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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ESL Teacher Using Songs

ESL Songs for Kids and Teens

Young learners and teens (and even adults!) enjoy learning English through music. A teacher in China shares his favorite ESL songs and activities to engage his students and even “trick” them into practicing new language points!

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BridgeTEFL Job Board on laptop and phone

We’ve Updated the BridgeTEFL Job Board With You in Mind!

We’ve just launched a brand new version of the BridgeTEFL Job Board! Check out the updated look and the new, easy to navigate features– such as teacher portfolios– designed to help job seekers connect with our network of schools and recruiters worldwide.

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Jasmine, English teacher in Bahrain

Meet Jasmine, Bridge IDELTOnline Grad Teaching in Bahrain

Jasmine is a BridgeTEFL graduate currently teaching English at a primary school in Bahrain, an island nation in the Middle East, while she completes her master’s degree. She fills us in on her experience teaching in this off-the-beaten-path TEFL destination.

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ESL Class of Young Learners

ESL Classroom Management & Routines for Young Learners

If you teach English to children, or plan to, student behavior (i.e. ESL classroom management)  is probably something you’ve at best thought about– and at worst, struggled with. When it comes to teaching kids, routines are key (and downtime is dangerous!). This guide provides strategies for organizing and managing your class that you can use from the very first day.

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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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Happy students gathered on school lawn after graduation ceremony

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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Bridge Grad, Lorena, Self-Employed English Teacher in Mexico

Lorena Siegel, originally from Mexico, was already an experienced teacher when she took the BridgeTEFL Master Certificate course in order to qualify for better jobs. Since then, she’s leveraged her training and teaching experience to open her own English tutoring business, catering to the tourist sector in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  

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Happy kids at elementary school

ESL Pronunciation Lesson for “S” Words

As an experienced English teacher who was born in Mexico and learned both English and Spanish at the same time, Lorena Siegel understands firsthand her students’ issues with ESL pronunciation. She shares this fun, snake-themed activity for young learners, teens, or even adults, to help Spanish-speaking students in with s pronunciation.

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