Information and Resources for Teaching English Online

Online ESL Games

February 21, 2015DSC02166

It is important to have some online ESL games ready to play in case your students get bored, or you get bored or you just need to change the dynamic of class. They are also great for group classes. In group classes you can get your students to interact and use the language while you just monitor. These games can be played in face to face classes as well as online classes. Read more

What Does an Online English Teacher Teach?

December 19, 2014IMG_1602

A good teacher always has a plan. Many online teaching companies have lessons already prepared, you just need to assign them to your students. Other companies want you to prepare your own material. If you have private students they are probably going to want a plan (unless they just want conversation in which case your job is a lot easier).  So what plan do you have for your students? What plan do you have for the next lesson? Read more




Why Teach English Online?

November 20, 2014British Columbia, Canada

After teaching English for almost 5 years, I have made many friends that also teach English. However, I am the only one that teaches online. Many of them are happy with their jobs, working 20-30 hours per week and don’t want to teach online or they have private students on top of their regular job and don’t want to spend any more of their free time teaching. If you can find the right company one of the best things about teaching online is that you can do it between your classes. Right now I am only teaching online in the afternoon from 12-5pm. Of course the best thing about teaching online is the fact that you can work and travel. Read more


The Best Online English Teaching Companies

Updated: April 23, 2015IMG_0878

So, I have created a list of the top teaching English online companies with their websites. This list will be updated frequently, as I myself am an online teacher and I have an interest in knowing who are the best companies to work for. I know this list is not complete, but it is a good place to start for those looking for a job online. Please let me know if I have forgotten a company, also feel free to leave a comment especially if you have worked for any of these companies. The List

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28 thoughts on “Teaching English Online

  1. Hi, Mike! Thanks for all the work you have put in compiling this list and bravo on the excellent and informative website.

    I’m an online English teacher living in South West France. I got started working for EF Englishtown where I learned the ins and outs internet teaching. I left Englishtown when they were re-structuring; getting rid of lots of senior teachers and lowering the hourly rate of newbies (like I was at the time), in favor of hiring teachers who worked in call center-like offices in countries like South Africa and The Philippines.

    While I have been able to build up my own list of private online students since then, I did a stint for a few years with a French company — 1 to 1 English: You could add them to your list. At the time I worked with them, they were a start-up (circa. 2013). I gave telephone lessons to French business people. The company seems to have grown considerably, offering other languages and advancing from the phone to internet technology. I enjoyed working with them.

    All the best,


  2. Good old Canucks, always helping out the rest of the world with their knowledge, eh?
    God I’m gonna miss this country when I relocate to Asia to teach english.
    Awesome work Pal, when I get more funds, I’m sending you a buen botella de vino, para los veranos calientes alli in Buenos Aires 😉
    Thanks again for the awesome compilation you’ve made.
    You should try and work out a commission system for when people click those links and end up signing up as teachers. I’m sure all the readers here would love to support you for having referred them! Check out each of those schools, maybe they offer affiliate commissions! :O
    I know it’s not about money… It shouldn’t. You help, to help, not to get something back… That’s the Canadian way, right? hehe
    Oh kay, you americans and brits are alright too, but you know… I hate to bust your bubble, but Canadians do have a higher incidence of being Amazingly Nice hehe!!! HEHE
    Jesus I think I’m going to create a whole thread of argument now… hehe
    Eh, before you start crashing down on Canadians, just thank this awesome fellow for doing the work he’s done, and shut the front up!
    BTW: Any remarks that attempt to inflate their own culture and denegrate Canada, you’re doing it for yourself my friend, because guess what? I’m not going to check any responses to this post!!
    Okay, good luck everyone, love ya (even if you’re not canadian 😉 ) – I just love you less, that’s all… hehehe – that was a joke, kay? Easy.

    1. This is the best comment on the whole site! I know you said you weren’t going to read any replies but hopefully you see this one… Thanks for the great comment, I look forward to the bottle of vino tinto!

  3. Goodday

    i am from South africa and looking to teach english online urgently. Your quick response would be appreciated.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi …our company is in need of female native English teachers…Pls add me on Skype my ID yolanda.miller33. Or email me at For more details, waiting and looking forward to hearing from you.

      Yolly Miller

  4. I have never met a Canadian, but I cannot agree more with you Michael!!! This Canadian guy is really awesome!!!!
    You must have taken hourssssss, daysssss, to pass on these tips to us! I reaaaaally apreciate that. You are gonna change people’s lives!!! …..for better!!!
    It’s not only vino poteno, but we can have vodka, tequila, pinga, wine. …well, I don’t like drinking this much, but I love the possibility of living everywhere in the world. And thanks to you, Mike, this can happen.
    Thank you very much. You really know how to make a difference in people’s lives!

    I just would like to know if we can get a job in two or more English Schools at the same time?

    1. Happy to help! You can definitely work two jobs at the same time, just don’t tell the companies. Best of luck!!

  5. I have travelled to Philippines, China, Hong Kong Fiji Vanuatu and have taught English as second Language for 30 years. I am passionate about improving all four macro skills of students from Non English Speaking background. I worked as a head of department for EALD studentds in two high schools in Australia. Now retired since 2015 but still passionate about teaching online.

  6. I can help you with that. can I have your email address?

    1. I am truly interested in teaching English online. I have been teaching English for 15 years and I would be really grateful if you could help me as far as finding an online job is concerned.

    2. Hi Hanna I have seen your reply to one of the Teachers. Hope I am not to forward. I am to an On line Teacher Native English from South Africa. Is there any way that you can maybe help me find Companies as well.
      Regards Carmen

  7. Hi my name is Carmen I am Native English Speaker from South Africa. I am currently seeking Companies that recruit for on Line Teachers. I have 5 years Teaching experience. If anyone can please assist me I would gladly appreciate it.


  8. Hi would like to know of new posts for online teaching

  9. Hello everyone!

    Being a south African is really stunting my chances of getting an online teaching job.
    I have aced all of my interviews and demos 100% but being a South African is really destroying my chances.

    Please could someone assist in how I get past this brick wall and how or where I could possibly apply?

  10. Hi Karriem

    Any luck yet?

    I am also in Cape Town and struggling to find any thing.

  11. Good day all

    My name is Nabeela and I am interested in teaching English online. I do have experience in this field and ;looking to improve this skill..

    I would love to apply to teach online as I love our beautiful language and would bring me much happiness to teach it to foreign people please assist.

    1. Hi, my name is Momayowa (Marie). I’m deperately looking for an online job teaching english to children . I have applied for online jobs teaching english , but have not heard back from them. I have been enjoying working as a Teacher in preschools since 1992, and would love to experience teaching kids online. The pay is great as well. I have a CDA- Children Development Associate. I also have taken many other courses in college.

      1. Hi …our company is in need of female native English teachers…Pls add me on Skype my ID yolanda.miller33. Or email me at For more details, waiting and looking forward to hearing from you.

        Yolly Miller

  12. Hi,I want to apply for a job as an english teacher.My name is Vuk and I live in Podgorica, Montenegro.I have a lots of experience as a private teacher and as a volunteer.Also had four years of English teaching expierence with internacional English teacher qualifications certificate (TEFL).I lived in London two years.I enjoy talking to different people and learning from them as well.One of my dreams is to travel the world and explore different cultures.I think I would be a great choice for your company because I have experience in meeting different cultures,meeting different people.Also I like talking,reading via Skype,getting better some new students all around the world.My sessions are always funny and relaxed.In the order side,I like my students to progress.If you’re interested give me a call.Please can you help me?Thank you.

  13. Greeitngs,

    I’m an expat from the US in Portugal, desperately looking for a job teaching English. I just completed the CELTA course last month and have yet to find a solid job offer. I’m interested in the possibility to teach online. Any information on leads or suggestions in general are welcome.


  14. Hi, I want to find reliable online English school .
    I am not native, I am from Serbia and I’m currently working for Bibo.
    Does anybody have any suggestions? I would really appreciate it 🙂

    1. Hi Luna,

      Are you satisfied with Bibo? I applied yesterday, but I see that a lot of teachers complain about the pay.

  15. Hello, my name is Kealii Fields and I am interested in an online English teaching position. I teach from kindergarten to high school. I am From the US, speak English as my mother tongue with no accent. I have great qualifications. I am currently Employed at a high school in Cambodia which will provide a good recomendation on request. I am both TESOL and TEFL certified. The reason being differant schools require different certificates I have looked at your scheduling which I am available for and hope to here from you soon.
    Kind regards, Kealii Fields

  16. hi
    Sheila Olayvar on Oct 6, 2017 Her comment : We have jobs.

    Please supply contact email, thank you

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