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!

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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Julia Rivera ESL teacher

Julia, From the Dominican Republic, Working in Higher Education

Bridge IDELTOnline™ grad Julia shares what it’s like supervising a test prep center at a university in the Dominican Republic while running her own consultancy business. She also offers advice for English proficiency test takers.

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Shella Chua ESL teacher in Taiwan

Shella, From the Philippines, Teaching at an International School in Taiwan

Bridge grad Shella Chua, from the Philippines, pursued an opportunity to teach English at a school in Taiwan, one of the countries least affected by the pandemic. Find out how she applied to and landed the job and how she passed stringent border control protocols in this region.

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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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