Top 5 Online English Teaching Jobs for South African Teachers
There are plenty of options for native South African ESL teachers out there. We compared the various choices and compiled a list of top 5 online English teaching jobs for South African teachers.
ABC360 is a China-based online ESL company, established in 2011. It hires ESL teachers with a neutral accent and excellent communication skills. ABC360’s minimum qualification includes a Bachelor’s degree and a commitment of at least 12 teaching hours per week (3 hours a day, 4 days a week, Beijing time). Teaching certificates such as TEFL/TESOL and prior teaching experience are bonus points.
ABC360 lets you teach one-on-one students from 5 to 15 years old. The class schedule is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. all week (Beijing time). The pay ranges from $11 to $15 per hour. English teachers must be willing to attend organized training sessions and seminars by ABC360. Your pay rate can be raised every three months.
Hujiang is a China-based language learning platform that teaches not only English but multiple languages such as Japanese and Korean. The students vary from kids, college students, to adults. Yet its current focus is on children and exam preparation. The base pay is $16 to $20 per hour. And reviews show that the booking rate at Hujiang is nearly 100%, which is excellent! Teaching ESL at Hujiang is also flexible as there’s just a 10-hour-per-week commitment and teachers can choose their own time slots.
To qualify for an online English teaching job at Hujiang, you must be a native from South Africa (or other native English speaking countries). The job requirement is rather strict yet worth your time and effort. A Bachelor’s degree and a TEFL/TESOL certificate are required. You must also have prior teaching experience with young learners. And, you have to commit to a long on-boarding and training process initially.
To qualify for an online English teaching job at Palfish, you’re required to hold a Bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate such as TEFL/TESOL. If you’ve had prior teaching experience, it would be a big plus.
You’ll teach one-on-one classes scheduled according to Beijing time. The minimal weekly teaching time commitment is 3.5 hours. As an ESL teacher, you can set your own rate, typically around $10 to $18 an hour or even more. Your pay will be sent through Payoneer or your bank card.
As a part of VIPKID, SayABC hires native speakers from South Africa to teach online ESL. You will teach group lessons of four students for a three-month period. The pay is from $15 to $28 per a 40-minute lesson: $15 base and $6 bonus per lesson based on attendance and productivity.
To qualify for an online English teaching job at SayABC, you must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. You will also pass as a senior college student without a degree yet. Relevant teaching experience and a TEFL/TESOL certificate would earn you brownie points. SayABC signs three-month contracts with those who pass the screening process, and they can be easily renewed upon successful completion.
5. Micro Language
Founded in 2012, the China-based company Micro Language hires online ESL teachers to teach Chinese students at local public schools. The pay rate is from $18 to $22 per hour. You can work off-peak hours (Beijing time), which are from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. You’ll teach one-on-one kids from 3 to 18 years old.
To qualify for an online English teaching job at Micro Language, besides being a native English speaker from South Africa, you must have a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA teaching certificate and 1+ year of English teaching experience. The course materials are already prepared and provided. Each class is from 25 to 50 minutes long.
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