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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Meet Our Photo Contest Winners: Teaching Young Learners & Teens!

The results are in! We loved seeing your TEFL photos from all over the world. Thank you to everyone who participated and voted for our Grand Prize Winner on Facebook! So without further ado, here are the winners of our Teaching English to Young Learners & Teens Photo Contest…

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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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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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5 Fun Ways to Use Realia in Your Classroom

If you’re a teacher, chances are that you’ve used “realia” at some point in your classroom (especially if you teach young learners) and you may not have even realized it! We’ll show you 5 creative ways to use these real-world objects in the classroom to grab your students’ attention and make lessons more memorable.

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