Bridge Job Advisor, Maggie, on Teaching English – and Finding Love – in Brazil

Maggie Palmer is the International Admissions and Job Advisor at the BridgeTEFL headquarters in Denver, Colorado. She got TEFL certified while teaching English with the Fulbright program in Brazil. During her four years of teaching EFL in South America, Maggie was immersed in the Brazilian culture and learned Portuguese. She also met her fiancé and discovered […]

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Carol, English Teacher in Cambodia

Teaching English Abroad Requirements: What Do You Really Need?

When it comes to qualifying to teach English abroad, what do you really need? There are considerations such as TEFL certification, degree, experience, and more, and requirements vary depending on where you want to teach. We’ll give you a breakdown of what’s required to teach in locations worldwide.

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BridgeTEFL Job Board on laptop and phone

We’ve Updated the BridgeTEFL Job Board With You in Mind!

We’ve just launched a brand new version of the BridgeTEFL Job Board! Check out the updated look and the new, easy to navigate features– such as teacher portfolios– designed to help job seekers connect with our network of schools and recruiters worldwide.

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Katie, teacher in South Korea, with her students

Teaching English Abroad Salaries – Where Can You Make the Most Money?

Where do TEFL teachers make the most money? Saudi Arabia, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates are among the highest paying places to teach English, yet looking only at salary doesn’t provide the whole picture when it comes to ESL teacher salary. We’ll break down the highest paying TEFL destinations and also factor in cost of living to see where you can get the most “bang for your buck” when teaching abroad.

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Happy students gathered on school lawn after graduation ceremony

Is Getting a Master’s in TESOL Worth It?

Whether you’ve been dreaming of teaching English your whole life or have only recently decided to make it your new career path, your research has likely uncovered plenty of training options. Most teachers earn TEFL certification (either online and in the classroom), but others choose higher education, such as earning a graduate certificate or master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). If you could see yourself making a career of teaching, you may wonder, “Is getting a Master’s in TESOL worth it?”

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A BridgeTEFL grad teaching in Japan posing with her students in kimonos.

Teaching in Japan: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Teaching in Japan Japan was recently named BridgeTEFL’s best place to teach English abroad in 2019 — and it’s not hard to understand why. This East Asian island country offers plenty of opportunities for EFL teachers looking for the ultimate teach abroad destination. Teaching in Japan gives you the chance to […]

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Do I Need a “TEFL Resume”?

When completing your TEFL certification or applying for teaching jobs, you may have run across references to a “TEFL resume.” Is this different from a standard resume? And do you need one? In reality, it’s not much different, but yes, you need one! However, it’s easy to make minor tweaks to your current resume so […]

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Are There TEFL Opportunities for Non-Native English Speakers?

Are you interested in a career in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) but you speak a first language other than English? You may be wondering if there are TEFL opportunities for non-native English speakers like you.

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What is a Skype TEFL Job Interview Really Like?

You’ve applied for TEFL jobs abroad, and now you have a job interview! Great, but how does it work? Brendan O’Shea is here to walk you through a TEFL job interview and provide helpful insight on how to be successful in them!

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Rachel teaching online in Mexico

Digital Nomad, Rachel, Describes Teaching Online with VIPKID

Bridge graduate, Rachel Story, has been teaching, traveling, and living around the world with her husband Sasha since 2010, and is currently in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, teaching English online. Rachel tells us all about her job with the popular online tutoring company, VIPKID, which allows her to teach ESL from her laptop and live as a digital nomad.

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