Benefits of Onsite Certification

Take your TEFL course onsite in the country where you would like to teach and you’ll meet TEFL qualifications to teach English anywhere in the world! You'll also get lifetime TEFL job placement assistance, including guidance applying for local jobs after your course and support with future jobs, wherever your TEFL certificate takes you.

Program Overview

Like all the onsite TEFL certification courses we offer, the course in St. Petersburg is 4 weeks-long, has a full-time schedule Monday through Friday, and covers the essential topics in teaching English as a foreign language. All onsite courses also include Specialized Certification in Teaching English Grammar and an observed teaching practicum with real students. You'll get the experience you need to prepare for the classroom.

Internationally Recognized Certification

Graduates of onsite teacher training programs are issued an internationally-recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate that meets the 100-hour industry standard for certification required by most language centers in Russia and worldwide!

TEFL/TESOL Certification with Teaching Practicum!

Includes a Hands-On Teaching Practicum!

TEFL in St. Petersburg, Russia Course Dates

Onsite TEFL Courses in St. Petersburg fill up quickly! It is recommended you sign up for your course 30-60 days in advance to secure a space

How to Apply:

You must be 18 years old to take this course, and either a native speaker of English or a non-native English speaker with a C1 English proficiency level or higher (proof of level required prior to course acceptance).

Step 1

To begin the admission process for the TEFL course in St. Petersburg, click “Enroll” to choose your start date, complete the online application form, and pay a non-refundable deposit of USD $495.

Step 2

A Bridge Admissions Advisor will then contact you to confirm your registration. (If you are not a native English speaker, you’ll be asked to verify a minimum C1 proficiency level or take the Bridge Online Language Test, prior to final acceptance.)

Step 3

Once you are notified of your acceptance into the TEFL course in St. Petersburg, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your course start date.

About St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg

Built by Czar Peter the Great in 1703, St. Petersburg sits on the Baltic Sea and is known throughout the world for producing significant works of art, dance, music, and literature. The city is actually built on hundreds of islands and linked by a network of canals and arched bridges with embankments reminiscent of Paris. The focal point of the city is the impressive Admiralty Building, where the three main avenues of the city converge.

TEFL trainees in St. Petersburg will find plenty of culture, art, and history in the Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. You can also enjoy the numerous parks and gardens throughout the city and a shopping trip down Nevsky Prospekt, the city's main thoroughfare, will make you feel like a local! No visit to Russia is complete without a night at the ballet and the famous Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg has produced such world-renowned dancers as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Pavlova.

About the TEFL Training Center

  • Great facilities: The center has 10 classrooms, a student lounge, and Internet access.
  • Amazing location: The school is situated very close to the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, so cultural and entertainment facilities abound right nearby.
  • Accommodations available near the center: Homestays can be arranged for TEFL students during the 4-week course.

TEFL Jobs in Russia

  • Types of Schools

    Private English language institutes abound in Russia and qualified English teachers can find a number of work opportunities. Business English is in particularly high demand, especially in the booming industries of oil, tourism and services outsourcing.


  • Requirements

    Classroom-based TEFL certification is highly regarded in Russia and throughout Europe, and will qualify you for jobs at language institutes. Some jobs may also require a bachelor's degree or experience.


  • Hiring Season

    Positions at language institutes are available year-round, but especially in the winter months when many visiting teachers return home..

Kevin Mermel
International Program Advisor

Questions about the TEFL Course in St. Petersburg?

Would you prefer to get TEFL certified online?

Bridge offers advanced-level, 100% online TEFL/TESOL certification for those who cannot attend a classroom-based program. The 150-hour Bridge International Diploma in English Language Teaching (IDELTOnline™) is a 12-week, interactive program with optional teaching practicum that can even be taken for university credit!

150-hour TEFL/TESOL Certification

150-hour TEFL/TESOL certification with optional teaching practicum exceeds international hiring standards for most jobs

Fully accredited by ACCET

Fully accredited by ACCET, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

earn graduate-level credit

May be taken for transferrable university credit toward a graduate certificate, master’s program, or a scholarship at our Pathway Partner universities and others

Interactive structure

Interactive structure, with cohort of international trainees

Qualified instructors

Qualified and experienced master’s-level instructors

Fully accredited by ACCET

Includes personalize job placement assistance: access to a Jobs Advisor the BridgeTEFL Job Board.

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Our most advanced online TEFL/TESOL course is a pathway to an M.A. in TESOL or related degree at these Bridge university partners:

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