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 Three Reasons To Teach English Abroad As A Couple

This post was written by Matthew Clark In Ukraine I heard about a married American couple that had arrived together to teach English. After 3 months, they separated and moved into apartments on opposite sides of the country. I don’t know what drove them apart or what happened to them afterwards, but having lived abroad […]

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Teaching English in Japan: Catching Up with Kaye McDaniel

This post was written by Matthew Clark Kaye McDaniel was once a BridgeTEFL Bookings Advisor, a TEFLOnline guru, and an avid BridgeTEFL blogger. She worked for Bridge for over a year but left in June, 2011 to teach English in Japan. We recently had the chance to catch up with her to hear about her […]

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Cultural Greetings in Asia – Can You Say “Xin Chao”?

Many teachers leave the West for English teaching positions in Asia and discover that they’re unprepared for the drastic cultural differences. One of the first many come across is the varying ways of greeting people. Honor and respect play huge roles in these actions, which are comparatively casual in the West, and knowing something about […]

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Teaching in Thailand

TEFL in Thailand: Ellen Maling Fires up her Motorbike

I woke up at 6 a.m. and started my day by plugging in the hot water kettle for coffee. In Thailand, I drink a sachet of “3-in-1” instant coffee/creamer/sugar mix. It’s a far cry from the organic fresh ground coffee in the French press of home, but I’ve come to appreciate the ginseng extract in the powdered […]

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Love to Scuba as Much as You Love to Teach English? Do Both!

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is scuba dive. I’ve been certified for several years and my next trip (in December) will be to Bonaire, a Dutch island in the Caribbean known for its diving. If I was deciding where to teach English abroad, I would be sure to choose a place […]

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Teaching English Abroad: Top 5 Insider Tips for New TEFL Teachers!

I thought I was ready for teaching English abroad–but I’ll never forget standing in front of twenty teenaged Moroccan students, role sheet in hand, thinking, “this oughta be good,” as I struggled to pronounce their unfamiliar names in my head before butchering them aloud. Abdelaziz? Btissam? Oumaima? That’s the thing about being a new teacher teaching […]

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TEFL in Hungary

Notes from the Field: Teaching English in Hungary

Last month we published a feature on South Korea, one of the hottest TEFL markets in the world.  This month, we chose a destination slightly off the beaten path—Budapest, Hungary.  While not as many people teach English in Hungary each year compared to South Korea, it is an emerging destination that has a lot to offer.  We […]

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Notes from the Field: “Chile was a great choice!”

  Greetings, faithful readers.  If you haven’t already heard, Bridge is seeking candidates for our Teach in Chile program. Our institute in Chile has become one of Santiago’s top schools for learning English, and it is certainly a hotspot for those seeking to secure their EFL certification through the IDELT program we offer there. Many of […]

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Get an International Driver’s Permit!

This post was written by Kaye McDaniel So, you are heading abroad to teach English.  Have any of your interviews included the question, “Do you have an international driver’s license?”  They might.  There are a lot of schools that will have you commuting to other areas (don’t worry, they provide a company car).  An international […]

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: The Truth About Teaching English in Chile

This post was written by Kaye McDaniel So, you want to teach English abroad? You’ve read all the TEFL books and brochures, scoured the internet for hours researching locations and programs, but you still have doubts, right? We asked two English teachers to share their experiences of teaching and living in Chile. Jacqueline Sedore, a 25 year-old Canadian […]

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