How to Prepare for Teaching English Abroad: Get the most out of your TEFL certification course!

Prepare to teach abroad.

Teaching English abroad is an exciting adventure, and it’s tempting to jump right in! But wait–  we’ve got some advice on what to do each step of the way, from TEFL certification to getting your first job, to make the transition abroad smooth and hassle-free. Before teaching abroad, we recommend you do the following: Research the […]

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The Eternal Question: Online or Onsite TEFL Certification?

Online or onsite TEFL course

  Here at BridgeTEFL one of the questions that we receive daily from students is whether to take an online or onsite certification course. The answer isn’t an easy one either; it depends on many factors such as where exactly you want to teach abroad, your current personal situation and other aspects. While we can give you all […]

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Jonathan: CELTA Graduate in Cozumel, Mexico

Jonathan, who is currently teaching English in Cozumel, Mexico, is a Bridge graduate whose path to teaching started with the Cambridge CELTA course in Playa del Carmen in 2010. CELTA certification marked the start of a career shift for Jonathan from the field of television, in which he was a TV anchor and morning show host, to that of […]

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Bridge Denver Has Moved Downtown!

After three amazing decades working with language students and TEFL trainees at our original location in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, Bridge has moved downtown! The Bridge Denver City Center is now located on tree-lined East 16th Avenue in the heart of downtown. This newly renovated building is close to restaurants and shopping, the lively 16th Street […]

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How to Choose a TEFL Course: Is Online or Onsite Certification Right for Me?

So, you’ve decided to teach English abroad: you’ve picked the country, started learning the language, and planned exactly when you’ll make the leap. That’s great—you’re almost there! All that’s left now is choosing the right TEFL certification course. Online courses are tempting because of the price and flexibility, but onsite (meaning classroom-based) courses (like the […]

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Bridge Grad “Jet Lagged Jess” Tells Us Why She Got TEFL Certified in Chile

Jess describes herself as a “20-something New Zealander who is leaving the nest” for an adventure in South America. She got TEFL certified via our 4-week Bridge IDELT course in Santiago in order to become an English teacher in Chile and make it her new home base. In her blog, Jet Lagged Jess, she shares all […]

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Catching Up with Bonnie, Denver CELTA Graduate Teaching in the U.S.


When shopping around for the right course to qualify to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL), it’s inevitable that you’ll come across the Cambridge CELTA. That’s because the CELTA, a 4-week classroom based course that originates in the U.K., is one of the most academically respected TEFL trainings available, meaning schools worldwide hold the […]

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Teach Abroad in Argentina in 3 Easy Steps!

Teaching English abroad in Argentina is a pretty appealing idea, isn’t it? Just think of the tango music, the excitement of fútbol, the nearby Andes, the amazing food, and the people and the energy of Buenos Aires… what’s not to love? Yet some people get bogged down by the idea that it’s too hard to […]

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Notes from the Field: An Interview with David Kelly, Head Teacher, BridgeEnglish, Chile

Interested in teaching English in South America? I spoke to David Kelly, Head English Teacher at BridgeEnglish in Santiago, where the focus is on teaching business English to professionals. Read on to learn what those who sign up for our IDELT certification course in Santiago, or take part in our Teach in Chile Internship, can expect. Can […]

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Bring on Brazil! One Teacher’s Journey from TEFL Certification to the Classroom

TEFL in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is a guest post written by Shawn Hansen, who took the IDELT certification course in Rio de Janeiro in April 2014. Once I decided that teaching English was my next step in life and that I wanted to take a TEFL certification course to enhance my credibility with this endeavor, my next decision was […]

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