Prepare. Adapt. Excel. Teach English Online.

Ready to master the terms, technology, and teaching tools used in the virtual EFL classroom? Earning Bridge Specialized Certification will prepare you to teach online with confidence. Plus, you’ll earn the credentials you need to you stand out for the best jobs or pursue your own path as an independent teacher. Earn up to 210 hours of certification with our four-course series!

New to teaching English?

You'll need to start out with a strong foundation in English language teaching before learning essential skills for the virtual classroom. The best course for you is the Comprehensive Certification Bundle, which includes an initial Professional TEFL / TESOL certification, followed by Specialized Certification in Teaching English Online.

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Our suite of Teaching English Online courses offers the ultimate preparation for the virtual classroom. You can start with one course or bundle and save!

Foundations in Teaching English Online

(6 CEUs / 3 Credits)

Learn the theory and methods of teaching English in a virtual classroom in this introductory course.

Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online

(6 CEUs / 3 Credits)

Take your training to the next level– master lesson planning and other practical skills for teaching online.

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Teaching English Online Certification

Our most popular bundle! Learn the terms, technology, and teaching methods needed to teach online with confidence.

(12 CEUs / 6 Credits)

    This bundle includes:

  • 60-Hour Foundations in Teaching English Online
  • 60-Hour Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online

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Course Features

Dynamic Content
  • Through interactive exercises and practice activities that check comprehension, you’ll actively engage with the course content as you progress through your training.
Downloadable Resources
  • The courses include plenty of infographics and other useful resources you can download, save, and refer back to when you’re teaching.
Downloadable Resources
Teaching Videos
  • You won’t just read about activities you can use with your online students, you’ll see what it’s really like to teach English online.
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.
Practicum Option
  • Add the 60-hour Practicum in Teaching English Online to put what you’ve learned into action and get hands-on experience teaching real students on an online teaching platform. You’ll also have the opportunity to record your teaching sessions to showcase your skills to employers!

Bridge's Best in Class Experience

100% online

Work from any device.

University credit and continuing education units

Earn up to 6 college credits through ACE Credit and up to 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Personal tutor

Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

Optional practicum

Add the Practicum in Teaching English Online to gain hands-on, verifiable experience as an online teacher.

Flexible schedule

Work at your own pace - complete in as little as 3 weeks!

Job placement assistance

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

Interactive content

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

Freelancer resources

Learn how to succeed as a freelance teacher or even start your own online school by adding the Teaching English Online as a Freelancer course.

Certificate of completion

Qualify for jobs teaching online with a specialized certification.

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student Teaching English Online Course Information

Length 12 weeks for each course, 24 weeks if you bundle both courses.
Start date The course starts the day you enroll.
Certification hours 60 hours for each course, 120 hours if you bundle both courses.

Total Price:

per course


if you bundle both courses

Format 100% online and self-paced.
Language requirements B1 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.
College credits available 3 credits per course, 6 if you bundle both courses. (Learn more about earning college credits below.)
CEUs available 6 CEUs per course, 12 if you bundle both courses. (Learn more about earning CEUs below.)
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Module 01 Introduction to Teaching English Online
Module 02 Second Language Acquisition Theory and Methods
Module 03 Teaching English Online to Children and Adults
Module 04 Technology and Tools for the Virtual Classroom
Module 05 Lesson Planning, Administration, and Assessment

Module Quizzes

Instructional videos


Resource downloads

Discussion Board Activities
Learning Objectives

When you complete your course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the rapid use of technology and its use as an education platform to learn English.
  • Identify the basic requirements for teaching English online and associate them with employer requirements.
  • Describe the attributes of online learners and the implications in the online classroom.
  • Differentiate and amend instructional strategies to use in the online classroom.
  • Develop lesson plans appropriate for the online classroom that integrate second language acquisition theories with education theory.

Module 01 Preparing for the Online Classroom
Module 02 Learning Styles
Module 03 Online Lesson Plans: Accuracy and Fluency
Module 04 Error Correction
Module 05 Teaching English Online to Special Groups

Module Quizzes

Instructional videos


Resource downloads

Discussion Board Activities
Learning Objectives

When you complete your course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the difference between English accuracy and fluency.
  • Identify various online technologies and online resource centers appropriate for the online classroom and online lesson planning.
  • Create online learning tasks that work with different learning styles.
  • Apply appropriate error correction techniques in the online classroom.
  • Contrast instructional strategies when teaching English for Specific purposes classes online.

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 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 intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language). Proof of language proficiency is not required.
Technology Internet access with the ability to stream and watch videos. Access to desktop/laptop computer highly recommended.
Experience Teaching experience or a general TEFL / TESOL certificate (recommended).*

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

The Foundations and Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online courses have been recommended for 3 undergraduate-level credits each by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®).

To qualify to earn ACE CREDIT, TEFL trainees should either have already completed a bachelor’s degree or currently be enrolled in a degree program as at least a junior in standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

If you would like to earn college credit for these courses, we recommend confirming that your college or university will consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer credit.

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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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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 an intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (minimum B1 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.

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! The Foundations and Advanced Methods courses have been recommended for 3 undergraduate-level credits each by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®).

For trainees 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.

Explore More Teaching English Online Courses

Add on a Practicum or Succeeding as an English Teacherpreneur course, or sign up for all 4 courses in our Teaching English Online suite.

Teaching English Online Certification

Learn the practical business skills you need to become an independent teacher. Add membership to Bridge’s exclusive Teacherpreneur Academy!

(18 CEUs / 6 Credits)

Teaching English Online Certification + Practicum

Put what you learn into practice and showcase your online teaching skills to employers by adding a practicum.

(18 CEUs / 6 Credits)

Teaching English Online Certification + Practicum + Teacherpreneur

Combine all four courses for the ultimate preparation to teach online.

(24 CEUs / 6 Credits)

Qualify to Teach English in the Classroom and Online:

The Comprehensive Certification Bundle

The future of English teaching is blended – in-person and online. Combine a Professional TEFL/TESOL Certification with Specialized Certification in Teaching English Online to gain the skills and credentials you’ll need to succeed. Plus, save when you bundle!

  • Qualify for top English teaching positions worldwide and online.
  • Earn versatile, internationally recognized certification.
  • Gain a strong foundation in TEFL/TESOL methodology before mastering the terms, technology, and teaching tools used in the virtual classroom.
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