A Tale of Two Cultures: Escape Your Comfort Zone Teaching English Abroad

As a Program Advisor at BridgeTEFL, I was often asked if I’ve taught overseas myself and where. When I revealed that I taught English in Costa Rica and Morocco, I usually got a natural next question: how did those two places compare? While most people can imagine life in Costa Rica with its toucans, salsa dancing and laid-back, pura vida culture, Morocco is more of a mystery. I chose to go there because I wanted something totally different, and of course I got it!

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The Greatest Gift My TEFL Students Have Given Me

We’ve got a lot on our minds with the holiday season vastly approaching; winter break is closer than it is far (yippee!) and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. So we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reflect on how grateful we are for the rewarding TEFL life we all live. With that […]

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My First Teaching Job in Costa Rica!

For those just getting started on their journey toward teaching abroad, it can be helpful to hear from those who have “been there.” My very first TEFL job was in Costa Rica, a country that has remained popular with teachers over the years, and in telling you how I made it happen, I hope I […]

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From TEFL Course to Teaching Job: Caitlin Peterson Shows Us How It’s Done!

Have you fantasized about leaving your predictable job behind and learning a new skill, like teaching English as a foreign language?  Have you imagined the amazing places that certification might take you? Well, we should warn you, Caitlin Peterson is living your dream! Caitlin signed up the IDELT teacher training course in Santiago, Chile and after […]

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Top 5 Places to Teach English Abroad as a Newbie

  You’ve never taught abroad before and as excited as you are about this adventure, you’re having a hard time deciding where in the world to go. There are so many countries, and you’ve been told there’s demand for English teachers in nearly every one of them. Well, here’s where I think you should consider going. 1. […]

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The Hot Zones – Top 5 English Teaching Destinations

This post was written by Kaye McDaniel There are plentiful EFL positions open across the globe but there are some that are more popular than others.  These locations can sometimes be competitive, and sometimes a breeze to get into.  Here are the deets on the top five English teaching destinations! South Korea Whether you are aiming to […]

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