Stand out as an English language professional in the rapidly-growing field of teaching English online! Bridge’s Teaching English Online Certification program is a two-course series (each can be taken individually) consisting of the 50-Hour Foundations in Teaching English Online and the 50-Hour Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online. If taken together, successful completion grants trainees a 100-hour TEFL/TESOL certification.

Teachers without previous TEFL certification or teaching experience can start with the Foundations course, then move on to the Advanced Methods course. Experienced, TEFL-certified teachers may elect to take only the Advanced Methods course.

Each course is self-paced to fit your busy schedule, with a 3-month time frame for completion. Log in and work whenever it’s convenient for you!

Qualify for more jobs with this Specialized Certification! 

Enhance your TEFL credentials with Specialized Certification!

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

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Explain the rapid use of technology and its role as an educational platform to learn English.

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Describe the attributes of the online learners and the implications in the virtual classroom.

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Differentiate and amend instructional strategies to use in the online classroom.


Develop lesson plans that integrate the second language acquisition with educational theory.

Which course should I choose?

Foundations (50-Hour)

This course is a good choice for anyone new to teaching English online who wants to get a solid foundation in the basic theory and essential elements of this quickly growing TEFL field.

Advanced (50-Hour)

This course is a good choice if you have completed the Foundations course, currently teach online, or have a background in EFL/ESL. It has a practical focus on specific technologies and more complex teaching strategies used in the virtual classroom.

Teaching English Online Package (100-Hour)

This 100-hour bundled course is an excellent choice if you would like the total Teaching English Online package, including theory and practice, and want to set yourself apart from the competition when applying to online teaching jobs. As a bundled course, it’s also the best value!

Start with the Foundations, Advance your training later!

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Get certified at your own pace! You have the option to enroll in the 50-Hour Foundations in Teaching English Online Certification now and add the 50-Hour Advanced Methods in Teaching Online Certification later.

Or you may register for the full 100-hour, two-part Teaching English Certification from the start and save at checkout!

Already certified? You can add the 50 or 100-Hour Teaching English Online courses to any other BridgeTEFL certification to specialize your training and increase your total number of certificate hours.

FAQs

  • How long do I have to complete a Specialized Certificate 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.

  • What if I don’t finish my Specialized Certificate course within 3 months?

    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.

  • What are the requirements to take this course?

    To take Bridge Specialized Certificates, you must be at least 18 years old. If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend an advanced level of proficiency (C1) in order to successfully complete the course.

  • Can I take this course on its own or do I have to add it to one of your TEFL certificates?

    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 BridgeTEFL course (in which case, your final TEFL certificate will reflect the total number of Bridge hours completed.)

  • Can I take more than one Specialized Certificate?

    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.

  • Do I need a textbook for the Specialized Certificate courses?

    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.

  • Is there a tutor in this course?

    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.

  • What grade do I need to pass a Specialized Certificate course?

    You must earn a minimum of 70% on your course assignments/final exam, in order to pass and receive your Specialized Certification.

  • How will I receive my Specialized Certificate after I complete my course?

    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.

  • Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course?

    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.

About the Certificate

Upon successful completion of your Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Online 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.

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Please note that if you add Specialized Certificates to a general BridgeTEFL course, such as TEFLOnline.com or the IDELT – Online, your final certificate will reflect the total number of hours completed. For example, if you added the Foundations in Teaching English Online Certificate (50 hours) to the IDELT – Online (150 hours), you would receive a 200-hour TEFL certificate, like this one:

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TEFL CERTIFICATION AND CEUs

Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit, continuing education programs. BridgeTEFL 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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