TEFL Certification Courses: What to Expect?

TEFL certification courses, whether online or in a classroom, seek to train students to be effective teachers, familiar with modern methodologies in ESL teaching and proficient in the necessary skills. But what are those skills? What is covered in a TEFL course really? Each TEFL course’s curriculum is different, so there are a variety of […]

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Common Questions: Is CELTA Better Than TEFL?

At BridgeTEFL, I get this question a lot. “Is the CELTA better than the TEFL?” The question itself is founded in a little bit of confusion about what those acronyms mean, so here’s my usual response. First of all, TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Though we often see it associated with […]

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Make Sure Your ESL Students Know They Are Improving Their Language Skills!

Are your ESL students progressing? Of course, make sure they know it! After months of teaching a course, it happens…that bittersweet feedback from the student that says the teacher is excellent but the language improvement is poor… The worst feeling is getting feedback from students that say they don’t feel they have made any progress. […]

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TMA – Too Many Acronyms! Clearing Up the TEFL Acronym Confusion

When you first begin looking into teaching English, you come across a lot of acronyms that can be very confusing until you become familiar with them. Here are some common TEFL acronyms and their meanings.

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