The popularity of online learning across most subjects has grown rapidly in recent years and English language learning is certainly no exception. New teaching platforms continue to appear regularly offering different learning options to students from countries all over the world. Among the most popular choices are standard one-on-one lessons, conversation and pronunciation lessons, and specific business English classes. Thanks to the wide array of options available, the ongoing demand for online English teaching would seem to be unstoppable.
Can I teach English online without leaving home?
The key benefit for most online teachers is the fact that you can work from any location you choose, anywhere in the world. Because of this many people who are not in a position to head overseas to teach can still take advantage of the great opportunities available in the TEFL world without having to leave their hometown. This flexibility means you can choose to teach students from all over the world from the comfort of your own home or take a more nomadic approach and teach online as you travel around the world.
Who will my students be if I teach English online?
It is a well known fact that China is home to the largest market for foreign TEFL qualified teachers within its huge number of schools and language centers. On top of this massive demand in traditional classrooms, China is also the number one market for online English learning. Teaching platforms such as VIPKid, DaDaABC, and Magic Ears, are just a few of the many options in the country that have been set up to connect Chinese students with English language teachers online, wherever they might be based in the world. Many schools in China even employ teachers to work online from within their campus, either splitting their time between a traditional classroom and a virtual classroom or sometimes exclusively online.