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8 More Online Companies that hire Non-Native English speakers 2021

Teach English online as a non-native speaker

I have compiled 8 more online companies that hire non-native speakers

I come from America, so I don’t truly know the difficulties that the non-native teachers face online. However, I spend a lot of time scouting through the teaching groups on Facebook and can constantly see a barrage of posts exposing the sheer discrimination against certain countries and individuals that are trying to teach English as a non-native speaker. 

I have worked with many non-native speakers while I was teaching in China and I’m still working with non-native speakers in Tahiti currently, and I must say that most of them do a better job than the actual native speakers that I’ve worked alongside.  

Obviously, I’m not saying that all native-speakers are bad teachers, but I have noticed that a lot of them take the jobs for granted and slack off quite a bit because they know they have the upper hand as a native speaker. 

Non-native English teachers have always (the ones I’ve met) shown total dedication and determination for the job. They generally seem more grateful and are incredibly talented and creative with their lesson plans. That is why I keep compiling lists for my non-native English teaching friends. I want them to see that there are still opportunities out there even with the discrimination.

2021 is bringing more opportunities than ever as Covid is still surging across the planet. Many schools are still closed, and many countries are not accepting teachers so the demand for online teachers keeps rising and the online teaching platforms keep popping up month by month.  

Let’s get into it!

8 online companies that hire non-native English speakers.

  1. 51 talk
51talk
Requirements

51 talk hires non-native English speakers to teach English online

Pay- $17 per hour on average

Students- Young learners

Degree required- Yes

TEFL certificate- Preferred

Teaching Experience- Desired but not required

Extra info- They want a neutral accent

Apply Here

  • Hello Kid
Requirements

Hello Kid hires non-native English speakers to teach English online

Pay- $14-$20 per hour

Students- 3 – 16 years old

Degree Required- No

TEFL Certificate- Yes

Teaching Experience- Must have previous experience teaching young kids

APPLY HERE

  • HiTutor
Requirements

HiTutor hires non-native English speakers to teach English online

Pay- $10-$12 per hour

Students- All ages

Degree Required- Yes

TEFL Certificate – Yes

Teaching Experience- six months/one year teaching experience

APPLY HERE

  • Ginseng English
Requirements

Ginseng English hires non-native English speakers to teach English online

Pay- $10 – $15 per hour

Students – 5 – 15 years old

Degree Required – No

TEFL Certificate – Preferred

Teaching Experience – Preferred but not required

APPLY HERE

  • VIPKID
Requirements

VIPKID hires non-native English speakers to teach English online

Pay – $14 – $22 per hour

Students – Young Learners

Degree Required – Yes

TEFL Certificate – Yes

Teaching Experience – At least two years’ teaching experience

APPLY HERE

  • EF Teach Online
Requirements

EF Teach Online hires non-native English speakers to teach English online

Pay – Up to $20 per hour

Students – 5 – 14 years old

Degree Required – Yes

TEFL Certificate – Yes

Teaching Experience – Preferred but not necessary 

APPLY HERE

  • SayABC
Requirements

SayABC hires non-native English speakers to teach English online

Pay – up to $17 per hour

Students – Young Learners

Degree Required – Yes

TEFL Certificate – Yes

Teaching Experience – Minimum one year preferred

APPLY HERE

  • GoGoKid
Requirements

GoGoKid hires non-native English speakers to teach English online

Pay – $14 – $25 per hour

Students – Young Learners

Degree Required – Yes

TEFL Certificate – Preferred

Teaching Experience – Preferred

APPLY HERE

*Remember* Online companies/platforms have been known to change requirements for applicants but as of now (June 2021), all of these companies will hire non-native English speakers to teach English online. 

Also, check out my other article that has 10 more companies that hire non-native English speakers to teach English online.

In addition, I would highly recommend that you acquire a TEFL certificate if you don’t already have one. This will improve your chances to land a job tremendously. If you don’t have one, I would suggest reading my other article for the best place to get TEFL certified. I only suggest this company because it’s where I got mine and they are incredibly helpful with job placement after you finish the courses. 

If you have questions, please feel free to write in the comments below and if this article was helpful, please share it or subscribe. It means a lot to me. I’ll be back soon with more (hopefully helpful) articles for all the ESL teachers out there and more crazy travel stories. STAY TUNED! 

Also, maybe you’d like to read some of our wild travel stories from our time teaching abroad. Try Welcome to Bangkok.

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22 thoughts on “8 More Online Companies that hire non-native English Speakers

  1. As a professional trainer I have an MA in English Literature. I also have a TESOL certificate. I have two years of experience teaching American students English under the Common Core State Syllabus. I teach English in a way that makes it fun and exciting to learn with activities to help students understand the core concepts. I teach reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary. In writing, I handle creative writing, different forms of essay writing. I handle PSAT, SAT, and different state-based exams in the USA. I have an opportunity to teach Japanese students English. I have handled college students in my capacity of Professor in the Department of English. I am a master trainer in ASAP (Additional Skill Aquisition Programme) under the Government of Kerala Higher Education Department handling Std XI-XII students. I also teach grammar as grammar tutor for OET (Occupational English Test) for doctors and nurses who desire to relocate to English-Speaking countries. I take online tutorials for all who desire to better their English and communicative skills. If interested call me at +91-9846301374 or E-mail me at ipe.george1@gmail.com

  2. Thank you so much for your kindness. Just got my tefl certificate only to be faced with this reality that I didn’t hear of before I started the training. This is such a relief.
    Thank again.

    1. I’m so glad I can help! 🙂 I have noticed a lot of non-native speakers were having trouble finding online jobs and I have a lot of non-native friends in this field of work so I wanted to help out as much as I can. It would mean a lot if you could share one of the articles or let me know what other articles you would like to see on here.

      Thank you!

    1. No problem! I’m always happy to help. It would mean a lot if you could subscribe or repost the article somewhere. I’m trying to help out as much as I can and also put some good travel stories on here as well for some entertainment. If you have any suggestions for future articles, please let me know! I’ll research it and write it up. 🙂

  3. A very insightful post. Thanks for helping my fellow non-native speakers. I am a non-native ESL teacher in Spain and it always upsets me when companies prefer native speakers with no experience or qualifications over fully certified non-natives. I feel like we always have to prove our knowledge and skills by working extra hard. 💪

    1. I’m so glad I can help. I’m a native speaker from America but all of my friends that I’ve taught with around the world have always been non-natives and it sucks so bad to hear how hard it is for you all. It’s such a shame because most of the non-natives that I’ve worked with have been freaking AMAZING teachers. Most of the time, they were helping me with more creative lesson plans! haha If you ever have any suggestions for future articles or if you have a travel story you’d like to share, let me know! I’m trying my best to make this blog as real and authentic as I can in regard to teaching and traveling. Also, if you could subscribe or share a post, it would truly mean a lot to me. 🙂

      1. I’m already subscribed! Your non-native post got me hooked 😂 I post about my ESL experience in Spain and I also add some of my lesson plan ideas.

        I’ll definitely follow your blog and share a story or two 😊

  4. Hello! I like your post; however, are you sure these are really the rates for non-natives?!? I have applies to most of them and they only pay $5-6 at most! 😫

    1. Hey there! I appreciate that!

      These are the exact prices that were listed on each of the companies official websites and I double-checked most of them on teacher reviews. I suppose some of them could have changed or that some of the sites were not being honest. 🙁

  5. If l have OETS and IELETS is it possible to get a teaching job. I’m not an English native speaker but l have been teaching English for 8years now using a Diploma in English and literature

    1. Yes, of course. There are plenty of companies that hire non-native speakers and having a TEFL is certainly helpful as many of the online companies DO require this.

  6. Thank you so much, for this valuable information I hope some of us who are not only natives but are from African countries will be able to get jobs also in this industry.

    1. You’re welcome! I hope this helps! I will be adding more job listings in the next week so hopefully there will be a few new ones that you can apply for 🙂

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