Jasmine, English teacher in Bahrain

Meet Jasmine, Bridge IDELTOnline Grad Teaching in Bahrain

Jasmine is a BridgeTEFL graduate currently teaching English at a primary school in Bahrain, an island nation in the Middle East, while she completes her master’s degree. She fills us in on her experience teaching in this off-the-beaten-path TEFL destination.

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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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Meet Gabby, Argentinian English Teacher and Bridge Course Tutor

Gabby, head tutor for the BridgeTEFL Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers programs, talks about being a course tutor, teaching young learners and teens in Argentina, and how being a non-native English speaker has shaped the way she teaches.

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Graduate holding BridgeTEFL online certificate.

About the BridgeTEFL Online Certificate

Are you considering a BridgeTEFL Online Certificate? Get answers to frequently asked questions about the certificate, such as the included features, how to upgrade with more hours, ways to access your certificate, and expiration.

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BridgeTEFL 2018 Photo Contest Winners!

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who submitted beautiful, fun, and inspiring TEFL photos for a chance to win the BridgeTEFL Photo Contest. And the winners are…

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What Is TESOL? Is It the Same as TEFL?

You’ve been doing your research into getting certified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) and you keep also running across the term TESOL. So, what is TESOL? Is the certification the same as TEFL, or is it different?

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IDELTOnline vs. Master Certificate: Which Course Should I Take?

At BridgeTEFL our two most popular online TEFL/TESOL courses are our 120-hour Master Certificate, and our 150-hour International Diploma in English Language Teaching course (IDELT – Online).  What is the differences between the IDELT Online vs. Master Certificate, and which is right for you?

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Why Get TEFL Certified When You Have a Master’s in Linguistics? Lisa, BridgeTEFL Graduate, Explains

Lisa Goddard, 24, is a BridgeTEFL online graduate from Boston, Massachusetts. During her graduate school studies, she decided to teach kids English in Taiwan and spent a year there as part of a Fulbright teaching assistantship. Her next step was to become TEFL certified in order to build on her experience and become even more qualified to teach. […]

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Getting TEFL Certified as a Non-Native English Speaker: What to Know

Are you a non-native English speaker who is considering getting TEFL certified? If so, you are not alone! Roughly 20% of the students who enroll in BridgeTEFL online courses, speak a first language other than English. We understand that non-native English speakers may have unique concerns before enrolling in a TEFL course, so we’re offering some TEFL information tailored specifically to you! Here’s what you should know before enrolling in a TEFL course:

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Is the Bridge IDELT Online Right for Me? A Seasoned Instructor Helps You Decide!

If you are you considering an academically rigorous online TEFL certificate course, read on! This second blog in the series, “Is the Bridge IDELTOnline Course Right for Me?”, gives you the opportunity to more deeply examine our highest-level e-learning course, the Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching. IDELTOnline instructor, Ann Leonard, addresses some of the most common concerns students have before enrolling in the course, to help you decide if it’s a good fit for your TEFL plans. 

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