Teach English Online with these 25 Companies! 2020

There probably isn’t a better time to teach English online!

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Most of the world’s learning is now taking place in living rooms instead of classrooms, and millions of people are unemployed and looking to make money from their home.

Even before the pandemic, teaching English online is one of the fastest growing online careers. There is a huge demand in Asia, and that demand is only going to grow in Europe and South American in the coming years.

I’ve compiled a list of the top 25 online ESL companies that you can apply to today!

List of Online ESL Companies 2020

Vipkids

Palfish

51talk

Landi

Whales English

Cambly

Dadaabc

GogoKid

iTutorgroup

QKids

Go Fluent

Italki

Alo7

SayABC

Magic Ears

GMNY

Pagoda

Cafetalk

Eigo Biz

Outschool

Topic-Time

Lime English

BlingABC

Panda ABC

LearnTalk

I suggest doing your own research on each company before completing the application process. There is a wealth of information on Youtube, Google and Online ESL Facebook groups.

To save you some time, I’ve linked some useful articles about teaching ESL online below:

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Good luck!

Tefl Tips – Wrapping Paper Backgrounds

Have you ever googled ‘online teaching classrooms‘?

Wow!

The creativity, time and effort put into many of them is nothing short of inspiring. Sticker charts, prop boxes, creative backgrounds – I’d love to be a student in one of those teacher’s lessons.

I think most online teachers would agree that a good classroom can really enhance the learning experience and create a more enjoyable lesson for both the student and the teacher.

However, not all teachers have the luxury of space, money or educational resources to compete with some of the online ESL titans on google.

Don’t fear!

I’m here to help you out with a simple tip that will enable you to create the illusion of a 5 star classroom, without costing an arm and a leg!

WRAPPING PAPER

Yes, just wrapping paper. Simple.

Wrapping paper is….

  • Cheap
  • Easy to find
  • Available in millions of options
  • Portable
  • Easy to put-up & replace
  • Changeable to suit the class type, season, student
  • Simple to cut & fit

I travel a lot! As an online ESL teacher, I have found that wrapping paper is the best thing to carry because it’s light and requires hardly any space. It’s also quick and easy to pin up in airbnb’s & hotel rooms.

I also stick to a wrapping paper background when I’m in a fixed location because even a small amount, with the right placement, can give the illusion of a grand classroom with hours of effort put into it.

So, when it doubt, chuck some wrapping paper up on the wall and brighten up your lessons!

How do you normally decorate your online ESL classroom?

Popular Wrapping Paper Options on Amazon

Online Teaching Headsets

A headset is to an online teacher what flour is to a baker. A good headset is vital to ensure high quality lessons.

Here are some of the top headsets for online ESL on Amazon. Simply click on the picture and it will direct you to the right place &price!

All of the following headsets are more than suitable to teach great online classes:

On-Ear Lightweight Headset with Mic/Stereo Headphones with Microphone for PC, Laptop

This affordable headset works well on computers, cell phones and tablets. It’s simple, reliable and comes with padded ear cushions.

Logitech H340 Wired Headset

Logictech headsets are popular among online teachers. This simple but great peice of technology doesn’t need to be installed, just simply connected via USB.

Stereo Computer Headphones with Mic (2.5 m Lead)

This one might be lower quality than the others on my list, but it’s still more than suitable for online education.

Semoic Mute Function Call Center USB Headset Noise Cancelling USB Call Center Headphone with Microphone for Skype Computer

This noise cancelling headset comes with a mute button, a super long cable and the ability to turn the microphone on and off.

Corsair HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset, Custom 50 mm Neodymium Speakers, Detachable Unidirectional Microphone, Lightweight Build with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Mobile Compatibility, Carbon

This gaming headset is suitable for PC use and had brilliant sound quality. It may be a bit ‘over-qualified’ for online ESL, but it will get the job done!

What headset do you use to teach online? Any recommendations?

I hope you’re all staying safe!