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Expand your skills with Specialized TEFL / TESOL Courses.

Targeted training for English language teachers.

Specialized Certification in Teaching English Online


Foundations in Teaching English Online

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Succeeding as an English Teacherpreneur

60-Hour Specialized Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate


Practicum in Teaching English Online

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course

Specialized Certification in CLIL

(Content and Language Integrated Learning)


Foundational CLIL Methodology

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Advanced CLIL Methodology

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course

Other Specialized Certificates


Teaching English to Young Learners

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Teaching English to Teenagers

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Teaching Business English

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Teaching English in English

60-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Designing Custom Courses

40-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Teaching English Grammar (Grammar Advisor)

40-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Guided Teaching Practicum

20-Hour Online TEFL / TESOL Course


Cheryl, from Jamaica, graduate of the Bridge Specialized Certificate in Teaching Business English

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  • 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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  • Share your badges everywhere employers are looking, including LinkedIn, your resume, and your email signature.
  • Employers can click on your badge to see detailed, verifiable information about the course you completed.
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With the Bridge Job Board, you can:

  • Apply to current teaching opportunities with our employment partners.
  • Access resources to support your TEFL job search.
  • Explore the various types of TEFL employment opportunities.

Who hires Bridge grads?

Our Professional Certificates prepare you for jobs with top TEFL employers– including competitive opportunities with our Preferred Employer Partners.

Learn from the experts. Meet our online TEFL course tutors.

From the first day of your course, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will be with you throughout your training. Your tutor will provide feedback on your written assignments and answer any questions you have along the way.

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FAQs about Specialized Certificates

You will have 3 months from the day you enroll in your Specialized Certificate to complete it. (Most students finish the course sooner – in four to six weeks.)

If you sign up Specialized Certificate along with one of our TEFL courses, we recommend you first complete your general TEFL course and then start your Specialized Certificate course. You will then have 3 months from the day you begin your Specialized Course to complete it.

If you don’t finish in time for any reason, you can purchase an extension to complete your Specialized Certificate course, either before it expires or for up to one year after expiration. Extensions cost $100 for an additional 3 months. Please note that once your course/extension has expired, you will no longer have access to the course.

To take Bridge Specialized Certificates, you must be at least 18 years old with a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

It is recommended that you are either already TEFL / TESOL certified, or enroll concurrently in a Professional TEFL / TESOL course, such as the IDELTOnline to take a Specialized Certificate course.

If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend an intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (minimum B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language).

You can take our Teaching English Online courses on their own and many students do so in order to complement general TEFL certification or teaching experience they already have.

If you’re not yet TEFL / TESOL certified, our Foundations and Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online may also be taken as part of the Comprehensive 240-Hour Certification Bundle. You’ll start with the foundations of teaching English in the 120-Hour Master Certificate course before specializing in teaching English online.

Yes, you may sign up for as many as you like. We recommend you complete one certificate course before beginning the 3-month timeline on the next one.

No. All the materials you will need to complete your course are available 100% online. You can complete these courses from anywhere in the world with Internet connection.

Yes. In this self-study course, you will have a tutor available to answer any questions you have and also to provide feedback and a grade on your written assignments.

You must earn a minimum of 70% on your course assignments/final exam, in order to pass and receive your Specialized Certification.

Upon successful completion of your Specialized Certificate course, you can download and print your certificate from our online certificate verification portal for free. You may also order a hard copy certificate mailed to you anywhere in the world for an additional fee. Click here to view fees for hard copy certificate orders.

Four Bridge Specialized Certificates are available for university credit. The Foundations in Teaching English Online and Advanced Methods in Teaching English courses have been recommended for 3 undergraduate-level credits each by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®). The Teaching English to Young Learners and Teaching English to Teenagers courses have been recommended for 2 undergraduate-level credits each by ACE CREDIT.

For students interested in requesting a nationally recognized transcript from ACE CREDIT to present to the university of their choice for the potential award of academic credit, we recommend meeting the following requirements:

  • • A graduate of or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program
  • • For upper-division credit, at least a junior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

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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.

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.


Level 7
(International Diploma in English Language Teaching)
150 hours
Level 6
Master TEFL Certificate
120 Hours
Level 5
Specialized Certificates
(20-60 hours)
Level 4
(10-30 hours)

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