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!

Top Tips for Creating Materials for the EFL Classroom

Find out how adapting or creating materials for the EFL classroom can help keep your students motivated and learning. Read these top tips for creating materials, like tests, games, and warm-up activities, for the physical or virtual classroom.

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Bridge Grad, Italo, From Ecuador, University Linguistics Professor

A detour from the computer programming field led this Bridge grad into a career teaching university-level linguistics. He tells us about EFL opportunities in Ecuador, his transition to online English teaching, and his other job as an academic author.

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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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10 Best Places to Teach English Abroad in 2021

Is teaching abroad on your bucket list? Even if your travel plans were temporarily sidelined last year by the coronavirus, you can still start planning your 2021 TEFL adventure now at one of the best places to teach English abroad around the globe.

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The 10 Most-Read BridgeUniverse Articles of 2020

2020 was a year like no other, and as we happily usher in 2021, let’s take a moment to reflect on the topics that resonated most with our readers throughout this past year.

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10 Powerful 2021 Goals for English Teachers to Ring In the New Year

Start the year off with a bang by incorporating some of these 10 meaningful 2021 goals for English teachers. Setting annual goals will help you improve as a teacher and prioritize your physical and mental health.

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Tariq Adams, teacher in Russia, taking a selfie in his favorite park

Yes, You Can Teach English Abroad Without a College Degree!

Great news if you want to teach English as a foreign language but don’t have a bachelor’s degree– you have lots of options, especially if you’re TEFL certified. Get inspired by these top 10 places.

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Alejandro, From Venezuela, English Teacher and College Student in Argentina

Alejandro teaches with various language centers throughout Buenos Aires and works as a freelance online teacher, all while completing a journalism degree. We spoke to him about his path to becoming a teacher, how he manages his busy schedule, and his advice for those interested in teaching in Argentina.

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Colette, From Trinidad and Tobago, Public School Teacher in Japan’s JET Program

Driven by wanderlust, this Bridge grad’s pursuit of an EFL career outside her hometown in Trinidad and Tobago steered her to an English-teaching position in Japan. We interviewed her to learn more about her TEFL experience under the JET program, her immersion in a new culture, and her future plans to globetrot as an English teacher.

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Natalie, From the U.S., University English Professor in Nicaragua

After years of teaching and administrative roles, including in the U.S. and abroad in Germany, career teachers, Natalie, switched gears and moved to Nicaragua to do missionary work. After several years of service, she decided to return to teaching, seizing an opportunity at a university in San Marcos.

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