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Bridge Micro-Credential Courses in Teaching English Online: Upskill With Targeted Training

TEFL Micro-credentials

Are you an experienced teacher looking to expand your knowledge of current methods in teaching online and gain new skills you can immediately apply to your students? Bridge Micro-credentials – short, targeted, professional development courses – are for you.

What are Bridge Micro-Credential Courses in Teaching English Online?

Our Teaching English Online suite of Micro-credentials consists of six courses, offering practical training that’s specific to the virtual classroom. These Micro-credentials were designed to address the needs of online English teachers, such as teaching large groups online, playing games with different age groups in the online setting, and staying healthy when teaching online. Explore the six new courses in our ever-growing portfolio of Bridge Micro-credentials!

Teaching English Online to Groups

As online learning continues to expand, class sizes are also growing. Having the ability to teach English online to groups of any size can expand your professional opportunities and build confidence. In the Teaching English Online to Groups Micro-credential course, you’ll learn strategies to manage classes of multiple online students, as well as specific technology and tools for group instruction.

Teaching Online Games and Activities Suite (TOGAS™)

From very young children all the way up to adult students, using games when teaching English online can engage your learners while developing target language skills.

Each of our four new Micro-credentials courses in the Teaching Online Games and Activities Suite (TOGAS™) is focused on a specific age group, providing attention-grabbing digital or hands-on activities plus the pedagogical strategies to integrate them effectively in your classes.

The TOGAS™ series includes the following Micro-credential courses:

Health, Safety, and Mental Attitudes While Teaching English Online

Teaching English online is a flexible and fun career, but it’s not without challenges when it comes to your well-being. In the Health, Safety, and Mental Attitudes While Teaching English Online Micro-credential course, you’ll learn how to identify and meet issues related to working from home and how to promote your physical and mental health as an online English teacher.

What are some features of the Teaching English Online Micro-credential Courses?

The Teaching Online Games and Activities for Very Young Learners eBook download

When you enroll in a Micro-credential course, you’ll receive:

  • A downloadable eBook with 16 fun games for your online classroom (when you enroll in any course in the Teaching Online Games and Activities Suite (TOGAS™)
  • Three months of course access from the day you enroll
  • An assigned personal tutor who can answer your questions and give you feedback
  • An assessed assignment and final quiz to test your knowledge of the course material
  • An accredited and internationally-recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate and verifiable digital badge issued upon successful completion of the final assignment and quiz

Why should I take a Bridge Micro-credential Course in Teaching English Online?

These days, just about every ESL teacher teaches online at least part of the time. Clearly, e-learning is here to stay. The Bridge Micro-credentials in Teaching English Online were designed to meet the needs of global teachers as they make the transition to – or further establish themselves as – instructors in the virtual classroom. Among the benefits of Micro-credentials are that you’ll:

Become a better online teacher

Do you know the best practices for teaching large groups of online learners? Do you have a collection of effective, go-to games you can use when teaching teenagers online? In these Micro-credential courses, you’ll learn valuable new skills and get useful resources you can use right away with your online students.

Get ongoing professional development

Bridge Micro-credentials in Teaching English Online offer highly relevant professional development for ESL teachers who are looking to stay on top of current trends in online teaching and continually learn new skills for a rapidly changing teaching landscape.

Learn new skills in a short time

Some professional development options for TEFL/TESOL teachers can be time-consuming or expensive. Our Micro-credentials courses, on the other hand, can be completed quickly (they’re just 10-30 hours each), and you can take as many as you like.

Become more competitive for jobs

Professional development for ESL teachers is always a boost to your resume. Micro-credentials allow you to earn verifiable credentials, such as accredited certification and digital badges to your resume or LinkedIn profile.

Ready to take your skills to the next level? Why wait? Enroll in a Bridge Micro-credential Course in Teaching English Online today!

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.