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 a Micro-credential course to learn a new skill you can use to improve your teaching, we’re always offering new professional development opportunities to our global teachers.

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How to Use Digital Badges to Get a TEFL/TESOL Job

When you complete a Bridge online course, you’ll not only be able to immediately download your TEFL/TESOL certificate, now you’ll also receive a digital badge for TEFL/TESOL. Digital badges are dynamic icons that represent your achievements. Because they’re digital, they can be shared anywhere online – share your badges on LinkedIn, a personal blog, or your […]

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A Teacherpreneur Shares 6 Reasons to Become an Independent ESL Teacher

She got her start teaching English at a language institute but soon made the leap from being an employee to launching her own English institute. Could the freelancer path be right for you, too?

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Introducing the Teacherpreneur Academy: Empowering Educators to Launch an Independent Teaching Career

A new kind of entrepreneur has arrived and is changing the landscape of online English language teaching. The teacherpreneur is an independent educator, driven business owner and lifelong student. These diverse ESL instructors are sometimes digital nomads, teaching English online from around the globe, and other times they are online English teachers working from home […]

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I’ve Just Completed My TEFL/TESOL Certification, Now What?

You’ve finished your TEFL/TESOL certification course – congratulations! Now you’re trained and qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages in locations around the world and/or online. But where should you go from here? We’ll point you in the right direction to make the most of your new credentials.

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What’s the CEFR? The GSE? English Language Learner Levels Explained

Students’ English proficiency levels can get confusing! Learn about the CEFR, a universal standard for describing language learner levels that’s essential for any TEFL teacher to be familiar with.

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No Teacher Left Behind: An Empowering 19th BRAZ-TESOL Conference

With a spotlight on equipping the English language teaching community with the skills, tools, and best practices for current and future trends, BRAZ-TESOL convened ELT educators from Brazil and abroad at its 19th International Conference from July 13th to 15th. Themed “Our New World: No Teacher Left Behind,” the online event featured sessions that covered […]

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Demand for Business English Continues to Grow Exponentially – Learn the Ins and Outs of This Lucrative ELT Niche for Teachers

In today’s competitive world, acquiring proficiency in the English language has become essential, and learning Business English is fast becoming a necessity, as English is the lingua franca, the international language of business. The education industry’s shift towards digitalization has resulted in the emergence of various online platforms for learning English. And as Business English […]

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Get to Know Bridge Expert Series Webinar Moderator Shélynn Riel

The Bridge ELT Expert Series of live monthly webinars brings together ELT experts to share insights and perspectives on the latest English language learning techniques and technologies. Each month focuses on a new aspect of the industry. Viewers can register for the monthly webinars or view the extensive library of Expert Series videos, earning Certificates […]

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The Essentials of Teaching Business English Online and In Person

What is teaching Business English all about, and what activities should you use in this TEFL/TESOL subfield? Learn where these adult ESL students are, what it takes to get a job teaching Business English online or in the classroom, and how to effectively work with this demographic.

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From Decolonizing ELT to Embracing Multimodal Approaches, IATEFL 2023 Delivered Calls to Action

I arrived at Harrogate station feeling contemplative and eager to experience my first IATEFL conference. The view from the train into the North Yorkshire, England town of Harrogate is idyllic – rolling hills dotted with stone walls and the occasional cow – and certainly inspires contemplation. Having just attended the International TESOL Convention in Portland, […]

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