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:

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Is the Bridge IDELT – Online Right for Me? A Seasoned Instructor Helps You Decide!

If you are you considering an academically rigorous online TEFL certificate course, read on! This second blog in the series, “Is the Bridge IDELT Online Course Right for Me?”, gives you the opportunity to more deeply examine our highest-level e-learning course, the Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching. IDELT Online instructor, Ann Leonard, addresses some of the most common concerns students have before enrolling in the course, to help you decide if it’s a good fit for your TEFL plans. 

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Is the Bridge IDELT – Online Right for Me? A Cross-Section of Current Students

If you are you considering an academically rigorous online TEFL certificate course, read on! This blog series, “Is the Bridge IDELT – Online Course Right for Me?”, written by IDELT Online instructor, Ann Leonard, gives you the opportunity to deeply examine the Bridge IDELT Online course (International Diploma in English Language Teaching).  In this post, you’ll get to know a cross-section of graduates who recently completed 12-week IDELT Online training.

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Course Spotlight: Bridge IDELT – Online (International Diploma in English Language Teaching)

Getting TEFL certified in a traditional classroom setting (called an onsite course) is often the first choice for prospective English teachers. However, the 4-week, 9-5, intensive schedule of onsite courses, such as the Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT) can be a barrier for many people. For that reason and others, such as budget or where the nearest class located, online TEFL courses continue to gain popularity and acceptance worldwide.

There are plenty of online TEFL courses to choose from, but for those who are looking for the next best option to taking an onsite TEFL course, the online version of the IDELT provides a great choice.

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Program Spotlight: Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Grammar

Grammar Advisor is one of 6 specialized certificates offered by Bridge TEFL. This self-study, online course provides teachers with comprehensive training in all the various facets of English grammar and best practices for its instruction. You’ll work through the different topics at your own pace, taking practice quizzes after each one to test your understanding. Read on to learn more!

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Program Spotlight: International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT)

Are you planning to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)? You have many choices for your certification, including training in a traditional classroom or training online. For those of you leaning toward the more universally accepted, classroom-based training, the Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELT) is a comprehensive course you can take either in the U.S. or abroad.

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How to Succeed in the CELTA: Tips from a Trainer

The CELTA training course is an intensive, month-long program. While you are in contact with trainers and ESL learners over the course of twenty days, you will also be working over the weekends of the course on lesson plans, catching up on reading, writing papers (and rewrites), and also catching up on sleep. So plan for a month of CELTA, CELTA, CELTA, and tell friends and family this so that you set expectations.

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How Hard is the CELTA, Really?

This post was adapted from one originally written by Susan Weymouth, CELTA trainer. If you’re researching teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), you’ve probably come across the acronym CELTA in your online searches. That’s because the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching) is a particularly well-known brand of classroom-based (or onsite) TEFL certification, […]

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Tips to Taking an Online TEFL Certification Course

If you’ve never taken an online course before, you likely don’t have a clue what to expect. The online classroom can be a challenge for someone that has never been exposed to its unique format, so here are some tips to ensure that you do not become overwhelmed!

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TEFL Certification Courses: What to Expect?

TEFL certification courses, whether online or in a classroom, seek to train students to be effective teachers, familiar with modern methodologies in ESL teaching and proficient in the necessary skills. But what are those skills? What is covered in a TEFL course really? Each TEFL course’s curriculum is different, so there are a variety of […]

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