Top 10 Best Companies To Work For Online English Teaching
Online English teaching is one of the fastest growing online careers. There’s a huge demand for English language learning in Asia, in particular, and especially in China. In fact, according to the consultancy firm iResearch, the market for online English lessons for China in 2016 was worth $4.5 billion dollars and that number is only growing. 51Talk, a Chinese-based online ESL company, for example, is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and they have over 100,000 quarterly active students.
There are many online English teaching platforms and companies that offer a range of teaching opportunities, including one-on-one lessons, group classes, and test preparation courses. Some of these platforms offer training and support to help teachers develop their skills and become effective online educators.
How to find the best online English teaching company?
So, with all these new online ESL companies to cropping up, how can you find the best online language company to work for? It’s difficult to cut through the noise and find the best English teaching companies, but luckily, we’ve made this list to help.
Here are our Top 10 Best Online ESL Companies, in no particular order, based on reviews from teachers from our Facebook Group, Online ESL Reviews. If you’ve had a great experience teaching online with a different company, please head on over to the Facebook group and post about your experience.
Join Allschool to earn an average of $50 per hour and spark a passion for learning, ignite lifelong growth. Allschool, founded in Singapore, is an innovative online platform that brings highly interactive live small-group classes to children worldwide.
Allschool, founded in Singapore, is an innovative online platform that brings highly interactive live small-group classes to children worldwide. It hosts thousands of devoted and talented teachers from different countries and brings a variety of premium live classes to learners at their fingertips, ranging from mathematics, languages, visual arts to game design.
Read more about how to teach English online with Allschool
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in San Francisco. 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. They only accept tutors who are native speakers but Do NOT require a teaching certificate, bachelor’s degree, tutor/teaching experience.
Learn more about teaching English online for Cambly
Since its establishment in August 2016, AmazingTalker has served more than 2,00,000 students. They will serve more countries and regions in the future so that everyone can learn from the distance.
Read more about teaching English online with AmazingTalker
Teachers cite that teaching online English with Dada includes a very fast onboarding process, which means you can start teaching quite quickly. Teachers also mention that they love DaDa’s platform.
Additionally, Dada recently amended their leave policy to allow for more flexibility for teachers, as long as they request leave at least 24 hours in advance.
Read more about teaching English online with Dada
PalFish is an app that allows teachers to set their own hourly rates, which many teachers find quite flexible. Here’s the guide for new teachers and Why teach at Palfish?.
Learn more about teaching English with PalFish
Teachers who work for Alo7 mention an excellent support team. Teachers also mention having great training with Alo7, which includes a demonstration lesson for each type of class that’s available.
Learn more about teaching English with Alo7
Teachers who teach English online with VIPKID consistently mention that you have a flexible schedule, and great materials to work with, which are continually upgraded.
Note that VIPKID does require a college degree.
Learn more about teaching English online with VIPKID
Teachers mention that the Magic Ears community is very non-competitive and friendly. Since Magic Ears books the classes for you, you don’t compete with other teachers. Additionally, Magic Ears doesn’t have minimum hour requirements, which gives greater flexibility to teachers. Here are the reasons teaching for Magic Ears.
Learn more about teaching English Online with Magic Ears
Whales English (formally Sprout) pays relative great hourly rates. Average pay rate of $18-$25 per session. Some well qualified and advanced teachers reach $30+ per hour. Read the full job details.
They are currently seeking teachers from the US, Canada and the UK with a neutral accent. You must have a bachelor’s degree or above and although it is not required, a TEFL, TESOL or other teaching certificate is preferred. You will be teaching during typically Chinese peak hours of 6-9 PM Beijing time along with hours during the day and night on the weekends. Classes are group lessons of 2-3 students aged 5-15. There are consistent hours for regular teachers.
Teachers mention that SayABC books your classes for you, and offers a fairly consistent schedule. Teachers mention that SayABC offers some of the highest rates for teaching English online, as they pay up to $28 for a 40-minute lesson. Why teach at SayABC?
Learn more about teaching online with SayABC
Top Jobs based on Category
- Top 5 Online English Teaching Jobs for Non-Native Teachers
- Top 5 Online English Teaching Jobs for South African Teachers
- Jobs do not require a Bachelor’s degree
- The ultimate guide to ESL Teaching jobs
Where are you going to apply to teach English online?
Again, these reviews were taken from the Online ESL Reviews Facebook page. We hope that you’ll join the group and post your own review of any Online ESL companies that you’ve worked for—whether good or bad.
Hujiang update..they no longer require a degree.
thanks the update.
Bullshit on DaDa. They change policies with little or no warning and have very bad communications with their teachers. I have been with them for a long time now and am here searching for other companies.
Oh no… sorry about your experience with them. We’ll deliver the feedback to them, but maybe in the nice way.
Niall Mohan says
Hi I have over 8 years experience Teaching English
I have a TEFL plus Diploma
I have been applying to online companies
All of them looking for Degrees
In need of some guidance
kind Regards Niall