Online ESL Schools Outside of China

If you’ve been an online ESL teacher for the past three-to-five years, chances are you’ve worked with some fantastic Chinese companies. With the move to EdTech communication and the improvements in infrastructure, many other countries in the world desperately want native English speakers. 

This list doesn’t even begin to make a dent in the number of online schools out there. A quick search on Google will yield multiple listings for companies located in Vietnam, Korea, and continental Europe. Before applying, investigate the schools to gauge their worthiness. We try to be as accurate as possible, but schools often change their policies. You can always find the most up-to-date policies on their website or by contacting them directly. Ultimately, with good research, you can decide if the company fits your needs and lifestyle.

Cafe Talk

Pay – 60% to 85% of the lesson price
Student Locations – Japan and Korea (some in China too)
Peak Times – not specified, but during daylight hours in Japan and Korea
Students – children and adults
Bachelor’s Degree – required
ESL Cert – not specified
Citizenship – Not specified, but must be a native speaker of the language taught
Note – great for teachers who are fluent in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese; also great for teachers of different subjects such as math and music.

Cambly

Pay – $0.17 USD per minute ($10.20/hour)
Student Locations – Around the world
Peak Times – no set peak hours
Students – Mostly adults
Bachelor’s Degree – Not required
ESL Cert – Not required
Citizenship – Not specified, but must be a native English speaker

EducationFirst (EF)

Pay – $12 to $19 per hour commensurate with experience
Student Locations – Worldwide
Peak Times – no set peak hours
Students – children and adults
Bachelor’s Degree – required
ESL Cert – cert or equivalent required
Citizenship – Not specified, but must be a native speaker of the language taught
Note – great for multilingual teachers

Englishunt

Pay – $14 USD per hour
Student Locations – Mostly in South Korea
Peak Times – 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. ET
Students – Mostly children
Bachelor’s Degree – Required
ESL Cert – Not required, but preferred
Citizenship – USA

GoFluent

Pay – $5 to $15 per hour commensurate with experience
Student Locations – Worldwide
Peak Times – No set peak hours
Students – Business professionals
Bachelor’s Degree – not specified, may not be required.
ESL Cert – not required
Citizenship – Not specified, but must be a native speaker of the language taught

Learnship

Pay – Not posted, but the pay is commensurate with experience and number of languages spoken.
Student Locations – Around the world, mostly in Europe.
Peak Times – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET
Students – Mainly adults
Bachelor’s Degree – Required
ESL Cert – Not required, but preferred
Citizenship – Not specified, but must be a native speaker of the language taught

Preply

Pay – “Weekly, most popular tutors on Preply earn up to $550” (from the website). Also, note that Preply takes a commission from your pay.
Student Locations – Worldwide
Peak Times – No set peak hours
Students – Both children and adults
Bachelor’s Degree – Required (?)
ESL Cert – Not required, but teaching experience is required
Citizenship – Not specified, but must be a native speaker of the language taught
Notes – Great company for multilingual teachers 

2019-11-04T01:18:38+00:00

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