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!

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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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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Mathews, From Brazil, Shifted From Engineering to ESL Teaching

After studying engineering in college, Mathews decided to return to a long-held passion and become an ESL teacher. In our recent interview with him, he details how his professional path took this turn, and how he uses social media to propel his freelance career.

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Gabriela, From Mexico, Teaching English at an International School

Already an EFL teacher, Gabriela completed Bridge’s graduate-level TEFL/TESOL course to advance her career. With her latest credentials, she now hopes to transition from substitute to full-time EFL teacher at the international school in Mexico City where she works.  

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Chris, From the U.S., Running His Own EFL Company in Japan

IDELTOnline grad Chris Smith has been an EFL teacher in Japan for the last 10 years. Now, he runs his own English teaching company in Kanazawa City. We spoke with him about being a teacherpreneur and the Japanese government’s support for his business during the pandemic.

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Carolina, From Colombia, Teaching in China Amid the Pandemic

When the COVID-19 crisis first shook China last year, Carolina, already a teacher in China, chose to stay in the region continue working at her school in Beijing. We checked in on how she’s adapted to the changes brought by the pandemic and the country’s efforts to return to normal.

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Anzhela ESL teacher from Russia in Mexico

Anzhela, From Russia, Online ESL Teacher and Digital Nomad

Bridge grad Anzhela Karamysheva, from Russia, enjoys many perks as a digital nomad teaching kids online. She tells us what it’s like to travel the world as an English teacher and shares strategies for building rapport with young learners.

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Luisa Wholly, freelance online English teacher

Luisa, from Brazil, Online ESL Teacher and Life Coach in the U.S.

In this excerpt from a recent video interview with Luisa, she shares how she found her passion for these two careers and explains the ways teaching and life coaching are interconnected.

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Dieko, From the U.K., Teaching at an Academy in Brussels

Coming from a career as a TV producer, the path that led Dieko to discover her love of teaching English was a unique one. She shares how she switched to the ESL field, what it’s like teaching children, and more.

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José, From Brazil, Teaching English Online in His Home Country

Leaving his job to live abroad in London paved the way for Bridge grad José Henriquez Alvarez, from Brazil, to discover his love for teaching English. He’s now an ESL teacher for a renowned language institute in São Paulo and a busy freelancer teaching private students on the side.

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