7 Reasons You Should Teach English Online Right Now

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It can seem like the whole world and their dog is teaching English online right now. Do they know something you don’t? Probably. In fact, they probably know seven things you don’t know! Teaching English is a good idea right now for so many reasons. 7 reasons you should teach English online right now.

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1. You can earn good money

Maybe you’re in-between jobs right now, or maybe you’re just looking to earn a little extra, but online teaching is a great way to add a few more dollars to your bank account. If you’re willing to put in the hours, you could earn a very decent salary, work flexible hours and live the lifestyle you want.

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2. You won’t get lonely

Working from home can be very lonely. There is no one to have a coffee or go for a smoke break with, so it can be days before you speak to someone who is not in your house. Teaching English online means that you are talking to people all day long – and getting paid to do it! 

3. You could start today

Getting set up to start teaching English online is easy. There are only a few things you need to set up your online classroom and then you’re good to go. Research which teaching company which will suit you, record a demo video and you could be teaching online in no time.

7 Reasons You Should Teach English Online Right Now

4. You don’t have to quit your job

Even if you are already working at the moment, it’s still possible to teach English while working another job. You can teach evenings or weekends, or even late nights and early mornings. So if you want to teach full-time you don’t need to wait until you have worked out your notice period.

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5. You can work flexibly

One of the greatest joys of teaching online is the flexibility. Few jobs allow you as much freedom to decide when and how often you want to teach. Because your students might be in a different part of the world, it is even possible to teach all your lessons for the day before breakfast!

6. You will save money!

Yes, you heard right. How many jobs can actually save you money? Teaching English online means you won’t have to pay for petrol or public transport because you won’t have to commute to work. In fact, the time you usually spend commuting to work can be spent making money. Plus, you don’t really have to buy a work wardrobe. A smart shirt or two (sometimes even just a t-shirt) is all you need.

7. You’ll get good experience

Teaching English online will not only give you experience teaching English but also many other skills which are helpful in any job. Working online will teach you time management, people management skills, technological skills and will show flexibility, creativity and dedication. So while teaching English online now might be a good idea for you, there’s no need for you to commit to it for life. Teaching English online will look good on your CV for any job.

In a nutshell, teaching English online is popular right now because it suits everyone. It can be tailored to your specific situation and needs, and it can be whatever you want it to be. These days is the perfect time to have a go at teaching English online to see if you would like it to be a full-time gig, so why not give it a go – you’ve got nothing to lose!

So why not go for it? Teaching english online is a really amazing chance to earn money while gaining an amazing experience from your own home. For more info, request a call back or enrol today!


Hi, I’ve done the 120 hour on line course, do i need to do another course to teach on line?

Ang, 12th December 2020

I’m interested in teaching online. I currently have a diploma and no teaching experience. Empoyed in the financial sector.
Please may I have a prospectus, the cost and duration of course.
What are the requirements for online English teaching

Veno Naidoo, 5th December 2020

Hi, I have just completed my level 5 course. I have no teaching experience. How do I go forward from here? Do I need to buy course books? What else do I need for online teaching?

Helen Steyn, 1st October 2020

Hi I want to complete my teflt course.. I have degree… please can u send me all the info as to the costs and module info and if this is legit .. also after I have completed how can I apply for an online job to teach English online.

Thank you

Loveshni, 11th August 2020

Hi please send information I will like to do TEFL but I don’t have teaching qualification

Elizabeth, 3rd August 2020

I would like to do the 120 hour course please provide me all the requirements

Lumka M'Belle, 27th June 2020

Please send me more information. Thanks.

Lynne Hood, 17th June 2020

I’m really interested

Luzuko Tshazwa, 1st June 2020

I am also interested

Tshepo, 18th May 2020

Please send me more info.

Tania, 13th May 2020

Hi, I’m interested in teaching English on line and would really appreciate it if you could assist me with more information. Thank you in advance.

Clifford, 12th May 2020

Hi, I have completed my certificate with you, but I am finding it hard to find an online teaching job at the moment. Could you recommend companies who are still looking for teachers during this pandemic?

Meggan, 12th May 2020

I would like to teach online. But don’t have money for course. What can I do

Nazley Botha, 12th May 2020

I’m a qualified educator currently teaching in South Africa and I would love an opportunity to teach online

Nkululeko Khanyile, 12th May 2020

Im interested. Pls email me.

Lee, 11th May 2020

Please forward information on your courses….costs/ learning material etc.
Most importantly, what are the realisable and realistic hourly rates that I could ask for once qualified.

Mike, 11th May 2020

Please provide me more information on the course.

Saajida Elias, 11th May 2020

I would like to teach English online, I am currently a finance and insurance manager for the motor industry.

Elsie Pillay, 9th May 2020

Can you please send me the links.

Kuda, 8th May 2020

Hi Tamara – We are a TEFL course provider, We have some jobs advertised through our website you could apply for : https://www.theteflacademy.com/tefl-jobs but we are not actively hiring online tutors ourselves. Hope this helps!

Ed Phillips, 7th May 2020

I’m keenly interested.

Tino, 6th May 2020


I have just completed and passed your combined 168 hour qualifi tefl course and have been looking on your jobs pages.

I have been in education 26 years, 17 of those as an HLTA. I do not hold a degree but as an HLTA I regularly take classes in my own as well as assisting the teacher. I am highly experienced in Year 4, 5 and 6 age wise. I also work with years 7 and 8.

Could you please suggest the best online teaching companies to forward my CV to. Is a laptop okay to begin with? What else do I need to start without a huge financial outlay at this time as I have been furloughed.

Thank you.


Jane Smith, 29th April 2020

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