[Video] Facebook Live: Teaching English Online with VIPKID

In this video, watch ITA Student Affairs Advisor Erin answer your questions about Teaching English Online with a panel made up of 2 ITA alumni & online ESL teachers as well as our friends at VIPKid! From TEFL certification to becoming a digital nomad and teaching English online, watch them cover it all!

Expert Tips: Requirements You Need to Satisfy to Teach English Online

By Nicola Rae

By now you’ve probably heard about teaching English online as a way to boost your income, get English teaching experience, or jump start your teaching career while you’re still at home.

Teaching English online is an awesome option for pretty much anyone who likes flexibility and working from home in pajamas pants.

How Much Money Can I Make Teaching English Online?

By Nicola Rae

Teaching English online is very literally what you make it. With most online English companies, you can work as much or as little as you like, which means your online English gig can be anything from a small-time side hustle to a… big-time full hustle.

How to Setup a Classroom for Teaching English Online While Traveling

By Nicola Rae

When I was a classroom teacher in the States, I spent way too much time (and about 30% of my annual salary) at IKEA. I loved organizing my classroom because I had so much stuff. So many scissors, glue sticks, resources, books, and binders upon binders full of worksheets - all mine for the using. It was amazing. And I had IKEA to help me contain it all.

Can I Teach English Online from the USA?

By Nicola Rae

It’s a scorching June afternoon and I’m slouched at my desk in the corner of room 32, my now-empty classroom. Two hours ago, I waved goodbye to a stampede of cheering students celebrating the summer ahead. I glance at the clock, the only thing left on the wall after purging the room for state testing. In five minutes, I’ll join my colleagues for end of the year paperwork, meetings, and our signature southern style potluck.

5 Key Tips to Help You Succeed at Teaching English Online

By Nicola Rae

When I applied to teach English online, I was pretty full of myself. Armed with a TEFL certificate from ITA and three years in the classroom, I thought online teaching would be a piece of cake. Look at me, I’ve got teaching experience, this will be a cake walk! What? What’s that you say? Only one student at a time? I could do this in my sleep! And did someone mention cake? 

5 Reasons You Should Start Teaching English Online Before You Move Abroad

By Nicola Rae

When I left my traditional teaching job in June, I knew I had about four months before my adventure abroad would begin. I was more than ready to get out of the country and start exploring the world, but due to obligations back home, I had to wait.

Waiting can be torture!

The 5 W's of Teaching English Online

By: Kathleen Graham

Say WHAT? You Can Teach Online?

While living and teaching English in China in 2016, I met all kinds of Chinese people obsessed with learning English. I was surprised to find so many people learning English just for their own enjoyment (my wonderful, hilarious, crazy, scatter-brained landlord included), but of course there were those that were competing for spots at universities or in the workplace and dreaming of their bright futures. The people I noticed the most were parents pushing their kids to learn English from a very young age, similar to parents in a few other countries in Asia. However, it was clear from my everyday experience at a Chinese school near Guangzhou that students didn’t and probably never would get enough speaking time in their over-crowded classrooms.

So when I first discovered VIPKID (pronounced V-I-P-kid) from their bright orange advertisement with the yellow dinosaur, I thought to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” The market for young students learning English online, especially with one-on-one classes, is booming in China, and there are already quite a few companies that are popular with TEFL professionals living all over the world. Even though I live in the United States, I still get to “teach in China every day” and make a difference in children’s lives from halfway around the world!

5 Reasons Why Teaching English Online is The Best

By Nicola Wynn

At the time I’m writing this, I’ve taught 951 classes of English online. What a joyful 951 classes it has been! As a child, I forced my sister to play school with me during the long hours of summer, writing the alphabet in rainbow chalk on our kid sized green chalkboard. After college, I taught middle school science for three years with a much bigger green chalkboard and equally colorful chalk. My mother was a teacher, and her mother was a teacher, and her mother was a teacher. So to say that I get joy from teaching English online should surprise no one.

Teach English Online - DaDaABC Application & Interview Process

By Abigail Jacobs

Want to teach English online with a top international company? Not sure how  to get started? ITA alumna, Abigail Jacobs, shares with us the  application and interview process for teaching English online with DaDa, a world leader in international online education. Here she shares her personal tips and advice for getting hired, as well as information on the visa that allows her to live and teach English online from Da Nang, Vietnam.