Bridge Job Advisor, Maggie, on Teaching English – and Finding Love – in Brazil

Maggie Palmer is the International Admissions and Job Advisor at the BridgeTEFL headquarters in Denver, Colorado. She got TEFL certified while teaching English with the Fulbright program in Brazil. During her four years of teaching EFL in South America, Maggie was immersed in the Brazilian culture and learned Portuguese. She also met her fiancé and discovered […]

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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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Carol, English Teacher in Cambodia

Teaching English Abroad Requirements: What Do You Really Need?

When it comes to qualifying to teach English abroad, what do you really need? There are considerations such as TEFL certification, degree, experience, and more, and requirements vary depending on where you want to teach. We’ll give you a breakdown of what’s required to teach in locations worldwide.

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Meet Our Photo Contest Winners: Teaching Young Learners & Teens!

The results are in! We loved seeing your TEFL photos from all over the world. Thank you to everyone who participated and voted for our Grand Prize Winner on Facebook! So without further ado, here are the winners of our Teaching English to Young Learners & Teens Photo Contest…

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Katie, teacher in South Korea, with her students

Teaching English Abroad Salaries – Where Can You Make the Most Money?

Where do TEFL teachers make the most money? Saudi Arabia, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates are among the highest paying places to teach English, yet looking only at salary doesn’t provide the whole picture when it comes to ESL teacher salary. We’ll break down the highest paying TEFL destinations and also factor in cost of living to see where you can get the most “bang for your buck” when teaching abroad.

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TEFL Destination Phuket, Thailand (1)

Best Places to Travel While Teaching Abroad in Asia  

As an English teacher in China, Brendan has been able to take advantage of one of the best aspects of teaching in this region – the accessibility of amazing travel destinations. From world-renowned beaches to modern megacities and everything in between, these are his suggestions on where to vacation when you TEFL in Asia.

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Ben, English Teacher in Nicaragua at Cerro Negro

Bridge Job Advisor, Ben, on Teaching English Online in Nicaragua

Ben, a Program and Job Advisor at BridgeTEFL, got TEFL certified in Nicaragua, with plans to teach at a language school there. But, he ended up doing things a bit differently, teaching mostly online and doing volunteer work in the community on the side. He tells us how teaching online gave him more free time and spending money so he could maximize his year in Central America. 

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English Teacher in Japan, Colleen, at Awa Odori Festival

A Teacher’s Top 5 Survival Tips for Living Abroad

Are you planning to teach English abroad? Living in another country is an amazing, life-changing experience; however, spoiler alert: it’s not always a cake walk! After living in Japan and teaching English for three years, Colleen Luckett has 5 top tips to help you survive and thrive while living your own adventure as a teacher abroad.

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Camille, a South American TEFL teacher, with her students in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Camille Turner, Globetrotting TEFL Teacher in South America

BridgeTEFL graduate, Camille Turner, has taught English abroad in France and Italy and is currently a TEFL teacher in South America. In addition to her teach-abroad experience, Camille has taught online English classes and worked with students of all ages. She discusses how she began her teaching journey and how her BridgeTEFL certification helped her […]

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English teacher in China with panda

Colombian Teacher, Carolina, in China

BridgeTEFL Photo Contest winner, Carolina, is from Bogota, Colombia and is currently an English teacher in China. She has over 16 years’ experience in education and works for a foreign language school in the Zhejiang Province. Carolina describes her time teaching English in China and how her background as a non-native English speaking teacher has […]

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