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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Shemmiah, From Trinidad and Tobago, Independent EFL Tutor

As an English teacher and a course developer, Bridge grad Shemmiah Lewis, from Trinidad and Tobago is brimming with ideas and activities to lead her students to success in an engaging way. Currently teaching in her home country, she runs an English tutoring business where she specializes in working with teenagers. She shares how she […]

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Graham, From England, Teaching Business English in Colombia

Leveraging his experience in the tourism industry, Graham Sadler teaches Business English to professionals with Bridge’s corporate language program. Originally from England, he recently moved to Colombia where he has taught in a school, a language institute, privately, and now with BridgeEnglish. After years of travel as a tour leader in South America, the Middle […]

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Kaylynn, From South Africa, Online ESL Teacher

Adapting to a different age group and switching class formats were just a few of the adjustments that helped Bridge alum Kaylynn Phillips, from South Africa, advance her English teaching skills. Currently teaching Business English students online with BridgeEnglish, she shares how she transitioned from teaching children to adults, some of the writing activities she […]

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Anastasia Griazeva, From Russia, Teaching Business English

Inspired by her mother, a primary school teacher for over 30 years, Anastasia Griazeva, from Russia, has been teaching for five years. A teacher with BridgeEnglish for the last two years, Anastasia believes learning is a lifelong process with milestones but no finish line. Her faith that everyone can learn a language with the right […]

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Shane, From Jamaica, Teaching Business English Online in Chile

For more than a decade, the English teaching career of Bridge alum Shane Lewis, from Jamaica, has been focused on fueling his passion for helping others and continuous professional growth. He is currently teaching Business English online with multiple organizations as well as to a group of his own private learners in one-on-one sessions. He […]

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Vinisha, From India, Teaching Business English Online

Stemming from her fondness for reading in the English language, Bridge grad Vinisha Veerasekar forged her own path to become a Business English and IELTS test trainer. This later led her to teach Business English online with BridgeEnglish. She details what it’s like to teach this ELT niche and shares tips to make Business English […]

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Mastering the Art of Teaching PTE Test Prep: Expert Advice From Bridge Alumni

Are you thinking of building or broadening your TEFL niche by becoming a Pearson Test of English (PTE) trainer? If so, you may also wonder how other English teachers have started teaching PTE preparation. Three Bridge grads of the Micro-credential certification course in Teaching PTE Test Prep share why they decided to get into PTE […]

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Kellyn, From Antigua, Teaching English Online

Becoming a digital nomad was the main reason Bridge alum Kellyn Aponte, from Antigua, decided to venture into teaching English online. A self-professed globetrotter and foodie, she also enjoys sharing her travel experiences, recipes, and teaching journey on her blog and YouTube channel. She discusses how she made English teaching her career, her goals for […]

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Andrea, From Argentina, on Being a Global Educator

By pursuing her passion for globetrotting and teaching English, Bridge grad Andrea Beatriz Collados, from Argentina, has gained both a wealth of English teaching experiences and specialized skills. She recounts her English teaching journey in various parts of the world, her best memories from volunteering abroad, and the techniques she has developed for teaching various […]

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Celeste, From Argentina, Teaching English in Schools

For Bridge grad Celeste Addij, from Argentina, there’s always room to grow as an English teacher. This is the reason why she traveled to the U.S., where she’s currently focusing on her professional development. She tells us about her experience teaching kindergarten and college students in her home country, her plans for advancing her career, […]

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