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10 online companies that hire non-native English teachers

Let’s be honest. Some of the most dedicated and well-prepared teachers out there come from countries with English as their second language. While I was teaching in China, I had many amazing colleagues that came from Ukraine, Russia, and South Africa and I must say, they were killing it! Many days they were sharing different techniques and games for the classes with me to improve my lesson plans. 

Note* It’s always good to be TEFL certified and have a reliable laptop, WIFI, and headset. 

Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

  1. Amazing Talker
What you need to know

Not only can you teach English, but you can also teach any other language that you know. 

You will choose the price per hour and provide your own materials and lessons but remember since it’s a company providing students, they want a piece of the pie too. Whatever you charge per hour, they will take 10% of that as their fee. 

PAY PER HOUR:

Most teachers will set their price around $24-$30 an hour. 

Requirements:

They don’t necessarily provide any requirements, but it should be noted that having a TEFL certificate will greatly improve your chances of being booked by the students. 

 Students ages:

18+

Class Size:

One on one

Schedule:

Open 24/7

Morning person or night owl, it doesn’t matter. Teach whenever you want. 

Minimum teaching hours per week:

No rules! DO IT HOWEVER THE HELL YOU WANT! 

APPLY HERE

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know

Non-native, no problem!

Italki welcomes all teachers across the globe who are dedicated and ready to teach. They are incredibly flexible regarding hours and rates so you can build your own schedule the way you want. 

When you get accepted to the team, all you need to do is set up your profile and start booking those students.  Go get it!!

Pay Per Hour:

Those businessmen always want a cut, don’t they? This company takes a bit higher commission with 15%

Requirements:

You must have advanced C2 English proficiency and it would, like always, help tremendously if you held a TEFL/TESL certificate. 

Students Ages:

18+

Class size:

One on one

Class Schedule:

24/7

Just go with the flow and teach when you want!

APPLY HERE

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know

Tropica Native is a great place to start for non-natives. It’s a huge platform that connects English-speakers with English learners. 

They will essentially provide everything that you need. No need to write lessons plans or anything, just jump in and start your work. 

Pay Per Hour:

Minimum $6 

Maximum $16

Requirements:

Not much required here. You don’t need a degree, you don’t need to be a native-speaker, and you don’t need lesson plans. 

BUT get a TEFL if you haven’t already! I promise it will increase your chances and bookings. 

Students Ages:

18+ usually. It seems to be mostly University students and workers. 

Class size:

It can be as many as 6

Class Schedule:

8AM – 11PM (GMT +7)

45-minute classes

Minimum Teaching Hours Per Week:

5 hours

Apply Here

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know

Cambly is one of the easiest platforms out there for teaching. Most students are simply looking for a conversation buddy to practice theirs speaking and listening. However, the platform provides extra tools and materials to spice it up if you find yourself running out of ideas. 

You must pass a screening then the class potential becomes unlimited. There are plenty of opportunities on this platform. 

Use your English skills to get paid for talking to people across the globe. 

Pay Per Hour:

$0.17 per minute = $10.30 per hour

Requirements:

No degree requirement but get that TEFL/TESL if you haven’t!

Student Ages:

All ages. Children to adults. 

Class size:

One on one

Class Schedule:

24/7 

Party all night… Who cares? Haha Teach in the afternoon if you want. You can teach at 3am. Teach when you have insomnia. Teach while you poop. Maybe don’t do that. 

Minimum teaching hours per week:

None- Do it when you want and how much you want. 

Apply Here

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know

This one is a bit different from the usual online teaching platforms, or so they say. They like to think of their teachers as not only teachers, but also motivational speakers. You are guiding the students through their virtual online experience. 

All the students are adults and they do prefer a business background from their teachers. However, it’s not ultimately required. 

Brush up on your business news before each class and you should be fine. Fake it ‘till you make it!

Pay Per Hour:

$12 – $14

Requirements:

You don’t need a degree, but they do ask that you have at least two years teaching experience for this position. 

Brush up on your business talk and get your TEFL/TESL if you haven’t. That goes a long way!

Students Ages:

Adults

Class Size:

One on one

Minimum Teaching Hours Per Week:

10 hours

Apply Here

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know

I’m just going to be honest on this one… This is kind of a last resort. They have a very tedious hiring process and pretty low pay. You must write and submit an essay as well as a Skype interview. 

The students are mostly from Japan and Taiwan and they certainly hire non-native speakers.  

Pay per hour:

Trash pay – $2 – $10

Requirements:

Great oral and written English skills

Students Ages:

It varies

Class Size:

One on one

Class Schedule:

The one good thing about this is that the schedule is flexible

24/7

Minimum Teaching Hours:

No minimum

Apply Here

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know

This one seems like an absolute banger for non-native speakers and people coming to teach for the first time. They require zero previous experience and will train you accordingly for the classes. 

Try your best to speak in the most neutral accent that you can and show them that you are ready to teach passionately, and you’ll be brought on board in no time. 

Pay Per Hour:

Straight up baller pay for beginners!

$16 – $20 

Requirements:

They want a Degree and. TEFL certificate, but it’s not exactly required. If you’re a slick speaker and you can work that charm, you can probably get in.

Students Ages:

5 – 15 years-old

Class Schedule:

I believe they are on Beijing time working from 17:00 – 23:00 on weekdays and whenever you want on weekends. 

Minimum Teaching Hours Per Week:

10 hours

Apply Here

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know

Skyeng is one of the few companies that don’t seem to care at all about where you are from just as long as you are fluent in English. 

Most of the students are Eastern Europeans and Russians. 

They provide all the material, and you essentially help the students complete the material. That’s it!

Pay Per Hour:

$5 – $10

Requirements:

C1 level English

Previous teaching experience

Students Ages:

18+

Class Size:

One on one

Class Schedule:

Open hours

Minimum Teaching Hours:

No minimum

Apply Here

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know

This is another Chinese company that will gladly hire non-native teachers, but they are rather picky about your accent. Try your best to speak in your most neutral accent and have some consistency with your class schedules. Besides that, you should be fine. 

Pay Per Hour:

$9 – $11

Requirements:

This company is rather specific with their qualifications. You must be at least 22-years-old and hold a Degree or a TEFL certificate. 

Students Ages:

5 – 15 years-old

Class Size:

These ones can be big!

Up to 30 students. 

Class Schedule:

March to late June and September to December

-Saturdays and Sundays from 08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. Beijing time.

July to August and January to February-

-Monday to Sunday, from 08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. Beijing time.

Minimum Teaching Hours Per Week:

It doesn’t specify

Apply Here

Teach English as a non-native speaker!

What you need to know
  1. Fluentbe

This company provides classes to Polish adults and they are more than willing to hire non-native speakers. 

It seems like a chill company that more or less wants teachers to simply practice talking with the students. You don’t necessarily need a lesson plan or anything like that. Just be friendly and helpful. 

Pay Per Hour:

$10 – $12

Requirements:

One year teaching experience with adults

Students ages:

Working-class adults

Class Size:

One on one

Class Schedule:

24/7

Minimum Teaching Hours Per Week:

None

Apply Here

Also check out 8 places where you can teach English from your phone

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if you haven’t gotten TEFL certified, it will help your chances in landing a job substantially. Go read Best place to get TEFL certified.

 

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