5 Reasons Teaching English Online is Way Better than Being a “9-5” Corporate Engineer

By Amelia Simkins

Have you ever thought about leaving your well-paid office job behind to pursue a less lucrative career doing something you actually want to do?

Although I earned my TEFL certificate from International TEFL Academy all the way back in September of 2016, it wasn’t until 2018 that I mustered up enough courage to actually walk away from my well-paid office position. In May of 2018, I received my last fat paycheck from Corporate America after I voluntarily quit my “good job” as a packaging engineer in order to pursue a new path in life and teach English online.

[Video] Teach English in Asia - Ambassador Facebook Live

Are you interested in teaching English in Asia?

We've got you covered! In this video, ITA Ambassadors Summer, Amanda and Amber share their experience living and teaching in Thailand, Japan and online in Asia. Watch them talk about their TEFL certification course, why they decided to teach English in Asia, how they found their teaching job, making friends, visa processes and more! 

Bem vindo ao Brasil - Welcome to Brazil

By: Cody Perenchio

Cosa Fai?  O que você faz?  ¿Qué haces?

What do you do? Well, I do a lot of things. I am an English teacher. I love to teach. I love teaching because I like to learn languages. Most importantly learning languages teaches you how to fail and fail again. Call me "Captain Fail.” I bet I will help you fail and fail until we both succeed together. Let’s talk a bit about my story.

[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!

The Time Has Come - Leaving Barcelona

By: Amanda Torres

I’ve been living abroad for 10 months now and by the time I head home I will have visited 15 new countries on this journey. I left San Francisco in August; I quit my amazing full-time job to fulfill this desire I had of living abroad. I decided to make Barcelona my home base and took the in-class TEFL course with ITA. I even almost dropped out a few weeks before, because I had second thoughts about teaching English, but I am so happy I stuck with it. Since my course ended in September, I’ve been teaching English online and traveling the world!

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.

[Video] Alumni Instagram Takeover - Teaching English Online from Barcelona, Spain

ITA alumni couple, Amanda and Taylor, takes over the ITA Instagram Story to show us a day in their life living and teaching English online from Barcelona, Spain

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.