Interview with Natasha Isadora, Academic Director at BridgeEnglish, Denver

This week we sat down with our new Academic Director, Natasha Isadora, to get to know her better. If you see Natasha at BridgeEnglish Denver, be sure to say ‘hi’!

What is your title and what do you do?
My title is Academic Director. I am currently working on creating a new BridgePathways curriculum for our city center in Denver, as well as other BridgePathways locations. I manage our General English program curriculum, to make sure we are always offering great services. I also work closely with all our teachers for continuous professional development and supervision. Oh, and I also teach here at Bridge!

I am originally from Aspen, Colorado, however, over the past 8 years, I’ve lived in Turkey, Russia, Lebanon and UAE.

How long have you been working with Bridge?
I began working with Bridge in December of 2012 as an IELTS examiner, and began teaching in August of 2013. I have been in my new position since September of 2013, so not very long!

What is your favorite thing about your work with Bridge so far?
I have several favorite things already! First, the people. The staff, students and teachers here create a work environment that is fun, dynamic and supportive. I also really like all the challenging projects I am working on, I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues in the US and abroad at Bridge’s language centers in South America.

What advice do you have for international students who want to study in a US university?
Listening and writing can be the most challenging skills to master for Academic English students. I would advise them to practice listening as much as possible. Listen to talk radio, find videos on Youtube, there are so many resources available. I would recommend that they approach their teachers for additional resources and suggestions to work on listening and writing, to continue practicing and improving outside of class.

What is your favorite Bridge-related story?
On the day of my last interview before beginning my new position, I had a babysitter mishap, which meant I actually had my then 3 month old with me for the end of it! He did great, I think he likes Bridge too!

What is your favorite thing about Denver?
My favorite thing about Denver is the easy access to the mountains and nature. You can easily go hiking or skiing and enjoy being outdoors.Interview with Natasha Isadora, Academic Director at BridgeEnglish, Denver.

What is your title and what do you do?
My title is Academic Director. I am currently working on creating a new BridgePathways curriculum for our city center in Denver, as well as other BridgePathways locations. I manage our General English program curriculum, to make sure we are always offering great services. I also work closely with all our teachers for continuos professional development and supervision. Oh, and I also teach here at Bridge!

Where are you from?
I am originally from Aspen, Colorado, however, over the past 8 years I’ve lived in Turkey, Russia, Lebanon and UAE.

How long have you been working with Bridge?
I began working with Bridge in December of 2012 as an IELTS examiner, and began teaching in August of 2013. I have been in my new position since September of 2013, so not very long!

What is your favorite thing about your work with Bridge so far?
I have several favorite things already! First, the people. The staff, students and teachers here create a work environment that is fun, dynamic and supportive. I also really like all the challenging projects I am working on, I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues in the US and abroad at Bridge’s language centers in South America.

What advice do you have for international students who want to study in a US university?
Listening and writing can be the most challenging skills to master for Academic English students. I would advise them to practice listening as much as possible. Listen to talk radio, find videos on Youtube, there are so many resources available. I would recommend that they approach their teachers for additional resources and suggestions to work on listening and writing, to continue practicing and improving outside of class.

What is your favorite Bridge-related story?
On the day of my last interview before beginning my new position, I had a babysitter mishap, which meant I actually had my then 3 month old with me for the end of it! He did great, I think he likes Bridge too!

What is your favorite thing about Denver?
My favorite thing about Denver is the easy access to the mountains and nature. You can easily go hiking or skiing and enjoy being outdoors. Interview with Natasha Isadora, Academic Director at BridgeEnglish, Denver.

What is your title and what do you do?
My title is Academic Director. I am currently working on creating a new BridgePathways curriculum for our city center in Denver, as well as other BridgePathways locations. I manage our General English program curriculum, to make sure we are always offering great services. I also work closely with all our teachers for continuos professional development and supervision. Oh, and I also teach here at Bridge!

Where are you from?
I am originally from Aspen, Colorado, however, over the past 8 years I’ve lived in Turkey, Russia, Lebanon and UAE.

How long have you been working with Bridge?
I began working with Bridge in December of 2012 as an IELTS examiner, and began teaching in August of 2013. I have been in my new position since September of 2013, so not very long!

What is your favorite thing about your work with Bridge so far?
I have several favorite things already! First, the people. The staff, students and teachers here create a work environment that is fun, dynamic and supportive. I also really like all the challenging projects I am working on, I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues in the US and abroad at Bridge’s language centers in South America.

What advice do you have for international students who want to study in a US university?
Listening and writing can be the most challenging skills to master for Academic English students. I would advise them to practice listening as much as possible. Listen to talk radio, find videos on Youtube, there are so many resources available. I would recommend that they approach their teachers for additional resources and suggestions to work on listening and writing, to continue practicing and improving outside of class.

What is your favorite Bridge-related story?
On the day of my last interview before beginning my new position, I had a babysitter mishap, which meant I actually had my then 3 month old with me for the end of it! He did great, I think he likes Bridge too!

What is your favorite thing about Denver?
My favorite thing about Denver is the easy access to the mountains and nature. You can easily go hiking or skiing and enjoy being outdoors. Interview with Natasha Isadora, Academic Director at BridgeEnglish, Denver.

What is your title and what do you do?
My title is Academic Director. I am currently working on creating a new BridgePathways curriculum for our city center in Denver, as well as other BridgePathways locations. I manage our General English program curriculum, to make sure we are always offering great services. I also work closely with all our teachers for continuos professional development and supervision. Oh, and I also teach here at Bridge!

Where are you from?
I am originally from Aspen, Colorado, however, over the past 8 years I’ve lived in Turkey, Russia, Lebanon and UAE.

How long have you been working with Bridge?
I began working with Bridge in December of 2012 as an IELTS examiner, and began teaching in August of 2013. I have been in my new position since September of 2013, so not very long!

What is your favorite thing about your work with Bridge so far?
I have several favorite things already! First, the people. The staff, students and teachers here create a work environment that is fun, dynamic and supportive. I also really like all the challenging projects I am working on, I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues in the US and abroad at Bridge’s language centers in South America.

What advice do you have for international students who want to study in a US university?
Listening and writing can be the most challenging skills to master for Academic English students. I would advise them to practice listening as much as possible. Listen to talk radio, find videos on Youtube, there are so many resources available. I would recommend that they approach their teachers for additional resources and suggestions to work on listening and writing, to continue practicing and improving outside of class.

What is your favorite Bridge-related story?
On the day of my last interview before beginning my new position, I had a babysitter mishap, which meant I actually had my then 3 month old with me for the end of it! He did great, I think he likes Bridge too!

What is your favorite thing about Denver?
My favorite thing about Denver is the easy access to the mountains and nature. You can easily go hiking or skiing and enjoy being outdoors.

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