List of Online ESL Schools Teaching Adults
Here is a list of companies where you can teach adults. Some of the schools have students that are children as well. You might find this article on teaching adults ESL online to be of use. Many of the jobs for teaching adults online are schools in Europe, Japan, and South Korea. These jobs are listed from highest to lowest rated.
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Review: Oakary is our trusted recruiting partner that helps teachers getting English teaching jobs by matching your teaching preferences and qualifications with schools’ criteria. Oakary is based in San Francisco, CA. They work with both Online ESL schools and teaching abroad in the classroom in China and Taiwan. The benefit of having Oakary for job application is that it only requires one single job application submission from you as a candidate, then they will help you match and connect to the HR of the multiple schools based on your teaching preferences and qualifications.
Review: Palfish has their own app to teach a wide variety of subjects from phonics to TOEFL and IELTS. It is recommended that you have a TEFL certification or an equivalent. The typical rate that teachers set is $10-18 per hour with some teachers charging as high as $20 or more. You do not have to be a native teacher to join Palfish as a regular teacher, but you still need to meet thier standards. They are currently on a hiring push for teachers who can join their program for teaching children. For this program you must be a native English teacher.
Review: Hujiang teaches adults, college-level students, and children as well. Due to this, their teaching times span from 9 AM until 10 PM Beijing time. This is different than most of the other schools who are only focused on teaching children. As of October 2017, they started to push for K-12 teachers. They are looking for native English teachers that speak perfect English. Your background should be with teaching children. The operating system of your computer should be a Windows computer, with the Internet connection of at least 10mbps, along with a high-quality headset. The main hours that you will be teaching our between 5:30pm to 9:30pm Monday to Sunday Beijing time. Those who are open to teaching on Saturday and Sunday will receive preferential treatment when applying. You should be certified in either TKT, TEFL, TESOL, CELTA or similar to increase your chances of getting a job. They also offer Audio Only 9am – 10.3pm 7 days a week. Audio classes: $12-16 and face to face $16-22. There are opportunities to do other roles as well. As an example, there are assessments on demo lessons to determine the level of students.
Review: Accent Advisor requires that you are a native ESL teacher from the US. You will be teaching adult expats online that live in the US. The students are fluent in English, and simply want to reduce their foreign accent. You must have the ability to teach the standard American accent and have at least two years of ESL teaching experience as another requirement for teaching for Accent Advisor. If you are a bilingual native speaker that is an advantage. All classes are in the US daytime with complete flexibility for teachers who work whenever they choose. You will be working from 10 hours a week up to 50 hours a week with a salary of $15 per hour with no penalties. You are paid for lessons where the student is a no-show and for classes that were canceled with less than 2 hours notice. The starting pay rate is $15. Your rate will increase after 750 teaching hours to $16, and after 1500 teaching hours the rate goes up to $17. You only need PC, Laptop or tablet for Skype Video Calls.
Review: Cambly delivers an on-demand system for students to speak with native English speakers whenever they want. This is a great place to rack up hours and talk with many students. There are mixed reviews when it comes to Cambly since there are times when there are a lot of students available and times where it is hard to find enough students. it is a great job for teaching English to students who are learning on their iPhones or Android smartphones.
Review: iTutor also know as TutorABC is from Taiwan has been around for a long time. The base pay rate if you are not living in a country like the US is not that good at $8-11 per hour. If you are with them for long enough and live in certain countries you can make over $20 an hour. In the past teachers have been able to make up to $30 per hour, but that does not seem to be as common as it used to be. You teach in individual and small groups of up to six students. They provide extremely easy to use materials. You will be teaching adult business professionals. They used to give free Chinese Mandarin lessons, but that is no longer the case. Note: in our group, there are those who love iTutor and those who absolutely hate them. Very mixed reviews. Nikki covers a lot of these concerns in her interview.
Review: Fluentify is a well-established online platform with a corporate focus and currently targeting the Italian market. You will teach motivated business professionals with a variety of learning objectives and you will have the freedom to use your own teaching resources and apply your own teaching style in order to help your students achieve their goals. Fluentify is looking for experienced online English teachers with a business background and you can make up to 11EUR per 30-minute session.
Review: Live Lingua is looking for native English speakers with at least two years of experience. They have the basic requirements and no salary information. You need to have a university degree, along with a good computer with both a microphone and a camera, along with a reliable internet connection.
Review: Etalking Online hires native and non-native teachers, but they prioritize teachers from native-English speaking countries. Teachers can use either Windows or MAC OS. You will be required having an upload speed of 10Mbps or more and a download speed of 25Mbps. There is no requirement for a degree or teaching certification. Most of the classes are with adults, but their children’s programs are growing so there will most likely be a bit of both in the future. The peak time is from 2-3PM and 9-10PM Beijing time (UTC +8 hours). They are looking for teachers that can open up as many hours as possible. The pay rate is from $12-17 per 45-minutes class.
Review: Tutor Supply focuses on teaching students in China typically 3am-6pm BST. The pay rate is 20-30£ depending on the level you teach. The UK has a status called Qualified Teacher Status(QTS) which is a bonus if you have. Having a TEFL certification should be good enough. They also ask that you have a clear enhanced DBS which is a background check performed in the UK. There is a bonus structure of 5£ for every extra student in the same class. They are hiring both native and non-native teachers.
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