Get a foundation in TEFL/TESOL methodology and gain grammar teaching skills.
The 100-Hour Introductory EducatorPlus TEFL/TESOL Certification course provides affordable, self-study certification for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. The course covers the basics of TEFL/TESOL theory and practical teaching skills via the 13 teaching modules of the 60-Hour Educator course. Plus it includes Grammar Advisor, a 40-Hour Grammar Teaching component. You can easily upgrade to the 120-Hour Master Certificate at any time to qualify for teaching jobs!
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100% Online Start anytime and work from any device.
Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.
Work at your own pace–complete in 3 months or less.
Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes & activities, and discussion board.
100-Hour Introductory EducatorPlus Certificate Course Information
|Start date||The course starts the day you enroll|
|Certification hours||100 hours|
|Format||100% online and self-paced.|
|Language requirements||B1 CEFR level; proof of language proficiency is not required. (See Course Requirements below for more details.)|
|Instructors||Personal tutor (experienced ESL/EFL instructor) to grade assignments and provide support.|
|CEUs available||10 CEUs (Learn more about earning CEUs below.)|
Targeted, interactive modules on essential topics in teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening to speakers of other languages.
|Module 01||English: The Language and Its Contexts|
|Module 02||Classroom Management|
|Module 03||Language Systems and Skills, and a Brief History of English|
|Module 04||Acquiring a New Language|
|Module 05||Testing for the EFL/ESL Student|
|Module 06||Culture and the EFL/ESL Classroom|
|Module 07||Teaching the Receptive Skills: Reading and Listening|
|Module 08||Productive Skills - Speaking and Writing|
|Module 09||Teaching Vocabulary|
|Module 10||Teaching Grammar|
|Module 11||Teaching Phonology|
|Module 12||Planning Lessons|
|Module 13||Using Visual Aids, Technology, Activities and Games|
Tutor Graded Assignments
Access to Resources: EFL/ESL Glossary Grammar Tools
Get an overview of the English grammar terminology and structures you’ll need to know to effectively teach ESL/EFL, such as verb tenses, parts of speech, sentence structure, and more.
For additional support while you’re teaching, you can access the Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Grammar a full year, including the "Ask the Grammar Advisor" feature, through which you can submit your grammar questions to our team of experts and receive a personalized response.
|Module 01||Words – Basic Components|
|Module 02||Content Words – Nouns and Verbs|
|Module 03||Content Words – Adjectives and Adverbs|
|Module 04||Function Words – Articles and Pronouns|
|Module 05||Sentences – Simple|
|Module 06||Function Words – Prepositions and Conjunctions|
|Module 07||Verb Tenses – Overview|
|Module 08||Verbs – Passive Voice|
|Module 09||Verbs – Modals|
|Module 10||Verbs – Conditional Meaning|
|Module 11||Mood – Imperative and Subjunctive|
|Module 12||Sentences – Complex|
|Module 13||Teaching Grammar|
Animated Explainer Videos
Discussion Board Activities
These resources are designed to make the process of finding TEFL jobs or advancing in the field as clear and easy as possible for our graduates. You’ll learn how to improve your resume, find and apply to TEFL jobs, and ace your interview so that you can get the teaching job of your dreams. If you’re already teaching, you’ll find helpful information on continuing professional development, recommended TESOL organizations you can join, and teaching resources you can use in your own classroom. You’ll also learn how to take advantage of Bridge’s job placement services and connect to our community of TEFL teachers and schools worldwide.
|Module 01||Finding a Job, Downloading Your Certificate, and Updating Your Resume|
|Module 02||Stay Connected with Bridge!|
|Module 03||TEFL / TESOL Professional Development Opportunities|
|Age||18 years of age or older.|
|Education||High school diploma or the equivalent. Proof of graduation or transcript is NOT required.|
|Language||An intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language). Proof of language proficiency is NOT required.|
|Technology||Internet access with the ability to stream and watch videos. Access to desktop/laptop computer highly recommended.|
Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit, continuing education programs. Bridge 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.Learn More
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and the regulator of vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
Bridge courses have been similarly reviewed and recommended for university credit equivalencies by The American Council on Education (ACE Credit) and many university partners. Bridge is a post-secondary institution accredited by ACCET (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) and AQUEDUTO (Association for Quality Education and Training Online). Our certifications are regulated by our accrediting agencies, and we ensure that the targeted knowledge, skills, and outcomes are addressed through depictive course assessments. Further, we are committed to making sure that our learners have a positive experience from start to finish and that our programs prepare modern teachers for career success.
To learn more about Bridge’s accreditation and university credit opportunities, please review the following chart. Please note that Ofqual equivalencies are equated to the university credit recommendations provided by the American Council on Education (ACE Credit®) and our university partners.
|BRIDGE COURSES AND HOURS||UNIVERSITY EQUIVALENCEY & CREDIT BEARING DETAILS|
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Common Questions about the 100-Hour Introductory EducatorPlus Certificate
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.
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.
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.
No textbook is required for this course. All the materials you’ll need are available in the online platform.
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.
There is no final exam in the 100-Hour EducatorPlus Certificate course.
Each of the 13 modules of the course has a graded, written assignment and a final, multiple-choice quiz at the end, both of which average together to determine your grade for that module. Your final grade in the EducatorPlus Certificate course is an average of your grades in all 13 modules.
The EducatorPlus Certificate course also includes a 40-hour Grammar Teaching component (Grammar Advisor), which has 12 modules, each with a final quiz. Grammar Advisor is “pass/fail,” meaning your quiz grades do not count toward your grade in the EducatorPlus Certificate course, but you’ll need an average score of 70% or higher on all 12 modules to receive Grammar Advisor certification and 40 hours’ credit toward your full 100-hour certification.
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.
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.
Bridge’s online courses require access to the Internet, including the ability to watch online videos. The courses may be completed on any device, including a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
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.
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.
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.