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.

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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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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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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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TEFL Micro-credentials

Bridge Micro-Credential Courses in Teaching English Online: Upskill With Targeted Training

We’ve just rolled out our latest series of Micro-credential courses – specifically for teaching English online! These short, targeted, professional development courses for experienced teachers provide current methods in teaching online and new skills you can immediately apply in the virtual classroom.

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Huntington University and Bridge Partnership

Introducing the Newest Bridge MA Pathway Partner – Huntington University

Have you considered earning a Master’s Degree in TESOL? We’re proud to announce our latest MA Pathway University Partnership, with Huntington University. This marks the 10th university in Bridge’s growing portfolio of partners who accept the IDELTOnline for credit toward their master’s and other graduate programs.

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Become a Freelance Online English Tutor with the Newest Bridge Specialized Certificate!

Do you dream of being your own boss? Our newest Specialized Certificate course, Teaching English Online as a Freelancer, provides you with the business and marketing skills needed to make the leap from teacher to “teacherpreneur.”

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Student working on the Bridge Teaching English Online course

What to Expect in the Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Online Courses

It takes more than a computer and a headset to become an effective online tutor. The Bridge Teaching English Online courses offer comprehensive training for new and experienced teachers entering the virtual classroom. Find out what you’ll learn in these courses and get a glimpse inside.

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8 Benefits of Online Learning vs. the Classroom

Is it better to learn in a traditional classroom than online? In recent years, the virtual classroom has become the preferred choice for many learners. We look at the benefits of online learning when it comes to TEFL/TESOL certification.

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Lauren, TEFL Teacher in Argentina

Seeking Summer in January? Teach English in South America!

When fall rolls around, some people are already counting down to the summer thaw. For you, my warm-weather loving friends, we have a solution. It’s not a fuzzy sweater or heated socks, but something bigger and better – a shift in hemisphere. Here’s why you should consider teaching in South America this winter!

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