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 in Argentina: The Inside Scoop with Lauren Davis

Lauren could be described as a typical EFL teacher in many ways, yet the route she took led her to places she might not have anticipated!  After she graduated college, she left Boulder, Colorado, to teach English abroad.  After completing a year-long teaching contract in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she moved to New Orleans for a […]

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Teaching English in the Caribbean: Read This Before You Decide!

Having just returned from Playa del Carmen, Mexico, I got a firsthand look at the CELTA training center there on the Caribbean Coast, and also got to know the town of Playa during my week-long visit. After that experience, I’m here to warn you, this may not be the place for you if you are considering teaching […]

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Interview with Bonnie Ulrich, Denver CELTA graduate!

When many people think about TEFL teachers abroad, they picture someone right out of college, so you might be surprised to learn that people come to TEFL from all walks of life and their stories are all unique. Here’s the story of one of the graduates of our CELTA certification course in Denver, Bonnie Ulrich. […]

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From TEFL Course to Teaching Job: Caitlin Peterson Shows Us How It’s Done!

Have you fantasized about leaving your predictable job behind and learning a new skill, like teaching English as a foreign language?  Have you imagined the amazing places that certification might take you? Well, we should warn you, Caitlin Peterson is living your dream! Caitlin signed up the IDELT teacher training course in Santiago, Chile and after […]

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Joshua Yardley – Germany/Indonesia

Where did you teach English? I began as a freelance teacher in Germany, based mainly in Mannheim but I worked all over the southwestern region of the country. After three and a half years, I moved back to Chicago and taught at a private language school for nearly a year, also serving as the Instructional […]

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Teaching English in Japan: Catching Up with Kaye McDaniel

This post was written by Matthew Clark Kaye McDaniel was once a BridgeTEFL Bookings Advisor, a TEFLOnline guru, and an avid BridgeTEFL blogger. She worked for Bridge for over a year but left in June, 2011 to teach English in Japan. We recently had the chance to catch up with her to hear about her […]

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Interview with Jesse Myers, BCELT Class of 2011

This post was written by Matthew Clark Over recent years, distance learning has exploded in higher education, with degrees available in almost every discipline spanning from undergraduate to doctorate programs.  There are several benefits to distance learning, the most obvious being the flexibility and convenience of taking the course anywhere you have an internet connection. […]

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Notes from the Field: “Chile was a great choice!”

  Greetings, faithful readers.  If you haven’t already heard, Bridge is seeking candidates for our Teach in Chile program. Our institute in Chile has become one of Santiago’s top schools for learning English, and it is certainly a hotspot for those seeking to secure their EFL certification through the IDELT program we offer there. Many of […]

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