If there are any education majors out there, or just anyone looking to gain a little work experience abroad, you’ll be excited to hear about a brand new program opportunity through Bridge! Our Spanish & Teaching Field Experience program in Antigua, Guatemala, (like our options in Costa Rica and Peru) not only provides you with Spanish language instruction, but also with a teaching placement within the community. So do you need any more reasons to apply? OK, we have a few more for you to ponder…
This month, we’d like to shed a spotlight on one of the more exciting program opportunities available through Bridge, but we couldn’t pick just one, so instead we’re highlighting two Teach Abroad program opportunities in Chile! Pretty good deal, huh? Two for the price of one. From our TEFL Certification program in Santiago, Chile, to teaching placements in the capital, there’s a little something for everyone.
We recently had the pleasure of being back in touch with one of our most recent TEFL alumni in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nicole. Although she finished her TEFL certification course with Bridge over a month ago, she (like many past visitors to Brazil!) couldn’t bring herself to leave the country, so she’s currently working as a TEFL instructor in the city. Read on to learn more about her TEFL experiences, and her advice to future students!
The world of TEFL can be pretty confusing. There are a lot of sites out there with a lot of information. Reading through them can give you some ideas about teaching abroad that may not be entirely accurate. Here’s my top 5 list of things that I betcha don’t know…
For those of you who are looking for a way to integrate language learning with a teaching experience, the opportunity to live in Chile, be immersed in Spanish, and become certified to teach English as a second language (TEFL) is a great way to kill two (or more!) birds with one stone. Today we’re catching up with current TEFL student Elaina in Santiago, Chile, to see what her experience has been like.
So you’re going to study abroad? Great, but why Brazil? If you believed everything you heard, you might think it’s hard to get a job teaching English, it’s dangerous, you have to know Portuguese, etc etc etc. The amount of negative information you can get from people, friends and family about studying abroad can be a deterrent. But what is the truth? Well here are the cold hard facts from one of our students, Bang Nguyen who’s recently completed his TEFL at BridgeBrazil and shared his experiences teaching in Rio De Janeiro!
Our interview today comes from a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) program alumni from Bridge’s center in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Mark Teshirogi. Read on to get some first-hand knowledge about what it’s like dealing with unexpected foreign customs, and take his great advice for going abroad!
As the current Vice President of Teacher Training and Education Abroad at Bridge, Lisa Rooney never realized that teaching English abroad would have brought her where she is today. Read on to learn about her journey.
Now I know what you’re thinking: teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is equal to competing at an international level in the most physically demanding competitions in the world? As any teacher will tell you, working in the classroom is a heroic feat in and of itself, but there are plenty of other ways that teachers of English as a foreign language are just like the Olympians competing in London this summer.
Many Education majors struggle to find the time to go abroad due to the little flexibility they have regarding their required courses. However, many students take advantage of the Summer Term to complete a 4-week, intensive teach abroad program. They are short and affordable, and truly worth the experience. Here are some of the top reasons why Education majors teach abroad.