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Is Getting a Master’s in TESOL Worth It?

Whether you’ve been dreaming of teaching English your whole life or have only recently decided to make it your new career path, your research has likely uncovered plenty of training options. Most teachers earn TEFL certification (either online and in the classroom), but others choose higher education, such as earning a graduate certificate or master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). If you could see yourself making a career of teaching, you may wonder, “Is getting a Master’s in TESOL worth it?”

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Meet Gabby, Argentinian English Teacher and Bridge Course Tutor

Gabby, head tutor for the BridgeTEFL Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers programs, talks about being a course tutor, teaching young learners and teens in Argentina, and how being a non-native English speaker has shaped the way she teaches.

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About the BridgeTEFL Online Certificate

Are you considering a BridgeTEFL Online Certificate? Get answers to frequently asked questions about the certificate, such as the included features, how to upgrade with more hours, ways to access your certificate, and expiration.

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What Is TESOL? Is It the Same as TEFL?

You’ve been doing your research into getting certified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) and you keep also running across the term TESOL. So, what is TESOL? Is the certification the same as TEFL, or is it different?

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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 IDELTOnline 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. IDELTOnline 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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