Get hands-on experience as an online English teacher and showcase your skills to employers.

In this 60-hour Specialized TEFL/TESOL practicum course, you’ll gain valuable experience and familiarize yourself with commonly-used software by delivering online English lessons to real students via an established online Learning Management System. You’ll also create a portfolio with recorded teaching sessions to showcase your expertise to employers.

We recommend pairing with our 60-Hour Foundations and 60-Hour Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online courses for the 180-hour Teaching English Online Certification + Practicum Package. If you’re considering teaching independently as a freelance tutor or starting your own online school, add the 30-hour Teaching English Online as a Freelancer Course for the ultimate 210-hour Teaching English Online Certification Program!


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100% Online
Start anytime and work from any device.

Private Tutor
Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

Practical experience
Deliver online lessons to real students via an online teaching platform.

Recorded teaching sessions
Save your demo teaching sessions to share with employers.

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

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

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

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.

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

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Practicum in Teaching English Online

(6 CEUs)

Get hands-on experience as an online English teacher and showcase your skills to employers.



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Teaching English Online Certification

(12 CEUs / 6 Credits)

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Teaching English Online Certification + Practicum

(18 CEUs / 6 Credits)

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Teaching English Online Certification + Practicum

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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.

Course Curriculum
Module 1 Understanding a Student’s Needs
Module 2 Booking and Executing an Online Lesson
Module 3 Online Lesson Planning, Timing, Execution, and Contingencies
Module 4 Putting Theory into Practice
Module 5 Analyzing Your Best Work, Final Practicum Submissions, and Taking your Career to the Next Stage

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:

  • Determine an online student’s learning objectives and goals by conducting a virtual needs assessment and English level check

  • Find appropriate online lesson plan content based on a student’s needs

  • Use online scheduling software to manage your students

  • Conduct an online class using software such as:

    • Interactive and digital white boards
    • Pen tools
    • Split screen share
    • Video and audio conferencing
  • Troubleshoot the most common technical problems faced when teaching online

  • Apply concepts of Reflective Teaching Practice to your experience as an online educator

  • Observe and assess video demos of online teachers delivering lessons

  • Observe and assess your own recorded teaching performance in the online classroom

  • And more!

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 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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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 TEFL/TESOL certificate (recommended)*

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

Explore the Course Features

Hands-On Experience with an Online Teaching Platform

Practice teach real students via a virtual learning platform. Learn how to find students, give placement tests, analyze learning objectives, choose lesson plans, and use online teaching tools – all on one platform! 

Record and Share Your Teaching Sessions

Video record your demo teaching sessions on a real online teaching platform and have the option to include these demo videos in your teaching portfolio to showcase your skills to employers!

Interactive Platform:
Tutor and Discussion Board

Interact with your personal tutor who provides feedback on assignments and answers questions throughout the course. Share ideas and experiences with other trainees around the world on the class discussion board.

Dynamic Content

Complete interactive exercises and practice activities that check comprehension and keep you actively engaged with the course content as you progress through your training. Plus, watch over 4 and a half hours of videos of online English teachers in the virtual classroom, demonstrating the techniques you’re learning throughout the course!

Get Experience Teaching a Real Student Online

Let Bridge connect you with an online English student or find a student on your own! If you decide to work with a Bridge-sourced student, we’ll make the initial introduction, then you’ll communicate directly with your student, finalizing lesson times and details and answering any curriculum questions outside of class.

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?

Put your online teaching skills into practice on a learning platform. Bridge can help connect you with a real student seeking free online lessons!

Qualify for more online teaching jobs and stand out from other applicants with verifiable, hands-on experience.

Build your teaching portfolio with recorded teaching sessions you can share with employers.

Gain experience with relevant software so you’re prepared to teach your own online classes with confidence.

Prepare for interviews with online schools – who often ask teachers to present a mock lesson during the interview!

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.


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. These courses may also be added on to your enrollment in any Bridge course (in which case, your final TEFL 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! 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.

After you enroll, a Bridge admissions advisor will reach out to ask if you prefer to have us connect you to an online English student or find your own student. If you choose to work with a Bridge sourced student, we will match you with a student who can fit with your schedule. After an introduction, you will communicate directly with your student, working to finalize lesson times and details as well as answering any curriculum questions outside of class.

Do you have questions about working with an online English student? You can contact Bridge’s admissions staff at for more details.

Earn a TEFL/TESOL certification you can build on.


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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Showcase your credentials with digital badges.

  • 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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