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!

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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Iranian Teachers, Nasim, in Azerbaijan

Nasim, Iranian English Teacher in Azerbaijan

Bridge student Nasim, moved across cultures and seized an opportunity to teach English in Baku, Azerbaijan. We interviewed her about adapting as a foreigner, her current life as a teacher, and what job prospects are for other ESL teachers in this history-filled country.

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Erin CoyIe, English teacher in Oman

Experienced EFL Teacher, Erin, Transitions from China to Oman

After a five-year stint teaching English in China, Erin is now a college English instructor in Oman. We caught up with her to discuss her experience teaching in the Middle East, how she’s had to adapt to online teaching during the coronavirus pandemic, and the direction she sees her career taking next.

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Joshua, English Teacher in Belarus, Eastern Europe

Joshua, From the U.S., Teaching English in Belarus for Over Four Years

Joshua moved from the U.S. to Belarus to give back to people in a country where he has ancestral ties. He has now been living and teaching in this Eastern European location for over four years and hopes to stay much longer.

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Transitioning My Classes Online: Tips I’ve Learned From My TEFL/TESOL Course

Johanna, an experienced English teacher in Japan, shares terminology, techniques and tips she’s learned from her Teaching English Online TEFL/TESOL course as she transitions her students to the virtual classroom.

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Brittany, private school teacher in Seoul, South Korea

Brittany, Returned From Teaching in South Korea Due to the Coronavirus Impact

Brittany is a Bridge grad whose TEFL/TESOL certification took her to Seoul, South Korea, where she taught children and teens. She shares her motivation for teaching in South Korea, her experience living there, and the impact the coronavirus crisis has had on her job and the schools in Seoul.

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Global English Teachers

Teachers’ Voices: How Coronavirus Has Impacted My TEFL Career

Globally, teachers are among those who have been deeply affected by the coronavirus outbreak. How are TEFL/TESOL teachers around the world coping? We checked in with six English teachers in different regions to find out what they were doing when the crisis hit, how it impacted their livelihood, and how they’re adapting.

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