Teaching English Online

Online English teaching is the fastest-growing sector in English Language Teaching. Whether you’re new to teaching and want to find out more or are an established online tutor looking for professional development, we have resources for all types of virtual EFL teachers. Learn about the skills and technology needed for the virtual classroom, online teaching salaries, job opportunities, best practices, and much more. We’ll help you successfully navigate teaching English online from home!

Melissa Edmons teaching English online

Melissa, Mom of Two, Teaching English Online in Taiwan

She’s a mom of two and a teacher of many! BridgeTEFL grad, Melissa Edmons, found a TEFL lifestyle fit for her and her family – teaching English online. From certification to teaching practices, Melissa has the advice for you as you navigate your TEFL career.

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Meet 3 Online English Teachers: A Traveler, Freelancer, and Entrepreneur

Whether it’s for earning extra cash a side job, being able to work from home, or for the freedom of being your own boss, there are many different reasons ESL teachers choose to work online. Meet three teachers, each with their own online teaching experience.

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Colby, Online ESL Teacher in China

Confessions of an Online English Teacher

Colby Charles is currently teaching ESL in China in the classroom by day, and online in the evenings and on weekends.  With a background in finance and a passion for travel, Colby tells us how teaching English abroad, and especially teaching English online, has turned out to be his “best life decision to date and has opened a world of opportunities.”

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Digital Nomad English Teacher, Jay, in Portugal

Teaching English Online from Portugal: Digital Nomad, Jay

Experienced teacher, Jay, shares his experience switching careers from finance to education, and how BridgeTEFL certification led him to his current position as a digital nomad English teacher on the beaches of Portugal. 

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Teacher with TEFL Resume

Do I Need a “TEFL Resume”?

When completing your TEFL certification or applying for teaching jobs, you may have run across references to a “TEFL resume.” Is this different from a standard resume? And do you need one?

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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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TEFL Teacher in China

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.

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Sid, teacher in Chile

Meet Sid, Bridge Grad Teaching English in Chile and Online

Coming from India, ESL teacher and Bridge IDELT 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.

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Woman Teaching online

TEFL Outside the Box: Interview with an Online English Teacher

The field of teaching English as a foreign language is always changing. These days there are not only more and more ways to get TEFL-certified (onsite, online, or a combination of the two), but there are also a growing number of non-traditional ways to use that certification to teach English worldwide. For example, as a […]

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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. Learn why this university professor with two bachelor’s degrees, a Master’s in English Linguistics, and a Ph.D. added TEFL certification to his credentials.

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