Yes, we understand that many non-native ESL teachers are qualified to work as native English teachers. However, we do not make the rules. No worries though, let us help you find a new job by listing out those companies that are non-native friendly!
- All of your correspondence should be in a professional manner and written in formal English. Be especially careful about the grammar.
- Make sure that you have a quiet place to teach from, with a plain backdrop, good headset with microphone, and a fast internet connection around 10 Mbps for both uploading and downloading. Test your Internet.
- Create a well thought out introduction video that you can link to in your resume. Provide a YouTube and Youku. Why both, you might ask? Because with Youku the Chinese are able to see it, unlike YouTube which is blocked.
- Get a TEFL certification. This is extremely important given that you are not a native English speaker.
- With each school that you apply to make sure that you include a cover letter that talks about how you meet their needs.
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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: 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: SinceWin teaches English Online to kindergarten children, age 3~6. They accept both native teachers and non-native speakers with a neutral accent. Different from typical sit-down TPR, teachers at SinceWin is required to stand up TPR, which will then projected on a large TV screen in the classroom in front of 15~25 kids. There will be an additional assisting teacher in the room in local kindergarten.
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: First Future is an ESL institute that not only recruits teachers but also provides ESL service to other schools. The available positions they have are for tutors to teach customized online English classes to Chinese students of various ages, ranging from young learners to mature professionals. They provide the virtual classrooms & materials and arrange the scheduling. Generally, the classes run for 25 to 45 minutes, on evenings and weekends (China time). For the flexible schedule, it’s up to you how many hours you work and on what days. Under the fixed schedule, the booking rate is 100% guaranteed during your working hours. You will still be teaching children and adults. You work on a project by project basis. This means that you will be working on a fixed schedule. The advantage of this is that you have a guaranteed amount of hours and a guaranteed minimum income. They promise to pay you in full even if the lesson hasn’t been booked during your shift or if a student does not show up. They pay $8-12 per hour for non-natives and for natives they start from $15 up to $25, along with a bonus structure based on the project. If you are a non-native teacher you can still apply as long as you have a neutral accent, have experience working or living in an English-speaking environment, and have passed the IELTS/TOEFL at native-speaker level. you should also have a degree and a TEFL certificate or higher.
Review: Oakary is not a school, but 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: Cafe Talk teaches more than just English. Most of their students are Japanese. If you want to look for students who are Japanese adults then Cafetalk is a good platform to try out. A good thing about this platform is you can create as many different courses that you want. With these courses, you have the option of being able to have a paid trial lesson so that the students can become familiar with you and your technique. The nice thing about CafeTalk is that the majority of the students are Japanese adults. They tend to take learning more seriously and are typically taking lessons for work-related reasons. This is a great platform for those of you who like to teach business lessons to adults.
Review: Brava Training is looking for online English teachers that are both native and non-native. Other requirements for Brava include a college degree with at least 6 months prior teaching experience. Having an internationally recognized certificate such as a TEFL will increase your chances of getting hired. You must have a minimum bandwidth of both downloads and uploads of 20mbps. You will be teaching adult learners with a pay rate of $15 – $25 per hour. The peak hours may vary, but are usually from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm GMT -3.
Review: QuQuABC has multiple job openings based on various factors such as teaching experience, if you are certified, your teaching capabilities, and other factors that are discussed during the interview process. You should be a native English teacher as well. As with other schools from China they teach children aged 4 to 14 years old and are looking for energetic teachers that know how to keep students engaged. There are a variety of different bonuses and incentives and like with all of these companies there are various penalties as well. They have their own lesson plans and platform that you will work off of. The peak working hours are 18:00-21:35 Beijing time (6:00am-9:45am EST), Monday-Sunday. This is a newer company so the information you are reading may change over time.
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.