Coronavirus (Covid-19), Teach English Online and Earn Money from Home

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As the world is coming to terms with a global pandemic, we are required to spend more and more time in our homes. The effect of so many schools being forced to close around the globe has led to an increased demand for TEFL teachers to teach English online. This is creating a unique opportunity for fluent English speakers to earn money from home during the pandemic through TEFL. In fact, many companies that match up teachers with students simply do not have enough teachers to cope with current demand.

Can I Teach English Online?

In short, you absolutely can! You have the ability to teach English online from home provided that you have a stable internet connection. Beyond that, not too many additional tools are needed, bar the following;

  • A pair of headphones
  • A microphone
  • A webcam
  • A method to receive payments like a PayPal account

Skype is the most common means of class delivery when teaching english online, this enables you to be able to teach all over the world.

How Can I Get TEFL Certified Online?

Without doubt the most efficient and convenient way to become fully TEFL certified is through our 168-Hour Online Level 5 TEFL Course

One of the biggest benefits of our Online Course is that you have the ability to complete the course as fast or as slow as you like, with 6-months access to the online campus. With this flexibility you can tailor your learning to your own personal learning style, schedule and also your eagerness to start teaching! The average student completes the course within 4-6 weeks. So, you’ll have plenty of time to get TEFL qualified!

You can access your online TEFL course from anywhere in the world but its remote nature does not mean that you will be alone. Our amazing tutors are always on hand to guide you with whatever queries that you may have along the way. What’s more, The TEFL Academy will support you in your search for an Online TEFL job after you finish!

Our course is regulated by Ofqual (UK government department) and awarded by Qualifi, a UK government recognised awarding body. After successful completion of our TEFL course, you’ll be presented with an internationally recognised Level 5 TEFL Certificate (168 hours), which is the only qualification you need. Once you are finished you are ready to teach!

Earn Money from Home
Earn Money from Home

What Are My Online Teaching Options?

Although the current global situation has accelerated the demand from Online TEFL teachers, it is by no means a recent phenomenon. Teaching English online has been increasing in popularity every year for quite some time now! People are earning money, while making a positive difference in the world, from the comfort of their own homes – what’s not to love?

Of course, like anything online, looking into online teaching can be a bit overwhelming and it can be difficult to separate the good from the scam, so here are some of the most reputable and best online teaching options out there that teachers certified from The TEFL Academy have used;

English First (EF)

You might be familiar with EF as an international language school chain but they also have an online school. Teachers from the UK can teach Chinese children in 25-minute lessons. Pay is $13 – $16 an hour, but you have access to lesson materials and 24/7 technical support. Plus, if you’d like to teach online but still experience living abroad, you can teach online at EF in Shanghai.


ITalki is not an online school but rather an online platform for TEFL teachers to connect with EFL students. With iTalki, teachers can set their own rates and schedules, so you can teach as often or as little as you want and you can charge what you think you are worth – up to $25 an hour for some teachers. Simply upload a video and complete the application form. If your application is approved, students will be able to view you video and contact you if they’d like lessons with you.


Another online platform is Cambly. With Cambly you don’t need any experience or qualification, though of course these will help you. Cambly is a platform for students to find tutors who are happy to chat to them to improve their English. Cambly pays teachers about $10 an hour. It might seem a bit low but remember these are by and large unprepared sessions and it’s a great place to get experience with real students. 


DaDa is an online education platform which offers British and American educational experiences to Chinese children. Lessons are 30 minutes 1-to-1 and materials are provided, as well as an interactive teaching platform. Your schedule and number of working hours are flexible and you’ll earn between $15 and $25 an hour. Because the rate is higher than with other companies, DaDa only accepts teachers with a Bachelor’s degree.


Lingoda, a platform which allows the teachers to choose the lessons they want to teach. Lessons are 24/7 because the students are all over the world, so you can really choose a timetable that suits you. You can also choose which level and what topic you want to teach. Lingoda pays $8 to $12 an hour and you need three years’ teaching experience to apply.

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 think it will be good job so i am ready

kelly summer, 3rd September 2020

Hi I have a TESOL certificate for 120 hrs from International Open Academy. Can I apply for TEFL jobs with this qualification? I also hold a master’s degree in Science.


Hannah Devanesan, 26th August 2020

Hi there!

I am TEFL certified and I would like to join your team of online English tutors

Brandon Olifant, 25th August 2020

Hi there!
I’d love to join and become an online English tutor.
Please help me sign up?

Bibi Khairoonisa, 11th August 2020

I’m a Human Resources Graduate and i’m willing to teach English Online. I want to apply. Could you send me some info? Thank you! Have a nice day!

Nichole Gallardo, 8th August 2020

Hi there! I am interested in teaching English from home. Could you send me some information on this please?

Sean Bailey, 3rd August 2020

I really like it and know what’s next?

Zonain, 28th July 2020

Am interested, what’s next for me?

Frederick, 27th July 2020

I would really love to join your academy. Pls how can I start, Thank you.

Ilesanmi Olamide, 5th July 2020

Good day,

I completed a TEFL certificate with the academy and would like to know how I can pursue online teaching.

Nonkululeko Dyantyi, 1st July 2020

I would love to be a part of TEFL Academy
English teachers

Adeleke Felicia, 27th June 2020

Hi, I have 3 years teaching experience with EF and have a 120 hours foundation TEFL and a National Diploma. How can I go about in landing a job for online home teaching?

Songezo Tuntulwana, 12th June 2020

Hi am interested in teaching english online. How do i apply? How does it work?

Chantél, 7th June 2020

Hi I am a teacher that specialises in Languages, but I have not done a TEFL course as yet. Could you kindly send me the details of this course.

Henry Wiggill, 4th June 2020

I would like to teach online

prevailer, 1st June 2020

have no job speak english well i have grade 12 and i love to teach

antio, 30th May 2020

Hi – please can you send some information, I am a native English speaker with a BA in MFL. I have many years of experience designing global business documentation and training material for non-native speakers and am interested in the ‘Teaching Business English’ arm of this training. Thanks

Louise Karen, 28th May 2020

Hi, I am from the Czech Republic who has Masters Degree in English Teaching. Can you give me some ideas to find some jobs teaching online pls?

Martina, 2nd May 2020

I am actually a ten year old and I want to teach english

roda, 30th April 2020

Please send me some information. Thank you.

Roshan, 29th April 2020


I have a Masters degree in Education with 12 years of experience.

I am looking for new opportunities in the online education sector

David, 28th April 2020

I am a qualified teacher and would like to teach English online could you send any information please
Thank you

zamir hussain, 24th April 2020

Good Day

I have a honours degree in teaching with 10 years experience. Would you please send me more information.

Thank you


Riette Moller, 17th April 2020


I have just completed my combined Level 5 TEFL course and would love to teach English online. How do I go about this process?

Sejal Jivan, 15th April 2020

Hi. I obtain a bachelor’s degree and Tefl Certificate. Are there any other requirements needed to teach English online? I’m currently living in Thailand.

Please do provide me with necessary information.

Steven, 9th April 2020

Hello, I already have a TEFL certificate and 5 years of teaching experience. How can I find out more?

Amy, 31st March 2020


are you able to provide me with some further options for teaching English online?
Cambly is no longer recruiting.

Kind regards,

Alison Claire Cutler, 30th March 2020

Hi there. I have a TEFOL certificate and also teaching experience and I would like to teach English online.
But I don’t have a degree
Is it possible?

Nombuso Zikode, 25th March 2020

Hi, rally interested in this opportunity! I have a BA hons degree and the 168 hour tefl certification, with experience working internationally. Would love it if i could have some more information on how to start this journey!

Emily Cootes, 24th March 2020

Hi there, I have a degree in psychology and would like to teach English online! Please assist!
Thank you

Annette Brand, 23rd March 2020

I am fully interested to learn more and more actually how I could apply?

Sulaiman, 23rd March 2020

I would really love to take part on this… How do I go about it.

Charlotte kazirah, 23rd March 2020

Hi I have completed my 310 hour course level 3 certificate. I need some help and guidance how to go ahead with teaching online. I am from South Africa and I would really like to start teaching. I do not have a degree, just the certificate. Please advise

Bernadine Davids, 21st March 2020

Im intetested in how I could teach English online. Im a qualified English secondary teacher with years of experience and would love to start TEFL. Please can you send some info.

Rosie Firth, 20th March 2020

It sounds very interesting….ready to teach!

Ask, 20th March 2020

I am interested in this great opportunity to teach English at home I would like to know how I go about it.

Edith Chisoka, 20th March 2020

I have a TEFL Masters certificate. Can you help with options of online teaching at this current time please?
Thank you.

Andrea Collins, 20th March 2020

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