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Think Outside the Book: Developing Dynamic Materials for Your ESL Classes

Do you often feel bored or constrained by the limits of the textbook? Do your students? Would you like to better engage your learners with richer, more diverse material that’s specifically relevant to their interests or matched to their particular learning styles? Join Bridge’s expert panel to learn about the process of developing unique materials […]

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The First Step to Success: Needs Assessments for Business English Students

Conducting a needs assessment with new students – asking about their motivation for studying English, past learning experiences, and current learning goals – is a vital starting point for all English teachers. This is especially true in Business English, where you’ll often assess not only the student’s goals but also the goals of the company […]

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Oops, They Did It Again! Error Detection and Correction Strategies for the ESL Classroom

What happens when language students make errors in the classroom? As a teacher, can you recognize the nature of that “error,” and do you know when it’s appropriate for students to self-correct or peer-correct versus when they need your help? The teacher’s ability to determine whether a student has made a mistake, a slip, or […]

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The Pandemic’s Tough Lessons: A Conversation With IATEFL & TESOL Leadership

Join BridgeUniverse Director Ian Wright and senior leadership from IATEFL and TESOL International Association for updates on members’ experiences from the past 20 months as these organizations responded to the unprecedented circumstances of the global pandemic. How have these organizations, their respective members, and other constituents been impacted? What can they expect in the year […]

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11 Job Tips for Teaching English Online

For experienced teachers and newbies alike, online English teaching can be unfamiliar territory. From where to find jobs with legitimate companies to how to apply online or prepare for a teaching demo during your interview, these job tips will help you enter the world of online teaching with confidence.

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How China’s EdTech Crackdown Is Also Reshaping Education Across the English-Speaking World

In a recent BridgeUniverse webinar, we discussed how dramatic changes in China’s education policies are affecting current and prospective English language teachers. In particular, we examined the effect of this disruption on teaching English online, which makes up a large portion of the Chinese education market (about 500,000 teachers). Why did these drastic changes happen? […]

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How to Make the Most Money as an Online English Teacher

While companies often set an hourly pay range to teach English online, you definitely want to be on the high end and earn as much as possible. Here are some ways to make the most money as an online English teacher.

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How Is China’s EdTech Crackdown Reshaping Teaching English Online?

Dramatic changes in Chinese law regarding education have resulted in hiring freezes and even closures of some big-name online English tutoring companies, including GoGoKid and Magic Ears. BridgeUniverse brings online teachers and representatives from top English tutoring companies together to discuss how changes in Chinese law are impacting the current job market and to explore new […]

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Using Traditional and Digital Realia when Teaching English Online

English teachers often use realia (authentic materials) to engage students and present new vocabulary or ideas visually. But what is digital realia, and how can online English teachers use it most effectively? This webinar addresses the use of both digital and traditional realia when teaching online, especially to introduce games to students of all ages. Prepare […]

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Why It Matters: A Guide to TEFL Course Accreditation

You want to teach English worldwide or online, so you’re looking for a TEFL/TESOL training course to prepare you for the classroom and enhance your employment opportunities. How can you distinguish the reputable programs from the “fly by night” ones? One way is to check for accreditation.

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