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Take your ELT skills to the next level with short professional development courses. Get started for free.

Upskill with topics like error correction, materials creation for EFL teachers, games for teaching online, and more.


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Earn a TEFL/TESOL certification you can build on.


Demonstrate your expertise with a lifetime certificate.

  • Download and print your TEFL/TESOL certificate for free.
  • All Bridge certifications are detailed on your certificate, including Primary and Specialized.
  • Courses are stackable! The total number of hours you completed is indicated, and this number updates each time you add another course.
  • Option to order a hard copy certificate mailed to anywhere in the world!


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  • Employers can click on your badge to see detailed, verifiable information about the course you completed.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning – earn a new digital badge for every Bridge course you take!

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  •   Specialized Certificate Overview
  •   Specialized Certificate Course Content
  • Specialized Certificate Overview

    Bridge Specialized TEFL Certificates offer professional development to boost your resume. Train to become an expert in a specific area of the TEFL field or get hands-on classroom experience by completing a teaching practicum. We offer the following 20-120-Hour Specialized Certifications:

    Teaching Business English - 40-Hours
    Teaching English to Young Learners – 60 Hours
    Teaching English to Teenagers – 60 Hours
    Designing Custom Courses (i.e. Teaching English for Specific Purposes) – 40 Hours
    Teaching English Grammar- 40 Hours
    Teaching English Online - 60 to 120 Hours
    Guided Teaching Practicum – 20 Hours 

    Specialized TEFL Certificates are self-paced, allowing you three months to complete the course on your schedule. You will be assigned a personal tutor* during your course, who will be available to answer questions as you progress and give you personalized feedback on assignments.

    You take each Specialized Certificates on its own, or you can bundle Certificates together. You may add these specializations to your existing TEFL certification, or combine them with Bridge Online courses or the graduate-level Bridge IDELTOnline™ Teaching Diploma, to take your training to the next level.

    *The English Grammar course is a self-study online program with no personal tutor, but students can email the “Grammar Advisor” with any questions.

  • Specialized Certificate Course Content

    Delivered 100% online, these content-rich courses give you an in-depth view of the area of specialization you choose.

    The courses consist of online reading and practice exercises, in addition to relevant videos and links outside resources, all offering you the latest in methodology, best practices, and current technologies in the field. You can complete the reading and other tasks at your own pace. Ungraded self-check quizzes and graded quizzes help assess your comprehension and ensure that you are prepared for your assignments.

    Upon successful completion of one or more Specialized Certificate course, you’ll receive a certificate indicating the number of total Bridge TEFL/TESOL hours completed and a list of the specific courses you have taken.

    For course-specific content and other details, please click on the Specialized Certificates above to learn more.

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