Kevin Mermel

Kevin is a program advisor at Bridge in Denver. He holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs and has worked as a volunteer English teaching assistant in Portugal. As an advisor, he now helps prospective teachers choose the right TEFL/TESOL courses for their professional goals.

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How to Teach Kids English

How to Teach Kids English: Everything You Need to Know About ESL for Young Learners

Kids, children, and teens, collectively referred to as “young learners,” make up one of the most common student demographics within the TEFL industry, and teaching this group, which is common in Asia, Europe, and online, poses unique challenges and rewards for English teachers. Learn more about how to teach kids English!

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IDELTOnline™ vs. Master Certificate: Which TEFL/TESOL Course Should I Take?

At Bridge, our two most popular online TEFL/TESOL courses are our 120-hour Master Certificate, and our 150-hour International Diploma in English Language Teaching course (IDELTOnline). What are the differences between these courses, and which one is right for you?

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Mike, English teacher in China

Mike, Former Sumo Wrestler, Teaching English in China

After a career as a sumo wrestler, Mike decided to teach English to continue to live and work in different countries. He’s been a teacher in China since 2018, where he’s now transitioning his classes online due to the coronavirus crisis.  

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study tips for Bridge courses

The Bridge Teaching English Online Specialized Certification Program Now Offers a Practicum!

The online English teaching job market is growing fast as teachers and students are drawn to the accessibility and convenience of the virtual classroom. Our newly updated Certification in Teaching English Online + hands-on practicum will qualify you for the best positions and help you stand out to employers!

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Bridge Grad, Tom, Describes the Pura Vida Life as a Teacher in Costa Rica

Tom, an ESL teacher in Costa Rica, talks about his big career switch from finance to teaching, choosing his TEFL training, and what it’s now like living the “Pura Vida” lifestyle in this beautiful Central American TEFL location.

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Portugal: Teaching English Abroad in a Hidden Gem

Kevin, 23, is a new marketing intern with BridgeTEFL in Denver, Colorado. Before joining Bridge, he got TEFL certified and spent time volunteering as an English Teaching Assistant in Valongo, Portugal. Here, Kevin recounts his experiences with Portuguese culture and explains the many reasons why the country is an excellent TEFL destination!

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Facebook Live Interview with Leah Donelson, Bridge Academic Manager, on the International TESOL Conference

Last month, Bridge employees attended the 2018 International TESOL conference in Chicago. Here, Alissa Berdahl from BridgeTEFL speaks with BridgeEnglish’s Academic Manager, Leah Donelson, during a Facebook Live event, about the main takeaways from the conference. Leah discusses changing attitudes in the TESOL community, incorporating technology into lessons, and how to assure that classes are relevant and up-to-date in the 21st century.

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