The 100-Hour Professional TEFL/TESOL Certification course offers affordable, self-study certification for teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

This course meets minimum requirements for teaching jobs, and offers a foundation in TEFL/TESOL methodology via 13 tutor-guided teaching modules and Grammar Advisor certification. Easily build upon this course with future upgrades!

Earn a foundation in TEFL/TESOL!

Quality for international teaching positions!

100-Hour Professional TEFL/TESOL Course Components

  • Modules 1-13: Core Teacher Training

    Targeted, interactive modules on essential topics in teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening to speakers of other languages. The course is 100% online and lessons are delivered via reading assignments, videos, interactive assessments, and quizzes.

    Throughout the 13 modules, you will complete lesson plans and other short, written assignments, such as essays or reflective journaling, that will be submitted to your personal tutor for feedback and a grade. Your tutor is also available via the convenient communication feed to answer any questions you have as you work through your course.

    Module 1 The Role of the Teacher and Learner and Language Leaning Methodology
    Module 2 Classroom Management
    Module 3 Language Systems and Skills, and a Brief History of English
    Module 4 Acquiring a New Language
    Module 5 Testing for the EFL/ESL Student
    Module 6 Culture and the EFL/ESL Classroom
    Module 7 Teaching the Receptive Skills: Reading and Listening
    Module 8 Productive Skills - Speaking and Writing
    Module 9 Teaching Vocabulary
    Module 10 Teaching Grammar
    Module 11 Teaching Phonology
    Module 12 Planning Lessons
    Module 13 Using Visual Aids, Technology, Activities and Games
  • Grammar Advisor Certification

    This 40-hour component is a grammar refresher course, certification, and teaching resource all in one. Complete the self-study grammar course first, which includes four comprehensive sections, each with reading, interactive practice quizzes, and supplemental video tutorials.

    When you’re ready, take the final exam to earn your 40-hour Grammar Advisor Certification, which is applied toward your total 100-hour TEFL/TESOL certification (and may also be downloaded separately).

    As a teacher, you can access Grammar Advisor as a reference for up to a year, and also take advantage of the "Ask the Grammar Advisor" feature by submitting your questions to our team of grammar experts, for a personalized response.

    Words Sentences
    • Basic Components: Morphemes & Words
    • Major Parts of Speech: Content Words
    • Minor Parts of Speech: Function Words
    • Simple Sentences
    • Building Sentences
    • Sentence Structure
    • Combining Thought with Compound and Complex Sentences
    Tenses Teaching
    • Overview of Tenses
    • Tenses Outside Time
    • Foundations of Grammar Lesson Planning
    • Grammar Lesson Planning
    • More Ways to Work with Grammar


Total Price:

Pay for your course in installments using Mercado Pago!

Pay for your course in installments using Mercado Pago!

Pay for your course in installments using Mercado Pago!

Take your TEFL Certification Further - Upgrade to the 120-Hour Master Certificate

Set yourself apart from the crowd with a TEFL certificate of more hours and specialized skills by upgrading at any time to the 120-hour Master TEFL Certificate. Additional components included with the upgrade are two 10-hour introductory modules on Teaching English to Young Learners and Teaching Business English.

Upgrading to the 120-hour Master TEFL Certificate will also include a 6-month subscription to ESL Library, a database of teaching resources, including over 900 pre-made English lesson plans and over 2,000 flashcards for you to download, print, and use with your students.

Upgrade Your Certificate at Any Time!
  • Is this course right for me?
  • About the Certificate
  • FAQs
  • Is this course right for me?

    Take the 100-Hour Professional TEFL/TESOL Certification course to get a solid background in teaching methodology and effective lesson planning and to qualify for teaching jobs.

    If you answer yes to the following questions, this is the right course for you!

    • I would like to earn a TEFL-TESOL certification that meets minimum requirements for international teaching jobs.
    • I am looking for an affordable, self-paced course I can finish in 3 months or less.
    • I would like a course with a personal tutor to guide me and answer questions.
    • I would like job placement assistance, including lifetime access to the Bridge Job Board.
    • I would like access to printable, pre-made lesson plans and flashcards to use in my own English classroom.
  • About the Certificate

    After you complete your course, you can download your certificate at anytime, for free. You also have the option order a hard copy certificate mailed to you anywhere in the world, for an additional fee.

  • FAQs

    • Am I qualified to take this course?

      You must be at least 18 years and have a high school diploma or the equivalent to take this course. If English is not your first language, you must also have an English proficiency level of at least B1 (according to the Common European Framework), which is a score of approximately 5.0 on the IELTS test.

    • How long does it take to complete this course?

      The average amount of time most students take to complete the 100-hour course is 6 weeks, but you may take more or less time, depending on factors such as your other time obligations, how quickly you work, and how many hours you are able to dedicate to the course per week.

    • How much time do I have to complete it?

      You have three months to complete this course. If you need more time, you may purchase a 3-month extension. This may be done while your course is still active or up to a year after it has expired.

    • Do I have to buy a textbook?

      No textbook is required for this course. All the materials you’ll need are available in the online platform.

    • Is the 100-hour course self-paced?

      Yes, it is. You can log in anytime and work on your own schedule when it’s convenient for you. Please note, however, that your personal tutor will provide feedback and a grade on at least one assignment for each of the 13 modules, and he or she requires one business day to do so.

    • Is there a final exam at the end of the course?

      There is no final exam in the 100-Hour Professional Certificate course. Each of the 13 modules has required written assignments and a final, multiple-choice quiz at the end, which average together to make your grade for the module. Your final grade in the course is an average of your grade in all 13 modules.

      The 40-hour Grammar Teaching component of this course (Grammar Advisor) has a 100-question final exam. This is a “pass/fail” exam, meaning it does not average into your overall grade for the course, but must simply be passed in order to receive the 40-hours toward your total certification.

    • Do I have to complete any assignments?

      Yes. There are 1-2 required written assignments per module in this core curriculum of this course (a total of 16 assignments). Each assignment is about 500-800 words. When you submit an assignment, your tutor will provide feedback and a grade on it by end of the following business day.

      There are no written assignments required in the Grammar Advisor component.

    • What happens if I fail?

      It is unlikely you will fail the course since your final grade is an average of 13 modules’ grades. Each module’s grade is made up at least one of two components: the module assignment(s) and the module quiz. If you fail a module quiz, you cannot retake it; however, if you fail a module assignment, you have one chance to resubmit it for a passing grade.

    • What are the technical requirements for the course? courses require access to the Internet, including the ability to watch online videos using a flash player, such as Adobe. The courses may be completed on any device, including a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

    • Does the course include a teaching practicum?

      No, it does not, but you can add one by registering for the 20-hour Guided Teaching Practicum. This practicum provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real ESL classroom and meet the requirements of more teaching jobs.

    • Does this course come with job placement assistance?

      Yes! The course itself includes a section about professional development, with job tips by region, resume help, and other resources. You’ll also get access to the Bridge Job Board, where pre-approved employers post open teaching positions around the globe to which you can apply.

    • Can I start with this course and then upgrade my certification later?

      Yes, definitely! Upgrading to the 120-Hour Master Certificate is easy, and you can do it anytime from right within in your course. You won’t repeat any sections if you upgrade; you’ll simply build on the coursework you’ve already completed with the addition of specialized modules in Teaching Business English and Teaching Young Learners.

    • Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course?

      Yes! Our online TEFL courses are ACCET-accredited and may be taken for CEUs. You earn 1 CEU for every 10 hours of TEFL certification. For example, an online TEFL course of 100 hours would be eligible for 10 CEUs. Click here to learn more about CEUs.


Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit, continuing education programs. BridgeTEFL is accredited by ACCET (the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training), and any ACCET-approved Bridge course, including our online TEFL programs, can be taken for 1 CEU per 10 hours of TEFL course instruction.

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What are Bridge graduates saying?

  • Team Member

    “I remember sitting through lectures in the training my first school provided and already knowing most of what they were talking about it because it was something that been covered in the TEFL course.”

    Lauren, Teacher in South Korea
  • Team Member

    “My time in Dongguan was fantastic. I learned more about the Chinese culture and lifestyle than I could have ever read in a textbook.”

    Johanna, Teacher in China
  • Team Member

    “After being certified, I applied to be a Language Assistant in Spain, selecting Andalucia as my first choice for Spanish region. I was thrilled to be assigned to Almeria… and to learn that I would be teaching in a bilingual school.”

    Valeria, Teacher in Spain
  • Team Member

    “This course was more useful than I thought and changed my opinion about online courses. Useful materials were combined with an easily available tutor, Amy, whose comments were truly helpful. Her detailed comments on my assignments helped me in correcting my wrong assumptions and cleared my idea about what I had learned. I think tutors are one of the main strength of this course.”

    Maryam, from Iran
  • Team Member

    “I loved this program! It was easy to follow, it explained a lot of things you actually encounter while teaching people who are not English native speakers. I found it VERY helpful even having been teaching for 7 years already!”

    Maria, from Bolivia
  • Team Member

    “Teaching English is my hobby… this course has helped me a lot to understand my weak and strong points and how I can make my lessons more productive and interesting.”

  • Team Member

    “Excellent material! It was easy to enroll in, user friendly, and had great material! Every module is different and requires thorough reading and critical thinking”

    Feruz (PhD), from Uzbekistan
  • Team Member

    “My tutor gave me substantive, specific feedback, honest and meaningful, not just a copy/paste feedback. I was impressed by her depth and by the time she put into reading my essays.”

    Carrie (PhD), from the U.S.
  • Team Member

    “The TEFL course was great preparation for my class. I still refer back to lesson plans and activities I did throughout the course when planning activities and assignments for my students. I plan on teaching English in Japan… while earning my master’s degree online.”

    Taylor, from the U.S.
  • Team Member

    “Having the TEFL certificate made my credentials much stronger. Most employers posted that they were not interested in applications from people without one.”

    Lisa (MSc. Applied Linguistics), from the U.S.
  • Team Member

    “After I received my TEFL certification, I applied for EPIK, which is how I was able to receive my job teaching English to high schoolers in Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea… I have been able to visit other countries while living abroad, such as Thailand and Japan."

    Courtney, from the U.S.
  • Team Member

    “So far I can say that this year has shown me that becoming a teacher was one of my best decisions I have made and being able to combine it with my urge to travel the world is priceless."

    Katharina, from Germany
  • Team Member

    “If these last 2 months are any indication of my life in Italy, I believe at 61 years old that I found exactly where I want to be."

    Joseph, from the U.S.

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Responsive Design

This online TEFL/TESOL course can be completed on any device. On the go? Work on your course from your phone or tablet!

Easy Navigation

When you log in to your BridgeTEFL online course, you’ll see your course components outlined right on the navigation menu. The progress bar also helps you manage your time effectively.

Tutor Support

Your qualified and experienced personal TESOL tutor is there to guide you through the course. Use the tutor feed function to ask questions about what you’re learning. Receive detailed feedback and grades on written assignments via the essay submission portal.

TEFL Videos

Watch videos featuring real EFL teachers in the classroom in order to observe the techniques you’re learning about and to get ideas for new games and teaching strategies.

Interactive Content

Content is designed to directly involve you in your learning, keeping the course interesting. Clickable practice quizzes and fun exercises in every module ensure you're actively engaged in your TEFL training.

Meet some of our TEFL tutors!

From the first day of your course, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will be with you throughout your training. Tutors hold a bachelor's degree or higher and have teaching experience either at home or abroad.

Your tutor will provide feedback on the written assignments and lesson plans you submit for each module of your course, as well as answer any questions you have about what you're learning.

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