grad Pavel, From Russia, Teaching English in Israel

Bridge grad, Pavel, an English teacher in Rishon LeZion, Israel, shares about his experience teaching college classes and tutoring middle and high school students there, and how these jobs are getting him closer to his ultimate dream of teaching English in Japan. 

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Graduate holding BridgeTEFL online certificate.

About the BridgeTEFL Online Certificate

Are you considering a BridgeTEFL Online Certificate? Get answers to frequently asked questions about the certificate, such as the included features, how to upgrade with more hours, ways to access your certificate, and expiration.

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Best Places to Travel While Teaching Abroad in Asia  

As an English teacher in China, Brendan has been able to take advantage of one of the best aspects of teaching in this region – the accessibility of amazing travel destinations. From world-renowned beaches to modern megacities and everything in between, these are his suggestions on where to vacation when you TEFL in Asia.

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Ben, English Teacher in Nicaragua at Cerro Negro

Bridge Job Advisor, Ben, on Teaching English Online in Nicaragua

Ben, a Program and Job Advisor at BridgeTEFL, got TEFL certified in Nicaragua, with plans to teach at a language school there. But, he ended up doing things a bit differently, teaching mostly online and doing volunteer work in the community on the side. He tells us how teaching online gave him more free time and spending money so he could maximize his year in Central America. 

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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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