Jennifer Collis

Jennifer is from Tampa, Florida, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in both English and psychology. After a short career in social work, she gave in to wanderlust, got TEFL-certified, and moved abroad to teach English. She has taught students of all ages at language centers in Costa Rica, Morocco, and Spain. Jennifer now manages content at Bridge.

Posts by Jennifer

Completed My TEFL Certification

I’ve Just Completed My TEFL/TESOL Certification, Now What?

You’ve finished your TEFL/TESOL certification course – congratulations! Now you’re trained and qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages in locations around the world and/or online. But where should you go from here? We’ll point you in the right direction to make the most of your new credentials.

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What is TESOL?

What Is TESOL? What is TEFL? Which Certificate Is Better – TEFL or TESOL?

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

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Questions to ask before taking a TEFL job

8 TEFL Interview Questions to Ask Before You Say Yes to the Job

It’s important to find the right employer. Here are some questions you can ask a school in a TEFL interview. The answers to these questions will tell you how established, organized, and professional the school or online English company where you are applying is.

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TEFL teacher teaching abroad

Answers to Your Not-So-Frequently-Asked TEFL Questions

Know the basics when it comes to getting a TEFL/TESOL certificate and teaching English but still have some questions? Get answers to not-so-frequently-asked TEFL questions, like whether TEFL courses provide materials and if you can teach with a state license.

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Betsy, Teaching English Online to Business Professionals With EF English First

Online English teacher Betsy describes how this job is the perfect complement to her other work as a freelance writer and editor. We interviewed her to learn how a volunteer experience launched her teaching career, about the benefits of teaching English online, and how COVID-19 has impacted her teaching and travel plans.

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Teach Online and Worldwide With the Comprehensive Certification Bundle

Teaching English has been redefined, becoming a blend of classroom and virtual instruction. Likewise, the future of TEFL abroad has expanded to include teaching English in the classroom as well as teaching online while traveling as a digital nomad. How can teachers prepare for these diverse opportunities?

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7 Ways the IDELTOnline™ Sets You Apart When Applying to TEFL Jobs in Competitive Markets

Looking for a way to differentiate yourself as a teacher, even in the most competitive job markets? The Bridge IDELTOnline™, our most advanced TEFL/TESOL training, can give you that edge. Here’s how this certification can set you apart.

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Tariq Adams, teacher in Russia, taking a selfie in his favorite park

Yes, You Can Teach English Abroad Without a College Degree!

Great news if you want to teach English as a foreign language but don’t have a bachelor’s degree– you have lots of options, especially if you’re TEFL certified. Get inspired by these top 10 places.

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Returning to the Classroom During Coronavirus: Teachers in Asia Share Their Experiences

The coronavirus pandemic has defined 2020 for all of us, changing the way we work and live, and curtailing most of our travel plans. However, some teachers who were already living abroad chose to remain there, shifting their classes online and adapting with resilience. We caught up with two teachers in Asia who are back in the classroom to ask what’s changed, how they’re managing, and what advice they have for future teachers.

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How to Tell If Online English Teaching Jobs Are Legitimate

Is it really possible to get a job that allows you to choose your own schedule, work from your living room, and make over $20 an hour, doing something fun? In fact, all of this is possible as an online English tutor, and we’ll give you the scoop on connecting with legitimate jobs teaching online.

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