To get hired as an online English teacher, companies will require you to have completed a comprehensive TEFL course. Typically this means a minimum of 120 training hours.

Recommended courses
120 hour Advanced TEFL Course (fast track certification)
168 hour Level 5 Ofqual-regulated TEFL Course

Traditional TEFL training courses focus on preparing you to teach in a physical classroom. This gives you the flexibility to start out teaching online but also provides you with the skills base to manage an in-person class too.

To better understand the differences for teaching digitally compared to in the classroom, take a bolt-on teaching English online preparation module alongside your core teacher training.

There are many hundreds of online teaching platforms to choose from; and active facebook groups to join for hints, tips and impartial employer reviews.

ProTip: Read our ultimate guide to get started as an online TEFL teacher.

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