This is a list of online teaching jobs for English as a Second Language teachers looking for a full or part-time job. This list is updated and we try to include how much you can earn per lesson for each company. This will help you as well when deciding how much to charge students for online lessons for those of you who are teaching on your own.
Table of Contents
- 1 Background
- 2 Signup to get the latest new jobs as they are added to the list:
- 3 North American Companies
- 4 UK Companies
- 5 Signup to get the latest new jobs as they are added to the list:
- 6 Russian Companies
- 7 European Companies
- 8 Chinese Companies
- 9 Japanese Companies
- 10 Signup to get the latest new jobs as they are added to the list:
- 11 Philippine Companies
- 12 Other Countries
- 13 Online English Teaching Create A Profile
- 14 Signup to get the latest new jobs as they are added to the list:
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.
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.
If you do not have a background in business English then do not apply. This is a small, but growing company and a good one to work for.
Before you apply know that one of the requirements is to have Russian as your second language. You will be teaching children aged 5-16. They are looking for teachers with native English fluency with ESL teaching experience or certification: TESOL/TESL/TEFL/CELTA. The time commitment is at least 8 hours per week during peak hours in Moscow, Russia (16:00 to 21:00 on workdays and 11:00 to 21:00 on weekends Moscow time). The payrate is $15 USD.
This company is focused on student in Saudi Arabia. You need to be a native English teacher from the United States. The pay rate is $12-15 depending on your background.
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.
The pay rate for this company is not that great at only $10-13 per hour but they are based out of New York and like most of the North American ESL companies they are staffed with native English speakers.
Speak! Language Center
This is another company that teaches multiple languages. The pay rate is good and the staff is competent as well.
Unlike the other schools in North America, EnglishKey is looking for ESL teachers who can work in the evenings. Give them a chance if you are looking for a job that does not require you to work early morning hours like many of the jobs focused on Asian students.
This is another company based in Canada. They focus on both English and French learners.
This company requires that you are able to 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 sure that you can work four or more hours a day during the weekedays. They teach both one on one and group lessons.
International Language Connection
This is a small company based in Canada. Not many details on this one so please leave some information in the comments if you have worked for them.
Golden Voice English
If you have experience teaching English to Chinese children then you will be a good fit for this company. They are based out of Toronto and have a staff of people from North America unlike many of the companies you find teaching to Chinese Children.
This company is 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.
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
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 simply maple syrup and hockey as many people from the US do not understand. Have fun eh!
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 or one on one.You should have a background in business.
This is a small company that pays around $10-11 and will pay a little higher if you have outstanding skills. Not a competitive pay rate for ESL teachers.
You will need to be located near major cities in the US such as Miami, New York, Chicago, Seattle, and others. They are a large company that was bought by Rosetta Stone which is the all around leading language learning company.
Berlitz is another large company and their payrate 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.
English Tutors Online
This company is more focused on proofreading and editing. They also teach online lessons as well. It is a nice company for those of you who would like a break from five hours straight of lessons on Skype.
You must be biligual to work for this company. Do not apply if you do not have that ability.
You need to be able to teach business English and exam preparation. If you do not already know how to teach TOEFL and IELTS you should as it is a sought after skill that typically pays more.
Skype English Class Now
A small company that teaches through Skype juts in case you did not realize that by the name.
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.
Brown Cow English
This company is focused on teaching children. Be sure to have a positive, high energy and good attitude to keep the children engaged. Props and flashcards help as well.
This company is focused on tutors from multiple backgrounds but they do offer English lessons as well.
You are require to have a teaching certificate and a degree helps as well. They do hire non native speakers as well.
You need to be a UK teacher to land a job with this company. Classes are focused on learners in Asia that are used to learning English through Skype.
This company is based in the UK but they are actually looking for native teachers from North America. The pay is great at $20 and above.
A fairly large company that continues to grow. Their students are based in Asia and Europe.
Online School English
You need to have a teaching background in business and exam preparation to score a job with them. The pay is good and the company is professional.
Another company focused on business English.
Online Teachers UK
If you like teaching Russians this job will suit you. Be sure to check out worldtimebuddy to ensure that you can teach during the peak times in Russia.
Bespoke Language Tuition
This company teaches mutiple languages so English is not their primary focus. Having a background in exam preparation is a plus as well.
Yu Me Us
Their main office is in the UK but it has offices in Asia as well. Your chances of getting a job increases if you have a background in business English. They also have basic conversation lessons for students as well.
A company teaching English and Spanish one on one.
The pay rate is low but they teach a wide array of English lessons.
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.
A new company who has hopefully translated their website to English. If you currently have a Russian student you should have them help you navigate the site.
This is a fairly well known and reputable company that serves Russian students learning English.
This is a great company if you are bilingual in Russian and English as they pay more for those type of teachers. They are a large company that has been around for a long time in both physical and virtual format.
Not much is known about this company. If you have worked for them please do leave a comment below.
New Way English
A small and new company with a lower pay rate.
Small company with not much information.
English and 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. Definately a company to apply to.
Spanish companies can be good to work for and if you are bilingual it will help immensely when applying for any of the companies listed below. Spanish ran companies tend to be more laid back as well especially compared to companies based in Asia.
This company from Germany pays $8-10 per hour to native English teachers.
This company hires native speakers only. Do not apply if you do not have that background.
This company pays around $12 for 45 minutes of teaching time. They also focus on multiple languages.
English Online TV
This company hires native and non-native ones as well.
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. The pay (in Euros) is competitive at €10 for individuals and €12 for group classes.
The Speak Center
Another company that is looking for people who can teach business English to companies and individuals.
This company is focused on business English along with exam preparation. Both of these are skills that you should hone in order to get a better job and higher pay.
Like many of the companies listed here you should have a background in business English.
This company teaches children and adults.
A typical European company with a good reputation.
Do not apply unless you are bilingual.
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 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.
The pay rate is descent at $18 per hour for those who speak French and English. Do not bother to apply if you are not bilingual.
A small company based in France. They are not always lookign for teachers and the number of hours you work will fluctuate.
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.
As of June 2017 they are on a push to hire 600 new tutors. I received this message from a respected teacher: Their base pay is $7.50 for each 25-minute class ($15/hour) with incentives. 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, meaning there is reliable and consistent work and tutors get work with the same students week after week.
The pay is decent at $18 per hour or more, but you will need to teach Chinese children. You have to be a native English teacher to teach for this online ESL company.
A Top Class
The pay rate is not that high topping out at $11 per hour for teaching to children and adults.
I Use English
You will be teaching to third and fourth grade Chinese children in group lessons of up to six children. They do have one on one classes as well. You need to have a certificate 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. You can contact them directly on Skype:sunnychinesesys.
Even though this company is based in Europe they teach English based on a US curriculumn. The pay rate ranges from $14-22 depending on your background. You need to have a certificate to teach to the Chinese children who are their main clients.
I Use English
This is another website teaching Chinese children. They are looking for expereinced teachers so be sure to have your certificate and a good resume.
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, Australia and New Zealand. The pay is over $20 per hour for those with a degree and experience.
A smaller company hiring teachers from the UK.
The pay for teaching English online is decent at $20 an hour. They have their own app that you will teach from on your phone or tablet.
51 Free Talk
A smaller company hiring teachers for children in China. The pay rate is around $12 per hour.
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This company pays well at up to $22 per hour, but their website is hard to navigate. Just email your resume to US.email@example.com. You need to be a native English teacher from either the US or Canada. You will be teaching Chinese children so be sure to have a lot of patience, props and other things to keep the children engaged.
Enlai Education Solutions
This is a company that recruits teachers for other schools and students. They take a small cut from the pay but the pay rates tend to be pretty good compared to most other companies.
You need to have a teaching certificate and have expereince to get an online teaching job with this company. You also need to be a native English teacher as well.
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 $16-$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 really is.
The pay rate is low at $10 so probably not worth the time.
This is a larger Chinese company based in Shanghai. They are very professional and have been around since 2006.
You will use their app to teach to Chinese children at a rate of $10 per hour. Probably not worth it to teach with them given the low salary.
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 looking for native British, American and Canadian English teachers. They do have teachers in Japan teachign face to face while others teach Japanese students online through Skype. The pay rate is around $11 for business and conversation lessons.
This company is looking for native English teachers to teach English to Japanese students online. You need to have an ESL certification or a teaching degree in any subject. The pay rate is $14.50 per hour. Payments are received through a US bank account.
BestTeacherThey are looking for native teachers only. There are on on one lessons and you can also do voice recordings for lessons that they will also pay you for.
The pay is very low but it is easy to teach the students. The staff is strict when it comes to punctuality, but they have flexible schedules.
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.
They are hiring teachers from the US only at this time. You need to have a PC and the lessons are taught over Skype. One note is that you need to record the lessons using Audacity. The pay is decent at $9 per 25 minutes and they pay through PayPal.
Do not apply unless you haven a TEFL/TOEFL certificate and experience. All of the lessons are over Skype.
You must be a native English teacher if you want to work for this company. They teach Japanese students in their office in the US and online as well. The pay rate is not that high.
You do not need to be a native English teacher since the lessons are chat only.
The Philippines is a major destination for Koreans, Japanese and Chinese for learning English onsite in some of the major cities. The number of companies that have an online presence continues to grow as well.
This company hires teachers from the Philippines and native teachers from the US. They are almost always looking for new teachers and the pay rate is up to $22 per hour for native teachers.
This company only hires Filipino teachers. They are a small company with less than 25 tutors. Their lessons are 25 minutes long and are taught over Skype.
This company is looking for native and non native teachers. They have courses along with one on one lessons. The 45 min lessons cost the students $8 per lesson so the teachers rate is not that high.
This company hires native teachers and teachers from the Philippines. They pay $3 per 25 minute lesson.
The salary is a lower rate for native teachers at $4 per one hour lesson. You teach through either Zoom or Skype.
This company is hiring Filipino online English teachers who meet a long list of requirements. Be sure to check out thier complete list before applying. All lessons are taught over Skype and the pay rate is around $4 an hour.
This company teachers Koreans. You are better off trying to contact them on Facebook or send your resume, MP3 voice file and Skype to firstname.lastname@example.org. The payrate 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@example.com or add them on Skype boktutors. They pay $13-18 per hour and they only hire native English teachers.
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 can email an introduction video and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For Filipino teachers they have a Facebook page where you can keep up with the latest recruitment days.
This is another company based in South Korea. They pay $9-11 per hour but not much else is known about them.
This company is looking for teachers from the US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand. Send your resume to email@example.com.
Langland Language Institute
You will need to be a native English teacher to apply with this online English school located in Uruguay. They have one on one and group lessons of up to six people. Send your resume and introduction video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This is a company based in India with students from India. The pay rate is probably low for native English teachers looking for a high pay rate.
Another company from India. They are looking for teachers who are from India.
This company extends worldwide. They hire teachers for various smaller companies and online schools. They pay very well and it is a company that you should semd your resume to. The main people running the company are from Isreal so they run a very professional company.
This online English teachign company from Taiwan has been around for a long time. The pay rate is not that good at $8-11 per hour.
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 other professional background.
You will be teaching students in Japan, Korea and China. Thye are based out of Sotuh Korea and will only hire native English teachers.
Turks Learn English
You need to have expereince teaching people from Turkey. They charge a high amount for the lessons so they might pay their teachers well too.
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 is a large company from the US that has a variety of various subjects beign taught. It is very reliable and well worth creating an account.
With this company you will find tutors locally or ones that teach online. They have an easyt o use interface and a professional platform.
This platform started out providing group lessons and has now moved to one on one lessons. They have teachers for many different languages.
This is a create your own profile from New Zealand with a fixed rate of $10 USD. You will need to go through training to become verified, but you can teach lessons until then.
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@example.com 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 company is based in South Korea so that is where most of your students will be coming from.
This school is out of Japan and you will be teaching Japanese children.
This company out of Germany has an app that you use to teach with. They used to have a set rate but now they moved to where you set your own rate.
This company from China has their own app to teach a wide variety of subjects. Email them directly if you have more questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
This company out of South Korea welcomes teachers from the Philippines and has a large teacher base from their. If you are from the Philippines or other countries where you are a non native teacher, then you should look into this platform.
Lingo121This company is focused on real life one on one lessons. It is a well put together platform for those of you who still like to find students in real life instead of online.
This company is focused on Chinese students from all ages. Create a profile, teach and get paid through PayPal or wire transfer.
A company out of Australia that has a language exchange program along with one on one lessons. They have multiple languages to select from.
This company pays $10.20 per hour foe video lesson and $8.40 USD per hour for voice lesson. Payments are made through PayPal. They provide multiple languages.
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.
This company from the UK teaches more than just languages.
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 proces 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.
BuddySchoolThis company has been around for a long time and is reputable. They allow for native and non native English teachers to apply.
This company teaches more than just English. Most of their students are Japanese.
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.
You need to have a degree from one of the better higher level education institutes from the US.
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.