Top Jobs Teaching Kids Online 2020 — Teach English From Home Online - Jobs, Reviews, News (2023)

Looking for the best Jobs Teaching children English online? This is our list of the top jobs hiring in 2021

Teaching English online to kids is a highly rewarding job that is great as a ‘side-hustle,’ and many teachers use online teaching as a their main source of income. Teaching kids online can be challenging however. Most of the companies listed below are based in China. as such these require you to be a native speaker and have a degree and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification.

Below are some of the best jobs for teaching kids English Online. Some of these will be teaching 1 - on - 1, others will be teaching small group classes. For each job we have included the nationalities that these companies will accept, the pay rates, the age group of the students and what teachers say about each company. Remember than no company is perfect, each has their own positives and areas to watch out for. If you would like more information about these companies we have done full reviews of many of them. You can see all of our in depth reviews of each online teaching company here.

There is a lot of competition for these jobs so be sure to read our online teaching guide before you apply, especially the sections on how to apply for the best online teaching jobs, and how to pass the online teaching interviews and mock classes sections!

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Class Type: 1 on 1, Group

Nationalities Accepted: All

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: Up to $26USD /hour

Age Group: 3-Adult

Facebook Rating: 5.0

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. China Times

    2. Looking for subject tutors, not just pure ESL

Indeed Rating: NA

The Positives:

  1. Hong Kong not mainland China

  2. Teach subject classes (Math, Science, exam prep etc)

  3. Good relationships with tutors

Class Type: 1 on 1, Group

Nationalities Accepted: US, UK. CA, AUS, NZ

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: Up to $26USD /hour

Age Group: 3-12

Indeed Rating: 4.1/5 (most reviews are for teaching in China not online)

The Positives:

  1. New online teaching company (they have many schools in China)

  2. 80% Booking rate

  3. Starts earlier than other companies at 5 PM China Time

Glassdoor Rating: 3.0/5 (most reviews are for teaching in China not online)

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. A new platform so very little teacher feedback yet

    2. Not open to teachers from SA, AUS, or NZ

    3. Asks for 4 days of availability a week

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Class Type: 1 on 1

Nationalities Accepted: US (excluding California), UK. CA,

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: Up to $24USD /hour

Glassdoor Rating: 2.4/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. 6 Hour availability minimum

  2. Low bookings in 2020

  3. Recent issues with payments and a reduction in rates

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Class Type: Group 4 max

Nationalities Accepted: US, UK. CA, IRE

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: Up to $40 / hour (set your own rate)

Age Group: up to 18 Years old

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 4.8/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Platform takes 30% of class fees

  2. Design your own materials, materials must be approved by platform

  3. Can take a while to make your first class sales

Indeed Rating: 3.3/5

The Positives:

  1. Set your own rate and each anything you want to

  2. Global student base so classes outside China peak hours

  3. No Teaching qualifications required

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Landi

Class Type: Group, 3 students Max

Nationalities Accepted: US, UK. CA

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: $15-18/ hr

Age Group: 5-10

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 3.5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Strict Cancellation Policies

  2. Bonus based on parent comments

  3. No payment for empty classes

Indeed Rating: 3.5/5

The Positives:

  1. Smaller groups than other companies

  2. Well designed materials

  3. Good Teacher Network

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VIPX

Class Type: 1 on 1

Nationalities Accepted: US, UK, CA, US, NZ, IRE

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: Up to $22/ hr

Age Group: 3-14

What Teachers Say:

Indeed Rating: 4.0/5

The Positives:

  1. Students are booked Long Term

  2. Clear Tracking data

  3. Good training systems

Glassdoor Rating: 3.1/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. $5 Payment if students don’t attend

  2. Reliance on Team Leader for Support

  3. Strict Cancellation Policies

Read the Full VIPX Review

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First Future

Class Type: 1 on 1, Groups up to six

Nationalities Accepted: US, UK, IRE, NZ, CA, AUS

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: $12-23 / hr

Age Group: 5-15

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 3.7/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Confusing on-boarding process with lots of emails

  2. Complicated bonus & attendance Policies

  3. Can take a while to build up a good number of booked classes

Indeed Rating: NA

The Positives:

  1. Good Booking Rate and not over-hiring

  2. Un-booked classes and student no show are paid in full

  3. Choose flexible or fixed hour teaching

Read the Full First Future Review

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EF Education First

Class Type: 1 on 1

Nationalities Accepted: UK, US

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: UK: £8.50 - £12.50 + UK Benefits, US:Up to $20

Age Group: 6-10

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 3.2/5

The Positives:

  1. New program so likely to have high booking rate

  2. Requires a degree but only 40hr TEFL

  3. Employee benefits for UK resident teachers (Tax, NI etc)

Indeed Rating: 3.8/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Very new program so few online reviews yet!

  2. Kids section mainly hiring in UK & US only

  3. Rate slightly lower than other schools

US Teachers note that this is the UK site. Once you apply and set your location to US it will change automatically to the US Application

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Tota

Class Type: Group of 1-4, Some larger classes also available

Nationalities Accepted: All (fully Fluent in English - CEFR C2 level

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: ¥85-¥150/Hour (approx $12-21 USD). ¥300 Monthly bonus for more than 20 hours taught

Age Group: 4-12 years old

Areas to Watch out for:

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  1. Limited positions available

  2. Small New Company

  3. China Peak Hours (18:00 - 21:00 Beijing Time)

The Positives:

  1. Great booking Rate

  2. You can also teach advanced reading, drama & IELTS to adults

  3. Owned by a Teacher Training Company

Apply Now via TFH

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VIPKID

Class Type: 1 to 1

Nationalities Accepted: US,CA

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: $14- $22 /hr

Age Group: 4-12 years old

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 4.3/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Booking rate can take time to develop

  2. Pay Increases based on parent reviews

  3. Strict cancellation policy, pay deductions for missed classes

Facebook Rating: 4.7 / 5

The Positives:

  1. Huge Teacher community and meetup activities in North America

  2. Attendance incentives and base pay increases ($0.5 / Year)

  3. 600,000+ Students

Full Review

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PalFish

Class Type: 1 on 1

Nationalities Accepted: US, UK. CA, AUS, NZ, IRE

Platform: Mobile

Pay: $14-$22 /hr

Age Group: 3-12 (see also Teaching Adults page)

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 3.6/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Certification process must be passed before teaching kids

  2. Newer teachers primarily teach trial classes

  3. You need to actively market yourself to ensure high booking rate

Facebook Rating: N/A

The Positives:

  1. The Mobile platform makes it great for when you don’t have access to computer / internet

  2. Very comprehensive Teacher App

  3. Great bonuses for Trial conversions

Full Review

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Magic Ears

Class Type: Group, 4 students Max and 1 - 1

Nationalities Accepted: US, CA, UK, AUS, NZ, IRE

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: $18-$24/hr

Age Group: 4-12

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 3.6/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Promotion needed to get higher booking rates

  2. Booking Rates can be low for new teachers

  3. Teacher feedback on support quality is very mixed

Facebook Rating: 4.4/5

The Positives:

  1. High starting pay

  2. Less strict cancellation policy

  3. Immediate bookings

Apply Now

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Cambly Kids

Class Type: Group, 4 students Max

Nationalities Accepted: US, UK. CA, AUS, NZ, IRE, SA

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: $12 / Hour ($0.20 / minute)

Age Group: 4-12

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 4.0/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Unpaid waiting for calls

  2. Payment is by minute, first 10 minutes are paid if no student

  3. Need to set ‘priority hours’ to make it worthwhile

Facebook Rating: NA

The Positives:

  1. Students from all over the world mean 24/7 classes available

  2. Good booking rates

  3. Payments made weekly

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Qkids

Class Type: Group, 4 students Max

Nationalities Accepted: US, CA

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: $16-20 USD/hr

Age Group: 4-12

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 4.3/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Bonuses based on Parent feedback

  2. Pay is a little lower than other companies

  3. Minimum of 15 taught classes a week needed for bonuses

Facebook Rating: 4.7/5

The Positives:

  1. Good Support

  2. Generally very good feedback from teachers

  3. Very flexible if teachers have an emergency

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ITutorGroup (vipJr, tutorJr)

Class Type: 1 on 1

Nationalities Accepted: All

Platform: PC / Mac

Pay: up to $24USD /hr (native), $8 to $11 /hr (non-native)

Age Group: 4— Adult

What Teachers Say:

Glassdoor Rating: 3.2/5

Areas to Watch out for:

  1. Bonuses and bookings based on Parent feedback

  2. Deductions for attendance issues

  3. 10 peak hour commitment

Indeed Rating: 3.2/5

The Positives:

  1. Kids and adult classes available (VipABC, TutorABC, VIPJr etc.)

  2. Excellent Platform and tools

  3. Good training systems

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FAQs

What is the highest paying online English teaching company? ›

14 highest paid teaching jobs online
  • Cambly. ...
  • Italki. ...
  • Synthesis School. ...
  • English First. ...
  • Englishhunt. ...
  • Palfish. ...
  • Oakary. Oakary is unique in that this platform actually connects you with a number of teaching jobs. ...
  • iTutor. For qualified teachers, iTutor offers highly competitive wages with a pretty flexible schedule.
18 Oct 2022

Which is the best site for online teaching jobs? ›

15 Top Online Teaching Platforms
  • Chegg Tutors.
  • Tutor.com.
  • TutorMe.
  • Skooli.
  • Wize.
  • BuddySchool.
  • Verbling.
  • VIPKID.
10 Mar 2022

How can I teach English online with no experience? ›

Do you need experience to teach English online? Good news: experience isn't necessary to teach English online. There are plenty of online teaching companies out there that don't ask for any previous teaching experience, so as long as you have at least a 120-hour TEFL qualification there are jobs out there for you.

Is there a market for teaching English online? ›

The online teaching market is full of great opportunities and, for those prepared to put in the work, it really can be incredibly rewarding. Our students who have gone on to achieve online teaching success have loved the flexibility it affords them.

What qualifications do I need to teach English online? ›

What do you need to teach English online? To teach online successfully, you'll need a secure and reliable Internet connection, a Zoom or Skype account, and a TESOL/TEFL certificate. Generally, it's also important to be a native English speaker. Finally, most important is a friendly, patient, and punctual personality.

Where can I teach online and get paid? ›

You must also have obtained a 4-year degree from a university in any field.
  • Tutorabc.
  • Qkids Teacher.
  • ITutor.
  • Amazing Talker.
  • Tutorlanding. Cambly.
17 Aug 2022

How do I start an online English teacher? ›

How to start teaching English online
  1. Be Fluent in the English Language. ...
  2. Get Certified. ...
  3. Get the Right Hardware and an Internet Connection. ...
  4. Create a Resume and an Online Profile. ...
  5. Setup a PayPal Account. ...
  6. Browse & Apply for Jobs/Students. ...
  7. Start Teaching!
13 Feb 2019

Is Vipkid still hiring 2022? ›

This company is no longer hiring online teachers due to recent changes in China. However, you can choose to look at the helpful links below instead: List of Non-Chinese Online ESL Companies – featuring companies such as, Cambly.

Can I teach online without a degree? ›

Yes, you can teach English online without a degree! While some of the major online teaching companies require a degree, there are many that don't. A TEFL certification can provide you with the training and qualifications that you need to get a job teaching English online.

Which app is best for teacher job? ›

Apna is the best way to get teaching jobs in India. Through the Apna app, you can easily find the latest teacher/faculty/tutor jobs, teaching jobs for freshers, and school teacher jobs from a reliable institution. Applying for any job role through the Apna app will protect you from any fraudulent job postings.

Do online teachers pay? ›

While teaching English online salaries depend on your qualifications and the specific job, you can expect to make anywhere from $10-$25 USD/hour (and sometimes more).

How do I start teaching online? ›

Getting started with Online teaching in India: A stepwise guide for beginners
  1. Step 1: Choose a subject. ...
  2. Step 2: Know your audience. ...
  3. Step 3: Making the course pattern. ...
  4. Step 4: Selling the course. ...
  5. Step 5: Choose the Platform to Sell. ...
  6. Work from anywhere. ...
  7. More productivity. ...
  8. Cost-effective.

How do I start teaching with no experience? ›

How to get your first teaching job with no experience
  1. Express your passion. ...
  2. Demonstrate your transferable experience. ...
  3. Show that you're tech-savvy. ...
  4. Advance your teaching knowledge. ...
  5. Project a growth mindset. ...
  6. Decide which grade you want to teach. ...
  7. Practice common teaching interview discussion points. ...
  8. Prepare for a demo lesson.

What skills do I need to teach online? ›

Five Skills Online Teachers Need for Classroom Instruction
  • Communication skills. An online learning environment requires clear, concise instruction. ...
  • Technological literacy. ...
  • Time management skills. ...
  • Assessment and evaluation skills. ...
  • Teaching students to apply the concept.

How can I get paid to teach English online? ›

Popular companies like VIPKid pay between $17 and $21 per hour depending on your experience and bonuses, and SayABC pays between $16 and $22 per hour. Magic Ears says their teachers earn up to $26 per hour. Hourly work requirements vary among companies.

Is teaching English online hard? ›

Teaching English is very easy for students who have skills already—those who are in the intermediate and advanced levels. But for those who really don't have any skills and knowledge about English (we call them beginners), it's really difficult.

Can teaching English online be a full time job? ›

Teaching English online has many benefits and it is a great time to get into the industry. Becoming a full-time online English teacher is totally possible.

What internet speed do I need to teach English online? ›

What WiFi plan should I choose for teaching online? For online teaching, you will require a minimum of 8 Mbps download and 2-3 Mbps upload speed. For a hassle-free online teaching experience with your students, choose a WiFi plan with a minimum speed of 50 Mbps with your internet provider.

What certificate do I need to teach English? ›

“Simply put, A TEFL certification is your key to traveling and working all around the world as an English teacher. “ With your TEFL certificate in hand, you'll be eligible for TEFL teaching jobs in non-English speaking countries across Europe, Asia and Central and South America.

Can I TEFL without a degree? ›

Can I teach English abroad without a degree? You do not need a Bachelor's degree to teach English abroad in many countries. Having an accredited TEFL certification is all you need to teach English in numerous destinations throughout South America, and in some parts of Europe and Asia -- no 4-year degree required.

Can I teach English without qualifications? ›

Can you teach English online without a degree? The simple answer is: yes! The honest answer is: still yes, but be aware that it's going to be more of a challenge than it is for teachers who do have a degree.

How can I make money teaching kids online? ›

Different ways you can teach online in 2022
  1. Option #1: Become an online tutor.
  2. Option #2: Teach english online.
  3. Option #3: Start an online course.
  4. It's profitable.
  5. There's great flexibility.
  6. It's easy to get started.
  7. You can scale up or down.
  8. It's rewarding.
13 Jun 2022

How much should I charge to teach online? ›

This disparity in the location also affects the prices of online tutors. On average, the tutors at Superprof India charge around 2000 rupees per hour for college students. The rates at which some tutors charge take their income and the cost of living into consideration.

How much do online teachers make per month? ›

The average online teaching salary in South Africa is R 240 000 per year or R 123 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 210 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 390 000 per year.

How much can you make a month teaching English online? ›

How much does an Online ESL Teacher make? As of Nov 12, 2022, the average monthly pay for an Online ESL Teacher in the United States is $3,343 a month.

Is VIPKid going to shut down? ›

By Emily Tate Sullivan Oct 20, 2021

Online education giant VIPKid, a Beijing-based tutoring platform that has raised $1.1 billion in capital since its founding and was at one point valued at over $3 billion, will end its flagship education program in China by early next month.

How hard is it to get hired by VIPKid? ›

VIPKID is admittedly strict when it comes to their teacher requirements – while you might see some of their competitors hiring blindly and without defined criteria, VIPKID has earned the reputation of being very thorough and hands-on with their screening process and has requirements for everything from a teacher's ...

How do you become a VIP kids teacher? ›

Application Process
  1. Create a Teacher Account. Sign up for a teacher account and provide some basic information about yourself. ...
  2. Record a Demo Video. Get a taste of what it's like teaching English online and record a short demo lesson. ...
  3. Become Certified. ...
  4. Sign a Contract with VIPKid.

Can I teach without a qualification? ›

To become a teacher, you'll need qualified teacher status (QTS) and to obtain QTS you must have a degree or a qualification equivalent to a UK degree.

Which app is best for online job? ›

The 9 Best Job Search Apps (2022)
  • Monster.
  • Careerbuilder.
  • Glassdoor.
  • Linkedin.
  • Snagajob.
  • Dice.
  • Upwork.
  • Conclusion.
13 Jan 2022

Which app is best for online work? ›

Google task mate

Google task mate is another app owned by Google Inc. This is one of the most renowned work from home apps. However, not many people know this application is so fruitful for the users. The application is very user-friendly.

Is teaching online stressful? ›

The sudden transition to online teaching increased staff stress levels. Working from home is expected to have a negative impact on family life, physical health, mental health, and coping with stress. The mean level of perceived burnout during the transition to online teaching is expected to be high.

Is teaching online worth it? ›

As people increasingly look to work remotely, teaching English online is a legitimate career. It's also an excellent opportunity for those who are teaching English abroad to get side-work and to work full-time while living overseas or traveling. Rewarding and flexible, teaching English online is definitely worth it!

Is becoming an online tutor worth it? ›

Online tutoring of course has potential disadvantages. The body of research on tutoring effectiveness has relied mostly (but not exclusively) on in-person experiences. Several studies demonstrate online tutoring can improve learning outcomes—but it is more effective when mimicking aspects of in-person tutoring.

What equipment do I need to teach online? ›

Teaching Online Equipment. There are a few basic items that you need to get started teaching online. At the very minimum you need a computer (desktop or laptop) that has a built-in or external webcam. You will also need a headset with an attached microphone, as well as a stable internet connection.

Which teaching method is best for online teaching? ›

Following are the most effective pedagogical strategies:
  • Presentations. Presenting the content for study is used both in classroom teaching and in types of online education. ...
  • Online Whiteboard. ...
  • Live Online Classes. ...
  • Pre-Recorded Video Lectures. ...
  • Flipped Classroom. ...
  • Game-Based Teaching. ...
  • Class Blog.

What is the best subject to teach? ›

Best Subjects to Teach in the Classroom
  • Art.
  • Biology.
  • Chemistry.
  • English.
  • French.
  • Health & PE.
  • Mathematics.
  • Music Education.
21 Dec 2021

What should a beginner teacher do? ›

10 Pieces of Advice for Beginner Teachers
  1. Prepare Lessons in Advance.
  2. Time Management.
  3. Classroom Management Techniques.
  4. Monitor Student Progress.
  5. Keep Sight of Your Own Teaching Goals.
  6. Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  7. Networking.
  8. Mentoring & Observation.
5 Feb 2021

How do I prepare for my first teaching interview? ›

How to Prepare for a Teaching Interview:
  1. Research the school online and talk to teachers. Learn their challenges.
  2. Brainstorm times you've solved problems like theirs.
  3. Practice sample teacher interview questions. ...
  4. Gather materials like a lesson plan, Praxis scores, and transcripts.
19 Sept 2022

What do first time teachers need? ›

17 Essential Supplies for New Teachers
  • Antibacterial wipes. Your classroom won't be a blank slate for long. ...
  • Tissues. Just like wipes, tissues are a must-have, no matter the season.
  • Hand sanitizer. ...
  • Shower board. ...
  • Whiteboard markers. ...
  • Pens and pencils. ...
  • Colored duct tape. ...
  • Storage bins, shelves, and tubs.
28 Jul 2016

What skills do English teachers need? ›

Skills
  • excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • effective listening skills.
  • creative skills and ideas for planning practical and interesting lessons.
  • excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • a friendly and confident manner.
  • the ability to work well under pressure.
  • a flexible approach to work.

Is a TEFL certificate worth it? ›

Is TEFL Certification Worth It? Yes. If you want to get a good teaching job and be an effective teacher for your students, then it is definitely worth it. Remember, most schools worldwide require a TEFL certification; and once you're certified you can the ball rolling on applying and interviewing for jobs.

Where can I teach English to make money? ›

If you'd like to try teaching it as a foreign language and make some money during lockdown, the TEFL Institute of Ireland offer the chance for people from the ages of 17 upwards to become fully qualified with a reputable and trusted accredited provider.

How quickly can I get a TEFL Certificate? ›

Typically, a fully accredited TEFL certification course will last anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months. Shorter, 4-week long courses will generally run full-time (30-40 hours per week) and are very demanding.

Which online English teaching company is best? ›

Right now, the best websites to teach English online are Preply, Cambly, Italki, EF Education First and Profy. My best piece of advice when applying to teach English online is to submit your application to more than one company on this list.

Who pays the most to teach English online? ›

Which country pays the highest salary to English teachers?
  • South Korea ($1,150-$2,650 USD a month)
  • China ($1,200-$2,600 USD a month)
  • Japan ($1,700-$2,600 USD a month)
  • Taiwan ($2,000-$3,000 USD a month)
  • Gulf Arab States ($2,000-$5,000 USD a month)
  • Honorable Mention: Vietnam ($1,500-$2,000 USD a month)
31 Oct 2022

Is teaching English online in demand? ›

Yes. Teaching English online provides great opportunities to earn a good salary on either a part-time or full-time basis. While it isn't the most lucrative profession, it does offer great flexibility and convenience, including the ability to make money from home while impacting the lives of others.

How do I start teaching English for beginners? ›

7 tips for teaching English to beginners
  1. Keep instructions clear and simple. ...
  2. Let them listen first. ...
  3. Drill, repeat, drill, repeat, drill… ...
  4. Establish classroom language early on. ...
  5. Avoid metalanguage. ...
  6. Don't forget that your students are fluent in their own language(s) ...
  7. Prepare well, prepare a lot, keep them talking.
15 Jun 2017

Do I need a TEFL certificate to teach online? ›

Yes, you can. Online language schools typically require their English teachers to hold a legitimate TEFL certificate. A professional-level TEFL certification will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need to get hired to teach English online, even with no prior experience in education.

How much is a TEFL certificate? ›

You know you need it, but how much does TEFL certification cost? Prices vary depending on some key factors, but expect to pay about $200 for very minimal online certification and closer to $400-$500 USD for online certification of enough hours (at least 120) to qualify for most TEFL/TESOL jobs.

How do online teachers make money? ›

There are many learning platforms where you can register, teach online, and earn money.
...
Some of the best platforms for teaching are:
  1. Chegg.
  2. Byju's.
  3. Vedantu.
  4. Unacademy.
  5. Khan Academy.
  6. Skill Share.
  7. Udemy.

How much can you make by teaching English online? ›

Does teaching English online pay well? Generally speaking, online English teachers typically make anywhere between $10 - $40 USD per hour depending on their level of qualification. If you're a first-time English teacher with a TEFL certification, you will likely be making $10-$20 per hour to start.

Where do ESL teachers get paid the most? ›

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Generally speaking, the highest-paid ESL teaching salaries globally are found in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the two biggest cities in the UAE.

How much does an online English tutor earn? ›

How much an online English teacher can earn depends on the platform's rates and the teacher's qualifications and experience. However, according to Glassdoor, the average teaching fee is Php100 per hour. Meanwhile, the average teaching fee could add up to an average of Php26,000 per month.

What country needs English teachers? ›

Our list of the countries that need English teachers might surprise you! There are many countries with high demand for English teachers.
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Finding meaningful, profitable work as an ESL teacher abroad.
  • Brazil. ...
  • Cambodia. ...
  • China. ...
  • Colombia. ...
  • Mexico. ...
  • Morocco. ...
  • Russia. ...
  • South Korea.
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What type of teaching pays the most? ›

Professor

When you are looking for the best-paid teaching jobs for your area of interest or specialized skill, then you may consider working as a professor in a college or university. A college professor prepares course material, teaches students in a classroom environment, and grades student work.

Which country needs teachers the most? ›

China. Based on many studies, China runs at the top of the list. China has continued to be the most sought-after teaching destination right now because it has almost 300 million English learners.

How many hours of TEFL do I need? ›

Generally 120 hours minimum is the most common requirement, but some countries only require 100 hours or have no preference at all. Most employers prefer to hire English teachers with an internationally recognized TEFL certification from a 100-120-hour course.

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