It is recommended that you are either already TEFL/TESOL certified, or enroll concurrently in a TEFL/TESOL course, such as the IDELTOnline™ to take a Specialized Certificate course.
If you are not a native English speaker, you will be expected to show proof of English fluency at a B1 level or higher, according to the Common European Framework, in order to take these courses. Your English level must be verified with the results of a recently taken English proficiency test (showing the equivalent to an IELTS test score of at least 5.0) or via an English proficiency test administered by Bridge.
Specialized Certificate courses can be taken on their own to complement general certification or teaching experience you already have. They may also be added on to your enrollment in any BridgeTEFL course.
If you add a Specialized Certificate to Bridge certification, your final certificate will reflect the total number of hours completed, with individual components listed. For example, if you added a Specialized Certificate in Teaching Young Learners (60 hours) to the IDELTOnline™ (150 hours), you would receive a 210-hour BridgeTEFL certificate. The two courses would be listed below the total hours.
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