5 Key Tips for Getting Hired to Teach English with VIPKID

By: Robert Zappa 

VIPKID is one of the largest online education companies, with a student base in the hundreds of thousands and growing, in what is the largest teaching market in the world -China. With the ability to make your own schedule, monthly incentives and competitions, and a great community with many in-person meetups in locations across the globe, VIPKID’s popularity has soared with teachers. In order to teach with VIPKID, you’ll need bachelor’s degree as well as experience teaching, tutoring, or working with children. A TEFL certification is vital for experience and leverage to negotiate compensation. If you meet the requirements, these tips will help you nail the interview process and have you on your way to teaching students in China from the comfort of your home, wherever that may be.

Teach English Online: How to Create a Killer Cover Letter

Read Time: 6 Minutes

By Lynda Galea

Dust off that old cover letter you have sitting around on your desktop - it's time to give it a facelift! Cover letters are usually boring, bland and if you're anything like a majority of the job-seeking market, you send the same one around to every company you apply to... but that's about to change! Enter, a cover letter tailored specifically for that teaching English online job and school you want to apply to work at. You're about to knock their socks off!

Teach English Online: How to Create a Killer Resume

Read Time: 6 Minutes

By Lynda Galea

Thinking about making the move to teaching English online? Got an old resume lost amongst a sea of icons on your desktop that you haven’t updated in a few months, or better yet, years?! Great – you can use this as a starting point, but to really stand out from the crowd, you’re going to want to tailor your resume to focus specifically on teaching English online and strengthen your chance of getting noticed.

Staff Q&A: Teaching English in the Czech Republic with ITA Advisor, Britton Schaude

Where are you from & what is your role at International TEFL Academy?

California-born, Minnesota-raised, Iowa-educated (Go Hawkeyes!), now working as an Admissions Advisor at ITA helping people to get TEFL certified and teach English abroad all around the world. 

Where did you teach English in Czech Republic & why did you choose to teach there?

I first learned of the idea of teaching English abroad in my first job out of college. I was so confused when my coworker told me one day that he taught English in Thailand – “Uhhh, you don’t speak Thai. That’s impossible!” He told me more about his time in Thailand and explained that you don’t need to know a foreign language to teach in other countries.