Welcome to our list of online teaching jobs for English as a Second Language(ESL) teachers looking for a full or part-time job. I try to keep this list updated with the latest along with including how much you can earn per lesson for each online teaching job. My goal is to better help you find the right job. By looking at what companies pay it can also help you to decide how much to charge students for online lessons for those of you who are teaching on your own.
Job Tip: Get a TEFL certification. If you can get a CELTA that is even better. Of course, if you are an English teacher and have experience that is the best!
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- 2 North American Companies
- 3 UK Companies
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- 5 Russian Companies
- 6 European Companies
- 7 Chinese Companies
- 8 Japanese Companies
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- 10 Philippine Companies
- 11 Other Countries
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- 13 Online English Teaching Create A Profile
- 14 Suggestions For The List
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North American Companies
Most of these companies are looking for native English speakers with an American or Canadian accent. These schools typically have high salaries and pay rate compared to other schools.
This is a US-based company looking for part-time online teachers to give K-12 lessons in their own classroom environment. You will need to manage online classrooms that have up to six students at a time. They have their lesson plans and curriculum but you will need to ensure that you keep up to speed when new materials come out. You will also be expected to grade students on their homework and other activities. There are other types of record keeping involved as well that happen outside of the classroom. Do not apply in less you are legal to work for a US company and have the qualified documents to prove that upon being hired. You must be a native English speaker and be fluent with a neutral US accent. You need to have a four-year degree in education or related fields and they prefer that you have a certification in ESL/TESOL/TEFL. Furthermore, you need to have one year of teaching experience and have a background using Microsoft Office, Google apps, and e-classroom software. Computer Operating System (OS): Windows 7 or above, Mac OS 10.8 or above. The page ranges from $13-22 an hour depending on your position experience.
Although the salary is not that great, this company is highly professional, and if you are a solid teacher you will end up with a full schedule. Over the years they have grown to become the largest provider for teaching English to students in South America. The pay rate is $8-11 and is based mainly on seniority. There is a minimum requirement of 25 hours per week.
Note: They might not be hiring at the moment
They state the following: “Ginseng believes in fair hiring practices and the value of a diverse staff. We want the best teachers out there, regardless of gender, race, religion, orientation, and native language.” So for those of you that have experienced discrimination of one sort or another, you might want to look towards them. The lesson are no one-on-one, but rather is a class taught to groups of students from various locations around the world. An ideal teacher for them is one who is able to design and deliver fast-paced, engaging lessons while learning how to use their technology which might require a bit of a learning curve.
Golden Voice English Online Education Inc. (GVEOE)
This company is based out of Toronto Canada and is focused on teaching Chinese children grades 1-9. They have a well laid out learning management system that involves one on one and group lessons. You need to be a native English teacher with a degree or teaching certificate. Most important is that you must be legally able to work in the U.S. or Canada. There is an external background check that is performed so do not bother applying if you do not meet their requirements. They have GVE-provided teaching materials, resources, and techniques so all you need to do is show up for the lessons. The working hours are between 6AM to 10AM EDT from Monday to Friday and between 9PM and 10AM EDT (following day) on Saturdays and Sundays. The hourly rate is 20 CAD/hour (the equivalent of 10 CAD/per lesson, considering each lesson is about 30 min).
This is another company based in Canada. They have a variety of language teachers that teach 14 different languages. If you are going to teach English or French they require that you have a teaching certificate.
This company requires that can teach business English so make sure that you have that type of background. They are highly demanding though when it comes to hours so be certain that you can work four or more hours a day during the weekdays. They teach both one on one and group lessons. They are currently hiring native English teachers and ones from the Philippines. It does look like the native teachers desired would be American, Canadian or British citizens.
This company requires a college degree or a teaching certificate so do not apply unless you have either one. Given that it is based out of New York they tend to be highly professional, they pay on time, and the pay rate is fairly good. They also require that you are very tech-savvy and have a computer with a good camera, a headset with a microphone, and a strong, reliable hardwired internet connection. Thier workhours are 1:00AM-11:00AM EST weekdays, 12:00PM – 5:00PM EST weekdays, 1:00AM-11:00AM weekends and 12:00PM-12:00AM weekends. It also helps if you speak Spanish or Portuguese.
As the name of the company implies, they are looking for teachers from Canada. This is for multiple reasons including teaching Canadian culture which is beyond just maple syrup and hockey as many people from the US do not understand. Have fun eh! Note as well that you need to have a high speed wired internet connection. The last time I checked the starting salary was 14CAD.
This company was formerly known as Pearson. They have continued to improve in their use of technology, and over the years their pay rates have increased to $14-17 per hour depending on if the lessons are group lessons or one on one. You should have a background in business.
Berlitz is another large company, and their pay rate is around $15 an hour. They are highly professional, and if you are a highly productive teacher, you will be able to have a full schedule. They are hiring teachers with or without experience.
They have the basic requirements and no salary information. They are looking for native English speakers with at least two years of experience. You need to have a university degree, along with a good computer with both a microphone and a camera, along with a reliable internet connection.
Summary: This is an extremely large company that has been around for a long time in both physical and virtual format. You must be a native English teacher with a university degree. They are looking for teachers with past teaching experience, but it is not required. If you have a TEFL certificate that will help and you can become certified while on the job as an option. Each of the lessons is 20-45 minutes and are held on their own custom platform with the lessons provided. Group lessons range from 5-6 students and they also offer one-on-one lessons. After each lesson, you will provide written feedback. Most students are adults between 24 and 50 years of age and are typically university students or business professionals.
This company is similar to Cambly where you are able to wait on calls from students that are online. You pick up these calls on at a moments notice and talk about the subject they have chosen. There is no need to prepare for the lesson and no report to write up after it as well. You do not need a degree but you should have a TEFL, CELTA, TESOL or another type of certification. You can teach from any location around the world and in terms of bandwidth requirements, they will test that during the interview. Their app runs in Chrome, Firefox and Opera. There is no minimum amount of hours required per month and they hire non-natives.cam
Do not bother applying to most companies based out of the UK unless you have an accent that matches what they are looking for along with understanding their culture. This is not true for all of the companies but is for many of them.
This is a newer company focused on teaching students in China typically 3am-6pm BST. The pay rate is 20-30£ depending on the level you teach. The UK has a status called Qualified Teacher Status(QTS) which is a bonus if you have. Having a TEFL certification should be good enough. They also ask that you have a clear enhanced DBS which is a background check performed in the UK. There is a bonus structure of 5£ for every extra student in the same class. They are hiring both native and non-native teachers.
For this job, they are looking for teachers who have a BA(preferred but not mandatory), TESOL or TEFL certificate (although can be studied later, experience teaching ESL, and are a US or Canadian passport holder. Yes, this is a company out of the UK, but they do not hire teachers from the UK. The classes are multi-student classes with mostly children under 12. You will be provided US Common Core lesson materials, and the peak hours are 6:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST. Each lesson is 45 minutes and the rate of pay is up to $20 for each lesson paid through Paypal.
You must live in the UK and be able to teach Business English, college students who need help passing tests, and children, all of whom are from South Korea, Japan and China. Lessons are one-on-one for 25 or 50 minutes.
This company is based in the UK but they are looking for native teachers from North America with a neutral North American accent. ESL teaching experience or a current teaching certification is preferred along with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Education, Linguistics, Languages. You will be teaching children between the ages of 5-12. The main hours are between 7am-11am Eastern U.S. time on weekdays and 11am-11pm on weekends. The pay is great at $20 and above.
This is a small company hiring teachers from the UK who have experience teaching IELTS and have a British accent. The lessons are one-on-one and small group IELTS lessons using their own conference platform. You will teach off a virtual whiteboard and tools that you will need to learn how to use. If you have your own materials you can use them as well, but they also provide materials as well. The main requirement is that you have at least 5 years of IELTS teaching experience and a CELTA or a TEFL certificate, with few exceptions. They post their jobs on Indeed here.
Job Tip: With each school that you apply to make sure that you include a cover letter that talks about how you meet their needs. Do not be lazy and use the same cover letter for each school. Take the time to read each school’s requirements and simply list them out.
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Not everyone likes to teach Russian students due to the difference in time zones. There are native English teachers that live overseas who do desire the peak hours for teaching Russian students. Russians are excellent students and a joy to teach.
This company has a well put together website and has been around for seven-plus years. They will accept non-native teachers as long as you have a neutral accent and have prior teaching experience.
This company claims to be the largest website for Russian and Eastern European students who are learning English online. As of this writing, they boast over 1400 teachers with over 13000 students, with over one million completed lessons. They accept non-native English teachers and prefer that you have certification in TEFL, CELTA, or DELTA. All lessons are conducted over Skype.
New Way English
This company hires native English teachers from the UK, US, Canada, and Russia. Most of their students are adult professionals over 25. You should have at least three years experience teaching online or in language centers, universities or schools. Another requirement for native teachers is that they must have certificates such as CELTA, TESOL or TEFL, confirming that they can teach English as a foreign language. They also take into account work experience if it is over five years.
This is a small company with minimal requirements listed. They do list that you should be able to teach Business English, have experience using British teaching materials, and have at least three years experience. You will be teaching students through Skype.
The pay is great for teachers who have a strong background and are professionals at teaching online. Pay starts at $10 and goes up to $20. They only accept native English speakers who have a certificate from a recognized TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA institution. The minimum working hours is 15 hours a week. You are free to teach what you like and you are also responsible for providing your own teaching materials.
There are a variety of European companies that are mainly focused on teaching adults. They tend to be more organized than the companies in other countries and if you are working from North America you will find that the working hours might be more suitable.
This company from Germany pays $8-10 per hour for native English teachers. You will be teaching in groups that average five students at a time. All the materials are provided for you so all that you need to do is show up and teach. it looks like they had a rough start when you look at the reviews at Glassdoor, but keep in mind most of them are dated back to 2015.
This company has merged with LearnLight. They are hiring native teachers that are living in Spain. You need to be from North America, the UK, or the European Union. Make sure you have a TEFL certificate and at least two years experience. The minimum age is 22 and you should either have a degree or have your second year of university.
You should have a background in business English to teach here. You will be working with professionals throughout Europe so be professional and come prepared. You should be certified as well (i.e. TEFL, CELTA, TESOL, FLE, DAEFLE, DELE, ELE, DaF, DITALS, EPE). You also need to have at least two years of experience. The minimum hours are 10 a week of fixed availability during 06:00-9:00 / 12:00–15:00 / 17:00–20:00 / 22:00–01:00 (UTC/GMT). The pay (in Euros) is competitive at €10 for individuals and €12 for group classes and they ask that you commit to a one year contract.
A typical European company with a good reputation. They are focused on adults and companies so a background in Business English is helpful. There are courses available for children as well so it does not hurt to have a background in that area as well. They only hire native English speakers living in England with experience in teaching online or in person. You must have a quality headset and a wired high-speed Internet connection.
Do not apply unless you are bilingual. You must also be a native speaker certified in teaching a foreign language with a TEFL, Celta, or other recognized certification. Along with that, you have to be experienced in teaching adults online for at least one year. The last requirement is that you are bilingual in French, Spanish, Italian, German or Turkish.
Be ready to teach group lessons at a low rate of only $10 or so per hour. Not a good pay rate compared to many of the other companies. You will be teaching adults from Poland and need at least one year of teaching experience.
You need to have an exceptional background in business English to get a job with them. They have a high pay rate, but it is hard to get a job with them. You will be teaching to students based in Europe only. They have their own professional materials and platform for teaching business professionals. You must have native-level fluency in English along with native-level intonation, accent, and pronunciation. Make sure that you are certified with a foreign language teaching certification or university degree in a related field. It also helps if you have intermediate or higher level proficiency in German or French. To apply send your CV and relevant information to [email protected].
The reality is Chinese companies can be difficult to work for. Part of this is due to the culture, and another aspect is the low pay that you will find with many of these companies. They can also be strict as well with little room for being absent or late to class.
This company has multiple job openings based on various factors such as teaching experience, if you are certified, your teaching capabilities, and other factors that are discussed during the interview process. You should be a native English teacher as well. As with other schools from China they teach children aged 4 to 14 years old and are looking for energetic teachers that know how to keep students engaged. There are a variety of different bonuses and incentives and like with all of these companies there are various penalties as well. They have their own lesson plans and platform that you will work off of. The peak working hours are 18:00-21:35 Beijing time (6:00am-9:45am EST), Monday-Sunday. This is a newer company so the information you are reading may change over time.
Their base pay is $7.50 for each 25-minute class ($15/hour) with incentives to were you can reach $22 per hour. It is working with Chinese students so the peak hours are 6PM-9PM Beijing time. The majority of classes are 1-3, one tutor, three students. There are some 1-1 classes and some 1 – many (3 or more) classes too. ALO7 provides all materials and training. You do not need to have a North American accent to apply or be accepted to teach. What is unique about this company is that they work with enrichment schools in China, not through parents. Schools will book tutors for 20-40 weeks in a row. This means that there is reliable and consistent work, and tutors are able to work with the same students week after week.
This is a newer school with senior staff members from China, the UK and Eastern Europe and offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Florida and Warsaw. They have created their own platform where they teach children ranging in ages 5-12. They are looking for native and near-native teachers with at least a BA degree. Teaching experience is not required but it is preferred. One important note is that they do want you to have a fixed schedule. You also need to have a reliable, high-speed connection. At this point, they do not give out a pay rate since it depends on your background and ranges vary. You have to commit to a six-month contract and you are paid either through PayPal or direct deposit.
This company is fairly new and they are similar to a create your own profile company, except they actively help to get you new students. Information on them might change as they continue to grow. They are based out of China but they pay in Canadian dollars. Their students are children in a one-on-one setting. Make sure you have a reliable high-speed internet connection of 4mbps up and 2mbps down, along with a quiet workspace with adequate lighting. You have to be able to commit to a fixed schedule of your choice that fits with their peak hours with a minimum of ten hours a week. The peak hours are the typical ones for teaching children in China. The length of the contract is a minimum of ten months. The pay ranges from $16 to $25 CAD for each 50-minute session. There are 25-minute sessions as well. As a teacher, you will need to complete a personalized feedback report right after the session.
Wonder kids like many other Chinese-based schools teach children aged 5 to 15. You must have at least one year of previous teaching experience, but you do not have to have a college degree or a certification. Of course, if you have either of these or both it will improve your chances of getting a job. They require that you work at least five hours a week and suggest that you start off slow and build up your hours. They do have trial lessons where you are paid only five dollars for each 30-minute trial lesson. The normal lessons are 45 and 60 minutes long. They do require that you are 23 years old as a minimum. All of the materials are provided by the school so all you need to do is show up prepared and ready to teach. You are also expected to create regular homework assignments along with plans that are unique to each student. Furthermore, you also need to give written feedback on a regular basis. Like most of these other sites, you will be graded by the students and their parents through feedback system so understand this before you sign up. Nearly all of their classes are one-on-one. The pay rate starts out at $15 an hour for one-on-one lessons and $20 an hour for group lessons. The higher rate lessons are for special types of classes and are paid at $20 an hour for one-on-one and $25 an hour for group lessons. You are paid through either PayPal or a bank transfer.
Top Online Teachers
The website is http://www.toponlineteachers.com/ while the recruiting page is http://www.tutorwithus.com/. Yes, that can be confusing. Furthermore, they use the email hr-[email protected] which makes many people think that they are in fact 51Talk! The pay-rate is $12-15 per hour with each lesson being 30 minutes long. You are paid twice a month through Paypal. Like most Chinese based schools you are teaching children from 6-18 years old with the peak hours of 4-10 PM Beijing time Monday to Sunday. They provide all of the lesson plans for you. They only accept native English teachers between the ages of 22-45. They also have positions for different schools in China in case you are interested. Send your resume in ms-word or pdf including your Skype id, photo, and any other certification or teaching credentials to [email protected].
With this company they teach adults, college-level students, and children as well. Due to this, their teaching times span from 9 AM until 10 PM Beijing time. This is different than most of the other schools who are only focused on teaching children. As of October 2017, they started to push for K-12 teachers. They are looking for native English teachers that speak perfect English. Your background should be with teaching children. The operating system of your computer should be a Windows computer, with the Internet connection of at least 10mbps, along with a high-quality headset. The main hours that you will be teaching our between 5:30pm to 9:30pm Monday to Sunday Beijing time. Those who are open to teaching on Saturday and Sunday will receive preferential treatment when applying. You should be certified in either TKT, TEFL, TESOL, CELTA or similar to increase your chances of getting a job. Their website is extremely confusing so it is best if you send your resume along with any supporting documents such as your certification and agree to [email protected].
This company teaches children ages 5-17 at the regular Chinese evening hours on weekdays and weekends. They require 20 hours commitment per week and the pay fluctuates from $25-25. You must be willing to use props during your lessons so make sure that you have some available before you start the interview process. They provide their own software teaching platform that runs on Windows and Internet Explorer. You must be a Native English teacher from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and others that are considered to be native. There is prep work before the class and you must give feedback after each lesson.
This is a newer company that has an app that you teach from. The app works on your smartphone or tablet. Their main focus is on connecting kids from China with kids in the US. Beyond the language exchange, they also provide paid lessons from native teachers. The pay rate is $18-22 per hour. You need to have a four-year degree and at least one year of teaching experience. It will also help if you have experience teaching in the Canadian or US teaching system.
The salary is rather high between $18 – $25 per hour where you will be teaching 1-2 students at a time. There is no need to plan your lessons since all of the material is already available. You need to maintain ten hours per week. They use an immersive teaching system based on CLIL(Content and Language Integrated Learning) that is used for all of their students from kindergarten to high school level.
This company teaches Chinese children ages 5-16 through one-on-one lessons. You have to be a native English speaker with a bachelor’s degree. They prefer that you have a TESOL or TEFL certification as well. You need a strong internet connection with a minimum 10 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload on a wired internet connection. You must teach from a desktop or laptop as tablets are not involved. You need a quality headset with sealed headphones and a swivel boom microphone. Make sure that you wear professional semi-casual attire with a decent top or shirt with a collar. The pay rate is up to $12USD per 35 minute lesson and depends on your attendance rate, punctuality and class quality. If you are there for every class you get a full attendance bonus. You are paid on the 8th of the next month. They warn the teachers ahead of time that it can take up to a month before you have a steady stream of students coming in. Also, you need to be available for at least 7.5 hours which is 15 time slots per week. The peak hours are Monday to Friday 5:40pm—9:30pm (China Standard Time) and Sunday 2:10pm—9:30pm (China Standard Time).
This company started a push to find new teachers in May of 2017. You have to be a native teacher that is a citizen of the US or Canada. A four-year degree is also required and you must come with previous teaching experience. Although it is not required, having a teaching certification is preferred. You will be teaching children ages 5-15 in groups of 3-5 students per lesson. As of this writing, the salary ranges between $18-25 per hour with a bonus structure. They are focused on US-based curriculum. Sprout4Future has been expanding their teaching to Language arts, phonics, reading, social studies, history, science, and they have recently added Spanish and French.
You need to have a degree from one of the better higher level education institutes from the US. Their hiring process involves an interview, training, test lessons and then you are a teacher! They prefer teachers with TESOL/TEFL/CELTA/IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC or a BA in English. They hire both online and onsite teachers. It looks like they are mainly hiring teachers from the Philippines. At least that is what I can see from the Glassdoor reviews.
As with most Chinese companies, you will be teaching courses to K-12. The pay-rate is up to $14 per hour. They are mainly looking for native ESL teachers but will consider non-native as well. You should have a TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA certificate. K-12 teaching experience is preferred. Send your resume with photo, certification or diploma, and your Skype account to [email protected] or apply here..
This Chinese company hires native and non-native English teachers as long as they meet their requirements. It is common for some of the other Chinese schools to only hire teachers from the UK, US and Australia, as an example. The pay is decent at $10-15 per hour. You will be teaching children using TRPS: Tri-Rounds-Role-Play-Scenario. The teacher and student will engage in role-playing through three rounds to help the student experience real-life scenarios. One negative piece of feedback is that the materials they use are not of high quality. That will end up costing you extra time as a teacher.
The pay is advertised at $16-25 per hour for teaching Chinese children. It is more realistic that you will make in the $16-20 per hour which is still great for teaching online especially considering there is close to zero preparation for this job. You have to be a native English teacher, but unlike many of the other Chinese companies, you do not need to have a US accent. You do not need a four-year degree, but it does help and with nearly all companies it is good to have a TEFL or other certification. They have a rigid and fixed schedule with a requirement of at least four hours a week.
This company is part of VipKid with a pay-rate of up to $21 per 40 minute lesson ($15 base, and $6 bonus per lesson based on attendance and productivity) per 40 minute lesson. All lessons are group lessons of four students whom you will teach for a three month period of time. You should have an Associate or Bachelors degree or are about to graduate. You do not have to have a US accent but you should be a native English speaker or have a neutral accent. They do require that you are located in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East and Southeast Asia. They require a three-month contract that can easily be renewed if you continue to meet the needs of their students and follow their policies.
This school hires native teachers only. The pay-rate is $10-20 an hour depending on if you are teaching trials or regular classes. One thing that they note is: Teachers comfortable with very young kids (singing, dancing and being extremely expressive and creative are all required!).
Magic Ears is one of the latest companies and so far it has a good reputation. The hiring process seems to be much easier than most other Chinese companies. The pay rate has a range of $20 and $26 per one-hour lesson. Be sure to have a fast internet connection since they require 10mbps up and down.
They are looking for Native English speakers from USA and Canada with British or American accents. Thier main preference is US or Canadian citizens. You will need to teach on the weekends and they expect that you have a bachelor’s degree in relevant field (such as Education, Linguistics, Languages, etc.) unless you have enough English teaching experience. TESL (English as a Second Language) certificates or equivalent are required. You will be teaching kids k-12.
As with many of the Chinese schools they have students ranging from 5-16. The lessons are one on one based on US Common Core State Standards and are one-on-one. The pay-rate is $15-$25 per hour.
You must be either an American or Canadian with at least a bachelor’s degree. You also need a teaching license or TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification. Your internet connection must be hardwired with a speed of 10Mbps download and upload. Make sure that you have a white background, with good lighting and a quiet environment. As with most Chinese online ESL companies, the peak hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-11:00 am Beijing Time. They state that the starting pay rate is $25 per each hour-long session. Once you apply online you will perform an IT checklist and demo video, next is a 30-minute mock class interview, that is followed up with a pre-service orientation. To apply email all relevant information such as a recent photo, your resume, and teaching certification to [email protected].
The minimum number of hours you will be asked to work here is 7.5 per week. Classes are one on one for 25 or 50 minutes each. The ages K-12, pay-rate is $15-$20 an hour depending on experience and they provide all of the teaching material.
They pay up to $20 per hour, with a bonus available and payments made through PayPal. You need a connection of at least 3mbps and you will be teaching children K-12. Applicants with TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate or K-12 teaching experience are preferred.
This company is strict when it comes to hiring teachers that are based in the United States or Canada with a university degree or you have to be currently working towards your degree. Their students are children and you will be working the typical schedule that other Chinese companies have for teaching Chinese children. Please note that this company continues to change their name. They also go by JiuQu English and as of September 2017, they are making another name change to QKids. They have a facebook page here as well named Funbulous.
I Use English
You will be teaching to third and fourth-grade Chinese children in group lessons of four to six children. They do have one on one classes as well. You need to have a teaching certificate and be a native US English teacher as well. For group lessons, you will be paid $12 plus bonuses for each hour-long session. One on one classes are paid at $4-6 per hour.
The pay rate depends on where you are from with the top pay being between $12-14 an hour. The hourly rate of 105-150 PHP per lesson is for teachers from the Philippines. After the probationary period, you can participate in further incentives. They have a strong support group on Skype as well. The lessons are 17 minutes long and if you are good you will have bookings from day one.
You will be teaching kids for this company as your primary type of student. They are looking for native teachers only from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. The pay is $17-22 per hour for those with a degree and at least one-year teaching experience.
They are looking for native teachers only from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. The teachers they are looking for are experienced from the US, CAN, UK, South Africa, and AUS/NZ. The pay is $17-22 per hour for those with a degree and at least one-year teaching experience. The students are kids from 5-12 years old with a minimum of 5-7 hours a week. Peak hours are around 5-10pm, China Standard Time M-F and 10am-9pm Sat. and Sun. Their website is only in traditional Chinese Mandarin, so you will need to email [email protected] to get started.
The pay for teaching English online is decent at $10 per 25-minute sessions and $20 an hour for back to back sessions. You teach one-on-one or groups of up to four people with group lessons paying $11 per session. They have their own app that you will teach from on your phone or tablet. They only hire native English speakers from the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia. You will need a PayPal account, Skype or WeChat, and an Apple or Android with an up to date version running on each. You will increase your chances of getting hired if you have both types of devices and a backup internet connection.
This company is actively hiring, and there are multiple facebook groups that have popped up by teachers who are trying using their referral system to earn even more money. The pay rate is good at $14-$22 and there are a lot of reviews online. Be careful though, referral incentives can result in teachers painting a picture that makes the job and pay seem better than it is. They have a rather flexible schedule but you must have a US accent and they do require a college degree.
You will use their app to teach to Chinese children at a rate of $10 per hour. They have a similar type of setup that you see with Cambly where you make yourself available to students that do a direct or random call that you pick up. The number of calls you get is based on your ratings so you are in competition with other teachers. Native English speakers are preferred. Applicants with TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate or IELTS/TOEFL experience are also preferred. The application that you use is on updated IOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Japanese companies tend to be more professional, and you typically end up teaching more adults than you do with the Chinese companies that mainly focus on teaching English to children online. Japanese are highly professional and expect the same from the teachers they hire as well.
They are only hiring native teachers from USA, UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. The pay is low at just a little over $5 for each 25-minute lesson. The lessons are taught through materials that the student has or that you have online. That makes the classes more flexible, but it can be a little hectic not following a plan by the company.
As of now, they are only hiring native English teachers from the US. Gender. You should be located in EST, CST, Europe, or Asia. You need to have a PC and the lessons are taught over Skype. They prefer that you have a Bachelor or Master’s Degree, TESOL/TESL or Teaching Credential and prior experience teaching English. The pay is decent at $9 per 25 minutes and $18 for 50 minutes. They pay you through PayPal.
Do not apply unless you have a TEFL/TOEFL certificate and experience. All of the lessons are over Skype and payments are made through PayPal. You will be teaching Japanese students. There are a lot of various regulations and penalties that you should be aware of before applying. The pay rate is 800YEN per 30-minute class for the first 10 classes (one class is 30 minutes, therefore if you teach a 60-minute class you will be paid for 2 lessons). After 10 classes they will raise your wage to 900YEN per 30-minute class.
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The Philippines is a major destination for Koreans, Japanese and Chinese for learning English on-site in some of the major cities. The number of companies that have an online presence continues to grow as well.
Note: From what other teachers have stated it appears that 51Talk will not be bringing on new teachers until February 2018.
This company mainly hires teachers from the Philippines and native teachers from the US, but others are welcome to apply if you have a US accent. They are almost always looking for new teachers and as long as you are fluent in English and have the proper accent then you should apply. The base pay is $5 per 25 minute lesson for 1-on-1 and $9 for groups. The pay rate is $15-22 per hour for native teachers if you can meet all of their bonuses and incentives. You must be available for at least 25 hours a month and have a college degree. They teach both one-on-one and group lessons. Note: This is one of the few Chinese companies that teach children all day long. In order to work the daytime(Beijing Hours), You will have to sign-up for at least three night time classes.
The base salary is 110 Pesos per hour, but they do offer an incentive program. You will need to have a stable internet connection, a quiet environment, and good equipment for teaching the students. They also require that you have finished at least two years in college and have excellent written and oral English skills. No matter if you are working online or in person you have to undergo a 10-day intensive ESL training course in Makati. If you are in the Philippines they also have other jobs to offer at their physical locations on their careers page.
This company hires native teachers and teachers from the Philippines. They pay rate varies depending on the teacher. It has been reported that it can be as low as $1.40 and up to $3 per 25-minute lesson and you might have to work exclusively with just them. You must have a wired internet connection, be in a quiet area, have a headset and clear camera, and have a Tax Identification Number(TIN). It is a bonus if you also have a certification such as a TEFL, TOEIC, or CELTA.
This company is hiring Filipino teachers who will teach lessons over Skype at a pay rate of around $4 an hour for teaching Japanese students. They prefer those with a BA or Associate Degree from a reputable college or university. If you are an undergraduate then you must have at least three years of work experience teaching English. You must also possess basic computer skills along with mastering the use of Skype. If you have worked overseas, studied abroad, have Japanese language skills, management experience, availability on Sundays, or BPO skills all help as well. The minimum age of all applicants must be at least 23 years old. The minimum number of hours is 10 hours per week.
This company teachers Koreans. You are better off trying to contact them on Facebook or send your resume, MP3 voice file, and Skype to [email protected] The pay rate is 70php/20 mins class, 95php/30 mins class, 170php/50 mins class.
Here are some other online ESL companies to round out the list. Take a look through these as there are some with decent pay and can be fun companies to work for.
This company from South Korea teaches more than just English, but English is their main focus. Email them with your resume [email protected] or add them on Skype boktutors. They pay $13-18 per hour and they only hire native English teachers.
Note: This company is the same company as Tutoring360. They maintain similar websites. This is a newer company that is similar to Cambly, but is focused on students from Korea. The rate of pay depends on if you are native or non-native which makes the range $4-14 per hour. You either need to have a degree or be currently enrolled towards your degree. There is no requirement for having a TEFL or other certification but you need to have previous English teaching experience. Similar to Cambly, students call you if you are online and on standby status. You also have the ability to message students to ask them if they want to have lessons. The main thing to remember with sites like this is that you need a professional profile and introduction video so that you stand out from the rest.
This is a Taiwanese company looking for native and non-native online ESL teachers with at least one and a half years teaching experience. You should also have a diploma or above in related fields such as English, Language, Linguistic, or Education. Teachers who have a teaching certificate such as TESL, TESOL, TEFL, TKT are preferred. For Filipino teachers, they have a Facebook page where you can keep up with the latest recruitment days that they have in their office at the Ortigas Center in Pasig City.
This company is based out of Vietnam. They claim to have “over 50,000 students from Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam”. They hire non-native teachers with a preference for teachers from the Philippines. The pay rate starts at $8.50 and can go up to $16. They guarantee 20 hours a month and more if you are good and available. They also require a one year contract. The working time spans 16 classes each day, which last from 8AM to 11PM (GMT+7) and are 45 minutes per class. The students are university students and working professionals who have a need to learn conversational English. TOPICA emails lesson plans to you so there is no need to create your own and there is little preparation.
This company is looking for teachers from the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand. Basically, they want native English speakers but they do state that they will make exceptions for non-native speaking applicants with a high level of proficiency and teaching experience. Payments are paid through direct deposit bank accounts.
This company is from South Korea and they have a few different websites and various services for South Koreans learning English online. You need a TEFL/TESOL certificate if you want to get hired.
iTutor (Formerly TutorABC)
This online English teaching company from Taiwan has been around for a long time. The pay rate is not that good at $8-11 per hour but is a great place to start if you are new to online teaching. You teach in individual and small groups of up to three students. They provide extremely easy to use materials. You will be teaching adult business professionals. One bonus is that you can take free Chinese Mandarin lessons in case you are interested in learning another language. Do note as well that they gauge what you are paid based on where you are currently located. Does not matter if you are a native speaker. Just be sure to keep that in mind.
You will be teaching business English one on one and in group classes. You need three years of teaching adults, be a native English teacher, and have an engineering, medicine, hospitality or another professional background.
You will be teaching students in Japan, Korea, and China. They are based out of South Korea and will only hire native English teachers. You should hold a TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, DELTA, or other qualified ESL teaching certification. If you are on a MAC you are out of luck since they only hire teachers on Windows. The minimum number of hours is 20 per week with the peak hours being Monday – Friday @ 18 – 24 (6PM – 12AM) in Korean time. It is best if you can keep a fixed schedule at the same hours each day.
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Online English Teaching Create A Profile
Here is a list of companies where you create your own profile. Make sure that you are well prepared with a video and well thought out written pitch as to why a student would want to hire you. Most of these allow you to set your own rate and the type of lessons that you want to teach.
This company from China has quickly become the top place for English learners to find an online English teacher. The good thing is there are a lot of students. The negative is that there are also a lot of teachers on the platform. Make sure that you create a profile that stands out from the rest, a video that focuses on how you can help the student, and a specific type of English that you are focused on. Do not just teach general English lessons or you will be competing on price only for the most part.
This company delivers an on-demand system for students to speak with native English speakers whenever they want. This is a great place to rack up hours and talk with many students. There are mixed reviews when it comes to Cambly since there are times when there are a lot of students available and times where it is hard to find enough students.
This is a newer company that is similar to Cambly, but is focused on students from Korea. The rate of pay depends on if you are native or non-native which makes the range $4-14 per hour. You either need to have a degree or be currently enrolled towards your degree. There is no requirement for having a TEFL or other certification but you need to have previous English teaching experience. Similar to Cambly, students call you if you are online and on standby status. You also have the ability to message students to ask them if they want to have lessons. The main thing to remember with sites like this is that you need a professional profile and introduction video so that you stand out from the rest.
This is a large company from the US that has a variety of various subjects being taught. They focus on matching up students with local tutors but also work with online teachers. It is very reliable and well worth creating an account.
Preply is an online educational platform that connects tutors with students either in person or by Skype. It has an easy to use interface and a good quality platform. It is extremely easy to get setup and start teaching. Note: you do not get paid for the first hour that you teach a new student. Many teachers have complained about this.
This company focuses on language exchange, but they also have a system in place that allows students to buy credits to use with teachers. They also state “Chat with native speakers (for free), check their reputation and their rates for private videocalls”. You might need to build a reputation with students before they purchase lessons.
This company also teaches through an app that the student and teacher use. They are still developing their website so for now send your resume to [email protected] if you want to get started since they do not have an online application.
This company has an excellent system for teaching multiple subjects. The more you tutor the better your reputation so that you can draw in more students. It is easy to signup with a facebook account.
This is a company from Russia that charges you a fee to join teach on their platform. They encourage teachers to give free trial lessons as well which can be abused by students so be careful. Lastly, you have to deal with the transaction between you and the student to get paid.
Nearly everyone should signup for this since it is a service that will allow your resume to be seen by companies looking for new teachers. You are also able to see the latest companies looking for new teachers.
This company from Italy has their own software that you will use to teach the lessons. They claim that only 10% of the teachers who apply meet their standards so apply with caution.
They only accept native English teachers so do not setup your profile if you are a non-native online English teacher. The lessons are in 25-minute blocks with the process based on their own coin based system. It looks like you can probably earn about $8 maximum per lesson when the fees and everything else is sorted out.
This company has been around for a long time and is reputable. They allow for native and nonnative English teachers to apply.
This company teaches more than just English. Most of their students are Japanese. If you want to look for students who are Japanese adults then Cafetalk is a good platform to try out. A good thing about this platform is you can create as many different courses that you want. With these courses, you have the option of being able to have a paid trial lesson so that the students can become familiar with you and your technique. The nice thing about CafeTalk is that the majority of the students are Japanese adults. They tend to take learning more seriously and are typically taking lessons for work-related reasons. This is a great platform for those of you who like to teach business lessons to adults.
This Dutch company is looking for teachers that can work with students that are business professionals. They take a great approach in the sense that they have an ROI tracker.
This company has been around for awhile. They teach many different types of languages. The average rate charged for a 45 minutes lesson is $22 USD.
This company from France has a solid platform with decent rates. They only hire native English teachers for online lessons.
This is a newer company from France that has a highly professional website along with a good methodology. They also conduct lessons over the phone as well.
You are able to post your profile for free for 30 days and then after that, you will need to pay a fee. You will also have to take care of the payment processing for the students.
This company based in New Zealand teaches multiple subjects to a wide range of students.
This company encourages free trial lessons for the students so be prepared in case you signup with them. They teach a variety of subjects but English is their main one.
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