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.

teaching English as a foreign language

What Is Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)?

Whether you want to teach in classrooms around the world, work from the comfort of home, run your own business, or travel as a digital nomad, teaching English can help make it happen! You may be totally new to the industry and wondering, “What is teaching English as a foreign language?” or you might just […]

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Skills You Need to Launch an Online English Tutoring Business

7 Non-Teaching Skills You Need to Launch an Online English Tutoring Business

From finding students and creating lessons to scheduling classes and collecting payments, establishing your own ESL business may make you feel like you need to be a jack of all trades. But there’s no need to panic! You probably already possess the essential teaching skills and technical equipment to get started and, fortunately, the other […]

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professional development for ESL teachers

Professional Development for ESL Teachers – 9 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 9 ways to up your professional development game.

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Completed My TEFL Certification

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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BridgeUniverse TEFL Jobs '22 Summit

Key Takeaways From the BridgeUniverse TEFL Jobs ’22 Summit

It’s 2022 and the TEFL job market has changed a lot over the last few years. To analyze the different trends and possibilities in the international arena, Bridge held a five-day Summit to gather expert opinions. The free, virtual TEFL Jobs ’22 Summit took place from June 27th to July 1st and was well-received by participants […]

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How to Choose the Best TEFL Certification

What Is the Best TEFL Certification? How to Choose Your Course

Sifting through the plethora of courses to choose the best TEFL certification doesn’t have to make your head spin! Use this simple guide to find the right TEFL course for you and avoid certification scams.

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How to Teach English Abroad

How to Teach English Abroad: A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Adventure

You want to begin your adventure teaching English abroad, but with all the various websites, blogs, and advice out there, you’re not sure how to get started. Don’t let information overload stall your plans! Follow this easy, step-by-step guide on how to teach English abroad to set your plans in motion.

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instructional and curricular design in ESL/EFL

Instructional and Curricular Design in ESL/EFL

There’s no doubt that, as an English teacher, you want to help your students achieve their goals for learning English, but how can you make sure that your lesson materials and methods will work towards students’ specific needs? One key to tailoring your ESL courses is using instructional and curriculum design, which is also a […]

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reflective teaching

What Is Reflective Teaching and Why Is It Important?

If you feel that your teaching is becoming a bit stale or you’re unsure of a lesson’s effectiveness, reflective teaching is the best way to regain your confidence and interest in ESL education. Let’s take a closer look at what reflective teaching entails, why it’s important, and how you can implement reflective practices in your […]

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Benefits of Micro Credentials

Further Your Career by Upskilling With TEFL/TESOL Micro-Credentials

If you’re already teaching English or perhaps waiting to get hired with your shiny, new TEFL certificate, now is the perfect time to take TEFL/TESOL Micro-Credentials. These short, topical Bridge courses are 100% online. The benefits of Micro-credentials for TEFL/TESOL are big, and you can earn verifiable certification and digital badges to make your resume stand out. […]

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