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Teaching kids not your thing? Don’t worry, as on online TEFL teacher, you have access to a whole realm of teaching positions where you only teach adults. If you’re looking to teach English online to adults, read on to find out which online ESL schools come up trumps.


Train to Teach Adults English Online


While teaching English may be your bag, kids might not be. Don’t worry, with a TEFL certification, you can teach English online to adults instead.

There are plenty of online schools that cater to students over 18 years old, that offer one-one-one or group ESL classes to adults online.

If you’d like to teach adults English online, you’ll need to first complete the TEFLPros 120-Hour Online TEFL Course.

Once you’re qualified, it’s a breeze to get a job teaching adults English online at any of these 8 online ESL schools. 


Top online ESL schools to teach adults English online


teach english to adults online

Online teaching varies when it comes to pay and working schedule. Check out these 8 online ESL adult teaching jobs to see which fits your career aspirations. 


#1 – English First

English First doesn’t predominantly teach adults, but you can specialize in offering adult online English lessons. 

Providing you with outstanding teaching materials, you’ll take group conversation classes or one-on-one sessions.

Classes last between 20 minutes and 45 minutes, depending on the format, and you’ll be paid between $12 and $19 an hour (based on experience). 

You’ll need a UK or US passport and native fluency. You’ll need the legal right to work in the U.K. or US.

You will also need both a Bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certification. 


#2 – Tutoring

Tutoring works like a marketplace for English tutors.

You simply sign up and create a profile. On your profile, you list your qualification, experience, and fee. Students pick online English tutors that match their needs.

You set your own hours and salary, and you can hop on at any time to give lessons by changing your status to ‘Online’.

The online ESL school does offer teaching materials to help you tutor your adult students in English. 

You’ll need a degree, a TEFL, two years’ teaching experience, and to be fluent in English. 


#3 – Learnlight


learnlight teach adults english


If you’re interested in teaching business English to adults online, Learnlight has great opportunities for TEFL teachers. 

Offering online classes to adults in over 100 countries, the company matches you with business professionals looking to learn English online.

You’ll be offering one-on-one sessions, group classes, specialized lessons, and assessments. Learnlight provides you with an engaging library of course materials to help. 

You will have to commit to at least 10 hours a week and the pay is competitive. 

You’ll need a TEFL qualification and a minimum of two years’ teaching experience.

You don’t need a degree. If you’re looking for other online TEFL teaching jobs where you don’t need a degree, head to this list of jobs


#4 – Verbling

Verbling is another teaching marketplace where you create a profile to match with adult students looking to learn English online. 

You’ll deliver private one-on-one video lessons to students all over the world. 

You set your own rates and schedule but you must be a native English speaker to apply. 

You don’t need a degree but you do need a formal teaching certificate, so a TEFL qualification will work. 


#5 – SkimaTalk


skimatalk teach online to adults


SkimaTalk is an English learning marketplace that connects adult ESL learners with TEFL teachers.

You set your own schedule and rates for 25 minute one-on-one video sessions. You will need to design your own curriculum and find teaching resources. 

You must give three free sessions to new students. After that, you can charge whatever rate you like. 

You must be a native English speaker from the U.K., US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland.

While you don’t necessarily need experience or a teaching certificate, a TEFL will set you ahead of other competing teachers. 


#6 – Topica Native


topica native teach adults english online


Topica Native is a Vietnam based online ESL school for Southeast Asia. With more than 50,000 adult students, there’s lots of classes to keep its 2000 teachers busy. 

Working with university students, you’ll offer hour-long conversational English classes. You’ll be given the teaching materials by the school. 

You’ll be guaranteed 20 hours work a month, with pay ranging between $8.50 an hour and $16 an hour, depending on experience. 

While experience isn’t necessary, a TEFL will help you reach the higher pay bands.  


#7 – E-Space Vietnam

E-Space Vietnam is an online ESL company that caters to adults and children. 

You can opt to teach one-on-one adult classes to prepare students for English proficiency tests such as the TOEIC, IELTS, and TOEFL. 

Mostly employees of big corporations like Pepsi Co, you’ll be working with high-level students.

You’ll be paid $20-$25 per hour session and you’ll need to work at least 10 hours a week.

Experience and a TEFL is preferred. 


#8 – Voxy

Voxy teachers offer English lessons to adult ESL students online. 

Hired on a part-time basis, you’ll be tasked with giving private and group classes using Voxy’s teaching materials. 

You will teach everything from English for exams to business English.

You will get paid $17.50 for an hour online English lesson and five minutes prep time. 

You need either a degree or a TEFL, and you’ll be expected to work at least 10 hours each week. 


Got questions?

So, now you have a better understanding of how you can teach adults English online.

As you can see, there are plenty of online adult teaching jobs where you simply need a TEFL. If you haven’t qualified already, take the TEFLPros 120-Hour TEFL Certification nowNeed more advice on how to teach adults English online? Drop us an email at [email protected] or [email protected]. We’re always happy to help!

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