Kelly Poindexter

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Online or onsite TEFL course

The Eternal Question: Online or Onsite TEFL Certification?

Here at BridgeTEFL one of the questions that we receive daily from students is whether to take an online or onsite TEFL certification course. Read about BridgeTEFL students’ experiences with online and onsite certification courses.

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Finding TEFL jobs online

Tips For Finding TEFL Jobs Online

So, you’ve got your TEFL certification and are ready to start applying for jobs? Hold your horses! One of the most important aspects of looking for a job of any kind is building a solid, attractive résumé that will stand out amongst the competitors. So take some time and build yourself a great one! These […]

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Tips to Taking an Online TEFL Certification Course

If you’ve never taken an online course before, you likely don’t have a clue what to expect. The online classroom can be a challenge for someone that has never been exposed to its unique format, so here are some tips to ensure that you do not become overwhelmed!

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Hand Gestures You Need to Know Before Teaching Abroad in Argentina

You’ve heard it from us before; learning the language is an important part of of your teach abroad experience. But, what about those non-verbal cues? The nods, the winks, the finger flicks. Those are just as important to understanding not only the conversation, but the culture too! If you decide to take the IDELT in […]

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EFL Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Etiquette in the Middle East

As is the case with any foreign culture, there are rules of manner and acts of faux pas that will be inherent anywhere you go – and you most likely will not know about them. Always do your research ahead of time so that you transition smoothly into your EFL teaching position without any major […]

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How to Use Pinterest to Plan Your EFL Lessons

I’m a very visual person. I need to see something to understand it and often looking at images inspires my creativity. That’s why I love Pinterest. I use it for everything from inspiration for recipes, ideas to decorate my house, and yes- even ideas for EFL lessons. There are hundreds of classroom-inspired pin boards, and […]

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4 Great TEFL Blogs that We Love to Read (For Women Only)

My job is great. Mostly because one of my duties is to find blogs written by English teachers living abroad and share them with our followers on BridgeTEFL twitter. These blogs are insightful, reveal surprising cultural details that you would never learn unless going to that country, and often share teaching tips. Best of all, […]

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Getting Rid of the Jitters: An EFL Teacher’s Guide to Success on the First Day

I can still remember the first day that I was introduced to my new English class, a group of 15 or so high-school students in a small town in France. I walked into the room, took one look at their curious faces, opened my mouth and nothing came out. I was stuck somewhere between not […]

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