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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Nkwa, From Trinidad and Tobago, Teaching English Online

The pandemic has given Bridge grad Nkwa, from Trinidad and Tobago, a window of opportunity to make a career switch to online English teaching. Currently, she specializes in giving Business English classes to professionals in Chile. She was happy to share with us her experience with teaching students in the corporate world and the rewarding […]

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

Having worked in various sectors throughout her career, such as publishing and tech, Bridge grad Margaret Jones, from the U.S., leveraged her English and computer programming skills to embark on a journey in online English teaching. As a freelance ESL teacher, she has created a website to facilitate her students’ learning and to provide fellow […]

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Rock-Country Artist Anthony Tullo, From Canada, on His Latest Pursuit: Teaching English

With several albums, films, and awards under his belt, Canadian rock country artist and actor Anthony Tullo has made a name for himself both onstage and onscreen. Now, he’s amplifying his skills in a different way by becoming an online English teacher. We interviewed him on why he decided to venture down this new path […]

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Margarida, Online English Tutor and Digital Nomad, Currently in Croatia

Settling down in one place has never been an option for Bridge grad Margarida Coelho, from Portugal, since she quit her cruise ship stint a year ago. A digital nomad, she’s currently running her own freelance online English teaching business while exploring Europe. Read on to find out more about her adventure and her tips […]

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Randy, From the U.S., Aspiring to Teach English Online in Retirement

A backpacking experience abroad inspired Bridge grad Randy Rudloff, from the U.S., to rekindle a past career in English teaching. He shares the story of how got TEFL-certified on the cusp of COVID-19 and completed an online teaching certification and practicum to prepare for his next adventure and “career in retirement.” Can you share a […]

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Lisa, Teaching Business English Online From Argentina

Bridge grad Lisa Fiorella Andrada, from Argentina, shares how she developed the skills to become a virtual EFL teacher and offers tips on giving classes in a corporate setting.

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Jonathan Bord, ESL teacher in Trinidad and Tobago

Jonathan, From Trinidad and Tobago, Teaching Business English Online

Jonathan, who has been teaching English online for the last four years, discusses what it’s like to teach classes to business professionals and offers tips for understanding students’ learning needs.

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Alicia Salomone, Ph.D., University of Chile Department Head and Bridge Grad

As the head of the post-graduate department at one of the top universities in Chile, Bridge grad Alicia Salomone, Ph.D., has led master’s and doctoral students toward becoming globally competent in the English language. She also specializes in teaching using innovative methods such as English as a Medium of Instruction and Content and Language Integrated […]

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Cheryl Evans ESL teacher from Jamaica

Cheryl Evans, From Jamaica, Teaching Business English Online

With 20 years of experience in the corporate world, Cheryl discusses what it’s like to teach Business English online and shares how she first got a taste of teaching English when she volunteered to teach with Syrian refugees.

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You’re Never Too Old to Teach English Abroad or Online!

While the typical profile of a TEFL/TESOL teacher is someone in their twenties, that doesn’t mean that teaching English is reserved for the young. Whether you’re a career changer or a retiree, you’re never too old to teach English abroad or online.

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