Online English teaching is an area of English education that has exploded over the past few years. More and more online teaching platforms are popping up offering a variety of English language classes to students all across the globe. There are group or 1 to 1 options, lessons that focus on speaking and pronunciation, and some that are entirely aimed at business professionals. The world of online English teaching is seemingly limitless. Due to this huge variety, the demand for online English teachers from all sorts of backgrounds is immense.
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The beauty of online teaching is you can be based wherever you like. This means you do not have to move to another country or even leave your own home to earn a competitive salary and meet students from all across the world. Many people from English-speaking countries choose to teach English online due to the convenience and flexibility that it offers. However, others love to pursue a digital nomad lifestyle, where they travel the world and teach English online to support their passions.
Since China is the largest market for teaching English as a foreign language, it comes as no surprise that it is also one of the largest markets for online teaching. With teaching platforms like VIPKid, DaDaABC, and Magic Ears, just to name a few, primarily aimed at connecting Chinese students with English teachers online, the demand for online education in China is huge. There are even schools that employ foreign teachers to work online from within their onsite schools. Some of these teachers work both online and offline in Chinese classrooms, while others work entirely online with students across the country.