Teaching English Online: The New Frontier

Connect with thought leaders, experts, and fellow educators at this free, groundbreaking virtual ELT event!

December 6-10, 2021

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Join us for our first, action-packed BridgeUniverse Summit:

A live, five-day online event where you can grow, adapt, and excel in the new frontier of teaching English online.

Why the Summit?

At the start of the pandemic, the rise of teaching English online was seen by many as a temporary replacement for in-person instruction. Now, it’s become evident that it’s here to stay.

At Bridge, we believe the virtual classroom will remain the dominant format for English language teaching well into the foreseeable future, and we embrace this change.

Who will be there?

The Summit welcomes the global community of online and in-person English language teachers, including:

50,000+ Bridge TEFL/TESOL alumni

130,000+ Bridge social media followers

75,000+ BridgeUniverse subscribers

140 countries represented

Summit speakers and presenters include ELT educators and professionals, schools, EdTech companies, publishers, English testing organizations, and other experts who will bring their unique perspectives on the evolution of teaching English online.

Should I attend?

Yes! Whether you’re a new teacher or a seasoned ELT professional, the virtual Summit is for you. Stay abreast of new techniques, trends, and solutions in teaching English online and learn how technology is changing the ELT sector in profound and permanent ways.

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Opportunities to learn from a wide spectrum of ELT and EdTech professionals!

Join us for over 20 unique, virtual sessions on a range of topics featuring leaders, influencers, and providers in the field of teaching English online and related industries.

Teacher Training

Learn from professionals in the field as well as from fellow teachers as they share their experiences and best practices.

EdTech Solutions

Discover the very latest technologies, software, and online platforms for effective online instruction.

Industry Roundtable Discussions

Hear what experts have to say about the changes they’re seeing in the field, current trends, and their predictions for the future of ELT.

Educational Product Demos

Get a firsthand look at how teachers are using innovative online platforms and software to teach English online.


Find out how creative teachers are moving beyond the classroom to build their personal brand or grow and scale their ELT enterprise through social media, marketing skills, and business savvy.

Language Proficiency Testing

With the testing industry moving online, learn how these new formats work and the important role they play in measuring student success in the design and delivery of online programs.

Online Language Schools

See how established players and new startups are rising to the forefront of the ELT industry, redefining the traditional language school model.

Networking Sessions

Meet ELT leaders, share ideas with other teachers, ask questions, and gain valuable professional contacts.


Dr. Sandra Quiñones

English Language Development Specialist and CEO of The Language Lady

Jean-Marc Alberola

President of Bridge Education Group

Lindsay McMahon

Founder of All Ears English Website and Podcast

Yong Zhao

Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas

Johnny Dejeas

CC English Manager at Intercambio

Meet All the Speakers

Summit Sponsor-Partners


5 jam-packed days of virtual sessions, including expert presentations, roundtables, and networking designed to prepare you for the exciting new frontiers in teaching English online.

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Private group

Ready to start making connections with like-minded peers around the globe? This is the best place to start meeting your fellow EFL teachers leading up to the event, and network with attendees, speakers, and sponsors throughout the Summit!

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Bridge’s mission is to deliver affordable, accredited, and relevant English language teacher certification and professional development to educators worldwide. We embrace the ELT sector as a global community and strive to empower teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to transform lives – not just of the students they teach, but their own as well.

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