Martin Barnard – Japan

Where did you teach English? The very first time I helped someone with their English was back in South Africa while I was still a university student. The University, like most others, had international students form various countries, including Asia. The university’s EFL department asked for volunteer students just to hang out with some of […]

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TEFL in Asia

Culture Shock Teaching in Asia: Brooke’s Experience

  Brooke is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She had the opportunity to work with young students in Japan for just under three months. I asked her to speak about her culture shock in regards to living and teaching in Asia and what she took away from her experience. Here is what she […]

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A Day in the Life Teaching English in Japan: Chelsea Dunlap in Osaka

Wondering what it’s like to teach English in Japan? We asked Bridge graduate, Chelsea, a teacher in Osaka, to share a typical day in her life from start to finish!  I woke up at 5:45 a.m. and started my day by hitting the snooze button twice, but when I really woke up, I ate mochi (sticky rice cake) […]

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Teaching English in Japan: Catching Up with Kaye McDaniel

This post was written by Matthew Clark Kaye McDaniel was once a BridgeTEFL Bookings Advisor, a TEFLOnline guru, and an avid BridgeTEFL blogger. She worked for Bridge for over a year but left in June, 2011 to teach English in Japan. We recently had the chance to catch up with her to hear about her […]

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Teaching English in Japan

A Witness in Japan – TEFL Teacher and Witness, Ryan Hartsfield

Ryan Hartsfield, a BridgeTEFL graduate and experienced TEFL teacher, also found himself a witness to the tragedy in Japan in March 2011. He received his IDELT™ certificate after completing the course in Denver, Colorado. Laying the groundwork to live abroad in Japan In university, my initial plan was to double major in economics and Japanese […]

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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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