Why teach English online?
Teaching English online has become increasingly popular in recent years. One reason for this is the rapid growth in demand for TEFL qualified teachers around the world, particularly in areas where in-class training options are hard to come by. More and more teachers are deciding to go for the online teaching lifestyle as it allows them to set their own working hours and teach from anywhere they choose. Teaching English online provides a great deal of freedom that is perfect for anyone who wants a change from the normal 9-to-5 routine.
Teaching English online is a rapidly expanding area of the TEFL market. It is even suggested that beyond 2020 there may be more people learning English online worldwide than face-to-face in a classroom setting. By choosing one of our popular course packages below, you will learn all the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in this very specific area of the teaching world. On completion of your studies you will gain access to a unique graduate network, connecting you to ITTT CTEO alumni currently employed by many of the major employers in online teaching.
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If you are considering Teaching English online now or in the future, our 170-hour package will set you on the right path. The initial 120-hour course is followed by a specialist course in Teaching English online. You also get our business English or young learners course for free.
The Expert Package is the perfect way to prepare for any teaching position, whether online or in-class. It contains six individual courses, starting with the 120-hour TEFL certification course. The rest can be taken in any order you prefer, including the course in teaching English online (CTEO).
To learn more about teaching English online, check out the FAQs below:
Although it is possible to teach English online without any formal qualifications, it is definitely recommended that you complete a TEFL course before you get started as many online teaching platforms require applicants to be TEFL certified.Read more
For most online teaching positions prior experience is not necessary, although many platforms do pay a higher hourly rate for those with a few years of experience under their belt. By completing a TEFL course before starting to teach online, you will learn all the skills and knowledge you need to get started as an online EFL teacher.Read more
Are online English teachers in demand? Due to the growing number of people learning English as a second language across the world, the demand for qualified online English teachers is extremely high. This trend is expected to continue to grow in the coming years due to the convenience of online learning. Read more
Which platforms hire online English teachers? Due to the increasing demand in online English learning, there is a great variety of platforms to choose from. Requirements, hourly pay, bonuses, teaching hours and other factors all vary from platform to platform, so it is important to do your research to find out which one suits you best. Read more
How do I create my own online teaching business? Teachers who do not want to be tied to an individual teaching platform can choose to start their own online teaching business. This is a particularly popular option among teachers who have a couple of years of work with teaching platforms under their belt, but in reality anyone can do it regardless. Read more
Due to the recent health crisis and general technological developments, teaching English online has become a large part of the ESL teaching market. How do you go about teaching English online? What type of equipment do you need and what type of training is needed to get a job?Read more
A career in teaching ESL online is a great way to break away from the 9-to-5 routine and create your own remote lifestyle. With a TEFL certificate you can teach English from anywhere in the world while traveling to amazing countries or enjoying more quality time with the things that matter in life.Read more
One area of EFL teaching that has grown rapidly over the last ten years is teaching English online. What do you need in terms of equipment, knowledge and qualifications to start teaching online? How do you go about getting a job and where can you work?Read more
As an online TEFL teacher you can choose to work from any location, as long as you have a good internet connection and the correct equipment specified by the employer. For many people this means working from home, although it is also common for people to teach online while traveling the world.Read more
Many people choose to volunteer to teach as it is a great way to see the world, gain teaching experience, and give something back to society. However, due to the current climate of travel restrictions and general health concerns, many more TEFL qualified teachers are choosing to teach English as a volunteer online. Read more
Are you interested in pursuing a career in teaching English online? While there is a flexible earning potential depending on how many hours you want to work, here is a list of the online English teaching platforms that typically pay the most.Read more
The popularity of online English lessons continues to rise rapidly all over the world. As there are countless platforms out there for teaching English online and new ones appearing almost every day, it is possible for most TEFL qualified teachers to find a job in this unique and incredibly convenient environment.Read more
Teaching English online has grown rapidly in recent times and it is clearly set to grow even further in the coming years. New platforms are regularly being created providing more and more options for TEFL qualified teachers, but which ones offer the best environment for your personal situation?Read more
Teaching English online has been one of the massive growth areas in the ESL teaching world over the last ten years. However, before signing up for any company you will usually have to meet certain requirements. For example, some platforms require a degree and some do not.Read more
Teaching English online is big business and many teachers find the convenience and flexibility of this format suits their lifestyle. However, when applying to online teaching platforms you might be expected to provide a demo video to show who you are and what you can do.Read more
There are a number of important differences between teaching English online and teaching English in a physical classroom. The most obvious is that the class is physically in front of you. Does this make a difference and if so how?Read more
Considering the current surge in online English instruction, VIPKid could be an excellent choice for qualified teachers. This platform specializes in providing individualized lessons for young students in China. Note that having a TEFL certification is a prerequisite for teaching with VIPKid.Read more
Teaching English online from the comfort of your home allows considerable freedom and flexibility regarding your daily teaching hours. However, before embarking on your teaching journey, it is important that you know how to best set up your online teaching environment.Read more
The global pandemic has necessitated a substantial shift in the delivery of online education, which has continued to grow in popularity year-on-year. Despite the ever changing landscape, this upward trend in demand seems unlikely to alter in the foreseeable future. Thus, we should seriously consider that online instruction may become the most prevalent form of education in the future.Read more
Thanks to the advancement of high-speed internet, you can now traverse the globe, teaching English wherever you are. You could be instructing in Berlin one day, and Rome just a couple of days later, or perhaps you fancy more exotic locations? So, how can you become part of this group of educators who are simultaneously teaching and traveling?Read more
A multitude of online TEFL certifications exist, so to identify the most suitable one for you, it is crucial to understand your objectives for gaining the qualification and your future plans after acquiring it. This guide will discuss several considerations that can assist you in making the best decision.Read more
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Are you tired of the usual 9-to-5 work place? The increasing demand for qualified English teachers around the globe, especially in remote regions worldwide, has led to a boom in online English education. Teaching English online allows you to work on your own hours, teach when you like and from where you like.
Following this trend, ITTT has designed a specialization course that gives you exactly the skills you will need in the virtual classroom for teaching online. The 170-hr course in Teaching English as a foreign language with online specialization is taken in two parts: First, our 120-hour certification is completed. This is followed by a further 50 hours of study looking at the particular skills needed to teach English online.
All these course options are studied 100% online and are available with or without tutor support. Course graduates receive an internationally recognized certification and lifetime job placement guidance.
As you can see from the below infographic, now is the best time to get started with teaching English online. Simply take a TEFL/TESOL course from ITTT and get qualified to teach English - not only online but also in countries all around the world!