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Do you see yourself teaching children, teenagers, or adult students? Would you rather teach small group classes, one-on-one students, or a mix of both? Whatever you have in mind, your perfect online teaching position is out there, and we’ll help you narrow your options, get qualified, and line up the job.
Qualify for top online teaching jobs with a Bridge TEFL/TESOL certificate!
A specialized field requires specialized skills – so we’ve designed the TEFL/TESOL Certificate in Teaching English Online! This online, tutor-led training is fun and interactive and will familiarize you with the methods, tools, and technology of the virtual classroom. You can even add a Practicum to get real-world experience and create teaching demos to share with employers!
Let us connect you with jobs teaching English online.
Even before you finish your TEFL/TESOL course, we can start matching you with teaching jobs through our network of Preferred Employment Partners – reputable, fully vetted online tutoring companies. These Bridge partners are well established, professional, and offer competitive wages, taking the guesswork out of lining up your first online job!
You're in good company.
Earning a BridgeTEFL Certificate in Teaching English Online qualifies you for jobs with the top online tutoring companies so you can teach from anywhere in the world!
Teaching English Online in Portugal
Teaching English can be a really rewarding career path and the online learning environment is creating so many great opportunities for teachers to make a decent living and enjoy a great lifestyle anywhere that they choose."Read His Story!
Teaching English Online in Mexico
The first reason VIPKID appeals to so many people is that it’s a flexible job you can do from anywhere you have an internet connection. It’s also pretty awesome that you can do the job so long as you have space and an internet connection. Another thing about this job is it's very easy to schedule travel time around classes.”Read Her Story!
Teaching English Online in Chile
Looking back, getting my first online teaching job was a privilege as it opened a lot of doors for me as an ESL teacher, especially considering that I come from a non-native English-speaking country...My job teaching online has allowed me to go on to teach in traditional classroom-based positions for several other institutes in different countries.”Read Her Story!
Teaching English Online in the US
My ultimate goal with TEFL was always to be able to work from anywhere in the world. Right now, that means I can teach online from my hometown while I map out my future. But my dream is to travel overseas and teach in as many different countries as possible!”Read Her Story!
Earn a Specialized Bridge TEFL/TESOL Certificate in Teaching English Online
Your Own Personal Tutor
Fun, Interactive E-Learning Platform
Teaching Videos, Downloads, Discussion Boards
Optional Practicum in Teaching English Online!
Internationally-Recognized Certificate + Digital Badges to Share on
Preferred Employment Partner Job Network/Job Assistance
Never taught online before?
Our Practicum in Teaching English Online gives you hands-on experience in a real, virtual classroom!
Teaching English online can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. You may wonder how a typical video-teaching platform works, what the most commonly used software is, or which online tools you should be familiar with. The Bridge Practicum in Teaching English Online offers a way for you to gain valuable experience and enter the virtual classroom with confidence.
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
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FAQs About Teaching English Online
What types of online teaching jobs are there?
Teaching English online can take several forms. You can work for an online English tutoring company (the most common option, especially for new teachers) or you can create a portfolio and market yourself as a freelancer via an online “marketplace” for English tutors. A third option is to start your own online English tutoring business.
Learn more about these options in this article: Should I Work for a Company or for Myself?
What are the requirements to teach English online? Do I need a degree?
Requirements to teach online for a company vary from one employer to the next, but these are the general qualifications needed for most jobs. You do not necessarily need a degree!
- TEFL certification (specialized certification in teaching online is preferred)
- Bachelor’s degree in some cases
- Experience working with children (a preferred qualification if the online tutoring company caters to young learners)
- 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).
Can I teach online if I’m not a native English speaker?
Definitely! Don’t get discouraged if you come across online tutoring companies looking only for native speakers. There are also many online tutoring companies that hire bilingual teachers, as long as they meet certain English proficiency requirements.
Also, bear in mind that you promote yourself as a teacher via the online teaching marketplace, where students choose their teacher, requirements are more flexible.
What equipment and Internet speed do I need to teach online?
Most online teaching or tutoring companies will have their own software platform that facilitates the lessons for you, making it as easy as logging in, but of course you should be equipped with certain tools if you want to teach English online successfully.
- For starters, you should have a desktop or laptop computer and a reliable, fast Internet connection. The speed requirement varies from company to company, but 10-15 Mbps should be enough to hold uninterrupted, quality online classes.
- You’ll need a good webcam, mic, and headset. Consider investing in a pair of noise-canceling headphones that do a good job of enhancing call quality.
- You’ll need to consider your workspace. While you don’t need to have a dedicated office, you’ll want to be sure you have a quiet, professional-looking space to teach classes.
How much do online English teachers make?
The salary range for online ESL teaching varies based on credentials and experience. Online language schools’ starting rates are usually between $12 to $21 per hour. Some also offer performance incentives or increase the rates when you stay with the company for a longer time.
Teachers who work through tutor marketplaces and independently, on the other hand, set their own rates based on their credentials and experience.