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!

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Andres, From Mexico, Freelance Trilingual Online EFL Teacher

Multilingual Bridge grad Andrés Bermudez, from Mexico, talks about starting an online language school during the pandemic and shares tips for teaching ESL to different age groups.

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Bridge Grad, Italo, From Ecuador, University Linguistics Professor

A detour from the computer programming field led this Bridge grad into a career teaching university-level linguistics. He tells us about EFL opportunities in Ecuador, his transition to online English teaching, and his other job as an academic author.

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Suchismita, From India, Freelance Online ESL Teacher in France

A few months after relocating from India to France, Suchismita found her footing abroad amid the global pandemic by becoming a freelance online English teacher. She details how she has succeeded through the teacher marketplace, Preply, and how she’s developed IELTS exam prep as her ESL niche.

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Vesela, from Bulgaria, Erasmus Scholar and Online EFL Teacher in Chile

Meet Vesela, Bridge grad and Bulgarian EFL teacher who teaches English online for Chilean and Bulgarian language centers. She provides insight into her life in Chile and how she manages a busy teaching schedule.

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Deborah, From Switzerland, Independent ESL Teacher and Business English Specialist

Meet Bridge grad Deborah, from Switzerland, who works as an independent private English teacher. With more than 18 years of experience, she provides tips on growing a tutoring business and shares her expertise as a business English specialist.

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Jonathan, From Argentina, Business English Trainer and Materials Developer in Brazil

In the midst of the current global pandemic, Bridge grad, Jonathan King, from Argentina, has benefited from his TEFL/TESOL certification and is thriving as an online English trainer for professionals in Brazil. He also develops teaching materials and virtual workshops. He shares his insights about working with learners from various cultures, his current educational projects, […]

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Mai, From Egypt, English Teacher and Student Exchange Facilitator

Mai, from Egypt, has a knack for languages that first led her to become an English teacher, then an English language consultant for Cambridge English a facilitator with the intercultural program, Erasmus+. We interviewed her about her professional career and how she has adapted to online teaching during the pandemic.

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Colette, From Trinidad and Tobago, Public School Teacher in Japan’s JET Program

Driven by wanderlust, this Bridge grad’s pursuit of an EFL career outside her hometown in Trinidad and Tobago steered her to an English-teaching position in Japan. We interviewed her to learn more about her TEFL experience under the JET program, her immersion in a new culture, and her future plans to globetrot as an English teacher.

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Natalie, From the U.S., University English Professor in Nicaragua

After years of teaching and administrative roles, including in the U.S. and abroad in Germany, career teachers, Natalie, switched gears and moved to Nicaragua to do missionary work. After several years of service, she decided to return to teaching, seizing an opportunity at a university in San Marcos.

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Returning to the Classroom During Coronavirus: Teachers in Asia Share Their Experiences

The coronavirus pandemic has defined 2020 for all of us, changing the way we work and live, and curtailing most of our travel plans. However, some teachers who were already living abroad chose to remain there, shifting their classes online and adapting with resilience. We caught up with two teachers in Asia who are back in the classroom to ask what’s changed, how they’re managing, and what advice they have for future teachers.

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