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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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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Matheus, from Brazil, on teaching IELTS test prep.

Matheus, From Brazil, Online English Teacher

While it’s no secret that preparing students for English proficiency tests is not an easy feat, this was a challenge that Bridge grad Matheus Nazário, from Brazil, gladly accepted – and a niche he thrived in. Teaching for two online ESL companies, he’s also made use of social media to connect with more learners. If […]

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Elizabeth from Madrid shares her journey to teaching young students abroad.

Elizabeth, From the U.S., Teaching ESL in Madrid

Having started out as a Spanish teacher, Bridge grad Elizabeth Nostrant, from the U.S., began her path toward TEFL while earning her master’s degree abroad. Currently teaching in Madrid, she now teaches young learners at a private school. She shares how she landed opportunities in Spain and online, her favorite techniques for teaching kids, and […]

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Vinicius, From Bolivia, In-Company English Teacher

Seizing a number of unexpected opportunities led Bridge alum Vinicius Sierraalta, from Bolivia, to become an in-house corporate English language trainer in his home country. We interviewed him about how he stepped up his EFL teaching career, his strategies for giving dynamic Business English and TOEFL prep lessons, and his tips for keeping professionals engaged […]

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Johan, From Venezuela, on Teaching English in Brazil

Becoming fluent in English and six other languages led Bridge grad Johan Colmenares, from Venezuela, to not only connect with people from different communities but also build a career as a language teacher. Currently teaching Business English online in Brazil, he tells us how being multilingual has benefited him and how he has worked to […]

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ESL teacher Eddie from the UK

Eddie, From the U.K., Teaching ESL Online in Spain

For Bridge grad Edward “Eddie” Hallifax, from the U.K, age has never been a setback to thriving in the English teaching field. Eddie started his TEFL career in Spain – now he’s working independently, as well as for online English schools and marketplaces for students all across the world. He details what it’s like to […]

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Larissa, From Brazil, Online ESL Teacher in Chile

Coming from the speech-language field, Bridge grad Larissa Franca, from Brazil, seized an unexpected opportunity that began her career as an online ESL teacher in Chile. The pursuit of her new dream later led her to work as an English teacher across South America. She shares how her audiology background has helped her teach ESL […]

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Margaret Jones, From the U.S., on Teaching English as a Volunteer

When Bridge grad Margaret Jones, from the U.S., made the leap to English teaching from working in the tech industry, she started building her skills by volunteering as an ESL teacher virtually. This later led her to a paid position at a non-profit organization. She shares how she found opportunities for teaching English as a […]

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Marcos from Brazil, ESL Online School

Marcos, From Brazil, on Running an Online ESL Business

Empowering Portuguese-speaking students to communicate in English has always been the main goal of Bridge grad Marcos Pinheiro de Araujo, from Brazil. He began his own online English teaching school and has never looked back. He details how he has created the identity of his online ESL business, his strategies for marketing his own venture […]

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