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.

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How to Create an ESL Podcast: 4 Crucial Components of an Inspiring Show

This guest post is by Lindsay McMahon, founder and co-host of the All Ears English Podcast. Lindsay and her team host live events and create courses, apps, and other technology to help learners focus on “Connection NOT Perfection.” ESL students want to be inspired! In order to teach our students how to put English into […]

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How to Teach Online – Should I Work With 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 with a company or go it on your own as a freelancer.

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College credit for Bridge TEFL courses

How and Why to Earn College Credit for Your TEFL/TESOL Course

Find out how you can get college credit for Bridge TEFL/TESOL courses, and explore your options for taking the Bridge IDELTOnline course as a pathway to a master’s program at Bridge partner universities.

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TEFL Tips for New Teachers

Top 11 Tips for New TEFL Teachers

You’ve finished your TEFL/TESOL certification – hooray! Now, apply these tips for new TEFL teachers, and you’ll be ready to jump into the physical or virtual classroom with confidence.

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How to Become an Online Teacher in 5 Steps

Online English teachers are in high demand, so there’s no better time to break into the field. After all, what’s not to love about a fun, rewarding job with the flexibility to work from anywhere you like? Kickstart a new career with this step-by-step guide on how to become an online teacher.

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ETS Offers Grant for Teachers’ TOEFL® Research Projects

Are you a global English language teacher interested in taking part in assessment-related research with your students? ETS, the world’s largest, nonprofit educational testing and measurement organization, is currently accepting applications for its TOEFL® English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant for qualified educators. ETS provides research-backed products, conducts high-quality research, and offers assessments such as the TOEFL® and […]

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Types of TEFL Jobs

What Types of Jobs Can You Get with a TEFL/TESOL Certificate?

TEFL/TESOL certification opens up opportunities well beyond traditional teaching positions. What are your options after completing your certification? We’ve got you covered with an overview of the types of TEFL jobs to choose from.

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ESL Teachers’ Takeaways From the TESOL ELevate Virtual Conference

As the English teaching field continuously evolves, there is always a new concept for teachers to learn, a skill to upgrade, or a challenge to tackle. One way teachers can stay on top of trends in the field, while also boosting their professional development and connecting to the greater TESOL/TEFL community is by taking part […]

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5 Ways to Set Yourself Apart as an English Teacher

These five ways to set yourself apart as an English teacher will help you make a good impression on potential employers and land a reputable, high-paying job in the TEFL industry.

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Professional Development for ESL Teachers – 8 Ways to Boost Your Resume

Professional development for ESL teachers is sometimes overlooked, but it’s important if you want to grow as a teacher and become more marketable for jobs. Here are 8 ways to up your professional development game.

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