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 a Micro-credential course to learn a new skill you can use to improve your teaching, we’re always offering new professional development opportunities to our global teachers.


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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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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Comprehensive TEFL/TESOL Certification

Teach Online and Worldwide With the Comprehensive Certification Bundle

Teaching English has been redefined, becoming a blend of classroom and virtual instruction. Likewise, the future of TEFL abroad has expanded to include teaching English in the classroom as well as teaching online while traveling as a digital nomad. How can teachers prepare for these diverse opportunities? Find out.

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teach Business English

The Essentials of Teaching Business English Online and In Person

What is teaching Business English all about, and what activities should you use in this TEFL/TESOL subfield? Learn where these adult ESL students are, what it takes to get a job teaching Business English online or in the classroom, and how to effectively work with this demographic.

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Use LinkedIn to get a TEFL job

How to Use LinkedIn to Get a TEFL/TESOL Job 

From joining professional groups and following organizations to adding digital badges to your profile, check out the many ways you can use this social platform to get a teaching job.

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study tips for Bridge courses

Study Tips for Bridge TEFL/TESOL Certification Courses

Whether you’ve taken an online TEFL/TESOL course before or are completely new to this type of certification, there are certain strategies you can implement to succeed. Using these study tips for Bridge courses can help you get the most out of your professional TEFL/TESOL certification and ensure that you not only pass the course but […]

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Shella Chua, Filipino Teacher in China

The Value of Experience: Add a Teaching Practicum to Your Online TEFL Certification!

Find out the benefits of completing a TEFL practicum, like increased job opportunities and more confidence in the classroom. Plus, learn how classroom-based and online TEFL teaching practicums work.

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TEFL certification cost

How Much Does TEFL/TESOL Certification Cost? Is It Worth It?

To teach English as a foreign language, one of the qualifications employers ask for is certification. You know you need it, but how much does TEFL certification cost? Prices vary depending on some key factors. We’ll explain those and crunch the numbers.

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Bridge TEFL/TESOL certificates

About Bridge TEFL/TESOL Certificates

You take your professional development as a teacher seriously, and so do we, which means we only offer the highest quality TEFL certification! As an accredited educational institute, we offer courses ranging from basic 40-hour certification to our university-affiliated, 150-hour IDELTOnline™. Our comprehensive online TEFL courses are hosted on a dynamic learning platform with features […]

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ESL community of practice

How to Build an Online ESL Community of Practice

Whether you’re swapping stories during a training course or discovering job opportunities at a conference, a huge part of your growth as a TEFL/TESOL professional happens when you’re with your peers. Although the pandemic has hampered these in-person interactions, it’s still possible to stay connected with your TEFL fellows by building your ESL community of […]

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