Best Online TEFL Platforms

The online teaching industry is booming and continues to grow rapidly, which is great news for EFL teachers! Offering flexible hours, good rates of pay, and the opportunity to work from anywhere in the world, it’s no wonder so many TEFL Org students go on to teach English online.

There are so many online teaching platforms – with new ones appearing all the time – but here are 5 of the best online teaching platforms that are great for newly-qualified and experienced EFL teachers alike. Whether you’re looking for part-time or full-time work, or simply to supplement your existing income, online teaching is ideal.

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5 Great Online English Teaching Platforms

Landi

With the exception of Cambly, all platforms on this list are companies based in China, which is really driving the demand for online English teachers. Landi has been on the scene for over 3 years and has over 1,000 teachers from all over the world.

Pay: $16 – $23 per hour
Hours per week: minimum of 12
Student ages: kindergarten to high school

Requirements
– BA degree
TEFL qualification preferred
– Eligible to work in US, UK or Canada

PalFish

PalFish is a little different from the other platforms on the list as it’s all done via an app, which you can use either on your phone or tablet. Lessons are prepared for you and you have the opportunity to teach a range of ages and types of lessons, which is great experience for newly-qualified teachers. You can also increase your earnings through referrals and bonuses.

Pay: $10 – $30 per hour
Hours per week: minimum of 4
Student ages: all ages

Requirements
– BA degree
TEFL qualification

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DaDa

DaDa provide all the teaching materials and also regularly updates them, meaning teachers don’t get bored doing the same lessons over and over again. Based on reviews, the hiring process for DaDa is reportedly nice and quick so if you’re eager to get started with teaching English online as quickly as possible then it’s a great option.

Pay: $15 – $22 per hour
Hours: minimum of 10 a month
Student ages: kindergarten to high school

Requirements
– BA degree
TEFL qualification

Cambly

Cambly provides students with the opportunity to practice their conversational English with native English speakers. It doesn’t pay as much as other platforms, but people who have worked for Cambly report that it’s a really fun and interesting job as they’re always meeting people from across the world and learning about new cultures! Most online teaching companies require teachers to have a degree, but not Cambly. For more information about how to teach English online without a degree take a look at our guide.

Pay: $0.17 per minute = $10.20 per hour
Hours: no minimum
Student ages: all ages

Requirements
– native English speaker

SayABC

SayABC offer great rates and is in partnership with National Geographic to produce engaging lessons for students. You can teach up to 4 children between the ages of 5 and 12 in one lesson. They have over 1,000 teachers working around the world and, based on reviews, are great for providing teachers with consistent schedules.

Pay: Up to $19 USD per 40 minutes
Hours: no minimum
Student ages: kindergarten to high school

Requirements
– BA degree
TEFL qualification

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