To become an online ESL teacher, you will need a stable internet connection, and EF will help with the rest. Online class content is based on award-winning EF materials that will enhance what the student has learned at their in-center classes. If you’re looking for more adventure and a lifestyle change, you can choose to teach online to adults or kids & teens at our newly refurbished online center in Shanghai, China.
Fiverr is a huge freelance services marketplace where you can offer practically any online service. It started with folks doing gigs for just $5, hence the name, but you are no longer restricted to charging just $5 per job. You start by listing your Gigs, which you fit into one of their many categories, and immediately can start selling. The categories include everything from Graphics & Design to Writing to Video to Music to Programming. It really spans the spectrum.
Depending on the program, the age of the children you will be working with and the responsibilities may vary. Just keep in mind that the students are central and the main objective is to expose them to the English language in a fun way. The teaching and education method in schools is usually of less importance as long as the children enjoy the process and are getting exposed to the English language. Some schools will provide the necessary training upon starting your volunteer placement. If you have a way with children, you're creative and excited about inventing innovative ways to entertain them, then don't hesitate to teach English abroad because these projects are waiting for people like you!
How to Get It: Customer service is the biggest work-at-home field, with companies including Spiegel, Hilton, Best Western, HSN, 1-800-FLOWERS and many others using at-home reps. Fill out an application with staffing companies such as Arise, Alpine Access, VIPdesk, LiveOps, and Convergys, all of which vet the companies who are hiring through them. If you need benefits, search through a staffing company that will hire you as an employee (Alpine Access, VIPdesk and Convergys do this) rather than an independent contractor. If you're a contractor, you may be asked to pay a small fee (between $15 and $35) for a background check. While a fee can be a sign of a scam, independent contractors are responsible for their own expenses.