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The Best Way to Start Teaching English Online

If you’re looking to start teaching English online, this will help you get started. Here are our top 2 online english teaching jobs, and how much money you can expect to earn.

In the past, to teach english as a foreign language people had to move abroad, nowadays this isn’t necessary. You can teach from almost anywhere with good internet connection and some items in this Packing List for Remote Working 👜

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Can I teach English online?

Usually companies will require the following:

  • Native English speakers from the UK, USA or Australia (or a country that has English as its first language)
  • Strong internet connection, headset with microphone, webcam, and quiet space for lessons
  • University degree
  • TEFL Certificate
  • Enthusiasm, passion, and positivity

How much does an online teacher get paid?

In general, teaching English online pays between $10–$25 / hour. While you might not become a millionaire when you teach English online, you will earn enough for a life of travel, or it could be a nice addition to your current income. Many teachers couple teaching online with some side hustles.

Where can I teach English online?

DaDa ABC, Work from home teaching english

DaDa focuses on teaching children english. The Lessons run for 25 minutes and are taught in a one-on-one setting. Many students book lessons in blocks, so you get to see your students regularly; this promotes a more engaging teaching experience. Pay: $15–$25 USD Per Hour.

itutorGroup Logo, work from home

iTutorGroup is a great place for online teachers to start. You can teach both adults and children. The different types of lessons run for 15, 30 and 45 minutes. Pay: $8–$24 USD Per Hour.


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Both these online teaching companies have been tried and tested. Full lesson plans get provided, so you can spend more time on what you enjoy, teaching. 

Have a go at teaching English online and let us know what you think. Good Luck!

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