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.

Hawra Saleh, Bridge grad, with her TEFL/TESOL certificate

Why It Matters: Selecting an Accredited TEFL/TESOL Course

You want to teach English worldwide or online, so you’re looking for a TEFL/TESOL training course to prepare you for the classroom and enhance your employment opportunities. How can you distinguish the reputable programs from the “fly by night” ones? One way is to check for accreditation.

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College Graduate

Is Getting a Master’s in TESOL Worth It?

Earning a master’s degree is a major commitment of time, money, and energy. You may be considering a career in teaching English as a foreign language, but is a master’s in TESOL worth it for you? We’ll examine the factors to consider and several paths that can get you there.

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Huntington University and Bridge Partnership

Introducing the Newest Bridge MA Pathway Partner – Huntington University

Have you considered earning a Master’s Degree in TESOL? We’re proud to announce our latest MA Pathway University Partnership, with Huntington University. This marks the 10th university in Bridge’s growing portfolio of partners who accept the IDELTOnline for credit toward their master’s and other graduate programs.

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Laura Lewin, Giving her TedxTalk on Student Motivation

Meet Laura Lewin: Teacher-Training Expert, Author, and Speaker

She’s the founder of educational training company, ABS International, as well as a Ted Talk speaker, and the author of nine books for teachers, admin, parents, and students. In this interview, Laura Lewin weighs in on student motivation, making connections in the classroom, and the impact of coronavirus on education.

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IDELTOnline Instructor, Katrina Schmidt

Meet Our Newest Bridge IDELTOnline™ Instructor, Katrina Schmidt

A seasoned educator and teacher trainer with a Master’s in TESOL, Katrina has taught at universities in the US, Colombia, Mexico, and China. She shares her professional journey and advice for anyone considering enrolling in the IDELTOnline, Bridge’s graduate-level TEFL/TESOL course.

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IDELTOnline Course With University Affiliation

Is the Bridge IDELTOnline™ Right for Me?

Are you considering enrolling in Bridge’s graduate-level TEFL/TESOL program? We’ll answer common questions and provide instructor insights to help you decide if our most advanced online teacher training program is right for you.

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Evgenii, Russian English Teacher and Business Owner in Kuwait

Evgenii, From Russia, on Teaching in Kuwait and Starting His Own TEFL Business

As a career English teacher and TEFL business owner, Evgenii is dedicated to his professional development and gaining more “recognition and appreciation” as a non-native speaker, which is what motivated him to take the Bridge IDELTOnline.

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Become a Freelance Online English Tutor with the Newest Bridge Specialized Certificate!

Do you dream of being your own boss? Our newest Specialized Certificate course, Teaching English Online as a Freelancer, provides you with the business and marketing skills needed to make the leap from teacher to “teacherpreneur.”

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Badiru, Teacher in Uganda

Bridge Grad, Badiru, on Teaching English in Uganda

Past Bridge photo contest winner, Badiru, who is an experienced classroom teacher in Uganda, recently earned his Teaching English Online certification with us. Although he loves teaching kids in the classroom, he took the professional development courses to broaden his skills and job opportunities to venture into the online space.

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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 help people decide.

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