Start Your Adventure Teaching English Abroad
Bridge will help you launch your TEFL journey ... and navigate every step along the way.
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Teach English in...Vietnam, Thailand, China, Turkey, Japan, Korea, and more!
Learn what is needed to teach abroad in schools or to teach and travel as a digital nomad – teaching online as you travel or live abroad. Define your goals and find the Bridge certificate that will qualify you to begin your next adventure.
It's as easy as ...
Identify your goals for teaching and traveling.
First, tell us who, what, where, and how. Who would you like to teach? What would you like to teach? Where would you like to teach? How would you like to teach – online as a digital nomad or onsite at a language school? We’ll identify the TEFL certificate you’ll need for your specific goals.
Become qualified for jobs with a Bridge online TEFL/TESOL certificate.
Our program advisors will recommend a comprehensive Bridge TEFL/TESOL course that will fully prepare you for the online or in-person classroom and qualify you for the best jobs, including opportunities with our Preferred Employer Partners. You'll take your course 100% online on our interactive, user-friendly learning management system, with continuous support from your personal tutor.
Match with teaching jobs abroad through our network.
Even before you finish your TEFL/TESOL course, we can start matching you with jobs through our network of Preferred Employment Partners – reputable employers than range from brick-and-mortar language schools to online teacher marketplaces and online language schools. These trusted Bridge partners offer competitive wages, a professional work environment, and opportunities for professional development.
NOTICE:*Some employers may require that you are a citizen of an English-speaking country or, if you’re a non-native English speaker, to prove you have a C1 or C2 level of English proficiency, based on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).
You're in good company.
Bridge alumni who teach and travel around the world are now school teachers, online tutors, corporate trainers, and more.
Private School Young Learners English teacher in SpainElizabeth began her career as a Spanish teacher in the U.S., but when earning her master’s degree abroad, she fell in love with Madrid and started down a new career path, completing the 120-hour Master TEFL/TESOL Certificate with Bridge to teach English. She initially taught English with the online tutoring company, VIPKid, but she missed being in the classroom. Today, she enjoys teaching young learners at a private school in Madrid.
Online Occupational English teacher in ItalyRelocating to Italy not only allowed IDELTonline™ grad, Natalia, to find safety, but also to expand her career in teaching English as a freelancer. She has taught English for the past 20 years, but began teaching English in the IT industry 12 years ago, with clients who are typically developers, programmers, managers, etc. The move to Italy meant new challenges, but also identified new markets to explore, as well as new platforms for marketing her services.
Online Business English teacher in BrazilGrowing up in Venezuela where speaking foreign languages is considered a status symbol, Johan has always been curious about other languages and other countries. Over time, he became fluent in seven languages, including English. When learning English from his university professor, he realized he would enjoy teaching, which led him to complete the Bridge 120-hour Master TEFL/TESOL Certificate and to his job today, teaching teen and adult groups at a language institute.
Business English Specialist in LithuaniaA series of unexpected events led Bridge grad Monika Zebrauskyte to start globetrotting, running a business, and teaching English. A chance encounter led Monika to becoming an international English Language summer camp manager and coordinator in Malta, and then years of traveling the world. The travel led to investing in a business start-up and eventually her completion of the Specialized Certificate in Teaching Business English with Bridge and her current job – teaching Business English.
Explore the ways Bridge can help you find teaching jobs abroad.
Bridge Job Board
Search open teaching positions with our Preferred Employment Partners, and access job resources.
Bridge Facebook Group
Join our Facebook group to connect with a community of teachers sharing TEFL tips and job search info.
Bridge Job Advising Modules
When you take any Bridge course, you’ll get access to Job Advising Modules designed to make the process of finding jobs or advancing in the field as easy as possible for our graduates.
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Knowledge is power
Take advantage of our extensive Teach Abroad resource library.
Find answers to common questions and learn the basics of teaching English abroad.
A Step-by-Step Guide
This step-by-step instruction guide outlines how to teach English abroad.
TEFL Info Session
Join a live, online info session with Q&A, hosted by a Bridge advisor.
Teach Abroad FAQs
Browse answers to the most commonly asked questions about teaching English.
Dig deeper with TEFL eBooks.
Bridge team members and experienced EFL teachers around the world share their expertise on popular TEFL topics in these free, in-depth guides.
How to Get Started with Teaching English Abroad
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Where to Teach English Abroad
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How to Get a TEFL Job Abroad
Learn how to prepare your TEFL resume, vet schools, and ace the hiring process.