Course Summary
Credit Type:
Self-paced. 12 weeks (60 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 teaching English to teenagers and young adults


The Core Curriculum of the BridgeTEFL Specialized Certificate in Teaching English to Teenagers and Young Adults is a reading and video-based course. This course is aimed at experienced teachers who wish to teach ESL to adolescents in their home country or abroad.
The emphasis for this course is on the practical aspects of teaching English to students aged 13-20. Any pedagogical theory covered is presented through a practical lens. It provides a wide-ranging suite of practical strategies, including video examples that can be used in the classroom, discussion forums, and practical downloads (PDFs) to embellish the trainee's teaching portfolio for future use. The course finishes by discussing ways in which trainees can improve their own teaching practices through reflective teaching.
By the end of the course, the trainee will be able to produce a full lesson plan that hits the key takeaways raised throughout the course. This will be assessed and will demonstrate that the trainees have understood the key points throughout.

Learning Outcomes:

  • create, analyze, and adapt lesson plans for English language learners aged 13-20
  • design and foster an appropriate and fun teaching environment that maximizes student participation
  • identify how to effectively manage behavior for teens and adults of different ages and levels
  • develop self-reflection techniques and community of practice with other teachers
  • identify how to foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, such as parents or school administrators
  • discuss and apply the most effective EFL teaching practices for teens and young adults, ages 13-20, based on pedagogical theory

General Topics:

  • The practicalities of teaching teens and young adults
  • Practical applications of language teaching pedagogy in the teenage classroom
  • Engaging tasks for teens and young adults
  • Practical games for teens and young adults
  • Self-development through reflective teaching
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials