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Specialized Online TEFL/TESOL Certificates

Qualify for more jobs and advance your teaching skills with Specialized Certificates in high-demand teaching areas

Featured Specialized Certificates

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Teaching English to Young Learners

60-Hour Online TEFL/TESOL Course

Specialize your skills and qualify for more jobs with certification in the high-demand field of teaching English to children.

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Teaching English to Teenagers

60-Hour Online TEFL/TESOL Course

Gain specialized training in teaching English to adolescents and stand out to employers with this targeted certification.

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Foundations in Teaching English Online

60-Hour Online TEFL/TESOL Course

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

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Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online

60-Hour Online TEFL/TESOL Course

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

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Explore the Unique Features of Our Online TEFL Course Platform

Responsive Design

This online TEFL/TESOL course 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 BridgeTEFL online course, you’ll see your course components outlined right on the navigation menu. The progress bar also helps you manage your time effectively.

Tutor Support

Your qualified and experienced personal TESOL tutor 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.

Which Kind of TEFL Course is Right for Me?

We understand that not everyone has the same goals when it comes to TEFL certification, and that your goals may change over time.
That’s why we’ve grouped our online TEFL courses as Foundational, International, and Specialized.
Learn which type of course is the best fit for you at this point in your TEFL journey.

Foundational TEFL/TESOL Courses

40-60 Hour Certificates

These affordable courses under 100 hours offer an introduction so you can learn the basic principles of TEFL. You can upgrade
to an International Certificate at any time,
and add on Specialized Certifications to enhance your training.

Choose a Foundational Course if any of these are true for you:

You are new to TEFL and/or not sure of your teaching plans.

You prefer to start with an introductory TEFL course and possibly upgrade to more hours later.

You’re interested in a Specialized Certificate course but don’t have the TEFL basics yet.

International TEFL/TESOL Courses

100-150 Hour Certificates

These more comprehensive courses are at least 100 hours, meeting the minimum hours required for most international TEFL jobs.
If you want to enhance your training in specific areas, you can add on Specialized Certifications.

Choose an International Course if any of these are true for you:

Qualifying for teaching jobs is your primary concern.

You want to take a comprehensive TEFL course that fully prepares you for the classroom.

You are considering teaching English as more than a short-term adventure – possibly as a career!

Specialized TEFL/TESOL Courses

Professional Development: Upgrade Your Certification

These targeted courses of varying numbers of hours are designed to boost your TEFL resume and skillset with additional training in high-demand areas.
If you don’t have any background in TEFL, we recommend pairing them with a Foundational or International Certification.

Choose a Specialized Course if any of these are true for you:

You are primarily interested in advancing your teaching career with continuing professional development.

You want to be more competitive for specific types of TEFL jobs (i.e., Teaching English Online).

You want to add hands-on teaching experience to your current credentials (with a Guided Teaching Practicum).

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

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Teach English Online

Qualify for the best online teaching jobs with Specialized TEFL Certification in Teaching English Online.

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