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!

TEFL Teacher in Brazil

Notes From the Field: Nicole, TEFL Teacher in Rio de Janeiro

Although she finished her TEFL certification course with Bridge a while ago, she (like many visitors to Brazil) couldn’t bring herself to leave the country, so she’s currently working as a TEFL instructor in the city. Meet Nicole, TEFL alumni in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Browse TEFL courses online. Why did you choose to become […]

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TEFL in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bring on Brazil! One Teacher’s Journey from TEFL Certification to the Classroom

This is a guest post written by Shawn Hansen, who took the IDELT certification course in Rio de Janeiro in April 2014. Once I decided that teaching English was my next step in life and that I wanted to take a TEFL certification course to enhance my credibility with this endeavor, my next decision was […]

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Notes From The Field: Nurse Turned TEFL Teacher

Before TEFL was a part of her life, health care was all Mary knew. As a licensed practical nurse, she spent nearly a decade aiding the ill before she realized that her job as a nursing manager wasn’t as perfect in reality as it was on paper. At 27, she was where she thought she was supposed to […]

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Notes From The Field: My Third Year Of Teaching English

My name is Erin, I’m from the United States and I have lived in Nanchang, China for two years. I am starting my third year of teaching English at a university. I took the 100-hour online course and it’s the best decision I have ever made! Working abroad and teaching English has been so rewarding […]

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TEFL teacher in Colombia

Notes From the Field: Interview with Martin Higgins in Colombia

Martin Higgins took the Cambridge CELTA in Bogotá last year and is currently teaching in Colombia. Originally from Cambridge in the UK, he actually worked for Cambridge Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge and the parent body of Cambridge English Language Assessment, which issues the CELTA. His father also worked in the EFL industry for […]

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Teaching English in Argentina: The Inside Scoop with Lauren Davis

Lauren could be described as a typical EFL teacher in many ways, yet the route she took led her to places she might not have anticipated!  After she graduated college, she left Boulder, Colorado, to teach English abroad.  After completing a year-long teaching contract in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she moved to New Orleans for a […]

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TEFL in Asia

Culture Shock Teaching in Asia: Brooke’s Experience

  Brooke is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She had the opportunity to work with young students in Japan for just under three months. I asked her to speak about her culture shock in regards to living and teaching in Asia and what she took away from her experience. Here is what she […]

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Interview with Bonnie Ulrich, Denver CELTA graduate!

When many people think about TEFL teachers abroad, they picture someone right out of college, so you might be surprised to learn that people come to TEFL from all walks of life and their stories are all unique. Here’s the story of one of the graduates of our CELTA certification course in Denver, Bonnie Ulrich. […]

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Teaching English in Chile: Kayla Vandervort

While many of us fantasize about what it would be like to travel to the far corners of the world, many TEFL teachers are actually doing it- and loving it! I recently had the opportunity to catch up with English Opens Doors volunteer, Kayla Vandervort, to see what her experience teaching English in Patagonia has […]

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From TEFL Course to Teaching Job: Caitlin Peterson Shows Us How It’s Done!

Have you fantasized about leaving your predictable job behind and learning a new skill, like teaching English as a foreign language?  Have you imagined the amazing places that certification might take you? Well, we should warn you, Caitlin Peterson is living your dream! Caitlin signed up the IDELT teacher training course in Santiago, Chile and after […]

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