Gain the language skills and confidence you need to teach your English classes 100% in English!

This course is designed for experienced teachers who speak a first language other than English who want to improve their ability and comfort level when using English as the medium of instruction in the classroom. In this language-focused training, you’ll learn and then practice common English terms, phrases, and expressions used to correct students’ errors, elicit answers and information, encourage participation, praise students, and much more. Reduce your anxiety and become a language model for your English students!

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Teaching English in English

(6 CEUs)

Boost your confidence with language-focused training for teachers who speak a first language other than English.


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Course Features

Dynamic Content
  • You’ll actively engage with your learning as you progress through this course. Through interactive listening and speaking activities, you’ll not only learn key phrases and vocabulary for teaching English, you’ll practice using them correctly!
Teaching Videos
  • Meet Jack. He’ll guide you through the course, introducing new modules and explaining new concepts! Plus, you’ll watch videos of teachers in the classroom demonstrating the specific skills you’re learning, so you can see them in context.
Downloadable Resources
  • Throughout the course, you’ll learn over 500 key vocabulary words and phrases that every English teacher should master. Each module contains a glossary of these terms that you can download, keep, to refer back to when you’re teaching.
Interactive Platform: Tutor and Discussion Board
  • You’ll have a personal tutor who provides feedback on assignments and answers questions throughout the course. You’ll also share ideas and experiences with other trainees around the world on the class discussion board.

Bridge's Best in Class Experience

100% online

Start anytime and work from any device.

Continuing education units

Earn up to 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Personal tutor

Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

Job placement assistance

Access the Bridge Job Board to connect with our Preferred Employer Partners and explore resources to support your TEFL job search.

Flexible schedule

Work at your own pace–complete in 3 months or less.

Interactive content

Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes & activities, and discussion board.

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student Teaching English in English Course Information

Length 12 weeks.
Start date The course starts the day you enroll.
Certification hours 60 hours.

Total Price:

Format 100% online and self-paced.
Language requirements A2 CEFR level; proof of language proficiency is not required. (See Requirements below for more details.)
Instructors Personal tutor (experienced ESL/EFL instructor) to grade assignments and provide support.
CEUs available 6 CEUs. (Learn more about earning CEUs below.)
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Module 01 Basic Classroom Language
Module 02 Instructional Language
Module 03 Lesson-Focused Language
Module 04 Teaching Skills
Module 05 Classroom Management

Module Quizzes

Instructional videos


Resource downloads

Including over 500 vocabulary terms and phrases that every English teacher should master!

Discussion Board Activities
Learning Objectives

When you graduate this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss the best practices and specific skills for teaching in English.
  • Practice key English words and phrases necessary to instruct in English.
  • Reflect on, appraise, and analyze your own English lessons and language skills in the classroom.
  • Discuss and solve real problems that arise in the classroom when teaching in English.
  • Improve oral fluency in preparing for conducting English lessons primarily in English.
  • Recognize your skills as an English language learner and develop strategies to leverage them in your classroom to inspire and relate to students.

These resources make the process of finding TEFL jobs or advancing in the field as clear and easy as possible. You’ll learn how to improve your resume, find and apply to TEFL jobs, and ace your interview! If you’re already teaching, you’ll find helpful information on continuing professional development. 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.
Language An upper basic level of English proficiency (A2 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language). Proof of language proficiency is not required.
Technology Previous English language teaching experience or a general TEFL / TESOL certificate (recommended)*
Other Internet access with the ability to stream and watch videos. Access to desktop/laptop computer highly recommended.

*Students can simultaneously enroll in a Professional TEFL / TESOL Course to meet this recommendation.

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.

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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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Common Questions about Specialized TEFL / TESOL Certification

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 a strong basic level of English proficiency (minimum A2 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language).

Specialized Certificate courses can be taken on their own to complement general certification or teaching experience you already have. They may also be added on to your enrollment in any Bridge course. If you’re new to teaching English, we recommend starting with a Professional TEFL Certificate.

If you add a Specialized Certificate to Bridge certification, your final certificate will reflect the total number of hours completed, with individual components listed. For example, if you added a Specialized Certificate in Teaching Young Learners (60 hours) to the IDELTOnline™ (150 hours), you would receive a 210-hour Bridge certificate. The two courses would be listed below the total hours.

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 an average score of 70% on your course assignment(s) and quizzes 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.

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.

Krzl Nunes, Bridge Program Advisor

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