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Earn the Best TEFL Certification for the Job!

Qualify for global teaching positions with an internationally-recognized TEFL certificate.

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Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is a constantly growing field with opportunities for both new and experienced teachers. If you need initial teaching certification or you are already certified and would like to enhance your skills, a world of training options is available.

Choose from classroom-based training, university-level online training, or self-study online TEFL courses.

Bridge IDELTOnline
International Diploma in English Language Teaching

University-Level Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Course

For those interested in qualifying for the very best and highest paying jobs, the Bridge IDELTOnline course offers the academic rigor of a traditional, classroom-based TEFL course 100% online. This interactive, instructor-led course also includes an optional teaching practicum.

The IDELTOnline may even be taken for graduate-level credit through the University of Northern Colorado, or with hundreds of U.S. universities via the ACE credit recommendation service. You can also earn credit for the IDELTOnline via our MA TESOL pathway partnerships at universities in the U.S. and across the globe.

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Self-Paced Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Courses

Bridge 40-120 Hour TEFL Certificates

These flexible and affordable courses offer certification ranging from 40 to120 hours. Training is delivered on our innovative and fun new learning platform, under the guidance of a personal tutor.

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Specialized TEFL/TESOL Courses

Professional Development: Upgrade your Certification

Already certified? Stand out from the crowd with our specialized certificates. Bridge offers teachers the opportunity to enhance their training and advance their careers with Specialized TEFL Certificates in high-demand teaching areas.

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Discover the Unique Features Our Online TEFL Course Platform.

Responsive Design

Our online TEFL courses can be completed on any device. On the go? Work on your course from your phone or tablet!

Easy Navigation

When you log in to your TEFL course, you’ll see your course components outlined right on the navigation menu. The progress bar also helps you manage your time effectively.

Tutor/Instructor Support

Your qualified and experienced personal TEFL tutor or instructor is there to guide you through the course. Use the tutor feed function to ask questions about what you’re learning. Receive detailed feedback and grades on written assignments via the essay submission portal.

TEFL Videos

Watch videos featuring real EFL teachers in the classroom in order to observe the techniques you’re learning about and to get ideas for new games and teaching strategies.

Interactive Content

Content is designed to directly involve you in your learning, keeping the course interesting. Clickable practice quizzes and fun exercises in every module ensure you're actively engaged in your TEFL training.

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About Bridge


U.S. Department of Education Recognized Agency


College Credit Recommendation Service

BridgeTEFL is the teacher training division of Bridge Education Group and the largest provider of TEFL/TESOL courses in the United States, with over 40,000 BridgeTEFL graduates teaching English worldwide.

Bridge is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training and select courses have been recommended for university credit by the American Council on Education’s Credit Recommendation Service.

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