ESL for Korean Students: Englishunt

HQ: Seoul, Korea
Founded: 2000
No. of Students: Unknown
No. of Teachers: Unknown

Founded in 2000, Englishunt offered their first live video class in 2001. Their students are mostly college-age adults, located in South Korea. However, the company has recently expanded to include students living in China and Japan.

The Opportunity

Category: Online ESL
Pay: $14-$20/hour
Hours: 1 am EST to 3 am EST
Remote: Yes

Your Profile

Education: Bachelor’s degree or four years of teaching experience
Certification: ESL certification strongly encouraged but not required
Country: Currently, candidates must be eligible to work in the USA with a US bank account. You can work abroad if you fulfill eligibility requirements. (see here for more details)

Technical Requirements

  • Personal computer with a minimum 2+GHz processor (2.5 GHz if only dual core) with at least 4GB of memory (RAM)Computer headset with microphone (no wireless headsets)
  • Windows Operating System (Vista, 7, or 8)
  • Antivirus Protection
  • Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Microsoft Office or Open Office
  • PDF-viewing software (such as Adobe Reader)
  • Microsoft Power Point or Power Point viewing software

*If you own a Mac, you must dual install a copy of Windows on your computer. You can do this through Bootcamp or virtual computer software. You will need to purchase a copy of Windows 7 or later, and install it on your Mac.

Student Profile

Ages of Students: mostly college-aged students and professionals
Levels Taught: from beginner to advanced

Lesson Structure

Class Duration: 10-20 minutes
Curriculum & Content Provided: yes
Class structure: one-to-one and one-to-many

Notes on Content: lessons are geared towards business professionals and college students
Other Notes: Platform can sometimes have issues. This is a very seasonal position, with intermittent breaks throughout the year
FeedbackPanda Integration: No

Hiring Process

You can apply online here. There are “hiring sessions” that open and close throughout the year. It seems they start accepting applications in August. Classes are held from August to December and then again from March to July. There is a break from January to February.

The Job

You are an independent contractor, which means you’ll take care of your own taxes and manage your own time. For Englishunt reviews from other contractors, you can go to Indeed or Glassdoor.