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How To Travel The World While Teaching English Remotely
If you’re a travel lover, you’ve more than likely dreamt about ditching your job and its limited PTO policy. The ability to pick up and go whenever you feel like, is a luxury not everyone is afforded.
Now, however, more and more companies are offering opportunities for employees to work remotely. Teaching English online is one of the few jobs that allows the freedom and flexibility to choose your own schedule, and to work when you want from wherever you want.
There are many companies hiring for online English teachers. Some of them have certain educational requirements, but for others, the only requirements are English fluency, a reliable internet connection, and the appropriate equipment (laptop, headset, etc.). Since these are English immersion programs, there is no need to have any knowledge of students’ native language.
If this sounds like your dream career, here are some companies hiring for remote English-teaching jobs.
VIPKid is an online platform through which teachers help Chinese children from kindergarten through ninth grade learn English. Applicants must be American or Canadian and fluent in English. In addition, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in any subject and two years of teaching, tutoring, coaching, or mentoring experience. VIPKid pays $14 to 22 an hour and offers other bonuses and incentives as well.
Cambly is one of the few companies that does not require a degree or previous teaching experience. Classes are more conversational verus traditional. You simply log in when you’re available and take calls as they come. Unlike many of the other companies, with Cambly, most of your students will be adults, and they will be calling from all over the world. The average pay is $10 per class.
Individuals working for Whales English teach students from elementary to high school. The company requires a bachelor’s degree, an English teaching certificate (TESOL, TEFL, or CELTA), and at least a year of teaching experience. Whales also requires their teachers to be native English speakers from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Ireland, or New Zealand. At $18 to $26 an hour, the company’s pay rates are among the highest. Not to mention the additional monetary bonuses and professional development opportunities offered.
Palfish is another company requiring only English fluency. Teachers do not need a degree or any teaching experience. Working for Palfish will allow you to teach English to people of all ages, all over the world. The company refers to itself as “the eBay for English classes.” Teachers can teach one-on-one lessons or to a large class of students at once. You set your own rates, but the average earnings are $10 to $18 per class. To apply, download the Palfish Teacher app and create an account.
DaDa hires teachers who have a bachelor’s degree in any subject and a TEFL or TESOL teaching certificate. Teachers lead 30-minute one-on-one classes with children ages 4 to 16. What is unique about DaDa is that in addition to English, they also hire teachers to teach French and Spanish. And unlike some other companies, they hire fluent English speakers from all over the world. DaDa pays $16 to $25 per hour and requires a minimum commitment of four hours each week.