Russell with his ESL students in Tanzania

Bridge Graduate, Russell, on Teaching in Zanzibar, Tanzania

As a management consultant in Tanzania for the last five years, one part of Russell’s job is conducting English training for hospitality staff. He describes his students and the work he does with them at a boutique hotel in Zanzibar.

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ESL teacher with class of students

Teaching English with Guided Discovery for ESL

Using guided discovery for ESL is an approach that gives students the opportunity to question and discover the target language in a lesson. Learn how to use this method to encourage collaboration between students and proactive learning.

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6 Strategies to Kickstart Your ESL Tutoring Side Gig

Teaching private classes can be a lucrative side gig to your regular teaching job or a great way to transition into starting your own English tutoring business. Experienced English tutor, Jake Young, shares his advice on marketing yourself as an English teacher and building a base of private students.

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teaching online on a tablet

No Puppets Required! 8 Companies to Teach Adults English Online

Are you eager to get into the growing field of teaching English online but just can’t picture yourself tutoring young kids? Don’t worry – you’ve still got plenty of options! Here are 8 companies where you can teach English to adults online – no puppets required.

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TEFL Jobs Teaching English to Adults vs. Kids – What to Know

Did you know that the age group you prefer to teach should factor into your choice of teaching location and is also a consideration if you plan to teach online? This overview of teaching English to adults vs. kids covers this and other topics related to teaching different age groups.

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ESL Teacher with Young Students

How to Teach English to Beginners 

Teaching English to beginner-level learners can be an intimidating thought for some teachers, especially if they don’t speak their students’ native language. We’ll fill you in on how it works to teach students of this level and give you some great activities so you can teach beginners with confidence!

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Am I Qualified to Teach Business English?

What is teaching Business English all about and do you have the qualifications for jobs in this TEFL sub-field? If you’re interested in working with adult professional ESL students, learn where these students are, what it takes to get a job teaching Business English, and some ideas on how to effectively work wth this demographic.

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Parents as ESL Stakeholders

ESL Stakeholders – Who Are They and Why Do They Matter?

ESL stakeholders are invested in students’ success. Knowing who they are and how to build good relationships with them will result in positive interactions with colleagues as well as happy students, satisfied parents, and more career opportunities for you down the road.

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April, Filipino English teacher in Chile

April, from the Philippines, Teaching Business English in Chile

According to April, a Filipino English teacher in Chile, “Teaching English means going out of your comfort zone.” She should know– her path started out in her small home town and led her to different cities, continents, and adventures.

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BridgeTEFL Graduate and teacher, Michael, with his wife in front of a mural in Cuenca Ecuador

BridgeTEFL Graduate, Michael, Teacher in Ecuador

Michael is a BridgeTEFL online course graduate who moved to South America after retiring from his teaching career in the U.S., in order to begin a new adventure as an English teacher in Ecuador.  

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