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Online English Teaching Jobs

Connect to the latest teaching jobs in this in-demand field!

Now is the time to join the fastest-growing subfield of English language teaching, teaching English online.

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How can I become an online English teacher?

Bridge provides the training and connections you need to start teaching English online.
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Tell us about your online teaching plans.

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Qualify for top online teaching jobs with a specialized Bridge TEFL/TESOL certificate in teaching English online!

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Let us connect you with opportunities within our network of Preferred Employer Partners. Get matched with jobs and apply to as many positions as you want with a single application!

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Stand out with a Specialized Bridge TEFL/TESOL Certificate in Teaching English Online
Earn up to 210 hours of certification with the ultimate four-course series in teaching English online.

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Never taught online before?

Our 60-hour Practicum in Teaching English Online gives you hands-on experience in a real, virtual classroom!

During the Practicum, you will:

  • Learn to navigate a real Learning Management System
  • Practice-teach a student
  • Record your best demo teaching sessions to demonstrate your skills to future employers
Learn more about the practicum

Ready to be your own boss?

Learn the practical business skills and strategies you need to launch your freelance online tutoring career in our 30-hour Teaching English Online as a Freelancer course.

During the course, you will:

  • Determine the right market niche for you, and find students within that target demographic
  • Learn how to market yourself and your business effectively using social media, email, and other channels
  • Apply strategies to manage, scale, and pivot your online teaching business
  • And more!
Learn more about the course

FAQs About Online English Teaching Jobs

What are the requirements to teach English online? Do I need a degree?

When you apply for a job at an online tutoring company, the requirements are often more flexible than what is required in a traditional classroom, and that can be a major advantage to teaching English online. These are the general requirements, but like any job, remember that each company will decide its own.

  • TEFL certification is almost always required; specialized certification in teaching English online is preferred.
  • Depending on the company, you may or may not need a bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working with children is valued, since many online tutoring companies cater to young learners.
  • You’ll need a reliable Internet connection, desktop or laptop computer, and other hardware for the job.
  • A high level of English proficiency is required (C1 or C2, according to the CEFR/native speaker).
How much do online English teachers get paid?

The salary range for online teachers at a company is from about $14-22 USD/hour. Of course, your particular salary will depend on the company you work for and your level of certification and experience. If you have a bachelor’s degree, TEFL certification (ideally specialized) and experience working with children, expect to fall on the higher end of the spectrum.

If you teach English online as a freelancer or go independent, you can set your own hourly rate according to your qualifications.

What’s it like to teach English online?

You can learn firsthand what to expect in the BridgeTEFL Teaching English Online Practicum. You’ll practice teach actual students on a real online platform (called Off2Teach). You can even record your teaching sessions to review and/or share with employers when applying to jobs!

Another way to get an inside look at teaching online is to read these interviews with Bridge graduates who are teaching in the virtual classroom, both for companies and independently.

Do I have to be a native English speaker to teach English online?

Not necessarily. If you opt to work for yourself, you can market your skills as you like.

If you opt to apply to online English teaching companies, you’ll find that each one has its own hiring requirements. If your English level is high, and you meet other requirements for the job, you will find opportunities regardless of your native language. Teachers who freelance or work independently would have no restrictions.

Read an interview with non-native English speaking online teacher!

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