13 Non-Chinese ESL Companies for Teaching English online

13 Non-Chinese ESL Companies for Teaching English Online

Everyone has heard the news about the crackdowns in China regarding Foreign teachers. Some of the news is exaggerated, while some of it is very real. Nonetheless, don’t worry too much. This is just another speed bump for the market and more companies will magically appear because when there is a demand for the work, there is an opportunity for money to be made.

Why look outside of China for online English teaching opportunities?

Well, let’s be honest. Most of the companies that offered jobs for teaching English online in China kinda sucked.

Firstly, the schedule was incredibly difficult for anybody in North America. You’d be starting classes at around 9 pm and could go as late as 4 or 5 am. That wasn’t ideal in the long run.

Also, Chinese platforms started running almost every corner of the ESL markets. It’s good to give other countries a chance and see what they have to offer in comparison. Hopefully, we will see some extra tolerance for the non-native English speakers across the globe that are crowding into the field.

With this being said, I must say we will all miss the salaries from China. On average they did pay more than most other companies. As we all know, money talks.

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Without further ado, let’s look at 13 non-chinese ESL companies that you can teach English online for.

List of 13 Non-Chinese online ESL companies




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Nil English



Open English



  1. Edusity

Edusity is a Canadian based, online teaching platform. They have created their own personal technology to integrate creative lessons for the students. They are a growing company with lots of potential in the future and provide all of the necessary resources to teach engaging classes online.

  • You are your own Boss at Edusity
  • Teach any subject you like (Including English)
  • Set your own hours and pay
  • No minimum requirements

Apply for Edusity

2. SkimaTalk

SkimaTalk is a Japanese based teaching marketplace where teachers create a profile and students can browse through and find a suitable match for them. Classes are conducted through Skype video chats and the classes can be at any time. It’s 24/7.

  • No degree required
  • No teaching certificate required
  • MUST be a native-speaker
  • Minimum pay $16 per hour
  • Teaching Adults

Apply for SkimaTalk


3. Out School

Outschool is an online learning marketplace for independent teachers. You make your own classes and collect your own students.

  • No teaching certification required
  • Teach any subject you’d like
  • Create your own courses and curriculum
  • Set your own rate
  • MUST be a native speaker

Apply for Outschool


4. Preply

Preply is an online platform for independent tutors. It allows you to teach any subject that you like.

  • Set your own schedule/No minimum hours
  • Set your own pay (hourly rate)
  • No degree or teaching certifications required
  • They DO accept non-native speakers

Apply for Preply


5. All Right

All Right is a learning platform that specializes in teaching English to European students.

  • Applicants need at least a C1 in English. You also must have Polish, Russian, Spanish, German, or Italian language skills.
  • Need a BA Degree in education OR a Teaching certificate.
  • Minimum of 15 teaching hours per week
  • Pay tops out at $15 an hour

Apply for All Right


6. Cambly

Cambly is a digital networking platform that allows students from all across the globe to connect withNative English teachers to help traction conversational skills, structured English lessons, exam preparations, Business English, etc…

  • No experience required
  • No degree or teaching certificate
  • MUST be a native-speaker
  • Around $10 per hour

Apply for Cambly


7. Profy

Profy is a 1-0n-1 online English teaching platform based in Latin America. Most of the students will be adults who are struggling to improve their English.

  • No degree or certificate required
  • No experience required
  • Natives and non-natives are welcome!
  • $10 per hour
  • Bonus for student enrollment
  • no minimum hours
  • Easy to apply

Apply for Profy

8. Teachable

Teachable is an online platform designed to help teachers, create, market, and sell their online courses.

  • Create your own content
  • make your own price
  • No degree required
  • Focus on creating content

apply for Teachable


9. Nil English

Nil English is a small company based in South Korea. The students range from children to adults and lessons are taught via Skype.

  • Be from the US or Canada (can live anywhere)
  • Hold a University degree in any field or be working towards one (with proof)
  • Have a TESOL / TEFL certificate
  • Show some experience teaching children
  • Pay can range from $7 – $15 per hour

Apply for Nil English


10. Engoo

Engoo is a Japanese company that allows you to teach 24/7. They have excellent booking rates and you can even be paid for no-show classes.

  • Engoo hires native and near native speakers
  • Engoo does not require a degree but it is preferred. It will help you get hired.

Apply for Engoo


11. Fluentbe

Fluentbe is a company from Poland. They have flexible teaching hours and will provide materials for the teachers as well. They also have training available for new teachers.

  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • TESOL teaching certificate
  • 1 year of teaching experience
  • Native English speakers or Polish Native Speakers
  • Business English background is an advantage
  • Pay between $10-$12 per hour

Apply for FluentBE


12. OpenEnglish

  1. The market leader for online teaching in Latin America. Students can be from other parts of the world as well and they provide opportunities to teach adults or children (Open English Junior). Hours for the classes run 24/7. Peak hours are in evening EST time zone
  • be a native North American English speaker
  • have a TEFL/TESOL certificate
  • provide 10+ hours of availability per week
  • demonstrate some teaching experience

Apply for Open English


12. StarKid

StarKid is a Hong Kong based platform helping students learn English online. Many of the reviews have stated that they have excellent booking rates.

  • Bachelors Degree
  • TESOL / TEFL Certificate
  • Prior online teaching experience
  • Native English (North American neutral accent)
  • Hiring from US/Canada/UK (possibly others too)
  • Pay is $10 for 30 minutes plus possible bonuses

Apply for StarKid

I hope this article has helped you, my friends. I know the market is getting crazy right now but stay motivated and keep on, keepin’ on.

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5 thoughts on “13 Non-Chinese ESL Companies for Teaching English Online

    1. I’ll correct it now. I appreciate that. It’s good when I can get teachers who have taught for one of these companies to put their advice/info here in the comments. It helps me keep these articles accurate and up to date.

  1. Another great list! I always come to esl wild for my job hunt. You’re killing it

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