Vicki Colbert

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ELT Entrepreneurs Come to Bridge as YLAI Fellows, Leave as Leaders

Although cliché, there’s a Roman proverb that still rings true with many thriving entrepreneurs: “Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.” Raquel Castro knows that feeling entirely. At 10-years-old, she acquired a strong desire to speak English. Her mother was a food preparer at the local language school and Castro was, by default, introduced to the […]

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Up Close and Personal: Get to Know the Bridge-Sponsored Speakers at Language Summit

Get to know the 11 diverse speakers Bridge is sponsoring for Language Summit (LS), a virtual EFL conference that looks to bridge the gap between the language learning and edtech industries. LS will take place March 3-5, 2021.

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Inaugural ‘Language Summit’ Unites Language Learning & Edtech Industries

This time last year, Ashley Whitesides was excitedly thinking about all the possible ways Language Summit was going to aid English-language learners and educators around the world. She and her team at Hallo had already established that their newly conceptualized Language Summit was not going to be like any other conference currently on the market.   “I […]

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Are ‘SIGs’ the Unsung Heroes of English Teacher Associations?

There are many reasons to join a global or regional community of English language teaching professionals. Membership to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) or TESOL International Association (commonly referred to as TESOL) includes discounted access to exclusive conferences, webinars, and publications, but most of all, a community of […]

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ELT Conferences Go Virtual: Is This the Future for Industry Events?

Each year there are an estimated 80 or more ELT (English Language Teaching) conferences across the globe. They come in all shapes and sizes. Many are grassroots events organized by teachers volunteering time in their community, and many are affiliated with international associations or the initiative of local universities. The largest events put on annually by industry […]

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