• Online
150 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Age Min.


Price Details
Option to pay in installments.
May 26, 2022
May 13, 2018
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About Program

The Bridge IDELTOnline (International Diploma in English Language Teaching – Online) is a 12-week, 150-hour online TEFL/TESOL certification course. The graduate-level content is delivered via a flexible, part-time schedule (about 8-12 hours of course work per week). You’ll join a cohort of trainees to learn the most current methodology for teaching English to speakers of other languages, under the guidance of a Masters-level instructor. In addition to earning an accredited certification, you'll also earn a digital badge to showcase your credentials on your resume, Linkedin, and beyond.

This course is also a pathway to future studies; you’ll have the option to earn graduate credits that transfer to over 1,600 universities or that can be applied toward an MA TESOL program with Bridge partner universities. The course has been approved by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training), an organization recognized by the US Department of Education.

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Program Highlights

  • Available for up to 6 graduate credits
  • Pathway to MA TESOL programs
  • Live sessions with expert TESOL instructors
  • Stand out as a competitive candidate for top jobs worldwide
  • Online course with structured, 12-week schedule

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Program Reviews

4.82 Rating
based on 11 reviews
  • 5 rating 81.82%
  • 4 rating 18.18%
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  • Benefits 4.75
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 4.25
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Safety 2.75
  • Instruction 4.85
  • Support 5
  • Value 5
  • Academic Rigor 4.15
  • Job Assistance 4.15
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Yes, I recommend this program


I took the 150 hour course, it was a great experience and taught me a lot. The Teacher was awesome and she went well above and beyond to help guide me and make me a better teacher myself. I had a previous TESOL degree but wanted to add this to my CV. I am also taking the Business English course and the Grammar course to round out my experience. I will be looking to teach overseas this fall, just not sure where I will end up yet

73 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great course

I attended this course not knowing what to expect but it is well worth the money and time. I learned so much that sometimes I was on overload. If you are looking to learn, become a better teacher, and/or trying to find a new career.

Make a positive and life-changing impact on the lives of others. Teach abroad and make a difference. Don’t hesitate to start here! This is where the adventure begins and you make the right choice to start on the right foot.

What would you improve about this program?
By extending or allowing a week of introduction
70 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Assistant Professor

I did not know how much additional training and professional development in TEFL/TESOL I needed until I started taking the BridgeTEFL graduate level course. It was an exceptional experience that helped me not only revamp my skills in English language teaching but also equipped me with new theories and practices on the subject. You can hardly go through this program and come out untransformed, professionally. As a Ph.D. holder and ESL instructor, I went into this program with the intention of refreshing my skills and knowledge and has never regretted ever since.

74 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

IDELT Online

I hated online classes when I was an undergraduate student, and I was really taking a chance by taking the fully online IDELT course. It well exceeded my expectations! My teacher, Ann Leonard was very responsive and the peer support forum was a very useful tool. The two major assignments were especially practical and helpful in applying my learning; I only wish there had been another 1-2 projects. This course was extremely convenient and well worth my time!

What would you improve about this program?
I think the price of the program (I could be wrong) is based on the ability to opt into the graduate credits, which I chose not to do. However, this program was great for my lifestyle and schedule so the convenience and course content paid for itself. Bridge was also particularly helpful in walking me through the MyCAA scholarship requirements, so all I had to do was pay $50 for my textbook. Only thing I might add is another 1-2 projects, since there were only two in addition to a weekly quiz.
72 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Course for First-Timers

I took this course after 4 years of teaching experience. I do feel like I learned a lot from the course and was inspired to continued towards my M.A. in Multilingual Education. The instructor was very kind and knowledgeable. The assignments made me think about the material. The textbook was incredible and probably one of the best I have had out of nearly 20 in my TESOL studies. However, many of the other students in the class were inexperienced with teaching. I also noticed a lot of the students did not put as much work into their assignments without even proofreading for simple errors.

It's a really great course for those who are looking for their initial TEFL certification but is not at the level of respect that CELTA and DELTA are, so keep that in mind if you are already TEFL-certified. Many companies and schools have never even heard of IDELT actually.

What would you improve about this program?
A greater diversity of assignments would be really helpful. Instead of discussion posts and lesson plans, students would really benefit from presentations, curriculum development, video posting, etc.
75 people found this review helpful.
Response from Bridge

Hi Lauren! Thank you for reviewing your IDELT Online course. We have relayed your suggestions about the diversity of assignments to our curriculum specialist. We appreciate your feedback and are always working to improve the course! Also, as an IDELT Online graduate, you have lifetime access to Bridge job advising and can email a job advisor anytime at: jobadvisor@bridge.edu. Good luck in your TEFL career!

Yes, I recommend this program

A solid program with real value and multiple applications

It took me about 6 months, total, to complete the IDELT online program, along with 4 certifications: Grammar, Business English, Teaching Young Learners, and Teaching Online. The staff was great at being understanding and responsive to meeting my needs and addressing platform questions (Moodle was completely new to me).

I had never formally learned "how" to teach English before: the lesson planning in particular was a big challenge for me, which has ultimately paid wonderful dividends in workplace training planning. In fact, showing what I had learned in real lesson/training plans was instrumental in obtaining new opportunities in the L&D field, and helping other teacher/trainers to plan more effectively.

What would you improve about this program?
The one suggestion I have to relay is to update the material/links. A lot of the links are quite dated, some as old as 10 or more years old, and this leads to some outdated theories and dead links.
71 people found this review helpful.
Response from Bridge

Hi Kurt! Thank you for reviewing the IDELT Online course. We have relayed your comments about the outdated content and broken links to our curriculum specialist and technical team. We appreciate your feedback and are always working to improve the course. Congratulations on your TEFL certificate and best of luck with teaching!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Review by Kylie

This class helped me understand what it's like to teach in and ESL classroom in various different countries. I was able to interact with my classmates through discussion forums and see the different experiences some of them have experience so far teaching. I was very grateful to have such an amazing instructor who responded very quickly when I would email her. She was very helpful in giving feedback as well. I really did enjoy this class and the readings.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe if they added some video teaching as well. Also, more information on how to obtain graduate credit, I never got to receive it.
69 people found this review helpful.
Response from Bridge

Hi Kylie! Thanks for your review of the IDELT Online program. We appreciate your feedback about the need for video content as well as the need for more clear instructions about how to receive graduate credit. We've passed your comments on to our curriculum specialist and admissions team, and will improve on these points for future students. As a reminder, IDELT Online graduates get access to lifetime job assistance from Bridge. Learn more by emailing a job advisor at: jobadvisor@bridge.edu. Best of luck in your teaching endeavors!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Nice Surprise

On-line classes are not my favorite so I was pleasantly surprise with the quality of text, questions and videos provided by this class.

Videos were timely and held a variety of teaching styles.
The text was interesting and there was a sense that the author had actually been in the classroom and was able to weigh methodology.

I'm currently working with adult Korean women and I've been able to implement styles and strategies. Further I've found ways to do long term planning in ways that feel more balanced.

What would you improve about this program?
1) More teacher oversight--it was week 6 before I got feedback
2) There was a platform shift mid course and I think not all data was moved. My request for credit was somehow not transferred. I didn't know that.
I received my certificate but no more information. When I started making inquiries I had to push to get any information. I immediately contacted U.N. C but they wouldn't allow my appeal because I missed the deadline date. The fact that I didn't know any of the dates didn't seem to enter into the conversation. I didn't receive support from Bridge even though I made my concern clear to them.
77 people found this review helpful.
Response from Bridge

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks so much for your feedback! We're happy to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with the online course material -- online learning is a unique environment, so I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the course overall.

As request for credit appeals are handled directly with the home institutions (and UNC specifically requested we remove ourselves from your individual situation), we've definitely taken note that this was a pain point for you as a participant. We'll definitely do our best to individualize the notifications for our participants and shed light on important upcoming deadlines.

Your feedback is welcomed and thanks for leaving a review of our program.

The BridgeTEFL Team

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