ELT/ESL Professional Development

Take your teaching career to the next level with professional development. Whether it’s taking a specialized TEFL/TESOL course to enhance your resume or learning a new skill you can use to improve your teaching, we’re always offering new professional development opportunities to our global teachers.

What Is an ESL Teacher?

The field of teaching English can sometimes seem like an alphabet soup of abbreviations and acronyms. One of the most common terms you’ll run across is ESL, and chances are, you’ll be teaching this in a classroom or online. But is ESL the same as TEFL or different? What is an ESL teacher?

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How to Teach Online – Should I Work for a Company or for Myself?

One of the best things about teaching online is that it’s so flexible; it can be a full-time job or a side gig, you can be a new or experienced teacher, and you can even choose if you want to work for a company or go it on your own as a freelancer.

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Hawra Saleh, Bridge grad, with her TEFL/TESOL certificate

Instructors and Students Share Tips for Success in Bridge TEFL/TESOL Courses

We asked current students and instructors for our most popular teacher certification courses, the Master Certificate and the IDELTOnline, to share their firsthand advice and tips for success in these TEFL/TESOL courses.

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New Bridge Micro-Credential Courses in Teaching English Online: Upskill With Targeted Training

We’ve just rolled out our latest series of tuition-free Micro-credential courses – specifically for teaching English online! These short, targeted, professional development courses for experienced teachers provide current methods in teaching online and new skills you can immediately apply in the virtual classroom.

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Do I Need a TEFL/TESOL Certificate If I Have a Degree?

In today’s hypercompetitive TEFL universe, having more qualifications will open up the most doors when it comes to teaching English. But what exactly are those qualifications? If you hold a bachelor’s degree in a related subject (or even an unrelated one) do you still need to earn a TEFL/TESOL certification?

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How to Use LinkedIn to Get a TEFL/TESOL Job 

Check out the many ways you can use this social platform to get a teaching job – from joining professional groups and following organizations to adding digital badges to your profile.

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Bridge Master TEFL/TESOL Certificate Digital Badge

Digital Badges for TEFL/TESOL: What Are They and How Can You Use Them?

Bridge is proud to be one of the first in the TEFL/TESOL space to offer digital badges for our online teacher training programs, making this innovative, 21st-century credential available to graduates. Learn how you can collect, showcase, and share your digital badges to stand out to employers!

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What Is the Bridge IDELTOnline TEFL/TESOL Course and Should I Take It?

If you’re looking to set yourself apart from other applicants for the most sought after teaching jobs around the world, or you would like your TEFL/TESOL certification to be a stepping stone for career advancement, the IDELTOnline may be the right course for you.

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How Can I Start Teaching IELTS Exam Prep?

Looking to stand out as an English teacher? Expand your career prospects and earning potential by carving out a teaching niche, such as preparing students to take the world’s most popular English language proficiency test, the IELTS.

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Benefits of Micro Credentials

What Are the Benefits of Micro-Credentials for TEFL/TESOL?

If you’re already teaching English or perhaps waiting for international borders to open so you can be hired abroad with your shiny, new teaching certificate, now is the perfect time to take TEFL/TESOL Micro-Credentials. These short, topical Bridge courses are tuition-free and 100% online. The benefits of Micro-credentials for TEFL/TESOL are big, and you can upgrade any […]

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