Global Teachers

Our community of EFL teachers extends across the globe. Wherever you’re from, we’re here to support you on your teaching journey. Learn how to stand out to employers, find resources to help you excel in your career, land your dream job in your home country, online or abroad, and get inspired by fellow community members as they share their TEFL/TESOL stories and experiences. Become a member of our global English teaching community today!

Filipina Educator, Piya, on Her Journey From Teacher to School Principal in Africa

Bridge grad, Piya, is an experienced educator who got her start in Guangzhou, China, where she taught English for three years. She later relocated to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa, where she worked her way up from head teacher to principal. We caught up with her to learn more about her TEFL/TESOL career path.

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Shakti, From Mauritius, Advancing His Online English Teaching Career

Bridge grad and multilingual English teacher, Shakti, from the island country of Mauritius, has been teaching English for 12 years. We asked him about his evolving career as a freelance online English teacher and how it’s helped him weather change during the global crisis.

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Uchechukwu, From Nigeria, Specialist in Teaching English Phonics

Armed with a linguistics background, Bridge student, Uchechukwu Wezeali, teaches phonics and phonetics through his private consultancy, helping both learners and teachers build a strong foundation in pronunciation.

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Paul, From the UK – Dive Instructor Turned Online English Teacher

As a scuba diving instructor in the Philippines, Paul’s career was deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, so he so decided to make the leap to teaching English. He tells us about this professional shift and his new job, teaching Russian students online.

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Nasim, on Specializing in IELTS Exam Prep as a Teacher in Azerbaijan

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to teach a specialized TEFL/TESOL niche, such as exam prep? We interviewed Nasim, who teaches at a language school in Azerbaijan, about the targeted courses she offers to prepare students for the IELTS and other English proficiency exams.

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Questions From Job Seekers in the Bridge TEFL/TESOL Jobs Facebook Group

The Bridge TEFL/TESOL Jobs Facebook group is a place to join discussions with other teachers, share advice, and post your job-search questions to the community. Here are some real queries members have posted with answers provided by our experts.

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Jorge, From Chile, Engineering Student Turned English Teacher

A former engineering student, Jorge switched career paths to pursue his passion for teaching English and lifelong learning. He shares his experience with the many TEFL/TESOL certification courses he has taken and describes how he has adapted to become a freelancer teacher.

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August Rivers Humanities

Meet Teresa Rios, Bridge Grad and Pioneer in ESL Memory Care for Seniors

Teresa Rios is the founder of August Rivers Humanities, a tutoring business that delivers language therapy via ESL as memory care for elders. She is a pioneer in ESL memory care and an advocate for elders and others with memory loss.

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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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Bridge Grad, Hawra, From the US, Kindergarten Teacher in Lebanon

When she moved from the US to her family’s home country of Lebanon, Hawra chose to draw on her passion for teaching English to give back to the community.

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