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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Q&A With IDELTOnline™ Instructor Katie Henley

A seasoned English teacher and Bridge tutor with a Master’s in TESOL, Katie Henley is an IDELTOnline™ instructor who has leveraged her own language learning experience to help trainees achieve their goals. She discusses the path she took that led her to teacher training, her interactions with students worldwide, and her tips for how trainees […]

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IELTS exam prep

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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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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TEFL resume

Do I Need a “TEFL Resume”? FAQs and Tips (Plus a Sample Resume!)

When completing your TEFL certification or applying for teaching jobs, you may have run across references to a “TEFL resume.” Is this different from a standard resume? And do you need one? Get the answers to these and other questions!

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What Achievements Can My Digital Badges Showcase to Employers?

Bridge digital badges provide employers with an easy way to get the full picture of your TEFL/TESOL achievements with just a click. But what specific accomplishments can your badges showcase?

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How many hours of TEFL/TESOL certification do I need

How Many Hours of TEFL/TESOL Certification Do I Need? Is 120 Enough?

Find out what you really need to qualify for jobs teaching English online or abroad and get tips for choosing the right TEFL/TESOL course for your plans.

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Which TEFL Course Should I Take? 5 Questions to Help You Decide

Bridge offers a wide range of accredited TEFL/TESOL certificates to choose from but you might feel confused by all the options, wondering which is right for you and your plans. An advisor shares questions he typically asks to help people decide.

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ETS TOEFL grant

ETS Offers Teachers Grants for 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 calling for qualified educators to apply for the 2023 TOEFL® English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program. ETS provides research-backed products, conducts high-quality research, and offers assessments such as the […]

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Skills You Need to Launch a Freelance Online English Tutoring Business

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

From finding students and creating lessons to scheduling classes and collecting payments, starting a freelance ESL career may make you feel like you need to be a jack-of-all-trades. But there’s no need to panic! Fortunately, the business, marketing, and operational skills you need to launch a freelance online tutoring business can be learned.

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how long does it take to get a TEFL certification

How Long Does It Take to Get a TEFL Certification?

If you’re thinking about becoming an English teacher or exploring a new ESL niche, you’ll need to consider getting TEFL/TESOL certified so you can qualify for competitive jobs or attract students as a freelancer. You’ve probably wondered about the time commitment this entails and have asked yourself, “How long does it take to get a […]

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