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.

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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TEFL teacher teaching abroad

Answers to Your Not-So-Frequently-Asked TEFL Questions

Know the basics when it comes to getting a TEFL/TESOL certificate and teaching English, but still have some questions? Get answers to not-so-frequently-asked TEFL questions, like whether TEFL courses provide materials and if you can teach with a state license.

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How to Write a TEFL Cover Letter (With Sample)

A TEFL cover letter conveys your enthusiasm for a position and demonstrates your qualifications for the job, but it can also fill in gaps on your resume and let your personality shine through!

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What does EFL stand for

What Does EFL Stand For? What’s the Difference Between EFL and ESL?

English language teaching (ELT) as a profession seems to love acronyms. There’s EFL, TEFL, TESOL, and ESL, just to name a few! This article will dive into EFL specifically and, hopefully, leave you with a better idea of what it entails. What does EFL stand for? It stands for English as a Foreign Language. Oftentimes […]

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Bridge Micro-credentials

Announcing New Bridge Micro-Credential Courses: Your Next Achievement Is Just a Click Away

The accredited TEFL/TESOL professional development you’re looking for is now accessible and affordable. Bridge is proud to announce the launch of our new suite of Micro-credential courses, so you can upskill and enhance your resume!

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start an ESL podcast

How to Create an ESL Podcast: 4 Crucial Components of an Inspiring Show

This guest post is by Lindsay McMahon, founder and co-host of the All Ears English Podcast. Lindsay and her team host live events and create courses, apps, and other technology to help learners focus on “Connection NOT Perfection.” If you’re new to teaching, you’ll want to get initial training and qualification with a TEFL certificate. […]

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How to Teach Online – Should I Work With a Company or for Myself?

One of the best things about teaching online is that it’s so flexible; it can be a full-time job or a side gig, you can be a new or experienced teacher, and you can even choose if you want to work with a company or go it on your own as a freelancer.

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College credit for Bridge TEFL courses

How and Why to Earn College Credit for Your TEFL/TESOL Course

Find out how you can get college credit for Bridge TEFL/TESOL courses, and explore your options for taking the Bridge IDELTOnline course as a pathway to a master’s program at Bridge partner universities.

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get your first TEFL job

Top 11 Tips for New TEFL Teachers

You’ve finished your TEFL/TESOL certification – hooray! Now, apply these tips for new TEFL teachers, and you’ll be ready to jump into the physical or virtual classroom with confidence.

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How to Become an Online Teacher in 5 Steps

Online English teachers are in high demand, so there’s no better time to break into the field. After all, what’s not to love about a fun, rewarding job with the flexibility to work from anywhere you like? Kickstart a new career with this step-by-step guide on how to become an online teacher.

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