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Announcing New Bridge Micro-Credential Courses: Your Next Achievement Is Just a Click Away

Bridge Micro-credentials

We’re proud to announce the launch of three new Bridge Micro-credentials, the latest courses in our continually growing portfolio.

What are Bridge Micro-credential courses?

Micro-credentials offer short, targeted training on practical TEFL/TESOL topics, putting professional development within reach for all English teachers, worldwide. These 10 to 30-hour courses are designed for TEFL/TESOL-certified or experienced teachers looking to expand their knowledge of current teaching methods or gain new skills.

Micro-credential courses focus on practical topics that teachers can immediately apply to the classroom, such as using videos or podcasts to teach English, or methods for effective error correction. Best of all, these courses are accessible to all teachers, since they’re completely online.

New Bridge Micro-credentials

Our three new online TEFL courses are aimed at teachers in non-traditional settings as well as service-minded teachers.

Teaching English as a Volunteer

This course prepares teachers for the unique role of teaching English in a cross-cultural, volunteer setting. You’ll develop practical skills and get the global perspective needed to effect positive change in the community you serve.

Teaching English with Low Resources

This TEFL course provides creative, affordable techniques for teachers working in low-resource settings. Learn to create a rich learning experience for your students, even if your school has a limited budget, you’re teaching in a remote location, or you’re teaching from home.

Teaching English as a Christian Service

This course was developed in partnership with Crown College and can be taken as part of a pathway to further study at this private Christian institution. For teachers planning to do missionary work, the course provides the skills to adapt to a new environment as a teacher and impact the host community in culturally appropriate ways.

Other Bridge Micro-credentials

In addition to these new courses, Bridge offers a large portfolio of Micro-credentials on a variety of relevant topics, including a suite of courses related to teaching English online. Some other Micro-credential topics include:

Browse all Micro-credentials.

Why should I take Micro-credential courses?

  • Learn a practical new skill you can immediately apply to the classroom.
  • Complete each short, targeted Micro-credential course quickly, in under a month.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to professional development and lifelong learning.
  • Join the Bridge community of global English language teachers.
  • Stack micro-credentials as you complete them to add hours to your TEFL/TESOL certificate and enhance your resume.

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How does the Micro-credential course platform work?

Regardless of which Micro-credential course you take, the training is hosted on the same dynamic platform (Moodle) as other Bridge online TEFL/TESOL courses. The course can be accessed from any device, including a tablet or phone, and has the following features to keep you actively engaged in your learning:

Dynamic content

Clickable practice quizzes and fun exercises in every module take your training beyond simply reading about a topic.

Downloadable resources

Downloadable resources in the BridgeTEFL teaching English Online course

Colorful infographics and other useful resources are available to download, save, and refer back to when you’re teaching.

Interactive discussion boards

The course includes a collaborative peer discussion board to share ideas and experiences with other trainees. You’ll benefit from the perspectives of our global community of teachers who span all experience levels and who are located in countries worldwide.

Additional features

  • Trainees get three months to finish the course from the day they enroll.
  • There’s personal tutor support during the course, so you can ask questions and get feedback.
  • There’s an assessed final assignment and quiz to test your knowledge of the course material.
  • An accredited and internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate and verifiable digital badge are issued upon successful completion of the final assignment and quiz.

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What are the requirements to take Bridge Micro-credential courses?

There are no prerequisites to take a Bridge Micro-credential course. However, because they’re professional development courses (rather than initial TEFL/TESOL certification courses that provide a foundation in teaching English), these courses are best suited for teachers who are already certified and/or have teaching experience.

If you decide to take a Micro-credential course:

  • You must be 18 years old.
  • You must have at least a high school diploma.
  • If English is not your first language, we recommend an intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the Common European Framework Reference for Language).

Bridge Micro-credentials are stepping stones on your path to professional development. We invite you to enroll in one or more Micro-credential courses to upskill as an educator, distinguish yourself professionally, and demonstrate competence in specific areas of TEFL/TESOL.

Learn more or enroll in your first Micro-credential today. It won’t be your last!

Jennifer is from Tampa, Florida, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in both English and psychology. After a short career in social work, she gave in to wanderlust, got TEFL-certified, and moved abroad to teach English. She has taught students of all ages at language centers in Costa Rica, Morocco, and Spain.