Bridge Voices (Alumni Insights)

Hear from Bridge students and grads all over the globe who are fulfilling their TEFL/TESOL goals by teaching English abroad, online, and in their home countries. Find out what a day in the life is like for these English teachers, how their Bridge course has helped them achieve their teaching goals, and what their future teaching plans are. Bridge voices can be found all over the world, hear their stories today!

Rock-Country Artist Anthony Tullo, From Canada, on His Latest Pursuit: Teaching English

With several albums, films, and awards under his belt, Canadian rock country artist and actor Anthony Tullo has made a name for himself both onstage and onscreen. Now, he’s amplifying his skills in a different way by becoming an online English teacher. We interviewed him on why he decided to venture down this new path […]

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Margarida, Online English Tutor and Digital Nomad, Currently in Croatia

Settling down in one place has never been an option for Bridge grad Margarida Coelho, from Portugal, since she quit her cruise ship stint a year ago. A digital nomad, she’s currently running her own freelance online English teaching business while exploring Europe. Read on to find out more about her adventure and her tips […]

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Randy, From the U.S., Aspiring to Teach English Online in Retirement

A backpacking experience abroad inspired Bridge grad Randy Rudloff, from the U.S., to rekindle a past career in English teaching. He shares the story of how got TEFL-certified on the cusp of COVID-19 and completed an online teaching certification and practicum to prepare for his next adventure and “career in retirement.” Can you share a […]

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online English teacher in Argentina

Lisa, Teaching Business English Online From Argentina

Bridge grad Lisa Fiorella Andrada, from Argentina, shares how she developed the skills to become a virtual EFL teacher and offers tips on giving classes in a corporate setting.

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Jonathan Bord, ESL teacher in Trinidad and Tobago

Jonathan, From Trinidad and Tobago, Teaching Business English Online

Jonathan, who has been teaching English online for the last four years, discusses what it’s like to teach classes to business professionals and offers tips for understanding students’ learning needs.

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Alicia Salomone, Ph.D., University of Chile Department Head and Bridge Grad

As the head of the post-graduate department at one of the top universities in Chile, Bridge grad Alicia Salomone, Ph.D., has led master’s and doctoral students toward becoming globally competent in the English language. She also specializes in teaching using innovative methods such as English as a Medium of Instruction and Content and Language Integrated […]

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Cheryl Evans ESL teacher from Jamaica

Cheryl Evans, From Jamaica, Teaching Business English Online

With 20 years of experience in the corporate world, Cheryl discusses what it’s like to teach Business English online and shares how she first got a taste of teaching English when she volunteered to teach with Syrian refugees.

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You’re Never Too Old to Teach English Abroad or Online!

While the typical profile of a TEFL/TESOL teacher is someone in their twenties, that doesn’t mean that teaching English is reserved for the young. Whether you’re a career changer or a retiree, you’re never too old to teach English abroad or online.

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Julia Rivera ESL teacher

Julia, From the Dominican Republic, Working in Higher Education

Bridge IDELTOnline™ grad Julia shares what it’s like supervising a test prep center at a university in the Dominican Republic while running her own consultancy business. She also offers advice for English proficiency test takers.

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Shella Chua ESL teacher in Taiwan

Shella, From the Philippines, Teaching at an International School in Taiwan

Bridge grad Shella Chua, from the Philippines, pursued an opportunity to teach English at a school in Taiwan, one of the countries least affected by the pandemic. Find out how she applied to and landed the job and how she passed stringent border control protocols in this region.

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