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What is Bilingual Bridges?

Bilingual Bridges is on a mission to make high-quality, language and academic instruction accessible to students of all ages. Our team is made up of certified, experienced teachers from various countries who offer live, online classes such as Literacy, and Math programs, and language instruction through Spanish, ESL courses. Despite being spread around the globe, our teachers work closely in order to consistently bring high-quality online learning to the fingertips of our students. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched an online blended learning program, called Cloud Learning, which caters to families and schools of K-12 English and Spanish learners. Cloud Learning combines high-quality, recorded, video courses that have been designed by our teachers, with live, online 1-on-1 and small group classes. 

Through our newest program, Cloud Learning, we aim to close the gap in high quality, online learning opportunities and language instruction for K-12 English and Spanish learners. We deliver engaging academic and language instruction that is aligned with state and national standards. Best of all, Cloud Learning is available whenever students want, from wherever they’re located!

Meet Our Founder

Bilingual Bridges was founded in 2017 by an Alaskan bilingual teacher, Kelly Minks. She has 12 years of experience delivering in-person and online language and academic instruction, focusing on: English as a Second Language (ESL), Spanish, literacy, accent training, and bilingual education. Kelly has worked with students of all ages, from kindergarteners to retirees. Her passions for language, culture, social welfare, and education have led her to live, volunteer, and teach in: Argentina, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and India.

Kelly holds an M.Ed. in Bilingual Bicultural Education from DePaul University, US teaching licenses in Illinois and Indiana, and a CELTA teaching certificate. In addition to teaching in public and private schools, Kelly has led the development of English as a Second Language and dual language programs in diverse, urban school districts in Chicago and Indianapolis.

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