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!

Luisa Wholly, freelance online English teacher

Luisa, from Brazil, Online ESL Teacher and Life Coach in the U.S.

In this excerpt from a recent video interview with Luisa, she shares how she found her passion for these two careers and explains the ways teaching and life coaching are interconnected.

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English teacher in Belgium Dieko

Dieko, From the U.K., Teaching at an Academy in Brussels

Coming from a career as a TV producer, the path that led Dieko to discover her love of teaching English was a unique one. She shares how she switched to the ESL field, what it’s like teaching children, and more.

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digital nomads during covid-19

Things I Wish I’d Known: TEFL Digital Nomads During COVID-19

Thinking of becoming a TEFL digital nomad during COVID-19 or later on? Hear from a couple of digital nomads with firsthand experience teaching English online, traveling the globe, and coping with the pandemic.

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José, From Brazil, Teaching English Online in His Home Country

Leaving his job to live abroad in London paved the way for Bridge grad José Henriquez Alvarez, from Brazil, to discover his love for teaching English. He’s now an ESL teacher for a renowned language institute in São Paulo and a busy freelancer teaching private students on the side.

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Gabrielle TEFL teacher

Gabrielle, From South Africa, Online English Teacher to Kids and Adults

After leaving the sales industry, Gabrielle discovered her passion for teaching English and training ESL teachers. She shares what it’s like working online for two companies and teaching English to both kids and adults.

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Betsy, Teaching English Online to Business Professionals With EF English First

Online English teacher Betsy describes how this job is the perfect complement to her other work as a freelance writer and editor. We interviewed her to learn how a volunteer experience launched her teaching career, about the benefits of teaching English online, and how COVID-19 has impacted her teaching and travel plans.

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Rory Falls, From Canada, Teaching English Online to Brazilian Students

Business English specialist and founder of The Language Mountain, an online ESL company, Rory shares what it’s like to run a business on the side of his full-time job in finance and discusses his teaching philosophy.

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Ruth, From Uganda, Online Business English Teacher

When COVID-19 put Ruth’s plans to teach English in Chile on hold, she quickly adapted by switching to the virtual classroom. She shares what it’s like teaching Business English online and what inspires her as an ESL instructor.

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Margarida, From Portugal, ESL Teacher and Globetrotter

World traveler, Margarida, visited more than 50 countries while working on a cruise ship before getting certified to teach English as a second language. Now, she’s a freelance online English teacher and will soon be starting her new job teaching in China.

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Bridge TEFL/TESOL Info Session Guest Speaker, Krzl, Freelance English Teacher in Chile

In a recent Bridge TEFL/TESOL info session, freelance online English teacher Krzl Nuñes discussed how she got started as an ESL teacher, how being a non-native English speaker has benefitted her, and the best ways to find students.

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