Pedagogy (TESOL/TEFL Strategies & Methodology)

Learn about the latest pedagogy for TEFL/TESOL from the experts. Stay up-to-date with the latest teaching trends and learn how to be the most effective English teacher you can be. We’ll show you how to manage large ESL classrooms, effectively use ESL games and activities to engage your students, teach English with limited resources, and other hot topics. ELT pedagogy is constantly evolving so ensure you have the latest information so you succeed in your teaching goals.

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Maintaining Work-Life Balance While Teaching Online From Home

As many teachers find themselves suddenly teaching English in their living rooms, the struggle to separate work and home life can be a challenge. A teacher in China shares her advice on how to keep the balance – and your sanity – if you’re shifting from the classroom to teaching online from home.

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Using Props to Teach English Online

Props are a great way to enhance the learning experience for teachers and their students alike. As global teachers are increasingly switching to teaching English online, we are here to provide some tips for online teachers to be more effective and successful in the virtual classroom.

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Bridge Grad, Shawn in China: From Teaching Abroad to TEFL Entrepreneur

Bridge grad, Shawn, earned his TEFL certification then taught abroad in China and eventually developed his own company there. He now produces workbooks and presentations for teachers and their ESL students. We spoke to him about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur and his thoughts on how the current global crisis is forcing the TEFL industry in China to “change and adapt.” 

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Troubleshooting When Teaching Online English Classes

Like many English teachers around the globe during the coronavirus crisis, Coleen, in China, had to make make a quick transition to the virtual classroom. She shares some of the common problems she’s experienced during this shift and her advice on how to troubleshoot them.

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Johanna, Teaching English in Japan

Bridge Grad Johanna, From Germany, Currently Teaching in Japan

Originally from Germany, Johanna, who started teaching abroad in 2010, is currently in Japan. She shares her path to TEFL, her perspective on teaching as a non-native English speaker, and the situation she’s experiencing as a teacher in Asia during the coronavirus crisis.

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How to Teach English to Kids Online

The field of teaching English to kids online is growing in popularity among people from all walks of life who want a flexible, portable work environment. We’ll help you navigate this TEFL career path with information on requirements, typical online students, the expected salary range for teachers, and more.

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William, English teacher in China, with students

Do You CCQ? Using Concept Checking Questions in the ESL Classroom

Asking students, “Do you understand? ” can be ineffective when checking understanding of a new concept in the ESL classroom. A better option? Try concept checking questions (CCQs) to really gauge your students’ comprehension.

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Interview with Loren, a Graduate of SIT’s MA TESOL Program, Now an English Language Fellow in Myanmar

A former Peace Corps volunteer and current English Language Fellow in Myanmar, Loren Lee Chiesi talks about her global teaching experiences and getting her Master’s in TESOL at the School for International Training (SIT), a Bridge MA TESOL Pathways Partner.

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How to Teach English With Limited Resources: Tips, Strategies, and More!

Have to teach English with limited resources? Don’t worry! You can still deliver exciting and effective lessons, and you might even become a creative teacher along the way. A teacher in Colombia shares what she’s learned.

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Rachel teaching online in Mexico

Bridge Grad, Rachel, Describes Teaching Online with VIPKID

Bridge graduate, Rachel Story, has been teaching English online with the VIPKid for several years, allowing her to work from anywhere in the world. She describes what her online tutoring job is like, including the requirements, pay, pros and cons, and more.

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