Become an Online English Tutor
English language minimum level: Fluent.
At least an international standard of intermediate or advanced fluency: B1
What will you learn?
Teach the four key areas of language acquisition: reading, speaking, writing, pronunciation
Plan and deliver effective online lessons that meet student and class learning objectives
Understand the nuances of teaching English to non-native speakers
Grasp English grammar terminology and know how to teach it to students of all levels
Manage virtual classroom and student behaviour effectively
Find and create effective learning materials, text-based and digital to target language use
Grow in confidence as a new teacher to be able to enter your first online English class
Search and find the best jobs online, for platforms or independent freelance paths
About this course
The course is divided into six modules. Each lesson is subdivided into bite size learning blocks which include reflective tasks and an end of lesson assessment.
After you complete this certification you will know how to enter your first virtual English lesson well prepared and confident.
30 hours of TEFL-Pro teaching advice will teach you the skills to understand your advanced students’ needs, plan suitable lessons, get hired and enjoy your new freelance job. Welcome to the world of the ‘Entrpreneacher’!
Premier TEFL accreditation
for Distance Learning)
30 hour Teaching English Online
Module One: How to Set Up as an Online English Teacher
Understanding your choices when teaching English online. Join a platform or go it alone and freelance. Learn what requirements are needed to set up your online classroom and where you can find plenty of useful online resources.
Module Two: How to Make Sense of Teacher/Learner Needs
Classroom routines are important in any good classroom and teaching online is no different. Many platforms focus on teaching young learners online where it is vital to have structure and consistency for engaging and successful lessons. Learn classroom management techniques that will eliminate the chaos and make your lessons run smoothly.
Module Three: How to Teach English Virtually
You will typically teach small groups or one-to-one. There are lots of common TEFL activities that simply won’t work in a virtual setting so you need to learn new ways to deliver engaging classes. By the end of this module you will understand the challenges of teaching remotely and gain tips for keeping high levels of student interaction.
Module Four: How to Be an Effective Online English Teacher
It is important to know why your learners are studying English as this will help you unlock effective lessons time after time. Learn the importance of setting clear goals for your classes, the benefits of praising students and master student engagement.
Module Five: Understanding Your Role as a Teacher
Understand your students’ language abilities and why they want to learn English. You’ll learn how to differentiate these different types of students and how to tackle their lessons in a personalized way. Get to know the principles behind online TEFL teaching and advance your knowledge of effective class techniques.
Module Six: Moving from Learning to Earning
Here you’ll get up-to-date tips on the current employment market. In this module you will receive details about how to choose the best career path, whether you plan to be self-employed or work for an established online teaching platform. You will be ready to jump into any job online whether you are at home or abroad.
Preview your certificate
Take a look at your future Accredited TEFL Certificate
Any employer can verify your certificate number when they enter it here. This world-beating system is used often by schools to ensure new teacher authenticity.
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Questions and Answers
What is the best online teaching company to work for?
6 of the top companies to work for as an online English teacher are:
- DaDa ABC
There are 100s of platforms to choose from when searching for your perfect match. Join a group such as Online English Teaching Jobs on Facebook for employer reviews, to network with fellow teachers and learn about new job opportunities.
Want to know who your could work for as an online ESL teacher? Answer a few short questions to find your perfect match.
How much online English teachers get paid?
The rates of pay for online English teachers varies between US$10 – $25 on average. Payment is by the hour or teaching slot, according to how your company model works.
Your online teaching salary can increase according to your previous experience, the number of monthly teaching hours you commit to or the type of learners you teach.
Which online teaching platform pays the most?
With hourly rates topping out around US$25 – $28 per hour, 5 of the highest paying online English teaching companies are:
- DaDa ABC
The higher end of the payscale can be reserved for teachers with previous experience. If you’re just starting out in this field, expect to be offered the entry-level rates.
Can I earn a living from teaching English online?
You can expect to earn an annual salary around US$30,000 – $35,000 from teaching English online. Of course, this guideline salary will be affected by many factors such as your hourly rate, number of hours worked, bonuses achieved etc.
Can I set my own schedule to teach English online?
Many online teaching platforms will allow you to set your own schedule, working as little or as many hours as you wish. Other platform models allow you to simply login whenever you’re free to pick up classes (typically one-to-one or small group sizes).
Once you have a stable and fast internet connection, you can teach English from any location around the world.
Which TEFL course do I need to teach online?
To get hired by an online English teaching platform you will require a minimum of 120 hours TEFL training. Some employers will seek native English speakers or degree holders, but not all.
Chinese-owned teaching platforms will also require that your TEFL certificate can be verified on the TEFL provider’s website.
What do I need to teach English online?
To successfully teach English online you will need a laptop or device that meets the technical spec of your employer, webcam, noise-cancelling headset, Skype or another specified VOIP software and high-speed stable internet connection.
Often, teaching platforms will supply teachers with entire lesson plans, activity and resource packs as this helps to keep consistency across lesson formats and teaching styles.
Can you teach English online with no degree?
If you want to teach English online without a degree it’s recommended that you undertake a comprehensive TEFL course. There are online English teaching companies that pay well and hire people without a bachelor’s degree, Here are 3 companies to consider:
What are the requirements to teach English online?
Some online teaching companies will seek native English speakers with a degree and TEFL/TESOL certificate. There are platforms who are happy to hire fluent Englsih speakers with excellent accents.
You will also need a laptop or device that meets your employer specifications, webcam, headset and high-speed internet.
Do you need experience to teach English online?
You do not need any previous teaching experience to get hired as an online English teacher. Expect an entry-level pay grade if you are a first-time teacher.
Many platforms will supply full training for newly recruited teachers plus a comprehensive bank of lesson plans and resources to use. Experienced TEFL teachers can expect to earn higher hourly rates of pay.
This course includes: