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LanguageCorps Online TEFL Certification

The LanguageCorps Online TEFL Certification Program is a flexible way to start your adventure in teaching English abroad. Perfect for working professionals or full-time students who are unable to commit to an onsite course, the online TEFL Certification allows you to log in and go to class whenever you please, and work at your own pace. Best of all, you earn your TEFL Certificate from the comfort of your own home or your favorite café.

LanguageCorps’ Online TEFL Certification program includes 150 hours of course work that is completed over a schedule of four to sixteen weeks. Throughout the Program you complete reading and writing assignments, take quizzes and exams on course content, and receive one-on-one tutoring from your TEFL Trainer by Skype. The online TEFL course is carefully designed to be the best online TEFL course available. The content perfectly mirrors our regular onsite TEFL programs and unlike any other online TEFL, the LanguageCorps online TEFL includes a teaching practicum where you teach 6 hours of online classes to a real English learner! We make sure you’re truly prepared and set-up for success.

The real-life teaching practice is critical. Online courses that do not have a practical teaching component are simply not highly valued by employers. It’s important that at some point you put your knowledge into practice. Reading (and sometimes answering multiple choice questions) about teaching is one thing, but actually teaching a class is a whole different experience and can be quite overwhelming. With every teaching practice, you will get more comfortable in your role as a teacher, it will prepare you for a career as a professional teacher and will make you an attractive candidate for ESL positions worldwide. Our Online trainees are supervised by a real TEFL trainer and can request 15 hours of Skype tutoring to discuss the different topics.

The Online TEFL Certification Program Fee is US$695. This fee includes 15 hours of Skype tutoring, 6 hours of observed teaching practice and an e-manual.

Do you want to get TEFL certified, but is the price an issue for you? Do you enjoy working independently? Are you still undecided of when you want to go abroad? Are you interested in getting a great insight into teaching through online learning platforms and through the “cloud”.

In other words, are you ready to earn your TEFL certificate Online? Apply now!

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Teaching English Online

Teaching English Online is becoming increasingly popular and the demand for Online teachers is explosive! Especially in Asian countries like China, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam, where the demand for ESL teachers is ever growing and one of the solutions to meet this demand is to set up online classes with teachers that provide English tutoring from other parts of the world. Not only is there a massive amount of students that need to learn English, but in today’s busy world, not everybody has time to visit an actual classroom; taking an online class is an excellent option and time-efficient way to learn English. Besides, online classes are often attractive for students because they are usually cheaper than in-person classes. So, it’s very efficient both timewise and economically.

WHERE CAN I TEACH ONLINE?

Latin America, Europe and Asia offer great markets for online teaching. The following countries have a high demand for online English teachers:

Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates Vietnam

Europe: Czech Republic, Russia, Spain

Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia

What Do I Need To Teach Online?

As you can see, there are plenty of options to teach English over the internet. Once you have a TEFL certificate in your pocket, all you need is a good computer with a webcam, microphone and headset, Skype, Google Hangouts or another audio/video platform, and a speedy internet connection. Obviously, a quiet room with enough light is also a must as you want to be visible in front of your camera.

Of course, you want to stand out as an online teacher, too. Online teaching presents its own challenges, so it’s important to keep your lessons interesting and entertaining. On some platforms, students can specifically request you as their teacher, and if you become ‘popular’, you can work your way up and receive a higher hourly wage. You can get as creative as you want; the more engaged your students are, the more they will learn.

So, put your whiteboard on the wall, get markers in all of the colors you can think of; use flashcards with numbers, letters, pictures, or even stock up on real objects to use in your lessons. Children will need different teaching strategies than adults, and for them the use of hand puppets is usually a guaranteed hit! With older students, you might have to dig a little deeper to find out about their interests to get them engaged, but it is very rewarding to develop a connection with someone you teach over the internet and to be able to see their progress in acquiring a second language.

Independent Online Teaching Vs. Working For A Company

Two ways to approach online teaching include working independently by setting up your own website and finding your own students, or as an employee with a company that will provide clients to you through either a fixed or flexible teaching schedule. You can also promote yourself through online databases that promote your online ESL classes.

If you choose to work for a company, make sure to do some research first. You want to make sure that the company is legit and has a good reputation in terms of paying their teachers, providing a good schedule, a steady influx of students, and teaching materials, if needed.

Online companies often work with an online platform that already has set lessons. A part of your hourly wage will go to the company. A company or agent should never ask you to pay anything upfront.

A company might demand that you work a certain amount of hours per week, or they require that you let them know if you won’t work for more than 4-5 days straight. Some shut down your account if there is no activity.

If you work independently, you will design your own lesson plans, but it does give you more freedom in terms of planning your schedule and setting your own hourly wage.

WHY SHOULD I TEACH ENGLISH ONLINE?

FLEXIBILITY
Not only can you choose your own schedule, you can also be super flexible with your location. Although most teachers that teach English abroad want stay in the same place for a significant amount of time to get to know a new city, language and culture, there are also people that do not want to commit to a 6+ month contract. Some might want to speed through their bucket list of places to visit more quickly. So, if you’re second name is ‘Nomad’, Teaching English online can be perfect for you as it can literally be done from any place, anywhere, any time. As long as you have the right equipment and a good internet connection, the choice is yours and the door is always open to new amazing places and adventures!

TEST RUN
Teaching online is a great way to determine if teaching ESL is right for you. Once you get into the flow of teaching English to ESL students, you might decide to go abroad and teach in a live classroom setting. Online English classes are often private one-on-one sessions, or small groups of students, so it’s the perfect opportunity to inch your way towards a possible teaching career.

How Much Can You Earn Teaching English Online?

Generally speaking, you can make about $10-$35 USD per hour with some peaks up to $40 USD an hour. Your pay depends on experience, qualifications, and clientele. The salary for teaching English online can vary greatly per country, and of course be determined by the amount of hours you teach. Some people teach online part-time to supplement another income, while others teach up to 40 hours per week.

As with any new job, you can expect to fall on the lower end of the salary scale, but if you are committed to becoming a successful online English teacher, you can quickly work your way up. If there is an agency involved that recruits your students, they will most likely take a part of your salary as commission. It is certainly possible to make a full-fledged monthly salary and a comfortable living by teaching online.

HOW WILL I GET PAID?

Most companies use PayPal to pay their online teachers. You might have to pay taxes on your income. Read more about paying taxes here!

10 GREAT COMPANIES YOU CAN TEACH ENGLISH ONLINE FOR:

There are hundreds of companies to teach English online, but these are some of the most popular:

ARE THERE ANY DISADVANTAGES TO TEACHING ONLINE?
If you’re the type of person who needs to go to a physical workplace surrounded by a team of colleagues, teaching online might not be the best option for you. Also, the majority of the opportunities to teach online, especially the best-paid ones, are in Asia. If you are located in the Americas, you most likely will need to get up early, or stay up late to teach your English classes.

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