FAQs

Teaching Online

I have just registered. What happens next?

One of our team will contact you to arrange a Skype or face-to-face interview. We’ll have an informal chat and you can ask us any questions you may have. We then create your unique profile – which we keep on our system – and use it to match you to the best position available.

What do I need to teach online?

We use Skype to teach one-to-one online, so you’ll need the Skype app, a laptop or PC with webcam and a fast, reliable broadband connection. A headset is useful and recommended but not essential.

How many hours can I teach per week?

We usually ask that you teach a minimum of 10 hours per week, and you can teach up to 30 hours per week, depending on your availability.

What age groups will I be teaching?

You will be teaching students from 3 – 12 & 16 + on a one-to-one basis. We select our partner schools very carefully, and the students are highly motivated to learn.

Do I need to create my own lessons or is there a syllabus to follow?

It depends on the opportunity you are matched with. Some schools ask you to follow a syllabus – in this case you are given full details in advance. Other schools ask that you create engaging lessons yourself to encourage the students to communicate.

Do you have to be a Native English Speaker?

Yes. Due to the constraints and requirements of our partner schools, we can only offer work to teachers from English speaking countries.

How will I get paid ?

We use TransferWise to send you an email containing your salary. All you have to do is open the email and fill in the details necessary and your salary will be sent straight to your account. 

How long are your teaching contracts?

The contracts usually run for 3 months, 6 months or 1 year.

Teaching in China

How can I get a FREE TEFL through The Online Teacher?

If you are a graduate, and successful in your initial application, we can pay for your British Council recognised 120-hour TEFL certificate – contact us directly to find out more! PLEASE NOTE – this offer is only for applicants who are looking to teach in China and not for online candidates.

I have just registered. What happens next?

One of our team will contact you to arrange a Skype or face-to-face interview. We’ll have an informal chat and you can ask us any questions you may have. We then create your unique profile – which we keep on our system – and use it to match you to the best position available.

How many hours can I teach per week?

We usually ask that you teach a minimum of 10 hours per week, and you can teach up to 30 hours per week, depending on your availability.

What age groups will I be teaching?

You will be teaching students from 3 – 12 in a class format. We select our partner schools very carefully, and the students are highly motivated to learn.

Do I need to create my own lessons or is there a syllabus to follow?

It depends on the opportunity you are matched with. Some schools ask you to follow a syllabus – in this case you are given full details in advance. Other schools ask that you create engaging lessons yourself to encourage the students to communicate.

Do you have to be a Native English Speaker?

Yes. Due to the constraints and requirements of our partner schools, we can only offer work to teachers from English speaking countries.

How will I get paid ?

We use TransferWise to send you an email containing your salary. All you have to do is open the email and fill in the account details necessary and your money will arrive shortly.

How long are your teaching contracts?

The contracts usually run for 12-24 months.

Want to find out more about teaching online?

Want to find out more about teaching in China?