Teaching English Abroad

Whether you’re new to teaching or looking to make a change, we have resources to help you start your journey teaching English abroad off on the right foot. Learn how to be a better teacher for your international students, land the teach abroad job of your dreams, and make the transition to life abroad. We’re here to help every step of the way, from TEFL/TESOL certification that will qualify you for jobs around the world to vetting TEFL employers, so you can find a legitimate job in a foreign country. Embrace the adventure. We’ll help with the rest!

Brandon, From the US, on His Career Teaching English in Southeast Asia

Formerly in the marketing field, Brandon decided to “reboot” his life at 30 and accept an English teaching job abroad in South Korea. Little did he know that he’d be in the country for six years, going on to teach in other Asian countries before returning to the US to earn a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language.

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A Teacher Describes Her Recent Return to the Classroom in China

Coleen currently lives in China, where she was teaching English when the coronavirus pandemic first hit and her in-person classes all moved online. Now that her school has reopened, we asked her to describe her experience returning to the classroom.

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Bridge Grad, Hawra, From the US, Kindergarten Teacher in Lebanon

When she moved from the US to her family’s home country of Lebanon, Hawra chose to draw on her passion for teaching English to give back to the community.

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Teach Abroad Timeline: Planning in the Age of Coronavirus

Wanting to teach abroad but plans are stalled due to coronavirus? Find out what you can do in the meantime to prepare for the transition and strengthen your resume for employers.

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TEFL/TESOL Online Job Interview

How Do I Prepare for a TEFL/TESOL Interview? 

Teaching interviews for online or classroom-based teaching jobs can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re new to the field of TEFL/TESOL. But it helps if you know what to expect! We’ll share tips to help you interview for your dream job with confidence.

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Niels, from Peru, Creating a Better Workplace Through Technical English

Niels has made a difference in the lives of colleagues at his company by combining his two areas of expertise: petroleum engineering and the English language. He details how having this specialized knowledge has helped his career and benefited him as an ESL teacher.  

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Types of TEFL Jobs

What Types of Jobs Can You Get with a TEFL/TESOL Certificate?

TEFL/TESOL certification opens up opportunities well beyond traditional teaching positions. What are your options after completing your certification? We’ve got you covered with an overview of the types of TEFL jobs to choose from.

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Brenda, English teacher in Chile

Brenda, From the US, Weathering the Global Crisis as a Teacher in Chile

Like many English teachers abroad, Bridge graduate, Brenda Arellano, was caught by surprise when the pandemic pushed the government to impose stay-at-home protocols, pausing her role with the organization in Chile where she taught. Luckily, she found online English teaching jobs through the Bridge Job Board, which have allowed her to remain in the country […]

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Asma Klai, from Tunisia, Teaching in Istanbul

Asma Klai, from Tunisia, Teaching in Istanbul

A promising job opportunity had Bridge graduate, Asma, packing her bags to venture into an English teaching career in Istanbul. She gives us a picture of her experience adapting to a foreign culture and succeeding as an ESL teacher in Turkey.

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TEFL teacher doing an online interview

8 TEFL Interview Questions & How to Answer Them

The key to acing your TEFL interview? Preparation. Learn what schools and online tutoring companies are looking for when hiring new teachers, questions that are typically asked during a job terview (and how to answer them), and specific tips for preparing for your own job interview.

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