10 Reasons You Should Teach in South Korea This Year

Full of rich history and bustling modern cities, South Korea continues to be one of the hottest markets in the world for teaching English. Many South Korean students are enrolled in English courses from a young age, so both private and public teachers are in demand. Plus, with a fast-growing economy and increasing international trade, […]

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Online or onsite TEFL course

The Eternal Question: Online or Onsite TEFL Certification?

  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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Prepare to teach abroad.

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

Before teaching abroad, we recommend you do the following: Research the schedule, rigor and level of commitment of your chosen TEFL course. TEFL certification courses vary in how they are run and what will be expected of you. A 140-hour on-site course like the Bridge IDELT will usually require four weeks of full-time attendance, and don’t forget […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Katie Murray Teaching English in South Korea

With high salaries and great benefits, plus a rich culture and proximity to some of the hottest travel destinations in the world (Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, etc.), South Korea is a major TEFL hot spot. If you’re curious what it’s like to teach there, then read our recent interview with Katie Murray, a 2013 TEFLOnline.com graduate […]

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10 Reasons You Should Teach in Chile This Year

Natural beauty, great food and wine, and friendly people – Chile has it all. The New York Times even put this country #2 in its list of “Places to Go in 2017,” and it’s not hard to see why. What you may not know, however, is that Chile is also a great teaching destination, with flexible requirements […]

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Can you take your pet with you when you teach English abroad?

Can I Take My Pet Abroad When I Teach English?

When I was excitedly making plans to teach English in Costa Rica, there was one issue on my mind that I was afraid would keep me from going abroad: what to do with my cat. I loved Elliott and didn’t want to leave him behind (who would keep him for a year, anyway?), but could […]

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5 Reasons Luke Skywalker Would Make a Great TEFL Teacher

  Star Wars is known worldwide as the ultimate story of epic adventure and its reach has spanned over three decades. Showing the Star Wars movies in your TEFL classroom can be a great way to help your students learn English because of its universal appeal, but have you ever realized that the main character in all […]

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Interview with Caitlin, Online English Teacher

Online English teaching is a rapidly growing field that has appeal for both new teachers looking to gain experience and more seasoned teachers who want the flexibility of working from home. Caitlin, a BridgeTEFL graduate, falls into the latter category, having started her online teaching career while she was already working as an English teacher […]

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Carl Summers, Teacher in South Korea

Carl, 26, is a TEFLOnline.com graduate from Montreal, Canada, who taught in Jeongeup, South Korea. Before teaching abroad he graduated with a Philosophy degree and was trying to make it in the music scene before switching careers. We asked him some questions about his experience in this popular Asian teaching destination.  How did you pick South Korea as […]

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Teaching English in China: Kimmy Bird

When I was a little girl, my dream was to live in China. I was obsessed with anything Chinese and even had a little doll named “Min.”  Honestly, I never thought I’d actually make it to there—it was just a dream. But as a young adult, I found myself applying to teach kids in China, and […]

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