Interview with Shakti Mahadoo, English Teacher in Mauritius

Shakti Mahadoo a Bridge TEFLOnline.com graduate from Mauritius. We like to hear from our alumni on how their careers have progressed, and Shakti was happy to share his experiences with us. Read on to hear about his career and why he feels pursuing a TEFL certification through Bridge was the right move for him.

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Interview with Feruz Akobirov, PhD – Bridge Graduate and University Instructor

Feruz Akobirov is a Bridge Online TEFL course graduate from Uzbekistan, who has been teaching since 2003. Interestingly, Feruz was already a qualified professor teaching at Bukhara State University when he took his TEFL certification course with us this year. In fact, Feruz has two bachelor’s degrees, as well as a Master’s in English Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Education!

I was curious to know more about the very-qualified Feruz and his motivation for getting TEFL certified, so I recently interviewed him.

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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.

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

Bridge Graduate Coleen Monroe previously taught English in South Korea and Chile. She has since gone on to earn her Master’s in Linguistics from University College London, and is currently teaching English in Vietnam. As a seasoned teacher, we asked Coleen to again share her expertise– this time on how to teach part of speech. This post also appeared on her personal blog, Reverse Retrograde, about travel, TEFL, and more.  

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Teaching English Grammar with the Guided Discovery Approach

A BridgeEnglish teacher gives advice for teaching English grammar. She explains how to implement the “guided discovery approach.”

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Top ESL Icebreakers for the TEFL classroom

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 little creativity to get the class energized. Get them moving with these ESL classroom icebreakers:

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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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EFL Teaching Tip: Break Free from Frozen Teaching Techniques

Even experienced teachers can fall into bad habits, using outdated techniques that limit students’ learning experience rather than broadening it. Curriculum expert, Susan Weymouth, shares an EFL teaching tip to help you avoid a time-frozen teaching technique and adopt a more vibrant strategy that your students will love. 

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Last-Minute Lifesavers: Quick Games and Activities for the EFL Classroom

We’ve all been there – you’ve just finished a great lesson with your EFL students, but you look up at the clock and you’ve still got 15 minutes before your class ends, and you don’t have anything else planned! Don’t panic– here are some last-minute, no-preparation-needed TEFL activities to keep up your sleeve so you can fill those final moments of class in a fun and educational way!

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How to Succeed in the IDELT Online (TEFL course) While Working Full-Time

Before starting the International Diploma in English Language Teaching, a graduate-level online TEFL course, I was nervous about the workload, especially since I was working over 40 hours a week. Looking back now that I’ve graduated, there were certain techniques that worked to keep me motivated and spread out my workload. Here are my “dos and don’ts” for taking a course like the Bridge IDELT Online while working full time:

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