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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 of 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 […]Read More
Program Spotlight: Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Grammar
Program at a Glance: Course: 40-hour Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Grammar (called “Grammar Advisor”) Format: 100% online Features: comprehensive content, practice quizzes, videos, and “Ask the Grammar Advisor” feature Duration: 1-year subscription Requirements: No prerequisites required, although many students take this training during or after a general TEFL course. What is the Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Grammar (“Grammar Advisor”)? […]Read More
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. […]Read More
How to Succeed in the CELTA: Tips from a Trainer
This post was written by Laura Greenwood, Cambridge CELTA Trainer, Denver. 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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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! 1. Make sure you have access to […]Read More
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 […]Read More