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Ready to land the English teaching job of your dreams? Get tips on how stand out in a competitive market, design a professional TEFL/TESOL resume and cover letter, ace your Skype TEFL job interview, and more. Plus, learn how to take advantage of Bridge’s wide range of job resources and services, including our network of Preferred Employment Partners, BridgeTEFL Job Board, and digital badges.

Can I Teach English in the USA with a TEFL Certificate?

As a CELTA trainer, I talk with people who are thinking about teaching English all over the world, even in their hometowns of Biloxi or Idaho Falls. Does it make sense to get CELTA or IDELT training if you plan to teach at home?

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Bridge Grad, Brendan, Shares Tips for Finding a TEFL Job in China

Brendan is a recent BridgeTEFL graduate who is about to make a career jump. Inspired by his previous ventures in Dublin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Munich, and Paris, Brendan is making the leap to Asia. He is currently teaching middle school English in New Jersey but has just signed a contract for a TEFL job in Shenzhen, […]

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Meet Jacquece, Teaching ESL in the USA

My name is Jacquece Moore and I recently got TEFL certified and became a volunteer for the Literacy Council of Montgomery County to help close the gap for people in the U.S. who lack English skills.

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5 More Countries Where You Can Teach English with an Online TEFL Certificate

At Bridge, people often ask us about the professional opportunities available to those who earn their TEFL certificates online. Understandably, people want to know if they will be limited in where they can get a teaching job if they choose a more affordable, convenient online TEFL course over a 4-week, intensive in-person TEFL course, such as the CELTA or IDELT. However, there are many countries where you can get a job after completing your certificate online. Here are five of many.

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Yes, You Can Teach English in Europe!

Western Europe has always been a bit of a tease in the world of TEFL: it’s easy to visit, great for a study abroad term, but a hard place for non-Europeans to actually get a job. However, if you know where to look, it can be easier than you think to find work. Read on to learn about how to best pursue a TEFL job in Europe.

Read More Graduate, Linda: Online Teacher and Career Counselor

Linda is a graduate from Boston, Massachusetts, who is currently teaching English online. Linda also works as a Career Counselor for a small non-profit organization based at Boston Medical Center, the largest safety net hospital in New England. Linda provides career services to refugees and asylum seekers from countries experiencing political unrest or long-term economic insecurity. Here, she discusses her teaching and counseling experience.

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Returning Home After Teaching Abroad: Caitlin’s Experience

There are many hard things about returning from living abroad. Think about it…you’ve been experiencing a new culture and language, and your way of life and worldview are now completely different. Coming home is scary, not to mention what you will do job-wise. There are a lot of options and depending on your qualifications, you can do pretty much anything

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Interview with Taylor: Teacher in Japan

Taylor, 23 is a graduate from Tarentum, Pennsylvania who is currently teaching in Japan. She works for the Japanese American Society on the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Iwakuni, Japan, where she teaches English to adult, intermediate-level students. I asked Taylor some questions about her experience so far as a teacher in Japan. 

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5 Places to Teach With An Online TEFL Certification

Even the most preliminary Internet search for TEFL certification course options quickly makes it clear that online courses are an affordable option as compared to classroom-based courses. What’s more, they don’t require travel to a course location or any major schedule adjustments; most can be done at your own pace, at your convenience.

So what’s the catch? If you’re like most people, you’re suspicious of anything that sounds too good to be true, and you’re left wondering what the limitations of an online certificate might be. Are they as valuable as certifications earned in the classroom? In other words, where can you teach with an online certificate? Here are some suggestions.

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Region Overview: Where Am I Qualified to Teach English Abroad?

Are you newly (or even not-so-newly) TEFL certified and ready to use your TEFL certification to venture out into the job world? It’s an exciting time, and opportunities for certified English teachers abound in just about every corner of the globe! Do you have a country or region in mind? When choosing where in the […]

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