BridgeTEFL Online Certification Courses (40 - 120 Hour Options)
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BridgeTEFL Online Certification Courses (40 - 120 Hour Options)

Bridge, with 30 years’ experience and Department of Education-recognized accreditation, is proud to offer, the most innovative (and fun!) certification course in TEFL. Choose from a range of affordable courses, all of which are self-paced, include guidance from a personal tutor, and offer Bridge Job Board access:

• 40-Hour Basic Certificate (introduction to TEFL)
• 60-Hour Educator Certificate (full core curriculum)
• 100-Hour Professional Certificate (full core curriculum + grammar certification)
• 120-Hour Master Certificate* (full core curriculum + grammar certification + endorsements in Teaching Young Learners and Teaching Business English + teaching resources)

*We recommend a course of 120 hours to open doors to the most teaching destinations worldwide, including Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

  • Personalized tutor feedback
  • Accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) a U.S. Department of Education Recognized Agency
  • Access to global TEFL job network
  • Delivered on innovative e-learning platform
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Questions & Answers

This really depends on where in the world you want to teach. Different countries and different schools have different requirements for ESL/EFL teachers. Many countries do require a four year degree, but there are some great TEFL locations that don't. This article offers a few suggestions on countries where you can teach English as a Foreign Language without a college degree: http://www.bridgetefl....

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Program Reviews (5)

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34 years old

Career builder


Actually, I am an Indian with English background but not a native English speaker.
I wished to work in Europe but condition and requirements are tough to fulfill by me.
It is easy to go Argentina if any one comes from background like me.
So be cautious while choosing kind of programs.
Course material is simple and easy.
Support was brilliant because I had problem due when I missed completing my course in time
The management helped me giving extension period to finish in prescribed time.
Tutors were assisting and moral booster.

How can this program be improved?

Job intern assistance.

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48 years old
Chicago, IL

Good refresher


I felt that the videos were a good refresher for me of research-based techniques for teaching EFL and ESL. I appreciated the self-paced approach of the courses, which allowed me to complete them in a time frame which was convenient for me. The course was helpful to me, and I came away with some new ideas for teaching in my classroom. The courses were highly recommended to me, based on the convenience, cost, and content, and I wasn't disappointed.

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1 year old
Lakewood, CO
University of California- San Diego

TEFL Made Easy


Bridge TEFL was the first online course I had ever taken. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the introductory information and sign-up was straightforward and simple. The self pacing was pleasant aspect, compared to later courses on different sites with weekly deadlines. I liked the resources provided, the dictionary/glossary, and recommended book list for supplementing your teaching. They provided an easy nudge forward, by not allowing you to advance until each module was completed. The ability to review all previous material was a great study aid. The videos gave great examples of strategies in action, included how to extend or alter lessons for specific needs. The greatest strength of the program was the excellent feedback and guidance provided by the online tutor. Amy's feedback was supportive, specific and detailed, and always looking to have me improve as a future EFL teacher.

How can this program be improved?

Add reminder emails generated biweekly to keep people on some kind of pace, but without stressful deadlines.

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46 years old
City University of Seattle

Using Time Effectively


Dear Reader,
I had the chance to visit Asia and gain first teaching experiences. I have to admit, I loved working with young adults. Nevertheless, a scooter accident (what else) changed my plans. Had to go back to my home country.
Due to the injury I am still not capable of working. The only activity that I can perform right now is learning. That is how I found Bridge ESL/EFL Online courses. It is definitely a 'bridge' for me.
I am working hard to reach my goal, to be a certified ESL/EFL teacher.
Bridge Online (120 hr.) course gives me the opportunity to use my time effectively. I am more than satisfied with the program since I can study on a self paced basis.
After finishing the course I will be standing in front of the class again (with a certified diploma) and that gives me the strength for a fast recovery.

Thank you

How can this program be improved?

The program itself is excellent. Prepares all those who are willing to teach and enjoy a steady intellectual development.

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27 years old
Temple University

Go for a less expensive diploma


I completed the 120-hour Master Diploma, and it was a great course. My tutor was extremely helpful, I got the opportunity to review grammar, and the videos were really insightful. I chose the Master Diploma because Bridge TEFL guaranteed job placement in Mexico upon completion of the course. I already had a job in South Korea but was (and still am) interested in teaching in Mexico. When I contacted Bridge about this guarantee, my questions regarding job placement were ignored. I still highly recommend getting a TEFL certificate, even with Bridge, before teaching in order to better understand the ESL classroom. However, a lower level diploma would have been a better choice because the cost is much lower and you learn just as much from a basic certificate. Also consider that requirements for teaching positions vary by country, ranging from just a college degree to experience/TEFL Certificate to a Master's degree.

How can this program be improved?

Set deadlines for students to keep up motivation

Response from BridgeTEFL

Hello Sara,

Thank you for your review! I am sorry that your questions were not answered regarding job placement; have you been able to access the job resources within your course? I'll send those to you right now, so you can use them to help guide you in the job search.

The BridgeTEFL Team

About The Provider


BridgeTEFL is the largest provider of TEFL certification training in the United States with over 4000 graduates every year. Bridge is accredited by ACCET, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. We have nearly 30 years of experience in TEFL and have helped