Are you ready to specialize in the high-demand area of teaching English test prep? Join this session to explore employment possibilities in preparing students for high-stakes exams, such as the TOEFL or IELTS. Plus, discover how professional development can help you stand out as a strong candidate for top opportunities.


Cassy Huidobro is Bridge’s Instructional Design and eLearning Specialist, where she applies her background in education and passion for teaching to the development of training courses that empower global English language teachers. She recently helped launch the innovative Content and Language Integrated learning (CLIL) program for bilingual educators, and continues to collaborate on new courses every day, furthering Bridge’s mission to provide teachers worldwide with accessible, internationally recognized professional development credentials.

Anna Hearrell is Bridge’s Director of Operations. She has developed innovative online programs designed to meet the needs of English language teachers around the world, including a Micro-credential course dedicated to Teaching English as a Global Language. As a teacher training provider, Bridge seeks to empower the global English language teaching community with accessible professional development options, teacher recognition, and advocacy.

Karina Zew lived most of her childhood in the U.S., but moved to Argentina as a teenager. She has a master’s degree in psychology and has been involved in the education field for many years. Karina’s career began nearly 30 years ago, when she taught Business English classes at international companies, and during that time she also taught general English to young learners. She has also shared her knowledge in the field of English teaching as a speaker at TEFL/TESOL conferences. Karina joined Bridge in 2003 at our center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Kayla Landers is a Language Specialist, ITA Program Liaison, and Adjunct Lecturer at Lehigh University. She received her master’s in TESOL in 2009 and has been teaching undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit intensive English classes since then. She is interested in language assessment, technology in the classroom, and multimodal composition. Kayla has been an IELTS consultant since 2018, presenting in-person teacher workshops and webinars, and most recently at the Council for Graduate Schools Annual meeting.

This panel is hosted by Ian Wright.

Ian Wright is the inaugural Director of BridgeUniverse, Bridge Education Group’s media, research and news division. Wright spearheads efforts to fill the gap in the understanding of trends and opportunities in the rapidly growing English Language Teaching (ELT) industry. He brings over 20 years of education industry knowledge, university leadership, and consulting experience in international education and student enrollment management, including Director of International Admissions at LIU Post, Director of Partnerships at World Education Services (WES), and University Relations Manager for Prodigy Finance.