TEFL Jobs ’22:

Launch Your Adventure & Enhance Your Career!

Virtual Summit Sessions

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Bridge

Kickoff

Ian Wright, Director of BridgeUniverse, Anna Hearrell, Director of Operations at Bridge, and Theodore Alberola, Bridge's Digital Marketing Specialist, welcome you to the Summit at this kickoff session! You’ll learn how to navigate the event, get tips for maximizing your attendance, and find out how you can "get social" with us and win a prize during our photo contest. Winners from the lead-up social media contest will also be announced — join us to find out if you won!

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone registered by 3pm MDT on June 24th will automatically be signed up for this session, which will also be available all week via "instant replay."

Speakers

Anna Hearrell
Director of Operations at Bridge

Theodore Alberola
Digital Marketing Specialist, Bridge Education Group

Ian Wright
Director of BridgeUniverse
Host

Sponsor

"Where's the staff room?" Strategies for Continuing Professional Development for Online English Teachers

Flexibility, global exposure, secure payments, 24/7 customer support, access to videoconferencing tools designed for teaching... the advantages of teaching on an online marketplace are many, but how can we continue honing our teaching skills, keep motivated and avoid feeling isolated whilst working online? Come along to pick up some useful strategies you can apply in any setting, and to hear about the teachers' community and professional development opportunities at Preply.

Speakers

Alice Copello
Tutor Development Lead at Preply

Ian Wright
Director of BridgeUniverse
Host

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Teacherpreneurs

Continuing Professional Development: Investing in Yourself for Better Jobs, More Money and Greater Student Satisfaction

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important but often overlooked investment for ESL teachers. It can help you progress in your current position or stand out from applicants when seeking a new job. Most importantly, it leads to greater student outcomes and satisfaction. Explore how you can leverage CPD to advance your teaching career in this session.

Speakers

Karina Zew
Tutor at Bridge

Cheryl Evans Lym
Certified Business English Teacher at BridgeEnglish Chile

Donald Moen
Professor at Language Institute at the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Rachel Story
Founder, Grateful Gypsies
Host

Teacherpreneurs

All-In-One Platforms: Streamline Your Independent Teaching Business or Bring Your Language School Online

Are you getting overwhelmed by all of the apps and tools you need to run your independent online English teaching business? Wondering how you can bring your language school online so you can reach new students (and enhance the experience of current students)? This session will cover the benefits of using an all-in-one platform. Plus, representatives of leading teaching platforms will share an overview of their platforms.

Speakers

Alex Asher
CEO, LearnCube

Rachel Story
Founder, Grateful Gypsies

Hamid Darabi
Founder and CEO of Demiks

Ian Wright
Director of BridgeUniverse
Host

Teacherpreneurs

Why You Should Determine a Teaching Niche & How to Choose Yours

Whether looking for a job or seeking students as a freelancer, choosing a niche can help you stand out from the crowd and further your career. Hear from a panel of successful English teachers as they discuss the ins and outs of popular ELT niches like high-stakes exam test prep and business English.

Speakers

Ruth Nabaasa
Business English Instructor at BridgeEnglish Chile

Joshua Sohn
English Language Instructor at PKL Services

Rachel Story
Founder, Grateful Gypsies
Host

Teacherpreneurs

Making Marketing Manageable: An Introduction to Finding English Students

Ready to take the leap and become a teacherpreneur? Don’t let your fear of marketing stop you! This session will give you an introductory overview of what you need to consider when trying to attract students, as well as the resources you can use to make marketing more manageable – and fun!

Speakers

Lydia Michailow
Independent Online ESL Teacher / Writing & Resume Coach

Minji Xu
Business Owner, ImproveYourBookings.com

Erin Hernandez
Owner of Larchmere Language Services
Host

Teacherpreneurs

Language Schools vs. Marketplaces: What’s the Difference Anyway?

Since the recent implementation of strict government regulations in China, many teachers worry that online English teaching is no longer a lucrative job market. The sector is now split into two major camps: tutor marketplaces and language schools. You need to understand the key differences between them to decide which option works best for you --- and we’re here to help you navigate!

Speakers

Gerald Nikolai Smith
BridgeUniverse Journalist

Jack Lingshuang Mao
Operations and Media Manager at Bridge Education Group

Alyse Bukoski, M.A., M.Ed., CAGS
Online Teacher and Consultant at Next Steps Teaching/ ESL Diversified

Alice Copello
Tutor Development Lead at Preply

Ian Wright
Director of BridgeUniverse
Host

Teach Abroad and Digital Nomads

Teaching English Abroad in 2022: New Challenges and Opportunities

After two hectic years of COVID-19, the world is bouncing back. But is teaching abroad the same as it was before the pandemic? Have things in the TEFL industry changed forever or finally gotten back to “normal?” Join us for a discussion on teaching abroad, whether as a volunteer or in a paid position.

Speakers

Colette Hosten
Online English Tutor at Engoo

Lucas Young
Program Coordinator at JET Program USA

Mishelle Kehoe
English Teacher, Cumorah Academy

Jason R Levine
Fluency MC, Teacher-Trainer-Knowledge Entertainer

Erin Hernandez
Owner of Larchmere Language Services
Host

Teach Abroad and Digital Nomads

Becoming a Digital Nomad: How to Use Digital Tools to Teach Abroad

Whether you’re running your own virtual English teaching business or teaching online through a marketplace, using digital tools will make your job easier and more enjoyable. What types of tools do you need, and what are the preferred choices of current digital nomad teachers? This session will explore everything from apps for scheduling classes and accepting payments to websites for downloading lesson plans.

Speakers

Krzl Light Nuñes
Online English Teacher and Digital Nomad

Anzhela Karamysheva
Independent Online English Teacher and Digital Nomad

Elena Stolboushkina
ESL Teacher, Teacher-Entrepreneur

Rachel Story
Founder, Grateful Gypsies
Host

Job Searches and Job Prepareness

What Do Language Schools Look for When Hiring or Promoting?

What skills do you need to get hired at a language school, and what are employers really looking for? What can you do to impress your current employer and earn a promotion? We’ll discuss the desired traits language schools are looking for in teachers and supervisors, as well as regional differences in hiring.

Speakers

Carlos Pizarro
Director of BridgeEnglish LATAM

Zoe Smith
CEO at BE School

Mark Lee
Owner of Mark English School

Erin Hernandez
Owner of Larchmere Language Services
Host

Job Searches and Job Prepareness

Connecting with Bridge’s Preferred Employment Partners

Bridge has partnered with select, carefully vetted Preferred Employment Partners to offer our graduates and Bridge Job Board members access to premium English teaching jobs, both online and in-person. Discover quality language schools and recruiters, connect with hiring managers and hear about job openings from across the globe!

Speakers

Natalia Bustos
Director of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at BridgeEnglish LATAM

Anna Hearrell
Director of Operations at Bridge

Ian Wright
Director of BridgeUniverse
Host

Job Searches and Job Prepareness

Choosing the Right Materials to Stand Out in Your Interview & Ace Your Demo Lesson

You’ve landed an interview for an ESL teaching position – congrats! Then they ask you to prepare a demo lesson or discuss your teaching materials. Don’t worry! Using lesson plan providers is a great way to supplement your own curriculum and materials. Learn how to choose a lesson plan company that fits your needs and which demo to use for a successful interview.

Speakers

Chris Rush
Head of Community for Off2Class

Jake Young
Founder and Materials Creator, Fluentize

Tara Benwell
VP of Publishing at Ellii

Erin Hernandez
Owner of Larchmere Language Services
Host

Job Searches and Job Prepareness

Land the Job You Want: Tips and Tricks for a Stellar Resume, CV and Interview

What can you do to score that dream English teaching job you’ve been eying? How do you make yourself stand out from the crowd? A little preparation and resume/CV tailoring goes a long way. Learn the dos and don’ts of applying to jobs, as well as how to increase your chances of getting noticed!

Speakers

Linda Evans
Career Coach

Erin Hernandez
Owner of Larchmere Language Services
Host

Bridge

Closing Session

Ian Wright, Director of BridgeUniverse, Karyssa Cox, Director of Marketing at Bridge, Jack Lingshuang Mao , Operations and Media Manager at Bridge Education Group and Theodore Alberola, Bridge's Digital Marketing Specialist, host an hour-long networking session to close out the Summit in multiple breakout rooms with our panelists and attendees! Whether new to ELT or finding your new niche and reinventing your career, this networking activity allows participants access to peers and experts in the field. Rooms focus on everything covered in the Summit, from Marketing yourself as a Teacherpreneur and discussing Marketplaces, to Investing in yourself through continuing professional development courses with Bridge.

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone registered by 3pm MDT on June 24th will automatically be signed up for this session, which will also be available afterwards via “instant replay.”

Speakers

Ian Wright
Director of BridgeUniverse

Jack Lingshuang Mao
Operations and Media Manager at Bridge Education Group

Theodore Alberola
Digital Marketing Specialist, Bridge Education Group

Karyssa Cox
Director of Marketing Operations at Bridge
Host

Summit Sponsor-Partners

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