You no longer need to join a school or university to teach. In fact, thousands of people are teaching right out of the comfort of their home and getting paid, some in their pajamas too!
How in the world are they doing this? Well you stumbled upon the right place if this is of any interest to you because I am about to show you how it’s done.
You may think that working remotely in your pajamas sounds appealing, but think about the idea that if you found remote work, you literally are not tied down to a particular location anymore. You could travel around the world and still be able to teach remotely and get paid. All you need is an internet connection and a computer. Pretty neat huh?
There are a few things that you have to keep in mind. This is probably not for you if you don’t have a passion for teaching and sharing your knowledge with other people. This is probably also not for you if you like to be around people, because there will not be people around you. If you like a setting where you interact with people every day in person (not virtually), then this may wear on you. You also need to know the English language inside and out. Your going to have to prove that too.
So let’s get right to it. Here is a short list of places that you can go to sign up to become a teacher online.
Become a teacher with Lingoda
Lingoda is a leading school online for languages, not just English. People from all over the world interact daily on this platform to learn a new language that they never knew before and you do this with real teachers online. That teacher could be you!
Lingoda is looking for people who love languages, love to teach, enjoy working with people from around the world, are comfortable speaking the language you want to teach and of course have basic computer skills. They favor people where English is their native language as well.
They also prefer to work with people who have one of the certifications (CELTA, DELTA, Trinity, TESOL).
You will also need a reliable internet connection because that’s your lifeline to the rest of the world to conduct the teaching on.
Here is the link to sign up to become a teacher online.
Teach Chinese Students with VIPKID
One of the cool parts of teaching international students, is that’s its not just about learning the language, but also about sharing your culture and traditions. Just think about if you were to learn a foreign language from someone overseas, you would want to know about their cultures and traditions as well. This allows you to share your cultures and traditions with others via teaching.
VIPKid is a platform that caters mostly to Chinese students between the ages of 4 – 12 years of age wishing to learn the English language. This company is headquartered in Baijing and offers a fully immersive one-on-one English language instruction.
You can set your own schedule and lesson plans are provided. They do require that you make a contract commitment to at least 6 months and at least 7.5 hours a week in instruction. You also need to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, but if you pass through their interview process you can work remotely from anywhere in the USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East and Southeast Asia.
Here is the link to sign up to become a teacher with VIPKID.
Teach Languages at italki
More than 2 million students and over 3,000 teachers participate today in italki. They offer over 75 languages on their platform as well. So if you know multiple languages, this is certainly for you!
The interesting thing about this platform, is that you set your own prices that you want to make. You also set your own schedule that you want to teach and the platform handles the rest for you, including payment. Once you are approved to teach on italki, you essentially are connected with other people through out the world that are looking to learn the language. Italki handles the scheduling, marketing, payment and management of the students.
Here is the link to sign up to become a teacher with italki.
To sum things up
Fortunately for everyone reading this post, you at least know the English language or else you would be able to read my blog post so you are a candidate for this type of work.
The English language is one of the world’s most sought after languages to learn, because it gives those people access to some of the world’s most important and economically stable countries to communicate with. Millions of people want to learn the language and you could be the one to teach it to them.
Give it a try!