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Global Connections: Introducing Bridge’s TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar

a teacher looking at the TEFL/TESOL calendar and her planner.

Whether you’re a seasoned educator, a new teacher, or someone who’s just passionate about language and culture, TEFL events can connect you with educators and other industry experts worldwide who are dedicated to enriching English language education. But, finding and keeping track of these ELT events can often prove difficult, with teachers having to scour the web to find relevant opportunities that meet their needs and interests. To solve this problem, Bridge developed a TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar to help teachers stay informed about upcoming online and in-person events, workshops, conferences, and more that span the globe. Whether you’re searching for events to grow your expertise, gain fresh ideas for your classroom, or simply expand your network, you can benefit from the TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar.

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The need for a TEFL/TESOL events calendar

Workshops, webinars, conventions, and other activities bring the English language teaching community together to learn from experts, connect with peers, and gain new perspectives and experiences. Traditionally, the ELT community hasn’t had the same access to professional development as many other educators, but an increasingly global focus on English language learning has unlocked countless new opportunities. The TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar puts you in the driver’s seat to choose the continued professional development (CPD) events that will benefit you the most!

Single-location access to events around the world

Direct your own CPD through the TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar, which provides access to ELT events all over the world. You can easily view events that range from workshops to product demonstrations to find options to meet your specific needs and context.

Level up and grow your skills

Find events to learn about the latest teaching practices and identify tools and strategies to take to the classroom. Build new skills or level up the ones you already have!

Grow your network

Even if you teach online, you don’t need to teach in a vacuum! Find events to grow your network with other teachers, trainers, publishers, and professionals in the field.

Earn certificates of professional development

Earn certificates of professional development through events that feature training and coursework. For example, attend a Bridge Expert Series webinar and earn your Certificate of Professional Development after the event. Boost your resume, showcase your growth on social media, and increase your career opportunities!

Keep up with industry trends

Stay in the know on industry changes and trends by attending events with experts who share their insights into emerging developments. Find out how AI is impacting instruction and testing, learn about the latest in English language teaching methodologies, or explore increasingly in-demand ESL/EFL teaching niches.

Check out upcoming events or click around and explore some of the events in the preview of the calendar below:

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TEFL Kuwait Spring Conference: Navigating New Frontiers for Transformative and Sustainable Education

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Events calendar features

The TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar provides a single access point for global ELT events as well as easily accessible, comprehensive details on each event. By regularly navigating to or subscribing to the TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar, you can stay up to date on current and future TEFL events online or around the world.

Find the information you need about TEFL/TESOL events through the following features:

At-a-glance event information

View the TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar to quickly scan the month’s events and simply hover your cursor over any event to see detailed information, including date, venue, location, organizer, and website, without even clicking on the event. This feature makes scanning for events of interest fast and easy.

If you decide you’d like to know even more about an event, click the event to navigate to the event description page where you can learn more about the organizer, key speakers, the event topic, and registration details.

In the case of conferences or conventions, the description may also include instructions for submitting proposals for presentations.

the events calendar, showing details of one event.
Hover over an event to see details about the event and important links.

Subscribe to never miss an event

Subscribe to the TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar to sync it with your personal calendar. Whether you use Google Calendar, iCalendar, Outlook 365, or another calendar resource, you can sync to transfer events and easily search all upcoming events to find the ones that meet your unique interests.

Add your own event!

You can also add your own event to the TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar! Whether you’re a teacher with niche expertise or a product or service provider looking to showcase your business, the events calendar is open for you to share your ELT event with the Bridge community. Do you want to invite teachers to a workshop you’ve organized or demonstrate a special skill, service, or technology you’ve mastered or developed? Simply submit your upcoming event.

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Types of events on the Bridge TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar

There are many different types of events from a variety of organizers featured on the events calendar. Some may happen monthly or yearly, some are live virtual events, and some feature interactive Q&As. Let’s look at a few types of events that can be found on the calendar.

Virtual webinars

Many of these events dive into English language teaching skills, tools, and strategies, exploring new developments and industry trends. Find webinars from English language publishers like Pearson, covering topics on teaching PTE prep, Bridge Expert Series webinars, covering topics ranging from pedagogy to career advice, and much more. Register to attend Expert Series webinars live or join our community to view our library of 80+ on-demand webinars. Virtual webinars offer opportunities to grow your skills and learn new perspectives from the comfort of your own home.

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Attendees of Bridge Expert Series webinars earn Certificates of Professional Development.

Annual ELT talks and summits

These international events often focus on industry themes and feature key speakers, as well as a variety of workshops that provide insights into and strategies for using specific teaching tools and methods. Attending these global industry events helps teachers stay current with industry trends, the latest developments in teaching methodologies, and even new products or technologies you can use in your classroom. Plus, you’ll get a chance to interact with your fellow teachers from all over the world!

TEFL information sessions

Typically led by a TEFL Advisor, these sessions provide insights into the TEFL industry, important certifications for teaching TEFL, and the best paths for professional development as an English teacher. For teachers new to the TEFL industry or those looking to grow in the field, information sessions are a great resource.

Bridge provides a free bimonthly TEFL info session, sharing important information about typical certification requirements and professional TEFL/TESOL certifications like the IDELTOnline™. Join an info session to learn more about Bridge’s Professional Certifications, Specialized Certifications, and Micro-credentials.

Workshops & networking events for current or aspiring teacherpreneurs

These workshops provide information and resources for online independent English teachers as they grow or launch their careers.

Bridge’s Teacherpreneur Academy bimonthly workshops and networking sessions provide expert insights into the details of building or expanding an online independent English teaching career. Led by the Teacherpreneur Academy Instructor & Coach Rachel Story, Academy members learn about finding their teaching niche, creating a strong profile, developing curriculum, and pricing services.

Teacherpreneur Academy Networking Sessions and Instructor Q&A events offer opportunities for members to learn about new tips and tools and get questions answered.

SIG events

Find a variety of events that focus on specific areas of interest through groups like IATEFL English for Speakers of Other Languages Special Interest Group (ESOL SIG), Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaWSIG), and Pronunciation Special Interest Group (PronSIG). SIGs regularly host events that cover topics like teaching strategies for social-emotional learning, reflecting diversity in teaching materials and instructional strategies, and differing perspectives on effective approaches to teaching pronunciation. Follow your interests with SIG events.

Read about the ways ELT associations are increasingly providing online offerings to support the global ELT community.

Getting started

Accessing and using the TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar is easy!

  • If you’d like to check upcoming ELT events, you can find the events calendar on the BridgeUniverse website. Click the “Events” dropdown menu and select “TEFL Events.” To see more information about an event you’re interested in, you can hover over or click the name of the event.
  • To add an event, select “Add Your Event!” in the “Events” dropdown menu. Then, complete the form to provide information about the event you’d like to share.

Gone are the days when you had to ask around or jump from one TEFL website to another to discover events for English teachers. With the TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar, it’s easier to find important ELT events and add them to your agenda. This way, you can stay abreast of the latest trends in your field and develop more powerful connections with ELT professionals around the world.

Check out the Bridge TEFL/TESOL Events Calendar now and never miss out on a great ELT event again!

Back in her hometown in the Philippines, Krzl worked as a writer at a TV station before moving to Chile. After she completed her TESOL certification, she worked for language institutes and then decided to become an independent English teacher to business professionals. When she’s not giving classes, she’s either surfing along Chile’s long stretch of coastline, traveling, or practicing photography by the beach.