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Earn an introductory TEFL certificate and learn the theory behind teaching English as a Foreign Language. The 40-Hour Basic TEFL/TESOL course provides introductory certification in teaching English to speakers of other languages, making it a good choice for prospective teachers seeking either minimal certification or a foundation for more advanced certification.

This affordable course meets TEFL requirements for some entry-level teaching jobs and can easily be upgraded to 60, 100, or 120 hours of certification at any time.

Learning Objectives

When you graduate the 40-Hour Basic TEFL Certificate course, you’ll be able to:

  • Categorize historic and current language instructional methodologies such as Communicative Language Teaching, Audio-lingual Method, and the Direct Method.
  • Identify the characteristics of effective classroom instructions, error corrections, and strategies for effectively prompting students and/or eliciting information from them.
  • Categorize and give examples of classroom strategies for teaching English and its language skills: speaking, writing, reading, and listening.
  • Apply student techniques to language learning through metacognitive strategies to promote student autonomy and success.
  • Identify some current placement, achievement, and proficiency tests for English language learners and explain the reasons for testing English language learners.
  • Apply appropriate terminology to discuss culture’s impact, such as ethnocentrism, culture shock, country shock, enculturation, and deep surface culture and how it affects the English language classroom and teacher.

Course Curriculum

  • Module 1: The Role of the Teacher and Learner and Language Learning Methodology
  • Module 2: Classroom Management
  • Module 3: Language Systems and Skills, and a Brief History of English
  • Module 4: Acquiring a New Language
  • Module 5: Testing for the EFL/ESL Student
  • Module 6: Culture and the EFL/ESL Classroom

Job Advising Modules

  • Module 1: Finding a Job, Downloading Your Certificate, and Updating Your Resume
  • Module 2: Stay Connected with Bridge!
  • Module 3: TEFL/TESOL Professional Development Opportunities

Requirements to take this course

  • 18 years of age
  • An intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language)

Getting Started

100% Online: Start anytime and work from any device.

Personal tutor: Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

Flexible schedule: Work at your own pace- complete in 3 months or less.

Interactive content: Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes & activities, and discussion board.

Certificate of completion: Verifiable by employers.

Job placement assistance: Access our global job network via the BridgeTEFL Job Board and get matched with preferred employer partners through Bridge TEFLConnection.

Upgrade anytime: Start with the 40-hour Basic Certificate and upgrade to the 60-hour Educator, 100-hour Professional or 120-hour Master Certificate at any time.

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    Q Am I qualified to take this course?

    You must be at least 18 years and have a high school diploma or the equivalent to take this course. If English is not your first language, you must also have an English proficiency level of at least B1 (according to the Common European Framework), which is a score of approximately 5.0 on the IELTS test.

    Q How long does it take to complete this course?

    The average amount of time most students take to complete the 40-hour course is 3 weeks, but you may take more or less time, depending on factors such as your other time obligations, how quickly you work, and how many hours you are able to dedicate to the course per week.

    Q How much time do I have to complete it?

    You have three months to complete this course. If you need more time, you may purchase a 3-month extension. This may be done while your course is still active or up to a year after it has expired.

    Q Do I have to buy a textbook?

    No textbook is required for this course. All the materials you’ll need are available in the online platform.

    Q Is the 40-hour course self-paced?

    Yes, it is. You can log in anytime and work on your own schedule when it’s convenient for you. Please note, however, that this course includes two written assignments, and your personal tutor requires one business day to provide feedback and a grade on each one.


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