Teaching English As A Foreign Language

Learn how you can teach English online with EF.
Learn how you can teach English online with EF.

November 13, 2019

Disclosure: I am a contracted TEFL teacher for EF and will receive a commission if you sign up with them using this link.

Enter the growing field of online English teaching with EF! 

Watch this interview with Jacob Torén, CEO of EF Education First in China, to learn how EF was perfectly positioned to meet the needs of English language learners with their online school in the midst of the Coronavirus epidemic. EF adds 10,000 new students to its rolls every day.  

Many of my friends know that I started teaching English to kids in China over the internet last summer. I needed to make some extra money to pay down my enormous medical bills resulting from my very expensive bicycle accident in the summer of 2018. I was actually looking for part-time online adjunct professor work, which I have done before, to supplement my public school teaching salary. I came up empty on that search but got a call from EF about teaching English as a foreign language online. I scheduled an interview and received an offer.

This is something I thought I would only do temporarily, just long enough to pay those big medical bills. However, it has turned out to be extremely fun and the easiest teaching I’ve ever done! I enjoy it so much that I have no plan to ever stop doing it.

If you need to make some extra money or are just looking for some rewarding work, I highly recommend that you give EF a try.

Here’s what you need to qualify:

~ Be a native English speaker.

~ Have a bachelor’s degree in any subject.

~ Get TEFL-TESOL certification within 30 days of your first day of teaching with EF.

~ A noise-canceling headset with a microphone and volume controls.

If EF offers you a contract they may also give you a coupon for a deeply discounted online TEFL-TESOL course.* That’s how I got my certification and it was very affordable and really easy, and I made my money back on that course plus some hefty spare change after my first month of teaching with EF.  I am now making nearly as much money on my EF contract working 21 hours a week as I do at my full-time public school teaching job.

If you do decide to give this a try, be sure to click on one of the links on this page to make your initial contact with EF. I will get a referral fee if you do.

EF adds 10,000 new students to its online English-learning platform every day, so they need teachers! Here’s  video interview with the head of EF Education First in China, discussing the huge impact of the Coronavirus epidemic on education in China, and how EF was perfectly positioned to meet the needs of students and their families through its online school. 

Join me and the thousands of other teachers who have discovered the extremely rewarding field of teaching English as a foreign language.



*I cannot guarantee that they are still doing that, but they probably are.