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Qualify for more jobs and advance your skills teaching children and teens.

Learn to teach English to young learners and teenagers with confidence in these 60-hour, targeted online trainings. You’ll discover practical strategies, activities, and hands-on instructional methods to employ when working with these age groups. These specialized certifications are designed for TEFL / TESOL certified or experienced teachers who would like to build their skills in this in-demand area and qualify for the best teaching jobs. (If you're new to TEFL, we recommend bundling this course with one of our Professional TEFL Certificates.) Combine both courses for the best value!

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60-Hour
Teaching English to Young Learners Certification

(6 CEUs / 2 Credits)

Earn a specialized qualification focused on teaching English to children ages 5-12.

60-Hour
Teaching English to Teenagers Certification

(6 CEUs / 2 Credits)

Earn a specialized qualification focused on teaching English to teens and young adults ages 13-20.

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120-Hour
Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers Certification

Earn the full 120 hours TEFL / TESOL training to become a certified expert in the field of teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers.

(12 CEUs / 4 Credits)

    This bundle includes:

  • 60-Hour Teaching English to Young Learners Certification
  • 60-Hour Teaching English to Teenagers Certification

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Courtney Kim, Bridge graduate from the USA

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Course Features

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Virtual Instructor Guidance
  • Meet Aaron. He’ll guide you through each module as your virtual instructor, introducing new sections and demonstrating teaching techniques and activities along the way so you can see what you’re learning in action!
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
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Downloadable Resources
  • The courses include dozens 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 classes of young learners and teens, you’ll see them demonstrated in videos in every module!
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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.

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100% online

Start anytime and work from any device.

Continuing education units

Earn up to 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Personal tutor

Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

Job placement assistance

Access our global job network via the Bridge Job Board and connect with preferred employer partners.

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 to Young Learners and Teenagers 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.
Price

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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 2 credits per course, 4 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 The Practicalities of Teaching Young Learners
Module 02 Practical Applications of Language Teaching Pedagogy in the Young Learner Classroom
Module 03 Teaching Strategies to Use While Teaching Young Learners
Module 04 Using Games and Activities with Young Learners
Module 05 Self-Development Through Reflective Teaching with Young Learners

5
Module Quizzes

38
Instructional videos

1
Lesson Plan Assignment

12
Resource downloads

8
Discussion Board Activities
Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply the most effective teaching practices for children ages 5-12, based on pedagogical theory.
  • Create, analyze, and adapt lesson plans for this age group.
  • Foster an appropriate and fun teaching environment that maximizes student participation.
  • Effectively manage behavior for young learners of different ages and levels.
  • Develop self-reflection techniques as well as community of practice with other teachers.
  • Learn to foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, such as parents and school administrators.

Module 01 The Practicalities of Teaching Teens and Young Adults
Module 02 Practical Applications of Language Teaching Pedagogy in the Teenage Classroom
Module 03 Engaging Tasks for Teens and Young Adults
Module 04 Practical Games for Teens and Young Adults
Module 05 Self-Development Through Reflective Teaching with Teenagers

5
Module Quizzes

35
Instructional videos

1
Lesson Plan Assignment

22
Resource downloads

11
Discussion Board Activities
Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply the most effective teaching practices for teens and young adults, ages 13-20, based on pedagogical theory.
  • Create, analyze, and adapt lesson plans for this age group.
  • Foster an appropriate and fun teaching environment that maximizes student participation.
  • Effectively manage behavior for teens and young adults of different ages and levels.
  • Develop self-reflection techniques as well as community of practice with other teachers.
  • Learn to foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, such as parents and school administrators.

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.
Experience Previous English language teaching experience or a general TEFL / TESOL certificate (recommended).*
Technology 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.

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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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 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 Teaching Young Learners and Teaching Teenagers & Young Adults courses have been recommended for 2 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.

Krzl Nunes, Bridge Program Advisor

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