Teach English Online


Earn $12-19/hour
Choose your own hours
Teach kids or adults around the world
Simple set-up & 24/7 support

Why Teach English Online At EF?

Imagine the joy and reward of being able to get teaching experience from the comfort of your own home. At EF, you have the opportunity to both choose your own schedule and teach from the U.S. or almost any other country around the globe.


Choose when you teach

Set your own availability and teach from your location of choice. 

Teach kids or adults around the world

Decide between the rewarding experience of instructing either kids or adult learners.

Make an impact globally

Impact the lives of students around the world.

Why Teach English Online At EF?

With the range of group-based conversational and one-on-one private lessons offered, you will put your skills to great use with our diverse group of adult and kid learners around the globe. You can make use of EF’s innovative teaching materials, as well as integrate your students’ unique interests and focus areas into your lessons. Step into the future of education!

Why Teach English Online At EF​?

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Sarah Nelson, U.S. EF Online Teacher since Dec 2015

“For my needs as a mom, or anybody else trying to balance family and work demands, this job is perfect! ”

James MacArthur, U.K. EF Online Teacher since Feb 2017

“The great thing is that this is stuff that I can use anywhere: listening skills, planning, you name it. That’s been one of the highlights for me.”

Nikki White, South Africa EF Online Teacher since Apr 2018

“Talking to students speaking so many different first languages, and seeing how each faces a unique challenge, I’ve become really interested in teaching.”

Your Qualifications

  • Native English speaker
  • Passionate about teaching
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Minimum 40 hour TEFL Certificate or equivalent
    (to be provided upon submission of qualifications or
    at beginning of contract term)
  • Computer, headset and wired Ethernet connection
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Who Is EF Education First?

  • Founded 1965 in Lund, Sweden
  • Countries 117 North and South America, Europe & Asia
  • Offices & Schools 580 Headquarters: Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Staff and Teachers 46,500+ Across all continents

Frequently Asked Questions

No. We never use Chinese in the classroom, don’t worry if you think that sounds strange, when you do our sponsored TEFL course it will become clear how we do this. Most cities in China have English road signs and English metro stations. Most restaurants have food in English, if not they generally have pictures. Learning some basic survival Chinese when you arrive, such as addresses for taxis and some food is recommended though just to make things a bit easier. In most large cities you can even order food using apps in English.

Yes, although it does depend on your lifestyle. The salary in RMB is above average for China so there’s normally some left at the end of the month to save or to pay off student loans. If you share an apartment with other teachers and eat Chinese food you will have more left than if you have your own place and eat western style food every day.

Yes. Previous teaching experience is not necessary, but is valued if you have it. We will give you all the skills you need to help you feel confident standing in a classroom. As long as you have a bachelor’s degree in any subject we can help you with the rest.

It shouldn’t be too difficult to adjust, we have a community of over 2000 English teachers in China who help and support each other. We have our own social network for teachers to ask questions and look for assistance. Along with that we have organized social and cultural events for our teachers most of which are free, to help them meet other teachers and to understand Chinese culture.

Don’t worry, everybody has questions it’s understandable. The best thing to do is apply so that we have all your details and can make sure you meet the visa requirements. Once we know that, one of our recruiters will contact you for an initial chat before moving to interview. This is the best time to ask those initial questions, others can be asked at interview.

Ready To Start Teaching Adults?​

Boston (USA)
EF Education First
1 Education Street,
Cambridge, MA 02141 USA
Tel. +1 617 619 1000
USA, East Coast office hours.

London (UK)
EF Education First
22 Chelsea Manor Street,
London SW3 5RL. UK.
Tel. +44 (0)7341 8638
+44 (0)207 341 8500
UK office hours.

Shanghai (China)
EF Education First
1st Floor, Jiu An Plaza,
258 Tongren Road,
Shanghai, China 200040.
Tel. +86 (21) 6039 5868
China office hours.

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