Now Hiring! These Companies Are Currently Seeking Online English Teachers

December 16, 2021
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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 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.

MHC Business Language Training

This language institute, based in Vienna, Austria, has been around since 2008. MHC specializes in business language training and offers lessons to corporate clients around the world. They switched to virtual training in 2020, though they still have headquarters in several countries.


  • A bachelor’s degree and/or TEFL certification
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • Experience with Zoom and MS Teams a plus

Job details

Teachers will work with both individuals and groups of students (2-6 learners at a time). Lesson topics include telephoning, writing emails, giving presentations, leading meetings, and other professional language training areas.

Classes are conducted through either Zoom or MS Teams and last 60-90 minutes. Teachers can work up to 20-25 hours per week and can expect to earn about $20-25 USD hourly.

How to get started

Register on the Bridge Job Board, create your teacher profile, and submit your application to multiple companies, including MHC, at once!

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Bridge has been a leader in language education and teacher training for more than 30 years and has virtual positions for business English teachers. Most students are corporate executives in Latin America, with the majority living in Santiago and other major cities in Chile.

English teacher Vesela
Vesela, from Bulgaria, teaches English for Bridge online in Chile.


Job details

BridgeEnglish teachers use a student-centered approach in lessons while covering business-related topics and helping students improve their communication skills.

Teachers will participate in professional development training and commit to a regular teaching schedule for a minimum of 8-10 months. The position includes licenses for MS Office 365, corporate email, and Zoom educational accounts. Online Spanish classes are also offered at a discount. Hourly pay rate depends on experience.

How to get started

Apply by registering on the Bridge Job Board and creating a teacher profile!


Lingoda is an online ESL company based in Berlin that caters to adults and business professionals. Founded in 2013, this company emphasizes teaching everyday language through real-life topics and concepts.


  • TEFL/TESOL certification
  • Native or C2 level of English
  • At least 2-3 years of teaching experience

Job details

Teachers give lessons to groups of up to five students, and classes are held 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no minimum number of hours teachers must commit to, so there’s ultimate flexibility when it comes to scheduling.

Teachers earn between $8 and $13 USD per hour, depending on class size and lesson type. All classes are conducted via Zoom.

How to get started

Teachers can apply to Lingoda by filling out an application directly on their website. In addition to entering your personal information, experience, and desired teaching hours, you’ll need to test your internet connection before being able to submit the application.

Find out more about the typical hiring process for online teaching jobs.

EF Education First

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 for any time of the day.

Betsy teaches online with EF English First
Betsy teaches business professionals online with EF Education First.


  • A TEFL/TESOL certificate of at least 40 hours
  • 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

Job details

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

Register on the Bridge Job Board to submit your initial application. Next, wait for an interview invite. Once you pass the interview, you’ll sign a contract, create an online introduction, and familiarize yourself with the company’s teaching platform.

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Open English Junior

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 students of all English levels, from beginner to advanced.


  • 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
  • Conversational Spanish or Portuguese
  • 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)

Job details

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, seven 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

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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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.

online ESL teacher
Suchismita, from India, shares her teaching experience with Preply in this interview.


  • Can provide your own teaching materials, resources, and student assessment tools
  • Necessary computer equipment and fast internet connection
  • Be enthusiastic, patient, responsible, and energetic

Job details

Preply teachers can set their own hourly rates, though most of them charge between $15 to $25 USD. 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

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.


Hallo is a social app for English learning that lets students learn or practice the language in real time through video chat and 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 utilize premium features like group chat or offline lesson downloads.
  • Private classes: You can also offer private 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.


  • 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
  • At least one year of teaching experience or be willing to get TEFL/TESOL certified
  • Be a full-time resident of the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK, New Zealand, or South Africa

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Job details

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.

You can set your own rate for lessons, and you’ll retain 70% of your earnings.

Find out how to make the most money as an online English teacher.

How to get started

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.

These are just some of the opportunities available for qualified teachers on the Bridge Job Board. Before you apply, earn 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.