From the TEFL/TESOL Experts

Hear from experts in the TEFL/TESOL industry on the latest pedagogy, news, and professional development opportunities. As a global leader in international education, Bridge has connections with gurus and industry experts across the globe. These experts and influencers share their expertise, so you can become a better teacher and learn from those at the top of their fields.

Marek TEFL Equity Advocates

Marek Kiczkowiak of TEFL Equity Advocates Takes on Native Speakerism

Marek Kiczkowiak has been in the ELT field for over ten years and now runs TEFL Equity Advocates & Academy which helps English teachers worldwide tackle “native speakerism” and teach English for global communication. 

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Dr. Sandra Quiñones-Hemphill, "The Language Lady"

Interview With Dr. Sandra Quiñones-Hemphill, “The Language Lady”

Dr. Sandra Quiñones-Hemphill has dedicated over 18 years of her life to education, working as a teacher and administrator in the ESL field. These positions ultimately led her to become a successful teacherpreneur, launching a YouTube channel, “The Language Lady,” where she inspires ESL educators worldwide with her creative teaching tips and classroom activities.

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Laura Lewin, Giving her TedxTalk on Student Motivation

Meet Laura Lewin: Teacher-Training Expert, Author, and Speaker

She’s the founder of educational training company, ABS International, as well as a Ted Talk speaker, and the author of nine books for teachers, admin, parents, and students. In this interview, Laura Lewin weighs in on student motivation, making connections in the classroom, and the impact of coronavirus on education.

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Bryn Bonino, Brand Strategist and Teacherpreneur

How Teacherpreneurs Can Leverage Storytelling To Grow Their Business

In her second guest article, experienced English teacher turned brand strategist, Bryn Bonino, shares a specific strategy for analyzing and using your unique backstory to market yourself as a freelance online English teacher.

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Bryn Bonino, Teacherpreneur

3 Insider Tips for Success as an Online Teacherpreneur

Do you want to run a successful online ESL teaching business? Branding strategist and experienced English teacher, Bryn Bonino, shares a few of the best tips she’s learned as an online English teacherpreneur and suggestions to put them into action.

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Interview with Loren, a Graduate of SIT’s MA TESOL Program, Now an English Language Fellow in Myanmar

A former Peace Corps volunteer and current English Language Fellow in Myanmar, Loren Lee Chiesi talks about her global teaching experiences and getting her Master’s in TESOL at the School for International Training (SIT), a Bridge MA TESOL Pathways Partner.

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6 Strategies to Kickstart Your ESL Tutoring Side Gig

Teaching private classes can be a lucrative side gig to your regular teaching job or a great way to transition into starting your own English tutoring business. Experienced English tutor, Jake Young, shares his advice on marketing yourself as an English teacher and building a base of private students.

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Language Students

How Learning a Second Language Can Help You Teach English

Jake Young, founder of the ESL website for English teachers, Fluentize, spent 10 years teaching in the Czech Republic. Based on his own experience learning Czech, Jake shares the many ways learning any new language can make you a better English teacher. 

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Bridge Partner, Jake Young, Creator of Fluentize Website for EFL Teachers

Jake Young is a TEFL grad who taught in the Czech Republic for almost a decade before he founded Fluentize, a site for EFL teachers that provides video-based lesson plans. We interviewed him about his path from EFL teacher to teacherpreneur.

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Facebook Live Interview with Leah Donelson, Bridge Academic Manager, on the International TESOL Conference

Last month, Bridge employees attended the 2018 International TESOL conference in Chicago. Here, Alissa Berdahl from BridgeTEFL speaks with BridgeEnglish’s Academic Manager, Leah Donelson, during a Facebook Live event, about the main takeaways from the conference. Leah discusses changing attitudes in the TESOL community, incorporating technology into lessons, and how to assure that classes are relevant and up-to-date in the 21st century.

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