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!

Juicy Mae, From the Philippines, Teaching Online With Multiple Companies

The pandemic led Bridge grad Juicy Mae Ligad, from the Philippines, to shift from being a college instructor to an online English teacher. She shares how her TEFL career and teaching methods have developed and offers tips for engaging online English learners.

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Kristie Hunter GoGoKid teacher

Online ESL Teacher Kristie on Working With GOGOKID

Meet Kristie, an online English tutor and teacher coach with GOGOKID! She shares what it’s like to work with this leading online ESL company and provides insight into teaching English online.

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Hassan, From Tanzania, Teaching English in Turkey During COVID-19

When the pandemic hit, Bridge grad Hassan had to shift his classes online. Find out how he has adapted, what tips he has for teaching English online in Turkey, and what professional development opportunities he’s been pursuing.

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English teacher in Argentina

Anne, From Great Britain, Teaching English in Argentina

Following a career as a researcher, Anne Usher de Ranson, from the U.K., got into English teaching and hasn’t let age, long commutes, nor the pandemic stop her from teaching ever since. She discusses what life is like in Argentina.

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Teaching English Online With a Company Vs. Freelancing: Teachers’ Perspectives

Plenty of ESL teachers have swapped regular paychecks for the freedom of becoming independent English tutors. We interviewed some of them on why they’ve set out on their own and the differences they’ve experienced between working with an established company and working for themselves.

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Mathews, From Brazil, Shifted From Engineering to ESL Teaching

After studying engineering in college, Mathews decided to return to a long-held passion and become an ESL teacher. In our recent interview with him, he details how his professional path took this turn, and how he uses social media to propel his freelance career.

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Gabriela, From Mexico, Teaching English at an International School

Already an EFL teacher, Gabriela completed Bridge’s graduate-level TEFL/TESOL course to advance her career. With her latest credentials, she now hopes to transition from substitute to full-time EFL teacher at the international school in Mexico City where she works.  

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Chris, From the U.S., Running His Own EFL Company in Japan

IDELTOnline grad Chris Smith has been an EFL teacher in Japan for the last 10 years. Now, he runs his own English teaching company in Kanazawa City. We spoke with him about being a teacherpreneur and the Japanese government’s support for his business during the pandemic.

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Carolina, From Colombia, Teaching in China Amid the Pandemic

When the COVID-19 crisis first shook China last year, Carolina, already a teacher in China, chose to stay in the region continue working at her school in Beijing. We checked in on how she’s adapted to the changes brought by the pandemic and the country’s efforts to return to normal.

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Sisi Reid EFL teacher

Sisi Reid, Training to Teach English Using Hip-Hop

Fueled by her love of art and teaching, Sisi is training under the Lo-Fi Language Learning’s Arts ‘n EFL program, which aims to help teachers integrate hip-hop into their classes. She talks about how art and ESL teaching can be integrated.

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