8 amazing companies that let you teach English online from home
To be honest, I LOVE teaching English online.
Sure, there are some small challenges with working from home.
There are the occasional feelings of loneliness and I may never wear non-stretchy pants again (OK, that part I’m good with!).
But the downsides are easy to overcome. Teaching online is beyond worth it!
Want to know the best part?
Flexibility! Which means more time for myself.
It gives me the freedom to take time off or travel when and where I want. And it saves me from the dreaded morning commute.
Plus, the extra money in my pocket doesn’t hurt either.
I’m hooked! Check out this video where I share my experience teaching online for a living:
Sounds great, right?
It gets even better:
The demand for online English teachers is super high! There has never been a better time to search for online teaching jobs you can do from home.
And I know from experience it can also feel overwhelming sifting through so many online ESL teaching opportunities.
That’s why to make it easier, we put together this roundup of some of our favorite online English teaching companies that are hiring!
Before we jump into the list of companies hiring, let’s have a look at two crucial things you’ll need to have/do before you send your application in.
2 things to do before you apply for an online English teaching job
1. Be fluent in English and hold a bachelor’s degree
There are a select number of online English teaching companies that don’t require a degree but for the most part, you need proficient English language skills and a college degree (which doesn’t have to be in education).
2. Make a list of online English teaching job must-haves
Before you start looking for an online teaching position, ask yourself:
What do YOU really want from an online English teaching job? For me, personally, it was the following three non-negotiables:
- A flexible online teaching schedule (without set hours)
- The freedom to travel while I worked
- Good pay! (here’s a salary calculator to see how much you can make)
So, as promised, here’s our roundup of the best online teaching opportunities.
8 of the best online teaching companies to work for.
- Whales English
- English Hunt
Working with Skooli at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speaking applicants with a bachelor’s degree in English or a related field
- Teaching English online to a range of students at the middle school, high school and university level
- Pay is competitive and varies based on qualifications/teaching experience
Skooli is a leading online tutoring platform with students from all over the world.
They’re looking for people who want to take their passion for education and combine it with either a full or part-time work-from-home teaching gig.
If you’re a former or retired teacher, or even a working teacher looking to supplement their income, teaching English language learners online with Skooli might fit the bill.
Looking for a rewarding work-from-home job that offers flexible working hours and a highly competitive salary?
Then it’s time to join Skooli’s fast-growing team of online teachers.
Learn more about teaching English online with Skooli today >
Working with VIPKID at a glance:
Are you interested in teaching? (Check)
Do you live in Canada or the United States? (Check!)
Do you have an irregular schedule (i.e., studying or working full/part-time) and want maximum flexibility to choose your work hours AND change your availability week to week? (Double-check!)
Then VIPKID might be a great option for you. The hours are flexible. You can start teaching and build your schedule as you wish.
They also pay really well. VIPKID teachers make between $14–22 USD an hour (teachers are given a base salary of $7–9 per 25-minute lesson).
Your base salary depends on your performance in your interview and demo lesson.
On top of the base salary, there are many participation incentives and bonus opportunities.
For example, teachers receive $1 for every class they are on time for, another $1 per class if you teach more than 45 lessons in a month, up to $100 for a successful teacher referral and more!
Learn more about teaching English online with VIPKID today >
Working with DaDa at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speaking applicants with a bachelor’s degree
- Teaching English online to Chinese students (kindergarten to grade 9)
- Pays up to $25 USD/hour
Do you have a set routine and are looking for a consistent weekly work schedule? Do you have some empty spots in your Google calendar?
DaDa is one of the highest paying online teaching companies, so if you like money and routine, this might be the company for you!
DaDa teachers make between $15–25 USD per hour, depending on their TPR (Total Physical Response) performance in their interview.
So make sure you prepare and practice so you can nail your interview and make the big bucks.
Unlike some of the other major companies, you don’t have to be North American to work for DaDa. They are open to fluent English speakers from all over the world.
How are lessons scheduled?
All you have to do is provide your weekly availability (minimum of two hours, two days/week) and DaDa will assign students to you.
DaDa does require 30 days of notice if you want to change your schedule. However, if your available time slot does not get filled and your standing time is greater than 30 minutes, you will still receive half payment for this period.
It’s as easy as A, B, C, DaDa!
Learn more about teaching English online with DaDa today >
Working with Qkids at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speaking US/Canadian applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and hold a teaching license or ESL certificate (such as TEFL)
- Teaching English online to Chinese students (Kindergarten to grade 6)
- Pays up to $20 USD/hour
All teachers receive a base pay of $16 per hour with a $1 attendance bonus for being on time and other performance bonuses.
Qkids teachers are required to commit to a minimum of 6 hours per week.
Just log onto the teachers’ app to check your schedule, which will be released weekly on Sunday evenings.
You can even make changes to your schedule if you notify the Qkids coordination team 24 hours in advance.
Learn more about teaching English online with Qkids today >
Working with iTutorGroup at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speaking applicants with a bachelor’s degree
- Applicants must have a TESOL or equivalent/willing to obtain certification
- Teaching English online to Taiwanese children/adults
- Pays up to $24 USD/hour
Do you want to teach adults? Do you want to teach children? Do you want to make a bunch of money? (You know you do!)
iTutorGroup teachers are paid $18–24 USD an hour, along with the chance to earn bonuses based upon the number of students in their class and the ratings awarded by students in their online classroom feedback.
Teachers must teach at least 10 peak hours per week (within the 10 hours, at least four hours need to be during the weekend).
This should still leave plenty of time for you to study, run errands or play with your dog. (Or cat. I like cat people, too!)
Learn more about teaching English online with iTutorGroup today >
Working with Gogokid at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speaking US/Canadian applicants with a bachelor’s degree
- Teaching English online to Chinese students (kindergarten to grade 6)
- Pays up to $25 USD/hour
Gogokid is another one of the highest paying online English teaching companies, paying their teachers $14–25 per hour.
Teachers can choose their consistent availability during the following times (EST):
- Monday – Friday, from 6–10 am
- Saturday – Sunday, from 9 pm–10 am
Learn more about teaching English online with Gogokid today >
7. Whales English
Working with Whales English at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speaking applicants
- Teaching English online to students from elementary to high school levels
- Pays up to $26 per 50 minutes of classes + bonuses
With an hourly pay of up to $26 an hour, Whales English is one of the highest paying online teaching jobs. Plus, the performance bonus is a nice cherry on top!
And, how does a 50-minute class sound instead of working a full 60 minutes? You could take a quick break and brew up another pot of coffee in between classes.
With Whales English, you’ll get to teach full immersion language classes, so feel free to be your chatty self to help your learners pick up the language.
The best part about working with Whales English:
You’ll get a lot of support from the company. How about some professional development and additional career opportunities?
They’ll also offer you a host of teaching tips and tricks to up-level your online teaching game.
Whales English has two peak working hours for teachers to choose from:
- 6 am – 9 am EST, Monday to Friday
- 9 pm to 9 am EST, Saturday and Sunday
Just remember that with Whales, parents select teachers, so be sure to make a memorable first impression and bring your A-game to every class!
Learn more about teaching English online with Whales English today >
8. English Hunt
Working with English Hunt at a glance:
- Hiring applicants from the United States with 48 college credit hours or ESL certificate
- Teaching English on the phone to adult students in Korea
- Around $20/hour
Do you love to chat on the phone? Now you can get paid to do it!
With so many adults eager to learn English in Korea, English Hunt wants to provide them with opportunities to practice their conversational English skills by speaking about their daily lives and culture.
English Hunt has two shifts for teachers to choose from:
- 6 am – 9 am EST, Monday to Friday
- 6 pm to 12 am EST, Saturday and Sunday
AM teachers need to be available for the entire shift, but those taking the evening shift can be more flexible.
So make sure you have a solid internet connection to avoid any interruptions.
Heads up, digital nomads!
While English Hunt only hires US applicants with a US bank account, you can live anywhere in the world while working for them.
Just make sure you have access to PC technology because their software is not compatible with Apple products.
Learn more about teaching English online with English Hunt today >
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Working with Cambly at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speaking applicants
- Teaching English online to adults to kids
- Earn $0.17 USD/min ($10.20 USD/hour) on Cambly and $0.20 USD/min ($12.00 USD/hour) on Cambly Kids
With Cambly, you can help people from 130+ countries around the world build their English language skills with 1-on-1 lessons.
This is a great opportunity for new teachers, or people looking to earn extra income on the side, as you don’t need any teaching experience to get started. There’s no minimum education requirement either.
There’s also no preparation, lesson planning, homework assignment or homework correction necessary.
You can start tutoring at any time of the day based on your schedule. Work as little or as much as you want. No minimum hours, ever!
Learn more about teaching English online with Cambly today >
Working with ZebraEnglish at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speakers that are legally allowed to work in the US or Canada
- Teaching English online to Chinese students aged from 3 to 8
- Earn $16-$26 USD/hour
Funded by Tencent and produced by Yuanfudao, the leading online education company in China, ZebraEnglish is a popular English education platform in China.
As a ZebraEnglish teacher, you will provide one-on-one live classes for Chinese students through a unique online platform.
ZebraEnglish’s advanced technology and education tools do the heavy lifting in terms of teaching grammar, vocabulary and more.
You will also have the opportunity to attend a free workshop and participate in a referral program that offers $100 USD for any recommended teachers who are hired.
This is a job best suited for teachers who want to enjoy a long-term and stable schedule, that still has room for flexibility.
Learn more about teaching English online with ZebraEnglish today >
Working with Magic Ears at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speakers who hold bachelor’s degrees or current university students
- Teaching English online to students aged from 4 to 12
- Make up to $26 USD/hour
With Magic Ears, you will provide a unique 1-on-4 classroom that creates a fun and effective learning environment.
They provide you with a state-of-the-art curriculum and user-friendly platform that makes teaching fun.
You will automatically become part of a supportive community culture that allows you to work as part of a warm and happy family.
No prior teaching experience is required, so this is a great opportunity for university students seeking part-time work or a new online teacher who wants to build up their experience.
Learn more about teaching English online with Magic Ears today >
Working with Preply at a glance:
- Hiring fluent English speakers who hold a high school diploma, a teaching credential/license, and at least 2 years of teaching experience
- Teaching English online one-on-one with students at all levels, up to university
- Receive payment right after class and withdraw anytime
- You choose what you charge!
Preply provides you with tutor support, a tutoring platform, and the freedom to set your schedule, price ($!) and working location. Also, Preply is one of the few companies in which tutors can receive payment immediately following class and withdraw anytime. Companies typically pay tutors at the end of the month or on specific pay dates.
With access to over 200,000 students from all over the world, Preply allows you to grow your own online language tutoring business. Leverage Preply’s resources and work as many or as few hours as you choose. Perfect for anyone who’s looking to make extra money on the side, or teach online remote full-time.
Learn more about teaching English online with Preply today >
So there you have it: eight (plus!) of the best online English teaching companies that let you work from home!
Before we sign off for the day, let’s take a quick look at some guidelines and questions that you can ask a potential online English teaching employer.
Of course, you can always Google around to find the answers for yourself – there are lots of reviews on company Facebook pages, YouTube, Reddit, chatter on various Facebook and LinkedIn groups dedicated to teaching English online, and of course, company reviews on Glassdoor!
Questions to ask before you apply
- Do I need a degree to apply?
- Do they accept applicants from my home country?
- Is an ESL certification, like a TEFL certificate, needed?
- Is there a minimum number of hours I have to work?
- What are the peak teaching hours? (Remember to convert to your time zone if necessary!)
- How often can I make changes to my availability?
- Can I make last-minute changes to my schedule?
- Is it OK to work from anywhere in the world?
- Who are my students? What is their age? Where are they from?
- Is there anything I need to prepare for my lessons?
- Do I need to buy any technology or props to teach?
- What are Internet requirements?
- What’s the base pay like?
- Am I paid by the hour or lessons taught?
- Are there any bonuses?
- Do I get paid if a student cancels the day before or within 24 hours?
- What happens if my student is a no-show?
- What happens if I get sick?
Get started teaching English virtually today!
So you’ve (hopefully) pulled together a shortlist of your top online English teaching companies and are ready to start applying for jobs.
Just remember: it’s essential to make sure you get a solid grip on whether you’re really ready to teach online.
While you’re at it, check out our earlier blogs on what teaching online is like and what a typical day is like as a home-based online English teacher.
Oh, and don’t forget to get your Teach Away profile in top shape so you can apply with just a click and land that dream home-based online teaching job faster.
Now Hiring! These Companies Are Currently Seeking Online English Teachers – BridgeUniverse – TEFL Blog, News, Tips & Resources
By Krzl Light Nuñes
March 3, 2021
Coronavirus has impacted all of us, and online learning has become the norm. While teaching English online has become more competitive, there are still opportunities available, especially if you have additional qualifications, like a Specialized Certification in Teaching English Online and/or experience. Whether you’re new to teaching English or are a current teacher looking for a flexible new side gig, here are some amazing companies seeking online English teachers, as well as the information you need to apply today.
Whales English is based in Beijing, China and offers all levels of lessons to students ranging from 3-18 years old. It is well-known in the online ESL industry as one of the highest-paying companies.
One unique feature of Whales English is that each teacher is provided with a support staff member who is there to answer questions and help teachers succeed in their teaching journey.
Requirements for Whales English online teachers
- Bachelor’s degree or higher
- TESOL/TEFL/CELTA certificate of 120 hours or more preferred
- Experience teaching children (minimum of 1 year)
- Native speaker from the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, or New Zealand
- Desire to engage and inspire young learners
Details of the job
Whales tutors are paid $18-26 per hour for each 50-minute lesson; plus, you can earn performance-based bonuses.
Like many other Chinese companies, at Whales English, you will be working Beijing peak hours since your students are located in China. Peak hours are weekdays from 6:55 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:10 a.m. to 12:20 a.m. and 6:55 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Remember that these times are all Beijing time so you will need to see what they would be in your own time zone.
Teachers are required to teach a minimum of eight hours weekly, during peak Beijing hours, for what they call the 1V2 Program (in which you teach no more than 2 students).
Whales offers free, tailored training and resources for all teachers. In addition, there are opportunities for teachers to hold other positions, such as evaluator or trainer.
Freelance online English teacher, Jay, teaches for Whales English. He shared his experience with us in this interview.
How to get started with Whales English
To start the hiring process, you will first submit an online application. Then, you’ll be contacted by the company to complete a mock class. Once you pass the mock class, a background check is required, and finally, you’ll sign your service agreement.
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Open English is the market leader in online English teaching jobs for Latin America. A unique feature of this company is that they offer classes to both adults and children, making it a good fit for those who prefer working with older students. Also, since Open English caters to a Latin American student base, this would be an ideal company for teachers who wish to schedule students in these time zones or who speak Spanish or Portuguese.
They are currently hiring teachers for their kids’ program, which is called “Open English Junior,” for children in grades K-12. Classes are offered to all English levels, from beginner to advanced.
Requirements for Open English Junior online teachers
- Currently enrolled in or completed a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, education, English, modern languages, literature, or a related field OR hold a TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA certificate or equivalent
- Native English speakers from North America
- Bilingual in English and Spanish (both orally and in writing)
- Minimum of 1 year of ESL teaching experience in a K-12 setting, with online experience preferred
- General awareness of and ability to apply the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Details of the job
Open English Junior pays between $10-13 per hour. Teachers can work a max of 26 hours per week.
Generally, the company offers lessons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but this particular position requires teachers to have at least 10 hours of availability between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday.
For ESL professional development, teachers complete the Open English Junior certification program and have other required training as well. In addition, teachers have the possibility of working with the academic staff to develop the curriculum and work on other projects.
How to get started with Open English Junior
To apply, you will start by submitting an online application. Next, you’ll be asked to complete an online interview or recording. If you pass these steps, you’ll move on and sign your contract and complete some mandatory training to better understand their system.
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GoGoKid is an online English tutoring company based in China that offers one-on-one lessons to Chinese students of all levels from ages 4-12. One advantage of this company is that there is no minimum number of teaching hours required. Also, teachers tend to love the curriculum, which includes drawing tools and other interactive content that makes the lessons more fun for both the teachers and students.
Requirements for GoGoKid online teachers
- Bachelor’s degree
- Neutral North American accent
- ESL teaching experience (online preferred)
- ESL certification preferred (TEFL/TESOL)
- A big smile and a love for kids
Details of the job
With GoGoKid, the pay is $14-25 per hour. The base pay is $7-10 per 25-minute lesson, with additional bonuses available according to your GoGoKid “credit score.” Your credit score goes up as you receive more 5-star reviews from parents and as you teach more classes.
You won’t be required to work a minimum number of hours with GoGoKid and there’s no maximum number of hours either, but the majority of students take lessons during the peak Beijing hours of Monday to Friday 6:00 p. m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The company also offers live workshops for professional development and to connect with other teachers.
Meet Mari, an online tutor with GoGoKid, who shares a typical week in her life in this interview.
How to get started with GoGoKid
The first step is to submit an online application. The second step is to schedule an interview. Then, once you pass the interview, you will attend an “orientation program” which consists of a one-to-many online training session, a one-on-one mock training session, and a quiz. After this, you’ll submit your paperwork and sign a contract.
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Hallo is a social app for English learning that lets students learn or practice the language in real time through video chat or by booking lessons. In this teaching marketplace, online English teachers can kickstart their own online ESL business from their computer or mobile device through multiple revenue streams:
- Live classes: English teachers can stream their English classes live on the platform, then students can subscribe to the teacher of their choice to avail of premium features like group chat or offline lesson downloads.
- Private classes: You can also offer 25-minute English lessons on your profile. Learners could book a class with you in advance, or the app can find a student for you to teach using its InstaMatch feature.
Requirements for Hallo online teachers
For live streaming classes:
- A self-introduction video that you should live stream within a week after getting accepted
- An up-to-date schedule and a professional teaching profile
For teaching private lessons:
- At least one year of teaching or tutoring experience
- Access to Stripe and/or Paypal
- Use legal and appropriate content as teaching materials
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Details of the job
What you earn as a Hallo teacher depends on the number of subscribers and class bookings you get. Nevertheless, the company recommends that teachers give both live classes and private lessons but focus on private lessons.
For live classes, teachers make $5 for every subscriber and can receive tips from students.
You can set your own rate for your private lessons. On the other hand, if you find a student through InstaMatch, the company pays you a fixed rate of $8.40 USD per hour.
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How to get started with Hallo
First, check that you meet all the teacher requirements. Once you’re sure that you’re qualified, install the Hallo app and create a student account. Next, you’ll have to submit your application and upload a one-minute intro video to the company’s site. If your application is accepted, the company will contact you within one to three working days.
An international market leader in English language education, Education First is currently hiring online teachers for adult learners. As you’ll teach students from around the world, there are classes available all day and all year, meaning you can set your schedule any time of the day.
Requirements for EF online teachers
- A TEFL/TESOL certificate of 40 hours and above
- A bachelor’s degree in any field
- Be a resident of and legally allowed to work in the U.S.
- Native or C2 level of English
Details of the job
Education First’s hourly pay rate is $12. As an EF teacher, you can teach one-to-one lessons or conversational classes to groups composed of up to eight students. You’ll also have the option to teach individual students for 20 or 40 minutes or to give 45-minute group lessons.
You can choose your teaching availability and easily open booking slots on the company’s platform. In addition, the company doesn’t require teachers to commit to a minimum number of hours.
You’ll also have access to all lesson plans, teaching materials, and tools provided by the company in their online classroom.
Read these 5 tips for creating your ideal online English teaching schedule.
How to get started with EF
Fill out the online form, then upload your resume, bachelor’s degree, and TEFL/TESOL certificate. Next, wait for an interview invite. Once you pass the interview, you’ll sign your contract, create your online introduction, and familiarize yourself with the company’s teaching platform.
Brenda, an online ESL teacher in Chile, teaches for Preply, Zebra English, and Cambly. She discusses teaching online in this interview.
One of the leading online ESL companies in China, Landi English offers lessons to children aged 5 to 10. One of the benefits of working for this company is it guarantees you a stable booking rate and a fixed schedule. Additionally, teachers and students alike will enjoy using Landi’s fun and interactive platform, as well as the set curriculum the company provides.
Requirements for Landi online teachers
- A TEFL/TESOL certificate
- A bachelor’s degree
- Native or C2 level of English proficiency
- Legally allowed to work in the U.S., U.K., or Canada
- Necessary computer equipment, which includes access to a smartphone
Details of the job
Landi teachers are paid an hourly pay range of $10 to $18, plus performance incentives and a referral bonus.
As a Landi English teacher, you’ll usually teach two students in a class. You’ll also be required to teach at least 18 hours and six days per week, from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beijing time.
The company provides a support staff who can help you with your teaching concerns. Additionally, you can connect with members of their large worldwide community through their Facebook group.
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How to get started with Landi
Your first step is to submit your resume for this online English teacher job and wait to be invited for an interview. Once you pass the interview, you will be given a work contract. Afterward, you’ll undergo online training and orientation. Then, you’ll need to complete your teacher profile on the company’s page.
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Based in Beijing, Magic Ears is an online English tutoring company that caters to 4 to 12-year-old Chinese kids. Teaching for this company means that you won’t have to find students by yourself because the company takes care of scheduling and assigning students, so you’ll be assured that you can get bookings instantly.
Camille, an online English teacher in Colombia, talks about her experience working for Magic Ears in this interview.
Requirements for Magic Ears online teachers
- A TEFL/TESOL certificate of at least 120 hours
- Currently enrolled in or completed a bachelor’s degree or higher
- Speak English at an idiomatic level
- Can teach kids with a lot of enthusiasm and energy
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
Details of the job
Magic Ears teachers’ pay range is $18 to $26 per hour. Each 25-minute class is comprised of up to four students, who are randomly assigned to you by the company’s system.
Although Magic Ears doesn’t require a minimum number of bookings, it recommends that teachers open 10 slots weekly. You’ll also get to create your teaching schedule up to four weeks in advance. Peak hours are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Beijing time daily and from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. on weekends.
Aside from the curriculum, the company also provides personal training and support to its teachers.
How to get started with Magic Ears
First, complete the online application. Upon acceptance, you’ll be asked to give an interview demo, which you can do live or as a recording. Once you pass this step, you’ll be provided with training videos. Then, you’ll give a 10- to 15-minute trial demo. If you do well, the company will run a background check and offer you a contract.
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As an online teaching marketplace, Preply gives independent English tutors not only an opportunity to teach students from all over the world but also great flexibility, from choosing schedules to setting class rates. One attractive feature of the company is that it connects teachers to students with various backgrounds and language goals, so even tutors who have teaching niches have a great chance of finding learners with specific English needs.
Suchismita, from India, shares her teaching experience with Preply in this interview.
Requirements for Preply online teachers
- At least three months of online teaching experience
- Can provide their own teaching materials, resources, and student assessment tools
- Necessary computer equipment and fast Internet connection
- Be enthusiastic, patient, responsible, and energetic
Details of the job
Preply teachers can set their own hourly rates, though most of them charge between $15 to $30. They can also create their own hours and open booking slots on the platform, as well as teach at the location of their choice. Additionally, there’s no limit to the number of hours you can teach.
In order to help Preply tutors, the company has reliable customer service and Tutor Success Managers who provide tips for growing an online tutoring venture.
How to get started with Preply
The first step to becoming a Preply teacher is to complete the registration process. You’ll fill out a tutor profile page with your basic info and teaching background, then upload an introduction video and a professional photo. Once submitted, the company will review your tutor profile and notify you if it’s approved.
These are just some of the opportunities available for qualified teachers on the Bridge Job Board. Before you apply, earn a Specialized TEFL/TESOL Certification in Teaching English Online to stand out to employers and show them you’re serious about your career in English education.
The Collapse of China’s Online Tutoring Industry Is Taking American Educators Down With It
The sky was still pitch-black when Anna Whitehead rose from bed to begin teaching for the day. It’s a routine she has grown accustomed to over the past two years—waking up around 4:40 a.m. and logging on, bleary-eyed, to teach English to a cadre of children in China.
Except this time, on Aug. 5, the routine was interrupted.
Whitehead, who on top of being an online English-language tutor works full-time as a high school teacher in a traditional classroom in Alabama, had received a frantic text from the mother of one of her Chinese students overnight. GoGoKid, the online tutoring platform that Whitehead contracts with to supplement her family’s income and help make ends meet, was shutting down immediately.
She checked her email, hoping the mother had misunderstood, and found a message from the company confirming its demise. “Dear teachers,” the email began. “This letter is to inform you that as of Aug 5th 2021, GOGOKID will suspend the curriculum offered to all Chinese students. This decision is in light of the recent educational policy revisions in China. All classes starting on Aug 5th will be cancelled from the system.”
“It was the worst possible outcome … It just felt like the rug was yanked out from under us. ”
The language—“suspend the curriculum”—was a bit vague, but the message was crystal clear: It was over.
Whitehead, who’d had 25-minute classes lined up back-to-back throughout the morning, watched in horror as each one disappeared from her schedule.
“It was the worst possible outcome,” she said in an interview the day after the email came through. “I could’ve at least given them an awesome lesson and told them goodbye. It just felt like the rug was yanked out from under us.”
For many of the thousands of Americans who tutor through GoGoKid, the news was shocking but not entirely surprising. They were bracing for some degree of changes, following China’s recent crackdown on tutoring. But even if the company was forced to shutter, few tutors expected it to happen this soon—or this abruptly.
“We had heard, about a month ago, that there were some sweeping regulations coming to China, so I had an idea something would change,” said Sharisse Quinones Robinson, an online English-language tutor for GoGoKid who lives in DeLand, Fla. “But I didn’t know it would be this severe, and I didn’t know we’d get zero notice.”
GoGoKid, an education product under Beijing-based company ByteDance (which also owns TikTok), collapsed overnight. Other companies in the space are slowly crumbling. Days before the GoGoKid email went out, rival service Magic Ears told teachers that it, too, would wind down its services over the next six to 12 months. Competitors such as QKids, Landi English and others have followed suit, saying that they would allow teachers to tutor until Chinese families’ pre-paid class packages run out. And recently, tutoring behemoth VIPKid sent out a notice to its foreign teachers saying that while it planned to continue to operate as a tutoring company in other countries, its business in China had only “several months” left.
“I had an idea something would change. But I didn’t know it would be this severe, and I didn’t know we’d get zero notice.”
Boom — and Bust
Quinones Robinson wasn’t wrong about a major shakeup to China’s online tutoring market. But she, like many others, underestimated its extent. In late July, the country rolled out new regulations that severely limit for-profit tutoring services and bar foreign investment in private education companies. It comes after years of enormous growth for China’s tutoring sector, including the emergence and expansion of a number of platforms that connect young children in China with native English speakers overseas for live, one-on-one language lessons.
By 2019, VIPKid, a major player in the online English-tutoring market, claimed to contract with nearly 100,000 American and Canadian tutors who served a combined 600,000 children in China. (VIPKid declined to share current numbers.) Qkids, meanwhile, claims on its website that it connects “over 1 million international young learners” with educators. The exact reach of these companies—this industry—is not clear, but their collective footprint is massive, global and estimated to be worth billions of dollars.
The arrangement worked well for both parties. Some Americans had finagled it into a full-time job, but more often, the platforms drew teachers who didn’t make enough money in the classroom alone to cover the bills. Many viewed tutoring as a flexible, fortuitous “side hustle,” a work-from-home slice of the gig economy. In China, wealthy and middle-class parents saw private English tutoring—especially led by native English speakers—as a way to get ahead, a canny edge on other students against whom their own children would some day have to compete.
While Chinese families have been forking over the equivalent of tens of thousands of U.S. dollars to support their children’s private educations after regular school hours—often at night, before bedtime—American tutors have been raking in up to $22 an hour by waking at the crack of dawn to squeeze in a few lessons before their own families wake up and the typical workday begins.
The official reason for the crackdown is that the financial pressure on Chinese families and academic pressure on Chinese children has become untenable. The high-stakes culture around education in China—and the subsequent costs associated with it—has become so fraught that many parents say they can’t justify having another child, which the Chinese government now encourages. It would simply break them financially. Recognizing this strain—and the declining birth rate it has perhaps led to—the Chinese government decided to act.
One unofficial reason for the new regulations, however, could be that companies like GoGoKid and VIPKid have provided Americans with unfettered access to young, impressionable Chinese children. As tensions between the United States and China escalate, many observers speculate that the Chinese government wanted to curtail Western influence on its youngest minds.
Americans who tutor for VIPKid and GoGoKid believe it’s a combination of those reasons. They have certainly seen first-hand the high expectations set for children in China.
“I have one student who said, on a Saturday, ‘I have 13 hours worth of class today,’” Whitehead recalled. “I said, ‘Wow,’ and she said, ‘Oh, it’s not so bad. I have a friend who has 17 hours.’”
Quinones Robinson used to teach a 5-year-old whose lesson began at 8:30 p.m. local time, and she said it was difficult to watch.
“He was exhausted. He was falling asleep,” Quinones Robinson said. “These kids are worked so hard. … Part of me thinks this will be good for them.”
“Do you really want a country that’s your adversary teaching your children? We have contact with these kids every day.”
Joe Madrid, an American tutor for GoGoKid who now lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, said he’s taught kids who describe staying up doing their homework till midnight or 1 a.m. and going to training centers on weekends. The pressure and the burden on families are real, he said. But he thinks the new regulations have more insidious motivations as well.
“Do you really want a country that’s your adversary teaching your children?” Madrid asked, incredulous. “We have contact with these kids every day. … It seems like a strange thing to me.”
A One-Two Punch
Whitehead, the tutor based in Houston County, Alabama, has been a classroom teacher in the U.S. for eight years. Her husband is also a teacher. Their combined income from working in brick-and-mortar schools was not enough to cover basic needs. “Out of desperation,” Whitehead signed up to be an online English-language tutor a couple of years ago. It would end up being one of the most meaningful decisions and experiences of her life, she said.
Her monthly take-home pay from her full-time teaching position is about $2,500 to $2,800. She was bringing in another $1,500 to $1,800 a month by teaching 20-25 hours a week on GoGoKid and said that money is “absolutely essential” to her family’s livelihood.
“There are a lot of teachers who do this to make their ‘mad money,’ if you will,” Whitehead explained. “I do it for Christmas gifts, for paying credit card bills, for paying normal bills. It doesn’t just pad my income. It helps me stand up straight with my income.”
Anna Whitehead, a high school teacher in Alabama and former online tutor with GoGoKid, poses with a puppet she used during English-language lessons with children in China. (Screenshot from Zoom)
The timing stings. Whitehead and her husband recently bought a new house. “There has been debt incurred because of that, so it’s a tremendous financial blow,” she said.
For Quinones Robinson, online tutoring allowed her to leave an office job that she’d begun to resent and spend more time at home with her children. In 2018, when she got started with VIPKid and GoGoKid, she was a single mom who taught a few sessions in the mornings before work. In no time, though, she was making as much money tutoring as she was from her office salary and decided to hand in her resignation. For three years now, she said, she has been working 25 hours a week from home, in her pajamas, instead of 40 hours a week in business attire at an office: “It’s been awesome. ”
Quinones Robinson was making $2,400 to $2,600 a month before GoGoKid’s “Dear teachers” email came through earlier this month and turned her world upside down. She and her husband also bought a new home back in December. “We have to pause for a moment,” she said about her family’s finances and lifestyle. “But I’ll figure this out, whether it’s through Instacart shopping or something else.”
“It’s a tremendous financial blow.”
Whitehead is confident she will find the money elsewhere, too—she mentioned interviewing for other jobs, selling “aggressively” on Teachers Pay Teachers and donating plasma. The harder blow, she said, is being cut off from the children that she has come to know and, by her account, love. When the pandemic began, many families shipped her face masks to make sure she was protecting herself. Some have sent her letters in the mail and gifts on her birthday.
“This is the first day in two years I haven’t gotten up to see them,” Whitehead said on Aug. 6, through tears. “It’s extremely emotional. … I have had the honor of being in their homes, seeing their families, meeting their pets, and hearing about injuries and favorite toys. It’s so different from the American education setting.”
Whitehead is connected to some of her students’ families on WeChat, separate from the GoGoKid platform. But others are “completely gone,” she said. She doesn’t know their real names. They live thousands of miles away. “They’re just gone. That’s the hardest part.”
One student, a girl called Tongtong, is among those that Whitehead feels she’s lost forever. On a video call for this story, she held up a drawing that Tongtong had made for her and then rattled off personal details about the girl: She wanted to be a lawyer. She has a pet bird. Her grandmother has a garden. She gets up every morning before 6 to read.
“I know these kids’ hopes. I know their dreams. I know their frustrations,” Whitehead said. “A million miles away, it’s so familiar. ”
Within hours of GoGoKid’s announcement to shut down, parents in China and tutors in America began scrambling to find one another. Parents in China set up virtual private networks to log onto Facebook, which is typically blocked in the country, and join private groups of GoGoKid teachers, searching for their child’s tutors by sharing screenshots from the app and listing usernames. Tutors, in turn, downloaded WeChat and listed themselves under the names they go by on GoGoKid (Quinones Robinson, for example, is “Teacher Edith”).
Everyone, it seemed, was frantic and desperate to be reunited after their GoGoKid accounts suddenly went dark.
One parent in China who found her way into a private Facebook group of GoGoKid teachers responded to questions via Facebook messenger, saying, “It is hard for me to accept the abrupt ending like this. I do believe many other parents should feel the same.”
The parent, who asked that her name be withheld since she is not supposed to be seeking out foreign educators, said that teachers and parents had formed WeChat groups and started Google Docs to share contact information. On Aug. 6, she said that some people had found who they were looking for.
“It is kind of like searching for your friends after the war,” she said. “Maybe I will never find them, since there are more than 10,000 teachers on GoGoKid. You cannot say how big [a] deal it is during your whole life. But the feeling of loss and being deprived would always be there.”
On Aug. 8, she followed up to say she had found her son’s teachers. “Wonders happened,” she wrote.
“Sometimes I feel guilty contributing to this constant education. But the thing is, these parents are going to find a way.”
Parents and tutors who were shut out of GoGoKid have wasted no time trying to recreate the arrangement on their own. Some of the parents of Whitehead’s students have found her and have asked her to continue teaching their children, through private lessons. She’s not sure exactly what that would look like, but imagines it could take place over Zoom and involve a lot of screen-sharing.
“It’s not just my families,” Whitehead said. “It’s all over. They’re desperate.”
Quinones Robinson had one parent contact her already. The child’s mom messaged her and said, “I found you!” And Madrid, the tutor who lives in Thailand, has already taught a private lesson to a student whose parent he was able to reconnect with on WeChat.
“The mother is not happy this happened, but she has more control now over what her child learns,” Madrid explained. “Now, we work together. I show her the lessons, she says, ‘This is what I want.’ It’s more collaborative.”
The same Americans who worry kids in China are being pushed too hard to excel are now helping parents set up an underground tutoring market. But many say that the continuation of private education services is inevitable, so why bow out now?
“Sometimes I feel guilty contributing to this constant education,” Whitehead said. “But the thing is, these parents are going to find a way. The way the society is set up, their future depends on what their children do. ”
The Fate of the Others
GoGoKid may be gone, but other tutoring companies hope to hang on—some for mere months, and others for good.
In a recent email to teachers, Magic Ears leadership laid out a sobering future for the company.
“To be clear, the growth of the online ESL [English as a Second Language] industry is no longer being encouraged and it will not be permitted to expand,” the email said. “The new regulations set in place will restrict activity for all ESL companies based in China, it will shrink the industry and eventually it will be dissolved entirely. All companies, including Magic Ears, have downsized. We are now running on only a quarter of the staff that was initially supporting our students and teachers.”
The email goes on to say that the Chinese government will allow tutoring companies to honor their contractual obligations to parents who have already purchased bulk class packages. Some parents had purchased “many months or even a year of classes in advance. ” The company expects to offer its final lessons in about a year’s time.
VIPKid emailed teachers on Aug. 7 with its own update.
“First and foremost, let us be clear that we are confident that VIPKid’s business will remain operational,” the email said.
Like Magic Ears, VIPKid will let parents in China who have purchased class packages finish out the lessons they have already paid for. “VIPKid teachers can still count on work for several months with students in China,” the notice reads.
After those classes have been taught, VIPKid’s service in China—at least as it currently exists, pairing North American tutors with Chinese children—will come to an end. But the company’s “long-term vision” involves expanding tutoring services into other countries, subjects and age groups. In the past year, VIPKid has been piloting a partnership with BookNook to provide reading services to students in the U.S. and is developing another service for adult learners across the globe.
“We expect these teaching opportunities to grow in the coming months,” VIPKid told teachers in the email. “It is our intention to minimize the impact to teachers.”
A spokesperson for VIPKid declined to share specific details around how much longer its one-on-one tutoring service in China may run, but said that as of Aug. 7, families in China can no longer purchase new classes with foreign educators.
Many tutors who have ongoing contracts with VIPKid are not optimistic that the company can pull off the international expansion. Chatter in private Facebook groups tends to be fatalistic.
The day after GoGoKid shuttered, Quinones Robinson woke up early and taught a child through VIPKid’s platform for the first time in a long time. She plans to tutor on VIPKid for as long as she can get bookings. But, expecting that VIPKid will fold soon, just like the others, she said she’d be building out her own private tutoring business in the meantime.
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ESL Student-Teacher Relations
As a children’s ESL teacher, you’ll be working with younger students who are at odds to communicate in their home country. As a result, they are often shy and nervous in a classroom setting. However, they have a much more immediate need to grasp the language as they will be encountering it on a daily basis outside of the classrooms and will therefore be more motivated to learn and will likely pick up the language at a fast pace.
When working with young students, the teacher will be one of the first people they will be able to communicate with in English. As a result, it is highly important to establish a positive relationship with your students. Since ESL teachers may end up working with students from all over the globe in one classroom, the same relationship formula may not work for an entire class. For example, if a teacher refuses eye contact with a student from France, it may cause them to think that the teacher views themselves to be “too good” for their students. Contrastingly, Chinese students may go out of their way to refuse eye contact, as it is not part of their customs.
In general however, here are a few points that can help establish positive student-teacher relations:
- Become familiar with the native customs and traditions of the students
- Avoid pointing at and touching students
- Never chew gum in the classroom
- Provide positive feedback and an encouraging environment
Most importantly, ESL teachers need to remember that children in their classes may be having a difficult time adjusting not only to the school in their new country, but also to everyday life. If a child seems to be struggling emotionally, ESL teachers may need to help coach them through some of these challenges.
Tips for Teaching Children
ESL teachers are often required to develop their own lesson plans, so knowing how to structure a school day is a vital skill. Developing these plans may seem intimidating at first, but there are many online resources for ESL teachers. Altogether, it’s important to first establish the level of English your class possesses is. Unlike with EFL, the kids will also be trying to use what they learn in their external environment, such as words and phrases they’ll encounter in everyday life.
Slang phrases and references to popular culture will also be important as the students will encounter this type of vocabulary in the outside world more than formal grammatical structures. Regardless of the lessons and activities that are being planned, these tips can prove helpful:
- Children have short attention spans, but will pay attention for longer periods if they are actively involved with interactive lessons instead of being lectured.
- Remember to speak slowly and annunciate, but do not use a tone that may (even unintentionally) belittle students.
- Have a back up plan (even just a fun game or song) in case a lesson proves unsuccessful or finishes early.
- Encourage students to speak amongst themselves in English. This is especially important if you have students who speak the same native language.
- Have fun! Incorporate ESL games and activities whenever possible.
11 Companies That Let You Teach English Online Without a Degree
Over the last few years, teaching English online has experienced rapid growth in both popularity and demand, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. With the world catching onto this online ESL teaching phenomenon, it seems as though new online schools and teaching platforms are popping up every other week, with most of them having one thing in common – they require that you have a bachelor’s degree to apply.
In this post, we’ll cover in detail 11 different companies that let you teach English online without a degree. But first, let’s clear up some common misconceptions about teaching English online as it relates to the required level of education and certification.
Can I teach English 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.
Can you teach English online with an associate’s degree?
Yes, you can teach English online with an associate’s degree. Taking a TEFL certification course will provide you with the training and qualifications you need to get hired to teach English online with an associate’s degree.
Can I teach English online without a TEFL certificate?
Many online teaching companies require a TEFL certificate and for the ones that don’t, a TEFL certification will give your online teacher profile that cutting edge. Also, given that the job market is becoming more competitive, you’ll need a certificate to get a job with a reputable company.
Okay, now that we’ve cleared up those online ESL teaching questions, here are 11 companies that will hire you to teach English online and with which you can find online ESL jobs, even if you do not have a four-year degree:
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The Cambly platform enables you to engage in short discussion sessions with students from around the world via webcam – no experience necessary.
Cambly Teacher Requirements:
Be a native-English speaker from a native-English speaking country: United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
No bachelor’s degree or prior teaching experience required.
- Pay is $0.17 USD per minute ($10.20 USD per hour).
- Cambly automatically tracks the time you spend tutoring.
- Cambly delivers your earnings every Monday via PayPal.
- As a Cambly tutor, you set your own hours.
- Work as little or as much as you want.
- You can log in whenever you have a free moment and start taking student calls within minutes.
- No minimum number of work hours required.
- Students are usually adults.
- Students can be from anywhere around the world.
- You might chat with a university student from Brazil, a marketing professional from Japan, and an English enthusiast from Turkey all in one day.
Cambly Class Structure:
- Lessons are 1-on-1 – just the teacher and the student.
- Cambly provides guided courses, including academic test prep, business English, conversation practice, and more.
Cambly Technical Requirements:
- Laptop/computer with webcam.
- Headset with a microphone.
- Cambly provides you with an interactive online classroom.
- A steady, fast internet connection (wired preferred).
- Pay is considered to be on the lower end of the scale compared to other online teaching platforms.
- Given that no qualifications are required, competition can be high at times when there is an abundance of teachers looking for students.
Cambly Application Process: Becoming a Cambly online ESL teacher is made up of a 3-step application process.
- Step 1: You will need to make sure your connection can handle video streaming reliably. Here, Cambly will test your video and audio and automatically let you know if they pass the connection test.
- Step 2: Record an on-the-spot short introduction video. If you mess up, you can re-record it as many times as needed.
- Step 3: Fill out your tutor profile as you’d like it to be viewable to students. This is your chance to market yourself to students on Cambly. Submit your application.
Ready to apply? Click here.
** As of August 8, 2021, PalFish hopes to focus more of its efforts towards international business in response to China’s new education regulations. PalFish students in mainland China will no longer be able to purchase new packages/classes with foreign teachers. Moving forward, trial classes with foreign teachers will only be opened to students outside of mainland China. In the future, PalFish is looking to explore more types of services and provide teachers with different types of work opportunities.
PalFish is an app-based platform that lets you chat with kids and adult ESL learners from all around the world from your mobile device or tablet. It has two sectors – PalFish Kids and PalFish Free Talk. The below information applies to PalFish Free Talk.
PalFish Teacher Requirements:
- PalFish does not have any preference with regard to nationality for online ESL teaching positions – however, you must be fluent in English.
- Due to recent changes from the Chinese government, you MUST have a valid teaching certification (TEFL/TESOL/CELTA) or teaching license to teach online with PalFish.
- You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- You set your own rate of pay which is paid out by the minute.
- PalFish will take a 20% cut off whatever your rate is.
- PalFish uses Payoneer (similar to PayPal) to execute payments.
- The average pay rate is approximately $10-$18 USD per hour – however, there are teachers charging more than $30 USD per hour that are still quite popular.
- You can select when to make yourself available through the app and start picking up lessons based on demand.
- There are no set hours or minimum time requirements.
- Your students will be adults.
- If you would like to teach kids, PalFish has an “Official Kids” course option you can select which is more structured and offers less flexibility.
PalFish Class Structure:
- Lessons are 1-on-1 – just the teacher and the student.
- Lessons are conversational in nature, and typically there isn’t a set curriculum or lesson plan, so students will often use PalFish to practice their conversational skills.
PalFish Technical Requirements:
- PalFish is a mobile app-based platform: you will need an iOS (Apple) or Android cell phone/tablet in order for this to work for you.
- If your teacher application is rejected, you cannot reapply.
- You can only change your tuition rate twice per month.
PalFish Application Process:
In order to apply to become a PalFish online ESL teacher, you will need to:
- Step 1: Download the PalFish app here and follow the application steps within the app.
- Step 2: Choose an avatar – this must be a clear photo of yourself.
- Step 3: Write your self-introduction (must be 100+ words).
- Step 4: Record a self-introduction video. This must be longer than 30 seconds in length and should highlight your English pronunciation and proficiency.
- Step 5: Go to “My Wallet” and fill in your payment information. Once done, account verification can take up to two business days.
You can view a PalFish application checklist here.
SkimaTalk Teacher Requirements:
- To apply to be a SkimaTalk teacher, you must be a native English speaker with American, British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand an/or Irish/English dialects.
- Those whose native tongue is another language or dialect than those listed above will be asked to wait until SkimaTalk expands its teacher qualifications.
- Tutors must be 18 years of age or older.
- Prior teaching experience/training is preferred but not required.
- New teachers are initially required to conduct 3 free sessions to understand how the system works and build up their reputation on the platform.
- After the three initial sessions are booked, the price will automatically change to $8/session (25 minutes).
- Once the system automatically sets your price at $8, you will be able to set your own price if you choose to do so.
- Whatever price you set, just remember that SkimaTalk charges a fee of 20% of the session price, less applicable PayPal / Stripe fees. The remaining 80% of the session cost (less applicable PayPal fees) gets passed directly to the teacher.
- Set your own schedule.
- Work as many or as few hours as you choose.
- Students are more often than not adults.
- Students are from all over the world.
SkimaTalk Class Structure:
- Lessons are 1-on-1 – just the teacher and the student.
- Teachers can be creative and use their own teaching materials and methods to be unique and stand out on the SkimaTalk platform.
- There are SkimaTalk courses available for you to use during a lesson, but you do not need to use these unless your student requests that you do.
SkimaTalk Technical Requirements:
- Laptop/computer with webcam.
- Skype – you will use the Skype platform to conduct classes.
- Headset with a microphone.
- A steady, fast internet connection (wired preferred).
- You only get paid once per month.
- You have to use Skype to conduct your lessons – SkimaTalk does not have its own video-based platform.
SkimaTalk Application Process:
Becoming a SkimaTalk teacher is made up of three easy steps:
- Step 1: Create an account by signing up.
- Step 2: Fill out your teacher profile and record a video introduction.
- Step 3: Complete a few short, simple tests and then wait for approval and account activation.
Ready to apply? Click here. Want more info? Check out SkimaTalk’s teacher FAQs.
With students at the center, Lingoda’s mission is to empower even the busiest people to master a language and unlock their potential – anytime, anywhere. Students at Lingoda can learn English, German, French, and Spanish in small groups or in private classes. Lingoda is the leading online language school in Europe.
Lingoda Teacher Requirements:
- To apply to be a teacher with Lingoda, you must have at least 2-3 years of teaching experience.
- Hold an ESL teaching certification (TEFL/TESOL/CELTA).
- You must be a native speaker of the language you wish to teach (in this case, English)
- You must also be legally able to work as a freelancer.
- Pay ranges from €7 – €11 per hour (~$7.85 – $12.34 USD per hour).
- Design your own schedule around your life.
- Work not only when you want but as much as you want.
- No minimum hours are required.
- The beauty of Lingoda is that you can book both long term (months in advance) and short term (hours in advance). This allows you to have a completely flexible and spontaneous schedule.
- The average Lingoda teacher teaches approximately 5-20 hours per week.
- Students are adult learners.
- Students are from all over the world.
Lingoda Class Structure:
- Small groups (3-5 students) lessons available.
- 1-on-1 private lessons available.
- Use Lingoda’s in-house designed learning materials based on the European Framework (CEFR) to minimize class preparation and make teaching a breeze.
Lingoda Technical Requirements:
- Lingoda classes are taught on Zoom, an online conferencing platform.
- You need a high-speed internet connection
- A computer/laptop with a webcam.
- A high-quality headset.
- You have to use Zoom to conduct your lessons – Lingoda does not have its own video-based platform.
Lingoda Application Process:
- Apply online.
- Be invited for an interview.
- Complete the online onboarding process.
- Take your first class!
Ready to apply to teach English with Lingoda? Head to this link.
5. Open English
Open English is the most renowned online English school in Latin America. Since 2007, they have helped more than 500,000 students reach language fluency. Different from on-site courses, overcrowded and with fixed schedules, Open English offers online, live classes 24×7.
Open English Teacher Requirements:
- Open English is looking for qualified EFL/ESL professionals who are native, North American English speakers to provide services as Academic Specialists.
- Candidates without a relevant degree must have a TEFL/TESOL certification and at least 1 year of EFL/ESL teaching experience.
- Spanish language skills are a plus.
Open English Pay:
Open English Hours:
- Open English is a great fit for those who currently have a busy schedule working or studying, and are available during evenings hours (USA ET).
- Teachers must provide a minimum of 10 hours of availability each week, and may be scheduled a maximum of 26 – 36 hours a week, depending on location (part-time employees are limited to 26 hours per week).
- There are no guaranteed hours, and assigned hours can vary seasonally.
Open English Students:
- Open English: Teach adult professionals from all over Latin America in a group or one-on-one classes on our well-known state-of-the-art teaching platform.
- Open English Junior: Teach highly engaging group and one-on-one classes with children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 14 from across Latin America.
- Open English Centers: As a remote teacher for Open English Centers, you will teach interactive group classes to students attending our popular learning centers.
Open English Class Structure:
- Teach with developed lesson plans so no preparation is required.
- Access to the Open English Teacher Hub with resources, podcasts, training, and more.
- Both group or 1-on-1 lessons are provided.
Open English Technical Requirements:
- Must have a computer/laptop equipped with a webcam and microphone.
- Access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection.
Open English Application Process:
While completing the application to become an Academic Specialist with Open English, you will learn about the classroom experience and technical requirements, while also providing information about your qualifications, skills, and experience. After completing the application, it will be reviewed and may be held until there is a position available. You may be asked to complete an interview or video recording.
If you are selected, you will go through an onboarding process and must complete training to become familiar with the Open English platform and preferred methodologies before being assigned any shifts. To summarize the application process:
- Step 1 – Complete application
- Step 2 – Complete any additional steps required (interview or video submission)
- Step 3 – If selected, complete on-boarding
- Step 4 – Complete training
- Step 5 – Start teaching!
Interested in applying? You can apply here and find out more information here.
Verbling is an online language-learning platform that connects language learners with qualified language teachers for private sessions through live video chat. Teachers can teach from anywhere in the world with a computer and Internet access.
Verbling Teacher Requirements:
- Teachers can teach from anywhere in the world with a computer and Internet access
- All Verbling teachers are required to have previous experience teaching their target language to speakers of other languages.
- A formal teaching certificate (TEFL) is preferable and will increase your chances of admission.
- Candidates that don’t have a certificate or a verifiable teaching experience will not be accepted.
- You do not need to be a native English speaker but you are required to have a very good command (C2) of the language you wish to teach.
- Teachers set their own hourly tutoring rates individually.
- You always earn 85% of whatever you charge students, and a 15% commission goes to Verbling.
- You can then cash out your earnings using various methods including PayPal, TransferWise, Payoneer, or Verbling Credit.
- Teach in any capacity: full-time, part-time, or just occasionally.
- Teachers can teach an unlimited amount of private sessions on Verbling.
- Verbling has an automatic booking system where students can book any available time slot on teachers’ calendars (teachers can set their own schedules).
- Teach international students from every corner of the world.
- The majority of students will be adults.
Verbling Class Structure:
- Verbling teachers conduct their lessons using Verbling Video, Verbling’s own integrated video chat technology.
Verbling Technical Requirements:
- You need a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone.
- Google Chrome browser.
- A strong internet connection.
Verbling Application Process:
Create a Verbling account, log in, and submit a Verbling application. The sections that make up the application include:
- Section 1 – Complete your general profile including a photo of yourself.
- Section 2 – Languages you teach and speak.
- Section 3 – Record a short demo lesson profile video.
- Section 4 – Write your short biography.
- Section 5 – Complete your resume by listing your qualifications.
Section 6 – Fill in your ongoing weekly availability.
Section 7 – Upload a photo of your government ID.
Section 8 – Complete a speed test to determine your Internet speed.
Section 9 – Read and accept the Verbling consulting agreement.
Accepted applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of submitting their application. Interested in applying? You can do so here.
LatinHire is a business process outsourcing company specializing in online education. They recruit and manage talent for some of the largest education companies in the world. LatinHire isn’t just looking for English tutors though, their tutors are experts in at least one of the following areas: English, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Accounting, and Finance and Economy.
LatinHire Teacher Requirements:
- American tutors only.
- If you are chosen as a LatinHire Online Tutor, they will introduce you to one of their clients and you must pass the client’s own evaluation to start tutoring.
- All formalities (training, management, payment, etc.) are handled by LatinHire.
- You don’t need to submit any documentation in your initial application. Later on, if you qualify for one of their online work opportunities, you may need to submit proof of your academic achievements and you may need to go through a criminal background check.
- The compensation varies depending on the subjects the tutor will be tutoring, the quality of his/her sessions, and the total amount of hours that he/she is available to work.
- Pre-selected applicants are informed of exact pay rates for each specific subject, quality, and client.
- Tutors get paid for every minute they teach or wait for students.
- Hours are completely up to you – teach as many or as few hours as you wish.
- You have the freedom to teach in the morning or at night.
- Adults and children based in Latin America.
LatinHire Class Structure:
- Both 1-on-1- and group lessons.
LatinHire Technical Requirements:
- Laptop/computer with webcam and microphone.
- Fast, stable internet connection.
- LatinHire recruits online English teachers on behalf of other e-learning companies, so it is unclear which company you will be working for while completing the application process.
LatinHire Application Process:
You must first complete and submit an application form. LatinHire will then review your application and if your profile meets any of their current needs, they will contact you to start the application process for the specific tutoring subject and company where you are needed. If your profile doesn’t meet any of their current needs, you will be put on a waiting list and they will contact you as soon as we need to recruit tutors in your area of knowledge.
You can access the LatinHire application form here.
italki is a global language learning community that connects students and teachers for 1-on-1 online language lessons. They claim to be the world’s largest marketplace for online language teachers.
italki Teacher Requirements:
italki’s ‘Professional Teacher’ role requires one of the following qualifications:
- A TEFL certification from an accredited institution (120 hours minimum), OR
- A university degree in teaching English as a foreign language, OR
- A national or state English teaching license, OR
- Proof of employment at an English language teaching institute.
So as long as you have your TEFL certification, even without a university degree, you can apply for this role.
italki also requires that teachers have native proficiency or C2 level in order to teach English.
- As an italki teacher, you set your own prices.
- The lowest price per lesson Professional Teachers can charge is $10 USD.
- Teachers usually offer a lower Trial Lesson price to attract new students.
- When a lesson is completed, iTalki charges a 15% commission fee based on the teacher’s listed lesson price (so if you list your lesson price at $10, you will receive $8.50 and iTalki will take $1.50 in commission).
- italki does not charge a commission fee for trial lessons.
- Set your own schedule and availabilities.
- Teach as much or as little as you want.
- Students schedule lessons during your available times.
- Students can be of any age, but most commonly will be adults.
- Students can be from anywhere around the world.
italki Class Structure:
- Classes are taught 1-on-1.
italki Technical Requirements:
- A laptop or desktop computer with a microphone and a webcam.
- Headphones are also recommended.
- A stable internet connection.
You can use one or more of the following video platforms to conduct lessons.
- italki Classroom
- Google Hangouts
italki Application Process:
- Application submission
- Application review
- Pre-Approved or Waitlist or Rejection of application (applicants will be notified via email within 10 business days)
- Teacher Success Videos and Quiz
- Video Call with italki Teacher Services
- An application will be approved once steps 4 and 5 are completed within 7 days of the pre-approved email being sent
Begin your application here
Tutlo is a modern language learning platform that allows flexible learning. It is a Polish-based platform that offers one-on-one learning to business professionals, children, and adults.
Tutlo Teacher Requirements:
- A native English speaker from: the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.
- At least 18 years of age.
- Minimum of 6 months of English teaching experiences (offline/online classes, private tutorials, language volunteer programs).
- TEFL certification.
- You should be a good conversationalist.
- Pay ranges from $5-11 USD per hour.
- Paid via PayPal.
- Teach as much or as little as you want.
- Lessons are on-demand, meaning they do not have to be booked via an open schedule in advance – just connect at your convenience.
- Students can be children and teenagers, adults, or business professionals.
Tutlo Class Structure:
- Lessons are 1-on-1.
- Lessons are 20 minutes in length.
- Students also have the option of selecting a 40 or 60 minute lesson.
Tutlo Technical Requirements:
- At least 5 mbps internet speed both for upload and download.
- Laptop/computer with webcam and microphone capabilities.
- Headset with microphone preferred.
- The website doesn’t go into too much detail about the job role, etc.
Tutlo Application Process:
- The application process is straightforward.
- Fill out this form, submit the required documents, introduce yourself in a short video, and submit your application!
Preply is an online tutoring platform that caters to a plethora of languages other than just English. Preply tutors teach 800,000+ students globally.
Preply Teacher Requirements:
- No degree or teaching experience is required.
- Looking for tutors that enjoy sharing knowledge and making a difference in students’ lives.
- Have outstanding communication skills.
- Are willing to provide a personalized learning experience to international students.
- Choose your hourly rate and change it anytime.
- On average, English tutors charge $15-25 per hour.
Most popular tutors on Preply earn up to $550 a week.
Your earnings depend on the hourly rate you set, the number of lessons you teach and how many students continue learning with you after the trial lesson.
A tip for newly registered tutors: start with a lower hourly rate to get first students faster. You can change your rate anytime.
Preply takes a commission fee from your lessons.
The commission for every trial lesson with a new student is 100%. For all subsequent lessons, the commission starts at 33% and decreases to 18% based on how many hours you’ve taught on the platform.
- Decide when and how many hours you want to teach.
- No minimum time commitment or fixed schedule.
- The more hours you tutor with Preply, the less commission they take from your rate of pay.
- Students can be from anywhere in the world.
- Students can be of any age, but the majority will be adults.
Preply Class Structure:
Preply Technical Requirements:
- You will need a laptop or a desktop computer.
- A stable internet connection.
- A webcam.
- A microphone for conducting lessons in the Preply virtual classroom.
- If you’re only teaching a few hours a week, the 33% commission structure that Preply takes is very high. You have to build up teaching hours for the commission to dro pdown to 18%.
Preply Application Process:
The Preply application form consists of the following sections:
- About section
- Profile photo upload
- Upload an intro video
- Set your availability
- Complete the Preply verification
Complete your application here.
11. All Right
AllRight.io is a growing English school teaching mainly young learners from the ages of 4-12. They are based in Europe.
All Right Teacher Requirements:
- A degree is not required to be a teacher with All Right.
- If you do not have a degree, however, you will need a TEFL certification as well as some teaching experience to be considered.
- You also do not need to be a native English speaker – All Right takes on three categories of teachers: Standard; Near-native; and Native, and pay will fluctuate based on which category of teacher you fall into.
All Right Pay:
- Near-native teachers usually start on $8 USD per hour but after 6 months, the pay can be bumped up to $10 USD per hour based on performance.
- Native teachers can expect to make up to $12 USD per hour.
- A teacher incentive program is also offered which contains monetary and non-monetary rewards.
All Right Hours:
- For Near-natives and Native teachers, there is a minimum contract requirement of 15 hours per week, with 6 of those hours needing to be on weekends.
- Classes are either 25 mins or 55 mins in length.
All Right Students:
- Mainly young learners from the ages of 4-12.
- Provide services to students from all over the world, but most of them are from Russia, Poland, Spain and Italy.
All Right Class Structure:
- They have their own in-house curriculum which is provided to you.
- Trial lessons are 25mins and allow the teacher to meet the students and parents and an opportunity to sell themselves.
- If the student is happy with the trial lesson, they can book paid lessons with the teacher.
- Lessons are either 25min or 55min packages.
- Consists of mainly 1-2-1 lessons.
- Also offers “Speaking Clubs” which can contain small groups of 6-10 and some even 35 students, which are conducted on Zoom and the teachers can sign up for them to fill their schedules if they are not so successful at getting 1-2-1 students.
All Right Technical Requirements:
- Laptop/computer with webcam and microphone capabilities.
- Headset with microphone preferred.
- Stable and reliable internet connection.
All Right Cons:
- Lower hourly rate that most other platforms but hours may be better suites since they are based in Europe.
All Right Application Process:
Step 1: Applicants will need to fill out a form outlining some details and qualifications.
Step 2: Upload your resume.
Step 3: Upload a copy of your degree if you have one.
You can apply to be a teacher with All Right here.
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Still want more? There are so many companies you can teach English online with! Check out our comprehensive teach English online comparison chart to compare ESL schools, degree requirements, salaries, students, peak teaching times, and more!
Apply For Your U.S. Student Visa: ESL Programs
The United States government offers three student visa types including F, J, and M.
- F Student Visa: for study at an accredited U.S. college or university or to study English at an English language institute
- J Exchange Visa: for participation in an exchange program, including high school and university study
- M Student Visa: for non-academic or vocational study or training in the United States
Before you can apply for an F, J, or M student visa, you must first apply and be accepted by a U.S. institution of higher education that is certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).
Even when an institution is SEVP-certified and able to issue I-20 and DS-2019 forms for use in visa applications, it may not hold national or regional accreditation. The U.S. Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation databases list accreditation status for all U.S. institutions. Institutions designated by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to place participants in Academic Exchange programs (J visas) must be accredited. Recognition of course credits and degrees by other institutions and by U.S. and international employers is linked to an institution’s accreditation. To learn more about accreditation talk to an EducationUSA adviser.
Once accepted at an SEVP-certified school, you will receive a Form I-20 or DS-2019 from the institution’s international student office to present when you apply for your student visa. Once you receive your form, visit:
1. U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs (Student Visas)
2. U.S. Department of State – U.S. Embassies and Consulates
3. U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Study in the States
It is important to note that two separate U.S. government agencies are involved with international student arrival and status while studying in the United States. The State Department is responsible for the visa application process and issuing the visa. Once a visa holder arrives in the United States, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security then takes over as the responsible agency for entry into the country, as well as issuing and enforcing international student regulations. Please read information from all three sources above before applying for a U.S. student visa. The sites address employment, maintaining your status, and other vital topics.
K-6 Online ESL Teacher – Part-Time Independent Contractor with VIPKID at VIPKID
The future is here! Join a fast-growing community of elite educators who are teaching right from their home. As an independent contractor, you will be matched 1:1 with Chinese students on our secure virtual learning platform to teach English online. You can make your own schedule and use VIPKID resources to instruct – no lesson planning required!
This opportunity is for you if you have a strong teaching background, are energetic, engaging, and self-motivated. If you consider yourself a global educator and are excited about the use of technology to connect the world, then this is a match. Partner with us and help change the face of online learning.
We have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, the Philippines, and San Francisco and have over 350,000 students and 40,000 teachers on the VIPKID platform. Founded in 2013, VIPKID has won several awards including Forbe’s #1 Remote Job, Fast Company’s Global Top 50 Most Innovative Company , the US-China Entrepreneurship Leader Award, etc. We have strategic partnerships with ETS, Coursera, and TESOL International, and are venture backed by top investors, such as Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Sinovation Ventures, Matrix Partners, ZhenFund, Northern Light Venture Capital, Yunfeng Capital, Learn Capital, Kobe Bryant’s fund – Bryant Stibel and ZTwo Capital.
We pride ourselves on giving Chinese children the North American elementary school experience.
– 1-on-1 online full immersion English language and content classes
– Curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards
– 25-minute highly engaging lessons
– Exposure to the American or Canadian K-12 education system
– Minimum 1 year of teaching experience of any kind
– Bachelor’s degree
– Tech Requirements: Desktop or Laptop with a fast internet connection and audio/video capability
Contract type: Independent contractor
Contract term: 6-Months
Start date: Immediately
Hours: In order to maximize the number of classes scheduled, teachers are recommended to be available for at least 15 time slots per week (each time slot is 30 minutes) during Beijing peak times. The following hours tend to be the most requested time periods from our families: Monday-Sunday 6-10pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9am-10pm in Beijing time.
Here are the times converted to US time:
Beijing 6pm ~10pm
Beijing 9am ~10pm
Beijing 9am ~10pm
|EST||6am ~ 10am||Fri 9pm~Sat 10am||Sat 9pm~Sun 10am|
|CST||5am ~ 9am||Fri 8pm~Sat 9am||Sat 8pm ~Sun 9am|
|MST||4am ~ 8am||Fri 7pm~Sat 8am||Sat 7pm~Sun 8am|
|PST||3am ~ 7am||Fri 6pm~Sat 7am||Sat 6pm~Sun 7am|
|Hawaii||1am ~ 5am||Fri 4pm~Sat 5am||Sat 4pm~Sun 5am|
Payment: Our teachers are paid according to the number of classes finished. The minimum service fee rate range is US$ 14-$18/hour. There are incentives for every lesson, so a typical service fee ranges between US$ 14-22/hour. This business opportunity is ideal for independent contractor teachers looking to supplement their income.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
90,000 Study abroad | Gallery of Schools
Nowadays, studying abroad is not only prestigious and fashionable, it is also a guarantor of a high level of knowledge, upbringing and, as a result, demand from employers. It is widely known that knowledge gained abroad is more aimed at developing hidden talents in a child, independence in finding answers to questions, and applying a creative approach to solving a problem. Children in schools are taught not by cramming the material, but by learning through experience.That is why there are so many practical laboratories in schools, classes for independent work, educational excursions outside not only the school, but also the country, with only one purpose – to show the child how the material studied at school can be applied in practice.
Considering schools abroad from the point of view of creating an educational and upbringing environment, we have an ideal place where you can send even a young child without fear for his safety, comfort, completeness of acquired knowledge, development of potential. Study Abroad is comprehensive, tailored to the individual needs of each child.
Upon arrival at the school, all children will be tested on knowledge of English and often mathematics, in order to confidently determine the level of knowledge and potential. Further, there is a distribution into groups. Depending on the test results, the school may offer the child to take an additional subject for study – English as a Second Language (ESL / EAL), which will undoubtedly help the child to quickly improve his language skills.
At a school abroad, a child lives in a residence – older children in rooms for 1-2 people, younger children in rooms for 3-4 people. The residence has its own rules of conduct, regime. In many schools, it is obligatory to wear uniforms, as well as various attributes showing belonging to a particular residence. By the way, competitions are often held between the students of the residences, which affect both educational achievements and sports. There is an interesting system of rewards and punishments that parents really like.For example, incentives include: preparing homework in your room, allowing additional entrance from school, for academic success, they are awarded a bronze, silver or gold diploma. the punishment can be: a ban on leaving school on weekends, cleaning the school grounds, jogging in the morning, and so on.
The child is always under control. the territories of many schools abroad are either fenced off or located far from major cities. The campus of the school itself is guarded around the clock. Even when we tried to enter the school grounds without an invitation, they didn’t let us in, explaining that we were strangers and to get into the territory we had to order a pass.
The child’s access to the Internet, the return to school from the city is strictly under control. In all schools, when accessing the Internet, many pages are blocked that are not suitable for viewing. When leaving the residence, the child is obliged to write down in a special journal what time he left and where, on his return, write the time.
In addition to the lesson activities, the school provides children with great opportunities for sports, art, music, theater. For the realization of children in these areas, schools provide first-class facilities, bases, materials.Almost all schools have a specific focus, some are strong in mathematics, some in business sciences, some in sports or arts. Depending on the needs and capabilities of the child, there is a selection of the best school that can “reveal” the child and motivate him to long-term study abroad.
live streaming and odds for the match ESL Pro League Season 14
The third game day at ESL Pro League Season 14 will end with the Gambit Esports – FURIA match.The game will take place on September 3 at 21:00 Moscow time.
We will tell you where to watch the match, as well as what interesting bookmakers offer for this meeting.
Highest odds for the match Gambit Esports – FURIA
Where to watch the live broadcast of the match Gambit Esports – FURIA
The entire ESL Pro League Season 14 tournament in the CIS is covered by the Maincast studio. Accordingly, you can watch the live broadcast of the Gambit Esports – FURIA match on our website thanks to the built-in player.
Gambit Esports have lost the first line of the HLTV rating and they want to rehabilitate themselves at this tournament. The team spent quite a long time at the bootcamp and should approach ESL Pro League Season 14 in good shape. Of course, at the online tournament, the Russian team is one of the main favorites of the tournament, and in the match with the Brazilians, Gambit Esports must confirm this status. Moreover, so far the team has not lost to FURIA in official matches. In addition, the Brazilians are inferior to Gambit Esports in terms of winrate on any of the possible maps.
ESL Pro League Season 14: What will the CIS teams show, will ZywOo play, and who did the reshuffles benefit?
Place a bet on the match Gambit Esports – FURIA
FURIA came to the tournament with a replacement and now it will be very difficult for them to qualify for the playoffs. Honda will be replaced by the 31-year-old coach, who played his last official match at the end of 2019. The Brazilians have looked rather weak lately, have lost their positions in the HLTV rating and have dropped out of the top 10, and ESL Pro League Season 14 does not bode well.Still, the replacement was forced and it is clear that a coach who has not played for more than a year on the professional stage will not be able to fully replace the player of the main team.
Statistics of head-to-head matches Gambit Esports – FURIA
The teams managed to play two matches with each other and Gambit Esports turned out to be stronger in both with the same score 2-1.
Full line for the match Gambit Esports – FURIA
The best bets on the match Gambit Esports – FURIA
Betting company 1xbet sees in this match the undisputed favorite in the person of Gambit Esports, giving them a coefficient of 1.11.You can bet on FURIA with odds of 6.20.
Also, analysts believe that less than three cards will be played in this confrontation. You can bet on total cards under 2.5 with odds 1.43, and on total cards over 2.5 with odds 2.70
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90,000 “I used to tilt like a kid, it’s just awful. He went into the room and locked himself up for several hours “
Kerry of AS Monaco Gambit Kyyalbek “dream ‘” Tayirov summed up in an interview the results of his team’s performance at the Major in Kiev, commented on the recent changes in the ranks of AS Monaco Gambit , and also spoke about the preparation for the closed qualifier at The International 10 .
– What was the purpose of participating in ESL ? Did you have any tournament objectives?
– We didn’t play exactly to win the tournament, but to test our strength.Because we still have a new team, a new five and a new mid lane. And we lacked formal practice. Therefore, we all agreed to play this tournament. The practice was short, but it happens.
– Did you get any experience?
– Right on time, some games have already been disassembled, some will be analyzed. There are things that we need to work on, and we see it.
– Do such defeats, when you lose 0-17, somehow affect you? How was your mood after that?
– We lost, and then for about an hour and a half we went about our business to calm down.It is unpleasant. Despite the fact that there was no goal to win the tournament, everyone wants to win.
And after everyone rested and came to their senses, we sat down and discussed why we lost, what we did wrong.
During the game itself, at about the 10th minute we understood perfectly well that everything. But they tried to catch on to something. It didn’t work – and we were already just fanatical, one might say. They just waited for the Templarki rapier, because Temych really wanted to buy it and play for fun. Maybe it will. But we never accepted this fight and decided to write GG.
– What are your impressions of the Major?
– Nice. We had new players, we managed to play only 2-3 quies before the start of the Major, but we tried to perform to the maximum of what we know. You could say they were just playing Dota.
The Wild Card left a positive impression, because we had chances to go further, but we ourselves made a mistake and lost. I am glad that we did not lose in 0 to absolutely everyone and gave at least some kind of fight.
We had no relationship with the major, that we play in order to learn something.We played, tested each other and tried anyway. We were preparing for matches, preparing for teams. But something worked out, but something didn’t.
– What happened?
– We coolly rocked the map, waited for certain items. In some games, as planned, they did not do some stupid moves. Waiting for their power spikes and ending the games.
– What didn’t work out?
– A lot of things. The laning went wrong, and sometimes they got lost on the map and did not know what to do.And there was some turmoil during the game and drafts, because everyone was still recognizing each other.
– It was also a good experience for you to play with teams from other regions. Have you noticed any distinctive features?
– To be honest, many teams in the CIS are just AFK. They do not punish, they give complete freedom of action on the map – do what you want. And in Europe they are strangled for your mistakes: for bad things, for stupid moves – for all this they are punished immediately, and it becomes harder to play.And in the CIS things are somehow easier. People react more slowly, they like to farm more and play some more passive and slow Dota. And the Europeans try to play very fast.
We also played with the Chinese, but they have a very strange Dota. Some of us are carried right off the lanes and in all movements, and some also AFK-farm. Each team has its own style and vision.
– Have you played with LGD ?
– Yes, we played some games.This is a unique team: they can play fast, they can play super slow – however they want. They can play for up to 40-50 minutes if they want. We, of course, did not have time to play so much with them, but I saw it from their performance at the Major.
– How is it more comfortable for you to play: fast or farm for 30 minutes?
– To be honest, it’s not a thrill for me to play slow Dota at all. I like the fast one more, but now the meta doesn’t allow doing it in the first position. This requires specific heroes like Viper or Doom.On TB and others, even if you want to go and kill heroes, you cannot. You need farm, you need quality.
I want to play fast, but now Dota is not like that. People will still swing and farm.
– Which hero would you play fast Dota on right now?
– For fun – I would play on Pangolier. I took it in public, high-quality hero. And in a serious game it all depends on who I’m on the line against. Maybe on Furion or Amber. Although I admit that I myself am a bad player at Furion, he looked tough at the Major.
– You said that the departure of Fn from the team upset you. Have the recent changes in the line-up somehow affected you?
– Now there is a slightly different case, and I cannot say that this had any influence on me. Maybe only in terms of play, because the players are different and you need to rebuild a little. And in terms of the team, nothing has changed in life.
If the changes in the line-up occur because the player himself wanted and did it for personal reasons, he himself talks about it and there are no kicks, then I take it calmly and adequately.People come and go – it’s a natural process.
– What has changed in the game plan? How do the fives that you played with during this time differ from each other?
– Obviously, they differ in personal skill and understanding of the game. Everyone has different ideas and ideas about how to stand the line and what to do in the game.
But I noticed that they all have a similar trait and peculiarity: everyone loves to just leave the line after a certain minute – and that’s it! Leave and leave me!
SoNNeiko and Eine have a huge difference in experience.And Sonneiko is more of a leader and captain, and Yumi is just a high-skill player who knows what to do in this role.
– If we talk about leadership and captaincy, how are the dynamics in the team built now? Who is responsible for what?
– We are still working on it. For the most part, our boots are responsible for everything. But if you remember, it happens in different ways. It all depends on the game: some feel good, some feel bad. Whoever feels comfortable now takes the lead.
Three people are mainly involved in drafts: Sanya, Vasya and Tolyan.
– Do you take responsibility on yourself?
– If only for your hero. I try not to get involved in official matches, so that there is no state when a million ideas are stuffed into people’s heads. This only makes it harder for the drafter.
– Quite recently you said that you have learned to adequately relate to defeat. How is your attitude different then and now?
– The difference is huge.I used to tilt like a kid, it’s just awful. I would go into a room and lock myself up for several hours, and if it were possible, I would go away for a few days. And now I am more adequate. People are winning, people are losing.
For this I worked a lot mentally on myself. I wondered why and how this is happening, why I get so upset. I once heard Seb say that Dota is a mental game and that it needs to be paid much more attention than it seems. And I decided to spend more time on it.
– Have you read any books, have you watched yourself or went to a specialist?
– I did not go to anyone. I read several articles, tried to deal with it myself. I pondered and thought about what I would do in different situations – and worked on it. And it bore fruit. It’s good when you don’t treat defeat as the end of the world.
– Can you call yourself a stable carry?
– No, I will not say that I am stable.For me, a stable carry is a player who constantly performs at a high level, without things that affect him. And it happens to me that something affects me, so I cannot call myself stable.
– What can affect you?
– Moments in the game that I shouldn’t pay attention to, moments in the team – everything. I can play unconcentrated, not fully focused on the game. And when playing Dota, especially in an official match, you should always be in full focus and give your best.But I’m working on it.
– Who can you call a stable carry?
– Nisha played very stable. Now Ame is the same.
– And in the CIS?
– Epileptic – that’s all. He performs very consistently, he always has a plan. Although I haven’t seen V-Tune play for a long time.
– You are now actively preparing for the qualifications. What does your daily routine look like?
– We wake up at 2 o’clock, sort out the games, then play the square.We eat between games. If you need to discuss something after the quarter, then we sit down and talk. And then everyone goes about their business: someone plays publics, someone looks at turnips, someone generally rests in the room.
It is optimal for me to play 4 square meters per day, maximum – 6.
– How many pubs do you still have time to play?
– Approximately 4-5.
– It turns out that 9 maps in Dota and replays are a busy schedule. Before such important qualifications, do you need to enter the “dolphin mode” or approach it in a measured way?
– It’s more comfortable for me to play measuredly.If you just plow and plow, you will have some kind of burnout, because of which everything can go wrong. It is better to take the process more calmly and play measuredly.
We arrived at our regime after a general discussion. I will not say that this is a straight measured mode for me. Sometimes I don’t want to get up even at 2 pm, but it’s necessary. But I adjusted my routine so that I feel comfortable and in such a routine and feel efficient. I began to fall asleep closer to 3-4 hours – I sleep for 7-9 hours and that’s enough for me.
– Obvious favorites of the qualification – Spirit and NAVI . Who can surprise us and be high?
– HR, Winstrike and PuckChamp. They play cool. I followed their performances and liked their performance.
– When discussing qualifications, many say that due to line-up changes, your chances are greatly reduced. To be honest, what do you think, how did this affect?
– I cannot give an exact answer.Wait and see. We have a desire to go and destroy, but I do not want to think ahead.
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Preview ESL Pro League Season 13 – Real Time
Gambit Esport may well stay on the top of the mountain and oust VP and NAVI in terms of sympathy among the CS-community
Immediately after the end of IEM Katowice 2021, CS: GO fans can turn their attention to the new season of the Pro League, which is scheduled to start tomorrow, March 8th.The second major tournament in 2021 promises even more surprises, because the balance of power on the world stage has turned upside down after the triumph of the CIS teams at the tournament in Katowice. Now there are four of our teams in the top ten. The question arises: will this dominance continue or was it a one-time outbreak?
CIS dominates the world stage. Navi and Gambit have every chance to repeat the success
2021 began with sensations.For the first time in history, three domestic teams are in the top 5 of the HLTV rating. In addition to NAVI, longtime regulars of the world top, Virtus.pro and Gambit are now among the best, the finalists of the last IEM Katowice draw.
Unexpectedly, CIS-KS became the best in the world.
And while everyone is looking for logical explanations for this, the no less status ESL Pro League starts. Based on its results, it will become a little clearer what the domestic Counter Strike is.
It is interesting how our teams began to beat the recognized leaders so dramatically and now occupy almost half of the places at the top of the world rankings.The CIS has always been considered full of talented shooters, but tactical readiness was a weak link that prevented them from standing on a par with the recognized leaders of the pro-scene.
Even Born to Win, who are always considered favorites of any major tournament, are similar in style to other CIS teams. Difficult situations are drawn out on the individual skill, but this is not always enough for victories. The fact that NAVI still hasn’t won the Major speaks volumes.
My heart is racing right now! #Csgo #IEM #navination pic.twitter.com/zEirEkpKYA
– NAVI Live (@natusvincerelv) February 26, 2021
However, NAVI is still in great shape, the team can count on a successful performance in the group stage. After all, the European region continues perestroika, and Born to Win has a psychological advantage over the CIS teams in the form of S1mple and electronic.
Gambit now cooperates with Monaco and returns to its former greatness
Speaking of major victories, do not forget that Major plays in the Gambit team.All fans were waiting for the legendary team to return to the former greatness that was mined by Dosia, Adren, mou, Hobbit and Zeus. The legendary roster that won PGL Major Krakow 2017 has inscribed itself in CS history forever, and fans have the right to expect the same success from the new roster.
They sensationally won IEM Katowice 2021 and are now considered the most exciting young team in the world.
Last year the Gambits gained weight playing mediocre tier-2 tournaments, where their opponents were, in fact, the same mediocre teams.Having got rid of the Youngsters prefix, which signified the status of a young team, at the end of 2020, the bosses of the organization made it clear that the guys were ripe for serious achievements. And most importantly, they are counted on. And the players justified their trust in full. The DreamHack Open semi-final and the final at Snow Sweet Snow # 1 left a good impression on both the experts and the fans.
The next to etch their names on the #IEM Katowice trophy and leave their mark on CS: GO history forever.
Outstanding performance pic.twitter.com/0h8Peod7ge
– Intel®ExtremeMasters (@IEM) February 28, 2021
Gambit began to play more mature, more aggressive. Plus the map pool that the team has been playing over the past months looks impressive. Not all teams can play Vertigo and Overpass, because these are complex multi-level maps, but Gambits are strong on them, with 84% and 83% of wins, respectively. Plus the individual skill of each of the players – as a result, the team is now showing tremendous results and may well count on a high place in the ESL Pro League.
It is important to note that Gambit develops not only CS: GO roster.
Not so long ago, a Russian organization entered into a partnership agreement with the football club Monaco, which is owned by businessman Dmitry Rybolovlev.
True, this agreement concerns CS: GO to a lesser extent, since Monaco’s priority is aimed at the Dota 2 roster. Now the full name of the team sounds like AS Monaco Gambit.
The organization’s plans are very ambitious. Not so long ago, a mix of players from the Live to win team was signed, and Vladimir No [o] ne Minenko was taken to the position of the player in the center line.Yes, as a stand-in, but this is an indicator that the organization is ready to go to the next level and sign famous players. We are looking forward to the ascent of “Gambits” to Olympus Dota 2 and look forward to an interesting CS: GO team collaboration.
We are happy to announce the partnership with @AS_MONACO
From now on our rosters in Fortnite and Dota 2 will play under AS Monaco Gambit (ASM.GMB) tag in famous red-white jerseys!
More content, streams and giveaways incoming! Stay tuned pic.twitter.com/gJZzAe6gqu
– Gambit Esports (@GambitEsports) February 9, 2021
It is noteworthy that the two strongest CIS teams will converge already at the group stage, and their face-to-face meeting may become decisive in the fight for the playoffs. In addition to the aforementioned teams, MIBR, Furia, One and Cloud9 will play in Group C. Brazilian CS is famous for the same tough shooters, so matches with three South American teams should be very interesting. Plus Cloud9 after being kicked by Woxic’a became noticeably weaker in firepower, but it’s still a very interesting team with cool players and a huge budget, so a lot will depend on this tournament.Perhaps, after a successful result, the owners of the organization will not be stingy with one more star in the roster – and we will see the return of another once legendary team.
Group C enters the battle on March 19 with a match between Gambit and Mibr.
The European region is in crisis. Player transfers have not yet yielded results
Do not forget that the crisis of the European Counter Strike to a certain extent influenced the flourishing of the CIS region. Most of the teams are trying to reshuffle their lineups in the hope of strengthening their weaknesses.Against this background, the results worsened noticeably, and the apotheosis of this fall was the already mentioned IEM Katowice, in the semifinals of which three representatives of the CIS and Team Liquid played, who represent the North American region, which is “dying”, according to many experts.
FPX Phoenix, who recently signed the Godsent roster and, in addition, the great ChrisJ, who stood at the origins of mousesport, is of interest.
A Chinese organization is trying to break into the European region, and this is a very interesting project.True, the level of the players is not yet suitable for fulfilling high tasks. But the bosses can count on the 5th-8th place – and then further financial injections and potential star newcomers are possible.
In general, the topic of transfers is now more acute than ever. Almost all top teams have made multiple transitions. What stands out, of course, is Karrigan’s return to the Faze Clan. The Dane noted that he “returned home” and is ready to return the team to the top. But success does not come immediately, especially since the “phases” signed the player for the role of the captain.This means that there is a huge number of trainings and practices ahead in order for the current squad to play and start giving results. This is not the only transfer of the organization – the team was joined by the Canadian Twistzzz. And in his person, the team received an excellent shooter, who at a long distance can enter the top 30 at the end of 2021.
From the latter, the decision of G2 to send KennyS to the reserve is surprising. The Frenchman, after joining the Niko team, lost his status as the main star of the team and, it seems, completely wilted.Kdr 1.00 is clearly not what fans expect from the legendary sniper. Kenny Shrap is used to being the first violin of the orchestra, and the star rookie has clearly removed him from this place.
Modern CS is such that snipers come to the fore, and in this regard, the decision to kick “Kenny” looks strange. However, the decision on a new sniper looks even more incomprehensible. Actually, Niko is the new “avaper” G2, and Shrap’s place will be taken by JackZ, which was sent to stock a couple of months earlier. The metamorphosis taking place in the team looks like a real panic.After all, it was initially obvious that Niko would not put up with the role of a simple player, even though the Bosnian said in an interview that he was ready to just play and listen to all the prompts of the coaches and the captain. But it is already becoming obvious that this transfer does more harm than good so far.
Of the obvious favorites, only the Astralis team has no problems.
The Danes lost to Spirit in the quarterfinals against Katowice and clearly drew conclusions about their game. The team is trying to change and play more aggressively, because this trend is set by the current leaders of the scene – the CIS bands.But this is not quite Astralis’ style, and so far this game of aggression is being played only against teams that are obviously weaker, where the Danes are expected to dominate.
Vitality has also not been stable lately. The departure and early return of the aPex team captain did not benefit. The team lost the stability that helped them win important tournaments at the end of 2020. Now it all comes down to playing ZyWoo, and if the best player in the world is out of shape, then the team is doomed to defeat.
Now the picture of what is happening is not in favor of the recognized favorites.Young teams are increasingly outplaying their more high-profile rivals and take away major tournaments. It takes time for the European region to recover from numerous player transitions. In the meantime, competitors can only hope that the fuse of the CIS teams will quickly dry up due to the lack of extensive experience in playing at a high level. But judging by the last matches, the domestic players have more than enough strength.
The ESL Pro League Season 13 group stage kicks off on March 8th.The full composition of the groups is as follows:
- Group A
- Group B
- Group D
90,000 Heroic declined to comment on HUNDEN allegations at ESL Pro League S14 Press Conference
Heroic players answered journalists’ questions during the ESL Pro League Season 14 CS: GO press conference.Rene “TeSeS” Madsen and Kasper “cadiaN” Möller spoke about the state of the team because of the media noise around the situation with ex-mentor Nikolai “HUNDEN” Petersen. After that, the team captain declined to comment on any further issues related to the scandal in Heroic.
To be honest, it is quite difficult [to perform under pressure] because there is a lot of hate around us.But we attracted noise to ourselves before, when we were just performing. Of course, they are not exactly the same thing, but personally, I am always 100% focused when I play. Our only goal is to perform well in the playoffs against all odds. What is happening [in the media] cannot stop us.
CS: GO spy scandal.The coach leaked tactics to his rivals – now he wants to surrender the entire team
The mysterious story of Heroic.
We trained and tried from the very beginning [of the tournament].We are strong players who try to help each other as much as possible. We all have a common goal and we are focused on the game. We performed well in the group and hope to be able to show the same game in the playoffs. <...>
I understand that everyone is interested in asking a lot of questions on this topic. This is a hot news feed for all media [HUNDEN situation]. Just keep in mind, please, that if you ask a question, you are unlikely to get an answer. This is not for the media, I will leave everything for dialogue with ESIC.
At the end of the online meeting, cadiaN joked about HUNDEN’s accusations. He solemnly announced that he would now comment on the situation “for the sake of which everyone had gathered”, after which he defiantly left the conference.
Heroic made it to the playoffs from first place in Group A without a single defeat.The Danish five will start their performance with the quarterfinals of the upper bracket. The team will fight the winner of the Fnatic – Liquid pair on September 9 at 20:15 Moscow time.
ESL Pro League Season 14 runs online from August 16 to September 12. The best teams from the CIS, Europe and America compete for $ 750,000, rating points and a slot at BLAST Premier World Final 2021.
Shox stole Vitality’s press conference – talked about his passion for fishing and a kiss with carp
I caught a hefty carp!
90,000 Learning English on Vacation
The acquisition of skills such as knowing a foreign language is an important benefit that, with the right training, will stay with you throughout your life.You can be confident that understanding a new language will open doors to a world that may not be known to you, and will give a start to every aspect of your life.
Now, with our language program “Learn English on Vacation”, you have the opportunity to travel to an English speaking country and learn a new language on vacation that you will always remember. With our courses, you have the opportunity to live with a host family or to arrange to take your family with you. But you can rest assured that any of our courses will provide you with the daily communication you need so that you or your family can learn English at a faster pace, with fun and best of all, surrounded by a caring and loving environment.
On the other hand, if you are a parent looking to send your child to another country during the summer vacation, then we have a fantastic option for your child to participate in our Homestay Program where he or she will have one – Personalized lessons that will accelerate your child’s progress. Now, let’s dive deeper into what each course entails, so you can see which option is best for you, your family, or your child.
What is Vacation English Learning?
Learning English on Vacation is a program that is well known around the world. As I mentioned earlier, you can travel to any English speaking country. If you are a businessman, young professional, young adult, or if you are a parent who wants their child to learn English, or if you want your child to improve the level of English they already have, then this is the right program.for you. Since it doesn’t matter if you are an adult or a child, humans by nature always want to be in a safe environment, and we can meet this need.
Why can an English on vacation course improve your English?
The learning process we use is simple yet incredibly effective. One of the nicest things a person can do is go on vacation. Now, if you decide to spend your vacation with a private tutor who organizes a visit to the museum that you have always dreamed of buying tickets for during an interactive English lesson, this activity will allow you to practice and therefore improve the level of English that you already speak. at a faster pace.Our course also gives you the opportunity, as previously mentioned, to travel for your family, rent a house, while having one of our one-to-one lessons for each member of your family. This could be a beginner through advanced course. As you know, there is always a place in life for improving our skills and learning something new.
What are the benefits of learning English during the holidays?
Our program can provide you with many benefits, namely:
- You can stay with a host family where you will have one-on-one private lessons that will be tailored to your needs.
- You will have fun and practice with interactive lessons. This will allow you to have pleasant walks while improving your skills without noticing.
- Being in a safe environment When you are in a place where there is no stress, and therefore you are in a calm state, then you will have the right mindset to learn a new skill such as a new language that you may know or not to know.
- Homemade food , No one can say no to homemade food, which is one of the factors that bring us comfort while away from home.
- Accelerated Learning Process , It is a well-known fact that when a tutor selects lessons according to the student’s needs, then the student learns faster and more conveniently.
- You will have a local who will take you to places you would not know about, and this will make your holiday much more fulfilling.
- You will build a friendship that will last a lifetime. With our program, you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with wonderful people and create the type of connections you have always hoped to establish with another person.
What courses do we offer?
- Au pair program participants. . If you love working with children, this is the program for you. You have the choice to be an Aupair or Demi Pair. You can choose a family that is located in South Africa or the UK. We have a dedicated South African Homestay website, facility and host tutor that can provide you with first-class English tuition in the homes there.
With this program you can influence the life of a little person.You can be part of this program for up to a year.
- Exam Ingles . This is an internationally renowned course that prepares the student at a faster pace. Its lessons are tailored to the needs of each student, maximizing each student’s success rate.
- Business English .This course will provide you with the tools you need to improve your performance in the business world.
- General English. This is a General English course that gives you the opportunity to be in class or with a private tutor.We organize activities and excursions so you can practice the previous lessons in a fun and interactive way.
- Intensive English. This is an intensive program to help you improve your English quickly. This can be done in class or with our Homestay Program.
- Crash Course English .With this course you will have private lessons with your tutor. These lessons can be done, for example, during dinner, which makes the lesson extremely enjoyable.
- English for families. This course allows families to either live with their English teacher or negotiate independently. If the family decides to stay in a place other than their teachers’ home, then our tutor can go wherever you go to your holiday home. The lessons will be tailored to your brother’s needs.
- English course for seniors (55+). This is an English language course for adults over fifty-five.This is a homestay program where you can spend a short vacation. You can live with a host family in either South Africa or the UK.
I sincerely hope this has been a helpful guide for you to decide which course suits your needs. If you have further questions, please contact us! We can’t wait to hear from you!
90,000 Best English books for class – fun and interactive!
Looking for the best ESL books to help you get started on your path to success? Then you’ve come to the right place.
We have recommendations for the best English books for kids, teens and adults. We’ve also selected books that we think can help you better teach vocabulary, grammar structures, or whatever.
Whether you are just getting started teaching ESL or are a seasoned pro, we have some great guidelines for you.
Even if you have been teaching for a while, you can still find new activities that will captivate and enthrall your students.
So let’s take a look at the best ESL books currently available.
Best ESL Books for Class
We searched the market and found the following books, which we consider to be the best ESL books currently available.
ESL Games For The Classroom – Michael DiGiacomo
Interactive 101 Lessons for Minimal Preparation of Your Students
Average price: $ 13.27
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What is it about?
ESL Games for The Classrooms offers fantastic 1010 games that require little or no preparation and ensure you always have something for your students.
ESL educators know that preparatory work can be a nightmare if they have a lot of classes. But with these games, you can skip a lot of it and start having fun while learning.
There is also flexibility in activities to adapt them to small groups, large groups and even private lessons.
ESL 2 Worksheets & Lesson Plans – Paul J. Hamel
Average price: $ 39.95
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What is it about?
ESL Worksheets and Lesson Plans goes one step further. Not only does it offer you games and activities, but it also gives you worksheets and lesson plans!
Lesson planning and material creation can be one of the most time consuming parts of learning, especially if you are a new teacher.
If you’re just getting started, creating worksheets or planning the perfect lesson can take hours.As you gain experience, this happens faster. But first, you might consider purchasing the ESL Worksheet and Lesson Plan. This way, you don’t have to spend as much time planning, but still deliver high quality lessons for your students.
The Ultimate ESL Teaching Manual – Andromeda Jones
Average price: $ 17.99
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What is it about?
The Ultimate ESL Study Guide focuses on teaching students through supervised speech rather than textbooks.
Learning a foreign language can be scary, especially for a child. Therefore, we want to make learning fun. And that’s exactly what this book sets out to do.
The most important feature of this book is that it includes a step-by-step guide on how to teach each grammar point in English! Which can certainly come in handy.
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ESL / ELL Teacher Survival Guide – Larry Ferlazzo & Katy Hull Sipnieski
Average price: $ 20.75
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Everyone needs a survival guide when starting a career and teaching English as English is no different.
This survival guide offers practical tips to help you create a student-friendly classroom perfect for ESL. It looks at basic research and how you implement it in the classroom, and how technology can help you learn.
If you want to survive teaching ESL at home or abroad, then this survival guide may be for you.
Teens and Adults ESL Classroom Activities
Average price: $ 18.02
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What is it about?
Our final recommendation on our list of the best ESL books is this one.
The best in ESL classes for teens and adults – in the title; this is for teens and adults!
There are many books available that are suitable for kids and younger students, but here is a book that has games and activities that are perfect for older students.
Not only that, but the book has 175 ideas for you to choose from based on your learning needs.
Use these games, tests and assignments to motivate your older students, regardless of their level.
Helpful Hints When Using These Best ESL
We hope you’ve found our recommendations for the best ESL books helpful. If you’ve picked the book you want and are ready to get started, make sure to take a moment to read our ESL class tips.
ESL has a lot to learn and is often expected to do it quickly.
Here are some helpful tips if you are new to ESL class
Plan, plan and plan again
A well-planned lesson will be much easier than the lesson you put together when you go to class.
There is definitely some truth in not preparing, preparing for defeat. If you go to a class where you are not prepared, it will be visible, and it will make you worse.
By making the effort to plan and prepare, if any surprises arise, you will be better prepared to deal with them.
Settlers, heating pads, stirrers or coolers?
As you plan your lessons, think about where you are in the lesson.
The exercise you choose to increase the energy in the room will be completely different from the activity you choose to calm your students.
Make sure you think about where you are in the lesson and what steps you need to take for that step.
Presentation, practice, production
It is important that you clearly demonstrate to your students what they need to learn. Then you give them enough time to practice before moving on to the production part, where they can show you what they have learned.
Beware of Culture Shock
When you become a teacher of English as a foreign language, you will spend so much time preparing for the study part that you may forget that you have moved to another country.
Very often (especially if this is your first time) you experience culture shock when you move abroad. The differences are much larger than you’d expect, and many people struggle with intense homesickness.
If this happens to you, it is important to remember that it is incredibly common and happens to almost everyone.
Some great ways to combat this can be to keep in touch with friends and family, and quickly establish order. And remember that you can always talk to other expats about these feelings.Chances are, other people have experienced it too.
Where to Find a Job ESL
There are many places where you can find work as an English teacher abroad. Here are some suggestions:
Cafe Dave’s ESL
TEFL Job Board
If you are looking for a job in China then echinacities is a great resource.