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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100% Online
Start anytime and work from any device.

Personal tutor
Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

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

Interactive content
Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes, discussion board, audio speaking practices, and listening practice activities.

Certificate of completion
Verifiable by employers.

Continuing education units
Earn up to 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Job placement assistance
Access our global job network via the Bridge Job Board. and Preferred Employment Partners.

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Look inside our best-in-class TEFL course curriculum.

Module 1 Basic Classroom Language
Module 2 Instructional Language
Module 3 Lesson-Focused Language
Module 4 Teaching Skills
Module 5 Classroom Management

5 Module Quizzes

9 Instructional Videos

1 Assignment

5 Resource Downloads

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

7 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 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 1 Finding a Job, Downloading Your Certificate, and Updating Your Resume
Module 2 Stay Connected with Bridge!
Module 3 TEFL/TESOL Professional Development Opportunities
Take the next step in your academic journey and career.

Continuing Education Units (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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Requirements to take this course:
  • 18 years of age
  • An intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (A2 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language)
  • Teaching experience or a general TEFL/TESOL certificate (recommended)*

*Students can simultaneously enroll in a Bridge 40 to 120-hour certificate course to meet this recommendation.

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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.

Learn from the experts. Meet our TEFL/TESOL 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.

Why should you take this course?

Gain confidence by learning the specific language to teach in English.

Practice your listening and speaking skills outside the classroom.

Learn to utilize your strengths as a non-native English speaker.

Get a glossary of over 500 instructional terms you can refer back to.

Stand out to employers as a proficient English language teacher.

Model the language correctly to inspire your students.


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 this Bridge Specialized Certificate, you must be at least 18 years of age or older. If you are a non-native English speaker, we recommend a level of A2 or higher.

You can take our Specialized Certificate courses on their own, and many students do so in order to complement general TEFL/TESOL certification or teaching experience they already have. These courses may also be added on to your enrollment in any other Bridge TEFL/TESOL course (in which case, your final certificate will reflect the total number of Bridge hours completed.)

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.

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.

Earn a TEFL/TESOL certification you can build on.

180 Certificate

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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  • Demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning – earn a new digital badge for every Bridge course you take!

We'll help you find your dream TEFL/TESOL job. Here's how.


With the Bridge Job Board, you can:

  • Access hundreds of current teaching vacancies posted by our employment partners.
  • Create a Teacher Portfolio to highlight your Bridge TEFL/TESOL certification and other qualifications.
  • Search recommended jobs teaching English online, get answers to FAQs about online teaching, and learn how to get started in the field.
  • Connect with jobs with our preferred Employer Partners.

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