If you love to teach English online as I do, this article is gonna pamper you beyond your expectations! Either you are a  professional English teacher or you just love teaching. Whether you have a degree in the English language or not, if you are insane for teaching the English language this article is tailor-made for you.

Teaching online is the new trend and this lock-down of once in a decade has given the necessary boost to this trend. I love to teach English online as well as offline. 

How Does It Feel To Teach English Online?

There are some minor challenges while you opt to teach English online that I can’t deny but the perks you get are pretty awesome. You can deal with those minor challenges and make your teaching smoother with the passage of time.

As far as I understand, to teach online is a great experience and it helps you attain a better work-life balance offering more flexibility and time for yourself. At the same time, you are cherished with decent pay and get the opportunity to interact and discuss with people across the globe.

Either you are looking to teach English online full time or part-time, I don’t think there would be a better time to start than now. While this once in a decade lock-down has troubled almost everyone across the globe, it has also opened new opportunities for remote jobs offering flexibility and comfort to work from home. Also, you should have plenty of free time now to start something you really love and can transform your life.

In this article, I am gonna make your journey to teach English online easier. Here is a list of amazing companies offering online English teaching jobs.

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1. Cambly

Cambly offers you to teach English online to the people residing across the world. As a tutor, you get paid to chat with people from around the world.



  • Fluent English
  • A PC/ Smartphone
  • A fast & reliable internet connection
  • A headset with built in microphone

Not Required

  • Teaching experience/certificate
  • Degree
  • Native speakers
  • Minimum hours of commitment

Key Points

  • While you chat with students, Cambly automatically tracks the time you tutor. We pay $0.17 USD per minute ($10.20/hour), delivering your earnings every Monday via Paypal.
  • You make your own hours. Work as little or as much as you want. You can log online whenever you have a free moment and start taking calls within minutes!
  • You chat with people from around the world! In one hour of tutoring, you might meet a Brazilian, a Saudi, and a Russian. You’ll learn a lot about their cultures and languages too!

Click here to become a tutor at Cambly.

2. English First

English First provides opportunities to teach English online. It also offers you to teach abroad in a number of countries like China, Russia, etc. It also allows teaching English online from the comfort of your home. Whether you want to teach children or adults, English First offers you to choose your preference.

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  • A citizenship/work permit of US/UK
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • TEFL certification
  • A PC with webcam
  • High-speed internet with an ethernet cable connection
  • A good quality headset with inbuilt microphone

Not Required

  • Teaching experience
  • Minimum hours of commitment

Key points

  • Employed by a global company
  • Flexible working hours
  • $12-19/hour pay rate.

Click here to become a tutor at English First.

3. italki

italki is a global language learning community that connects students and teachers for 1-on-1 online language lessons. With over 5 million students and 10, 000 high-quality teachers teaching more than 130 languages, italki helps everyone with their personal journey to fluency. If you want to teach English online, you might want to explore italki.



  • Teaching certifications
  • A PC or tablet with a webcam
  • A headset with inbuilt microphone
  • Reliable and fast internet connection
  • Skype or another free VOIP service provider account

Not Required

  • Minimum hours of commitment

Key Points

  • Teach as per your convenience and flexibility
  • Set your own rates (italki charges 15% commission on each transaction)
  • No need to worry about payments as italki handles everything
  • Receive your payment through PayPal, Payoneer, Wire Transfer, Skrill, Alipay.
Pro Tip: You can teach other languages including Hindi, German, Japanese, etc. as well on italki.

Click here to become a tutor at italki.

4. SkimaTalk

SkimaTalk helps English learners find the best teachers from all over the world and offer a platform where anyone can start one-on-one online English classes. If you want to teach English online, you can with SkimaTalk. Currently, they focus exclusively on English learning but as per the company, they are planning to expand to other skills in the near future.



  • A PC or tablet with webcam
  • A headset with inbuilt microphone
  • Reliable and fast internet connection
  • Native English speakers who are able to speak any of the American, British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and/or Irish English.
  • Professionalism

Not Required

  • Teaching Experience
  • Teaching Certification

Key Points

  • Initially, you need to conduct 3 free sessions to understand the system of work. Further, your default price will be set to $8/session. You can change it later at your will.
  • Set your own schedule: work as many, or as few hours as you choose.
  • Work from anywhere and the duration of each class is 25 minutes
  • At the scheduled session time, you need to call students via Skype Video. All sessions are conducted with your Skype ID.
  • Make money sitting at your home. As they claim, their top teachers are making more than $1000+ every month.

Click here to become a tutor at SkimaTalk

5. Tutoring

Tutoring is another name in the list of companies offering audio conversation classes. It offers services to Korean students, both kids, and adults. Tutoring offers flexible hours for their tutors, so if you need a portal to teach on during your free time, you can apply.

As a tutor, you simply need to set your online status to ‘Stand By’ to be visible on the students’ app and teach English online to them. The student will call you with their designated Topic Card.

Tutoring provides teaching material and they call those study materials ‘Topic Cards’. Before starting to teach, you are advised to have a look at Topic Cards.



  • Native/fluent English speaker
  • A fast & reliable internet connection – Broadband to be precise
  • 2+ years of teaching experience
  • UG degree
  • A PC with having:- Processor: Intel i3/i5/i7 6th generation or higher; RAM: 8gb or higher; OS: Windows 10 – 64 bit; At least 20 GB of free hard disk space

Not Required

  • Minimum hours of commitment

Key Points

  • Wifi is not allowed in the class
  • Get your earnings every 10 days via PayPal
  • Set your own schedule: work as many, or as few hours as you choose

Click here to become a tutor at Tutoring.

6. Open English

Open English’s Academic Operations department ensures that the program’s more than 500,000 students have 24 hours a day access to real-time language learning opportunities with native English speakers.

Teaching with Open English allows practicing ESL and TESOL professionals the opportunity to provide their educational expertise to a growing global student community.

Open English’s students benefit from the individualized pedagogies of each ESL professional they encounter via our virtual learning portal. As such, these professionals are encouraged to bring their unique experiences, qualifications, and methods into the classroom to increase student learning.



  • You need to prove that you can legally work in the USA
  • A PC with webcam
  • A fast & reliable internet connection
  • A headset with inbuilt microphone

Key Points

  • Small groups of classes
  • Approx  8-13 USD per hour

Click here to become a tutor at Open English.

7. Preply

With Preply you can become an online tutor, teach English online, and earn money sharing your expert knowledge from the comfort of your home. While you can teach a number of subjects including different languages, I am gonna discuss the English language mainly.



  • A PC with webcam
  • A fast & reliable internet connection
  • A headset with inbuilt microphone

Key Points

  • Your first session would be of 1 hour by default
  • You can set and change your hourly rate at any time
  • Choose work hours that fit your lifestyle: decide when and how many lessons to teach
  • Preply takes a 100% commission fee of your first lesson payment with every new student and further, it varies between 18-33%
  • Withdraw your payments anytime via Paypal, Payoneer or Skrill

Click here to become a tutor at Preply.

8. Verbling

Verbling is an online language-learning platform that connects language learners with qualified language teachers for private sessions through live video chat. Teachers can teach English online from anywhere in the world with a computer and Internet access.



  • Teaching experience
  • A formal Teaching certificate.
  • Candidates that don’t have a certificate or a verifiable teaching experience will not be accepted
  • Native English speaker
  • A PC with webcam and microphone
  • Fast & reliable internet connection
  • The Google Chrome browser
  • Lessons are conducted using Verbling Video, Verbling’s own video chat technology

Key Points

  • Flexible working hours
  • Sey your own hourly tutoring rates
  • You can then cash out your earnings using various methods including PayPal, TransferWise, Payoneer, or Verbling Credit
  • Earnings can be cashed out anytime. New earnings are “unlocked” and available for cashout every Sunday or Monday, depending on your time zone

Click here to become a tutor at Verbling.


9. Verbalplanet

Verbalplanet is an easy and effective way for language teachers to teach English online and connect with new students around the world.



  • A PC with webcam and microphone
  • Fast & reliable internet connection
  • Skype installed on your computer
  • A headset with inbuilt microphone

Key Points

  • Flexible working hours
  • Set your lesson rates
  • There’s no membership fee and you keep 100% of what you earn with nothing to payback
  • 45 minutes long session of teaching

Click here to become a tutor at Verbalplanet.

10. Learnlight

Learnlight connects you with culturally diverse and highly motivated business professionals in a variety of sectors from over 100 countries. They provide you with straightforward calendar management to help you coordinate time zones for worry-free scheduling on the go.

You will have access to an extensive library of engaging and relevant materials to help you deliver top-quality sessions to your students. We offer a range of programs from One-to-One sessions, Virtual Groups, Specialized Skills courses to Level Assessments.



  • A Foreign language teaching qualification (i.e. TEFL, CELTA, TESOL, FLE, DAEFLE, DELE, ELE, DaF, DITALS, EPE)
  • A minimum of two years’ language teaching experience
  • Proficiency in the language you will be teaching (English)
  • At least 10Mbps speed internet connection
  • Laptop/Desktop computer, headset, and webcam

Key Points

  • You will need the ability to commit to a fixed schedule for a minimum of one year
  • A minimum of 10 hours per week of fixed availability during prime times:
    06:00 -9:00 / 12:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 20:00 / 22:00 – 01:00 (UTC/GMT)

Click here to become a tutor at Learnlight.

Md Danish Warsi

The Unheard Unicorn ♥

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