Stand out as an English language professional in the rapidly-growing field of teaching English online!

Bridge’s four-course suite of Teaching English Online Certification offers the ultimate preparation for the virtual classroom. You can start with one course or bundle and save!

Our most popular course combination is the 60-Hour Foundations in Teaching English Online plus the 60-Hour Advanced Methods course, which cover the terms, technology, and teaching methods needed to teach online with confidence. (If you’re new to teaching English, take our Comprehensive Certification Bundle. You’ll start with the Master Certificate to gain a solid background in TEFL/TESOL methodology, including teaching the four language skills, lesson planning, and teaching grammar, before specializing in teaching English online.)

To put what you learn into practice and showcase your online teaching skills to employers, add the 60-Hour Practicum in Teaching English Online, or to learn the business and marketing sills to become your own boss, add our 30-Hour Teaching English Online as a Freelancer Course!


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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 as little as 3 weeks!

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

Certificate of completion
Qualify for jobs teaching online with a specialized certification.

University credit and continuing education units
Earn up to 6 college credits through ACE Credit and up to 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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

Job assistance
Access our global job network via the Bridge Job Board. Connect with our Preferred Employment Partners & apply for as many positions as you want via our Common Application.

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

English Proficiency Level Requirement: B1 CEFR Level

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Bridge works to get you a job.

We’ll connect you with top positions in our partner network.

Bridge can match you with opportunities with our Preferred Employment Partners – reputable, fully vetted online tutoring companies offering competitive wages. We’ll help you apply to as many jobs as you want with our Common Application.

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

Module 1 Introduction to Teaching English Online
Module 2 Second Language Acquisition Theory and Methods
Module 3 Teaching English Online to Children and Adults
Module 4 Technology and Tools for the Virtual Classroom
Module 5 Lesson Planning, Administration, and Assessment

5 Module Quizzes

8 Instructional videos

2 Assignments

8 Resource downloads

5 Discussion board activities

Learning Objectives

When you graduate, 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 1 Preparing for the Online Classroom
Module 2 Learning Styles
Module 3 Online Lesson Plans: Accuracy and Fluency
Module 4 Error Correction
Module 5 Teaching English Online to Special Groups

5 Module Quizzes

18 Instructional videos

2 Assignments

16 Resource downloads

5 Discussion board activities

Learning Objectives

When you graduate, 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 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.

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. You can also contact a Bridge Admissions Advisor at to learn more.

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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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Requirements to take this course:
  • 18 years of age
  • An intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 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 Professional TEFL/TESOL Course to meet this recommendation.

Explore the 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.

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!

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?

Qualify for 100s of jobs teaching English online

Learn practical skills to teach online with confidence.

Set yourself apart from the competition when applying to top-paying online teaching jobs.

Finish the 120-hour Teaching English Online bundle in as little as 3 weeks.

Put what you learn into practice & showcase your skills to employers by adding the 60-hour Practicum in Teaching English Online.

Learn how to succeed as an independent online tutor or start your own school by adding the 30-hour Teaching English Online as a Freelancer course.

Not Yet TEFL/TESOL Certified? Take the Comprehensive Certification Bundle!

Before you jump into teaching online, you’ll first need a strong foundation in English language teaching methodology, lesson planning, and grammar. In the Comprehensive TEFL/TESOL Certification Bundle, you’ll start with the 120-Hour Master Certificate to learn the essentials of teaching English before completing the 120-Hour Specialized Certification in Teaching English Online.

  • Earn versatile, internationally recognized certification
  • Qualify for top TEFL/TESOL positions
  • Enter any classroom with confidence
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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.

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 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.

Earn a TEFL/TESOL certification you can build on.

330 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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  • 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.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning – earn a new digital badge for every Bridge course you take!

We’ll help you find your dream online teaching job. Here’s how.

Job Board

With the Bridge Job Board, you can:

  • Access hundreds of current online teaching vacancies posted by our employment partners.
  • Create a Teacher Portfolio to highlight your TEFL/TESOL certification and other qualifications.
  • Apply to as many jobs as you want via our Common Application.
  • Get matched with jobs from our preferred Employer Partners via Bridge TEFLConnection.

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