Why Take The Teaching English Online Course?

Are you looking to turbocharge your teaching skills and give yourself a leg up in an increasingly competitive job market for teaching English online? ITA's state-of-the-art 30-Hour Teaching English Online Course provides the top-quality instruction, content, and resources you need to achieve these goals.

With nearly 2 billion people learning English worldwide and the explosion of online learning, teaching English online offers fantastic opportunities for first-time and experienced TEFL-certified teachers.

Not only are there countless opportunities that offer good pay & benefits, but teaching online offers fantastic flexibility and convenience that enables ITA graduates to teach online from virtually anywhere on the globe either as a part-time or full-time job. You can start teaching English online before you go abroad to help you cover start-up costs, or even teach full-time from your home country.

By completing this exclusive TEO specialty course, you will:

  • Enhance your online teaching skills
  • Boost your resume as a professional online English teacher
  • Prepare yourself for a competitive job market

30-Hour Teaching English Online Training Course

Part-time, 2-week online course that requires 12-15 hours of work a week.

Personalized Feedback & Support

Learn from the best to become the best online English tutor possible. Interact with your Master's or Ph.D.-prepared professor during live instruction and office hours. 

Digital Certificate Awarded at Completion

Earn a digital certificate upon completion of your teaching English online course.


Who is This Teaching English Online Training For?

Our teaching English online course is designed is ideal for students who are TEFL certified and would like:

  • Break into the field of Teaching English Online with a robust skill set to kickstart your TEO career. 
  • Enhance your online teaching skills while receiving expert instruction in areas like teaching methodology, lesson planning, & use of technology.
  • Boost your income potential with practical guidance about how to market yourself online and interview for different types of online teaching jobs.

  • Make yourself more marketable to employers by setting yourself apart from most TEFL teachers possessing no TEO-specific training. 

  • Better understand the differences between teaching ESL students in a live in-person setting versus teaching English online. 


Bundle a TEFL Course & Save

If you’re not yet TEFL certified, consider bundling the Tutoring English course with our 11-week part-time or 4-week full-time TEFL certification course. Benefits of bundling include:

  • Save Money: When you register for both a TEFL course and the Tutoring English course together, you’ll save an additional $75. You’ll also be eligible for a payment plan that allows you to pay for your courses over time.
  • Enhance Your Professional Opportunities: By gaining training and skills in specialized areas, you will make yourself more attractive and valuable to language schools and other potential employers.
  • Learn from the Best: If you’re going to be a teacher, you want to be the best teacher possible. Our instructors have all taught abroad and hold a master’s or Ph.D. level degree. There’s a reason that has rated us the #1 TEFL certification course for several years running.
  • Get Support in Your Job Search: If you get TEFL certified with ITA, you’ll benefit from our sought-after lifetime job search guidance for teaching English abroad and online. You will not be alone in navigating the job market anywhere in the world. Note: If you are already TEFL certified with another organization, and simply want to take one of our specialty courses, you will not receive our lifetime job search guidance.



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Lesson Plan

Online English Teacher Training Content

This teaching English online course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional online English teachers. It incorporates the latest in teaching methodology and best practices. It will also prepare you to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to children or adults online.

What You Will Learn During The Course

  • Role and types of online language instruction in the world
  • Physical teaching space for online language instruction
  • Common platforms for distance instruction
  • Basic technology needed to teach online
  • Common marketplace and delivery options for distance instruction
  • General components of an online language lesson
  • Teaching language to children and adults online
  • Delivery of online language lessons
  • Online classroom management strategies, including rewards
  • Portraying a professional and engaging online presence
  • Typical lesson materials in online instruction for children and adults

Throughout this course, students will learn various pathways and methods of online delivery, as well as how to develop an online presence as an English teacher. They will also learn best practices for planning and delivering online language instruction.

Learn more: Teaching English Online Class Syllabus for a full, comprehensive overview of the course content including chapter breakdowns, task outlines, grading scales, and course policies.

Course Details

Teach English Online Course Details

Length of Training

2 weeks part-time (typically 12-15 hours per week of work).

This course includes 30 hours of online coursework, which includes readings, tasks, and peer participation. You will receive a separate digital certificate from what you receive for your standard TEFL course.

Class Size & Facilities

Classes are capped at 20 students to ensure personal attention and maintain the highest standards of instruction.

Increased Peer-to-peer Interaction

Teachers learn from other teachers and students learn from other students. This class is designed to facilitate more peer-to-peer interaction than ITA's standard 170-Hour Online TEFL Class, both in chats and through videos, which all students are required to make and share. 

Interactive Features

This course features live lectures, webinars & chats, however, there is no required live time, and students can access recorded elements on the course website.

Extensive Use of Video Demonstrations

Teaching English online is a very visual experience for both teachers and students. This Teach English Online Certification Course incorporates a wide array of video demonstrations so that students can gain critical insights into all aspects of teaching English online from error correction to use of props, as well as a clear picture of how major platforms work & operate.

Class Requirements

Technology Requirements

This course will be delivered entirely online through the course management system Moodle. In Moodle, students will access online lessons, course materials, tasks, and resources. All tasks will be posted in an online forum or taken as an online quiz.

To complete this course, you must have a method to record and upload video to the internet. Common recording tools include a webcam, smartphone, or tablet. The equipment you use must provide a decent picture and sound quality. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they meet this requirement prior to enrollment. Extensions on tasks will not be given to students because of technology problems.

Course Textbook

Textbook for Your Teaching English Online Course

All of your course reading materials, assignments, and quizzes will be available to you online. However, you can purchase a copy of the course textbook if you choose. 

Course Dates & Registration

IMPORTANT: Before enrolling, we strongly recommend that you are concurrently enrolled in an accredited TEFL certification, are already certified, or have experience teaching ESL. Not yet TEFL certified? Get in touch with us. You can bundle our TEFL certification course with this specialty course and save an additional $75. 

International TEFL Academy's Lifetime Job Guidance and support, access to our alumni community, and our high-quality accreditation are only available to students and alumni of our online and in-person standard TEFL certification courses.

We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.

Stand Out as a Professional Online English Teacher

Enhance Your Online Teaching Skills

Teaching English online in a virtual setting requires a unique skill set. From the use of technology to lesson planning, take your online teaching skills to a new level that will serve both you and your students.

Boost Your Resume

Employers and students want to hire the best teachers with the highest levels of skills and training. Set yourself apart from thousands of other English teachers looking to teach English online who only possess a regular TEFL certification and no specific training for online teaching. 

Build Your Online Credibility

Many online teaching companies use reviews as a basis for their pay scales. Enhancing your skills to get better reviews is a great way to increase your pay as an online English teacher. Also, students (or their parents) typically choose and hire teachers based on reviews along with resumes.

Prepare Yourself for a Fast-Changing & Diverse Job Market

The fast-growing market for online teaching is booming and becoming more competitive every day. Get an overview of the online teaching field, including online teaching positions, best online teaching practices, and carefully-curated materials all designed to make you a more effective online language instructor.

Download Teach English Online Guide

Ask a Teaching English Online Course Instructor

Alyssa Kronlund,  ITA's Teaching English Online Course Instructor.
Alyssa has been with ITA since 2018. She has an MA in TESOL and a BS in Spanish Education. She's taught English in South Korea and Macau, and has traveled to over 35 countries.

What should I look for in a teaching English online course?

In addition to finding an accredited institution, know that when it comes to teaching English online courses, you get what you pay for. At International TEFL Academy, you’ll learn from and interact with master’s and Ph.D. level instructors who have been in your shoes - having each taught abroad for at least one year. To become an online English teacher of the highest quality, you need to learn from and gain feedback from the best - as opposed to watching pre-recorded videos with little interaction.

How can I become an online English teacher?

In order to teach English online successfully, you'll need a TEFL certificate, a laptop with a webcam, and a fast and reliable Internet connection. Taking an additional Teaching English online specialty course will further your skills, help you build credibility, and stand out in a competitive market.

Read more: What Are The Basic Requirements To Teach English Online?

Can I teach English online without a degree?

Yes, you can teach English online without a degree! Even if some of the major online teaching companies require a degree, there are many that don't as long as you have the appropriate training provided by this course and a TEFL certification.

Read more: Companies That Let You Teach English Online Without a Degree

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