Facebook Live Interview with Leah Donelson, Bridge Academic Manager, on the International TESOL Conference

Last month, Bridge employees attended the 2018 International TESOL conference in Chicago. Here, Alissa Berdahl from BridgeTEFL speaks with BridgeEnglish’s Academic Manager, Leah Donelson, during a Facebook Live event, about the main takeaways from the conference. Leah discusses changing attitudes in the TESOL community, incorporating technology into lessons, and how to assure that classes are relevant and up-to-date in the 21st century.

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EFL Teaching Tip: Break Free from Frozen Teaching Techniques

Even experienced teachers can fall into bad habits, using outdated techniques that limit students’ learning experience rather than broadening it. Curriculum expert, Susan Weymouth, shares an EFL teaching tip to help you avoid a time-frozen teaching technique and adopt a more vibrant strategy that your students will love. 

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Listening to Your Students – What a Concept! Observing and Monitoring Errors in the EFL Classroom

Teachers, how often do you step back and listen to your EFL students? Learn about observing and monitoring errors in the EFL classroom.

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5 Fun EFL Games for Kids

Let’s face it, learning English as a foreign language is not likely to make the list of a young learner’s list of favorite activities. If you teach kids, however, or plan to, incorporating games into your TEFL lesson plans will keep these young students interested and engaged. Here are 5 fun EFL games to get the […]

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Teaching English in a Multilingual Classroom

Teaching English in a Multilingual Classroom

Have you ever wondered what kind of students you’ll be working with once you’re TEFL certified and teaching English, either at home or abroad? While you may teach adults or children, and you’ll probably work with a range of levels, another consideration is whether you’ll teach English in a monolingual or a multilingual classroom. The Monolingual Classroom […]

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5 Challenging TEFL Students and How to Deal with Them

Regardless of whether your TEFL career lands you in front of a class of kindergartners or roomful of corporate CEOs, having good classroom management skills will benefit you as a teacher. One aspect of good classroom management is recognizing, understanding and dealing with the different types of challenging students you’ll be faced with in class. […]

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building rapport in the esl classroom

5 Ways to Build Rapport in the ESL Classroom

Think back to some of your favorite classes in high school and college. What made them so memorable and enjoyable? I remember Art Studio 4D like it was yesterday: for our final project, we had to exhibit an alternate persona for 48 hours. The final exam happened during those 48 hours, and the lecture hall […]

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Tips for your EFL Class: Getting People Talking

This post was written by Susan Weymouth “So what did you do last weekend? “Do you have any vacation plans?” “How’s your family” Are these the kind of questions you use to get your English students talking? Small talk may be sufficient for a few minutes warm up before class begins, but these kinds of […]

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No Time To Plan: A Quick English Speaking Activity for the Busy TEFL Teacher

Lesson planning was never my forte as an English teacher.  I knew that it was critical to my success as a teacher and that I hated feeling unprepared, but I still fought the process.  I know that many teachers do, especially new teachers that haven’t developed a full bag of tricks for the classroom.  For […]

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Diversity in the EFL classroom

Advice for Aspiring English Teachers: Embrace Diversity in the EFL Classroom

So, you’re thinking about teaching English but have never been exposed to the world of ESL and EFL? Many new teachers embarking on a short summer stint or a dedicated career in this area haven’t had the chance to get any experience. It can be worrisome or even frustrating not knowing what to expect or […]

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