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Teach English Online

Teach English Online

From business to entertainment to education, English is the global language. In today’s globalized world, English is the language that closes the gap between people from different cultures and backgrounds. In fact, the pressure has never been greater for non-native speakers of English to acquire native level English proficiency. The timing has never been better either, for you to teach others to read, write, and speak English all from the comfort of your home.

What Skills Are Required?

If you’re a fluent English speaker, you already have all the skills you need to teach someone else. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to review your grammar so you can answer the questions your students will ask you. You’ll also be a more successful English teacher if you’ve got patience and energy. Just as in other professions, you will learn as you go since the more students you teach English to online, the better you will become at it. If you find employment with an online English school,they may request that you take a certification exam that proves you’ve had formal training in teaching the mechanics of the English language. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, TEFL, TESOL or some other diploma may be requested but aren’t always needed – it will depend on the specific online school that you sign up with. If you teach English online as a freelancer, however, as long as you’re confident that you can explain the English language clearly and simply to prospective students, no further credentials are needed.

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To Freelance or not to freelance?

To teach as a freelancer all you would need to do is place an ad in a popular paper or in Craig’s List for the market that you are interested in targeting. As a freelancer, you might also want to think about pricing competitively given that you don’t have the overhead of a school to deal with.

While freelancing gives you more control of your business, there are some disadvantages to consider as well. For example, when you freelance you have to independently market your services as compared to just tapping into the existing student body that online English schools already have. Also, a lot of these schools have premade lesson plans and software that facilitate teaching. That said, if you really wanted to do this on the cheap, all you really need from an infrastructure perspective is Skype and a reliable internet connection. It’s been our experience that some teachers start out in this business with an online English school but then transition to independently freelancing once they get the feel for it.

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