Meet Sid, Bridge Grad Teaching English in Chile and Online
Coming from India, ESL teacher and Bridge IEDLT graduate, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, has been an English teacher in Chile for three years now. Here, he shares his journey into traveling and teaching English in the classroom and online- all from the perspective of being a non-native English speaker.Read More
Teaching the Way I Learned: Strategies of Non-Native English Speaking Teachers
Non-Native English Speaking teachers (NNESTs) bring unique perspectives to the classroom, which allows them to implement inventive strategies into their lessons. Hear from Bridge teachers from Latin America, Asia, and Europe on their experience in the classroom.Read More
Interview with Feruz Akobirov, PhD – Bridge Graduate and University Instructor
Feruz Akobirov is a Bridge Online TEFL course graduate from Uzbekistan, who has been teaching since 2003. Interestingly, Feruz was already a qualified professor teaching at Bukhara State University when he took his TEFL certification course with us this year. In fact, Feruz has two bachelor’s degrees, as well as a Master’s in English Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Education!
I was curious to know more about the very-qualified Feruz and his motivation for getting TEFL certified, so I recently interviewed him.Read More
Meet BridgeEnglish Teacher, Tereza Lewis
Originally from Prague, Tereza has been teaching at the BridgeEnglish language school (a division of Bridge Education Group) in downtown Denver for several years. Learn more about her background and experiences in the classroom below.Read More
Advantages for Non-Native English Speakers in the TEFL Classroom
Learning English as a second language is a daunting task for anyone, however, non-native English speakers may possess certain advantages when it comes to teaching English as a foreign language.Read More
Getting TEFL Certified as a Non-Native English Speaker: What to Know
Are you a non-native English speaker who is considering getting TEFL certified? If so, you are not alone! Roughly 20% of the students who enroll in BridgeTEFL online courses, speak a first language other than English. We understand that non-native English speakers may have unique concerns before enrolling in a TEFL course, so we’re offering some TEFL information tailored specifically to you! Here’s what you should know before enrolling in a TEFL course:Read More
Are There TEFL Opportunities for Non-Native English Speakers?
Are you interested in a career in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) but you speak a first language other than English? You may be wondering if there are TEFL opportunities for non-native English speakers like you.Read More