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!

English teacher in Lithuania

Monika, From Lithuania, Business English Specialist

A series of unexpected events led Bridge grad Monika Zebrauskyte, from Lithuania, to start globetrotting, running a business, and teaching English. Nowadays, she’s teaching Business English in her home country. She recalls how working in summer camps and her entrepreneurial background have prepared her to teach professionals and offers tips on how other teachers can […]

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English teacher in Ukraine

Sergii, From Ukraine, Teaching English to Kids

Amidst the tough conditions caused by the ongoing conflict in the region, Bridge student and EFL teacher Sergii Bukhalov, from Ukraine, has been able to stand his ground and keep giving classes in his home country. He discusses his love for linguistics, how he’s been coping with the current situation, and how he’s been able […]

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online ESL teacher

Tonia, From the U.S., Teaching English Online

Teaching from the comfort of her home has been the biggest perk for Bridge grad Tonia Herrera, from the U.S., ever since she set off as an online English teacher. While working with online ESL companies, teaching young learners has become her TEFL niche. She shares how she prepared herself for the TEFL field, the […]

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TEFL digital nomads

Things I Wish I’d Known: TEFL Digital Nomads Talk Traveling and Teaching

When some people think of working as a digital nomad, they envision constant gallivanting and sleeping in rundown hostels around the globe, completely independent of location, relying only on a strong internet connection to complete their work. While that is at times the reality, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation when teaching while traveling. For […]

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English teacher in Japan

Sithembiso, From South Africa, EFL Teacher in Japan

With his sights set on globetrotting, Bridge grad Sithembiso Nkosi, from South Africa, switched from the Physical Education field to teaching English. After earning online TEFL certification, he was accepted into the JET Programme, which enabled him to teach English in Japan. He shares how he landed his first overseas teaching job and discusses his […]

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English teacher in South Korea

Hunter, From the U.S., Teaching English in South Korea

Building connections with people from other cultures sparked the interest of IDELTOnline™ grad Hunter Holguin, from the U.S., to go down an English teaching path. After completing his TEFL course, he started his career abroad when he seized an opportunity to teach kids at a school in Seoul, South Korea. He shares how he’s adjusted […]

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ESL teachers from around the world

Meet 8 Inspirational ESL Teachers From Around the World

From English teachers relocating abroad to tutors building their niche in the virtual classroom, the colorful stories of TEFL/TESOL educators continue to diversify this field and inspire others to succeed. So, in line with Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve rounded up our favorite stories of Bridge graduates who have pursued their passion for teaching English and […]

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English teacher in the Dominican Republic

Samantha, From the U.S., Teaching in the Dominican Republic

By joining a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, Bridge grad and Crown College student Samantha Stepp has been able to participate in an internship and get her feet wet in the English teaching field. Below, she talks about the programs she’s participating in as an intern abroad and how her TEFL course, which she […]

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aviation English teacher in Brazil

Halan, From Brazil, Teaching Aviation English Online

Leveraging his background in aviation and his communication skills, Bridge grad Halan Bastos, from Brazil, began his own online ESL venture, in which he specializes in teaching aviation English in his home country. Read on to find out how he got started in this TEFL niche and how he has transformed the lives of many […]

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ESL teacher from canada

Julianne, From Nursing to Teaching English in Cambodia

Inspired to expand educational opportunities to underserved areas, Julianne Abbott shifted from nursing to the TEFL field. Currently, she teaches young learners in Cambodia. She recounts the opportunities she has had in various Southeast Asian countries and offers a glimpse of what her typical working day is like with primary schoolers. Hi, Julianne! Can you […]

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