20 Online companies that don’t require their TEFL teachers to have a degree

Have you been thinking that you can’t teach English online without a degree? Well, think again! There are tons of online TEFL companies that do not require their TEFL teachers to have a degree. To prove it, we’ve pulled together a list of the best 20 companies/platforms, to make it easier for you to get started teaching English online!

1. Berlitz

Berlitz is a well-established global language company. Alongside its in-person classes, Berlitz now also delivers virtual lessons to students from across the world.

Pay: $8-$15+ per hour.

Minimum hours: 5 hours per week.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop, strong internet connection and webcam.

Other requirements: To work for Berlitz you must be a native English speaker with previous teaching experience. We would also recommend that you get a TEFL Diploma first, to make sure you’re prepared for online classes.

 

2. Cambly

Cambly is an app-based platform, where you chat to students from across the world (they have students from over 190 countries!) via your phone or tablet.

Pay: $10 per hour on average but you’re actually paid per minute you chat.

Minimum hours: No minimum or maximum hours – you set your own schedule.

Technical requirements: Smartphone / tablet, strong internet connection, webcam and headset.

Other requirements: The only essential requirement for Cambly is fluent English but we would recommend getting a TEFL qualification first, to make sure your students get the most from your classes and keep coming back!

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

 

3. Classgap

Classgap matches up tutors with students from all over the world, with lessons being delivered via the platform’s virtual classroom.

Pay: You set your own rates and then Classgap take a commission. Classgap states that you can earn $1,200+ per month – but realistically it will take some time for newbie teachers to get up to this level.

Minimum hours: You set your own hours and availability.

Technical requirements: Laptop, PC or tablet with a webcam and microphone plus Google Chrome to connect to the teaching platform.

Other requirements: None stated – but you will get reviews from students that are added to your profile, so the better job you do, the easier you’ll find it to build up your student list. How do you do this? Get TEFL qualified first.

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

 

4. Fiverr

Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelancers to offer services to customers worldwide. Once you’re signed up to Fiverr, you can list your online teaching services and students will contact you directly to book lessons.

Pay: You set your own rates. Fiverr deducts their commission from your payment, so make sure you build this into your rates.

Minimum hours: It’s up to you what hours you work – you agree lessons direct with your students.

Technical requirements: No specific requirements to join the platform but, to teach English online, you’ll need a laptop, PC or tablet with a microphone, webcam and strong internet connection.

Other requirements: As Fiverr is a generic freelancer marketplace, there are no specific requirements for TEFL teachers but the more qualifications and experience you can offer, the more likely you are to attract students. Get TEFL qualified first to boost your appeal.

 

5. Engoo

Engoo offer English lessons to students from all over the world via their own video lesson style platform, that students can access on their smartphone/tablet or PC/laptop. Their system allows students to search and book lessons with available tutors.

Pay: $2-$10 per hour.

Minimum hours: None specified.

Technical requirements: PC/laptop, high-speed internet connection, webcam and headset.

Other requirements: To work for Engoo you must be fluent in English. We would also recommend that you get a TEFL Diploma first, to make sure you’re prepared for online classes and to help you stand out from the crowd.

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

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6. Eigox

Eigox offers one-to-one English lessons via their online teaching platform to a wide range of ages and levels of students, who are mainly based in Japan.

Pay: $2-$10 per hour plus incentives – native English speakers are generally paid at a higher rate than non-native English tutors.

Minimum hours: No minimum hours – you open up your schedule for the slots you’re available to teach.

Technical requirements: Laptop / PC, high-speed internet connection, webcam and headset.

Other requirements: To work for Engoo you must be aged 18 or older and proficient in English (although we reckon that last part’s fairly obvious!) Want to access the higher rates? We’d recommend you get TEFL qualified first then!

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

 

7. Learn Light

Learn Light is a global language company, delivering both in-person and online language lessons across the world.

Pay: $12-$14 per hour.

Minimum hours: 10 hours per week ­– unlike most online TEFL companies, you need to commit to a fixed schedule for a minimum of a year.

Technical requirements: Laptop / PC, headset, webcam, minimum of 10Mbps Internet connection.

Other requirements: To teach with LearnLight, you need a TEFL qualification and at least two years’ teaching experience. You’ll have an even better chance of being picked if you also have a business background and speak a second language!

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

 

8. Lingoda

Lingoda delivers one-to-one and small group language lessons to adult students from across the world via Zoom.

Pay: Varies, based on qualifications and experience but expect around $8-$13 per hour.

Minimum hours: No minimum hours but Lingoda states that, on average, tutors work 5 to 20 hours per week.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop that can run Zoom, high speed internet connection, webcam and a high quality headset.

Other requirements: For Lingoda, you need C2 or above level of English, a TEFL certificate and 2 years of teaching experience.

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

 

9. Native Camp

Native Camp is a Japanese company that employers TEFL teachers worldwide to teach English to Japanese students.

Pay: Based on performance, with bonuses available if you hit targets.

Minimum hours: You can work when you choose – there are no minimum hours.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop that can run Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, strong internet connection (minimum 2Mpbs upload and download), headset with microphone and a webcam.

Other requirements: You must be at least 18 years old and score of a minimum of 70% in an English Proficiency Test, on your first attempt, to be able to teach at Native Camp. Teaching experience is also highly desirable. Want to access the higher rates and retain students? To do this, we’d recommend you get TEFL qualified first.

 

10. Open English

Open English is one of the most established online platforms in Latin America. It offers both group and one-to-one lessons for adults and young learners across the continent.

Pay: $10-$15 per hour

Minimum hours: 10 hours per week.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop with a strong internet connection (speed check is included in the application process), webcam, and microphone.

Other requirements: A TEFL certificate and teaching experience are both required, and you need to pass a grammar test as part of the application process. Preference is given to teachers that can speak Spanish and those that have a North American accent.

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11. Pop on

Pop on are another app-based platform. They offer short sessions (3 to 15 minutes) of either English tutoring or conversational practice, known as Chat Pals.

Pay: You set your own rates, which can be anything between $1 to $60 per hour – realistically, new English tutors will start towards the lower end of that scale and build up.

Minimum hours: None specified but each session lasts between 3 to 15 minutes.

Technical requirements: Smartphone plus strong internet connection.

Other requirements: To work for Pop On you must be a native or near native English speaker who is good at engaging students in conversation. To access the higher rates and retain students, we’d also recommend you get TEFL qualified first.

 

12. SkimaTalk

SkimaTalk, a Japanese company, offers one-to-one, 25-minute English language lessons via Skype. Students pick a tutor from those available and leave reviews to help other students make their selection.

Pay: You set your own rate. SkimaTalk takes a 20% commission of what you earn, so bear this in mind when you’re deciding on your price.

Minimum hours: You set your own schedule.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop, Google Chrome (recommended for compatibility with Skima Talk), Skype, good internet connection, webcam and microphone.

Other requirements: To work for SkimaTalk you must be aged 18 or over and be a native English speaker from the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia. No experience is required but your lessons will be rated by students and you must have a consistently good score to remain on the site, so it’s best to get TEFL qualified first.

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

 

13. Profy

Profy, is another online English teaching platform in Latin America. Most students are adults/professionals and are looking to get from (lower) intermediate levels of English to fluency through one-to-one classes. This is great if you’re looking to specialise in teaching adults or want to stretch your Business English teaching skills.

Pay: $10 per hour (with $20 enrolment bonuses if the student chooses to buy a course of lessons with you after their initial class)

Minimum hours: You set your own schedule and hours, there are no minimum requirements.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop, good internet connection, webcam, and microphone.

Other requirements: No specific requirements, you just need a professional attitude! We would recommend you get TEFL qualified first though, to make sure students keep picking you.

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

 

14. TUEX

TUEX is a Canadian multi-language app-based marketplace. Tutors set up a profile to showcase what they offer, and students can then search for tutors and request to book lessons.

Pay: You set your own rates.

Minimum hours: You set your own schedule and arrange lessons with students at a time that works for you both.

Technical requirements: Smartphone / tablet, internet connection and a webcam.

Other requirements: TUEX checks applications to ensure tutors have suitable qualifications and identification. Students will then book tutors based on your profile – so the more relevant qualifications and experience you have, the better your chance of getting bookings. Getting a TEFL qualification is one way to improve your application.

 

 

15. Tutlo

Tutlo offers structured, one-to-one English language lessons for both adults and children. Tutlo has its own curriculum and provides tutors with lesson plans prior to each lesson.

Pay: $5-$11 per hour

Minimum hours: None specified.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop, strong internet connection (5Mbps upload and download), webcam and headset.

Other requirements: Tutlo prefers native English speakers from the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or South Africa – although they do say that non-native English speakers can apply. You must also have at least six months’ teaching experience and a TEFL certificate.

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16. Preply

Preply began as a platform for tutors to help students with SAT prep. In more recent years, they’ve evolved to offer different types of lessons, to all ages, in nearly 50 languages! So, if you’re not a native-English speaker, you can teach both your native language and English to students.

Pay: You set your own rates.

Minimum hours: You set your own schedule.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop, internet connection, and webcam.

Other requirements: High fluency in English (obviously) and it helps if you have teaching experience, as this will increase the likelihood of attracting students to your profile. If you don’t have any experience, having a TEFL qualification could also help your profile to stand out.

 

17. UpWork

UpWork is a global freelancing marketplace for all types of services, including online English tutoring. You set up a free profile to market your services and attract students.

Pay: You set your own rates. UpWork takes a service fee, so make sure you take account of this when setting your prices.

Minimum hours: You set your own hours and agree the schedule directly with your students.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop, reliable internet connection and a webcam.

Other requirements: As a generic freelancer platform, UpWork doesn’t have any specific requirements for TEFL teachers but you’ll have a better chance of attracting students if you have a TEFL qualification and teaching experience.

 

18. Verbal Planet

Verbal Planet offers one-to-one lessons via Skype with native speakers in a range of languages, including English. You can register for free and create a profile on their marketplace. Students then book lessons direct with you.

Pay: You set your own rate of pay and get to keep 100% of what you charge.

Minimum hours: You set your own schedule. Students can book in at times you show you’re available.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop, Skype, reliable internet connection, microphone and a webcam.

Other requirements: You have to submit your profile for approval – you’ll normally need to have a TEFL qualification, excellent English skills and some teaching experience to be approved.

 

19. Verbling

Verbling offers one-to-one language lessons, including English, to students worldwide via Verbling’s own live video chat platform. You can teach from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a suitable device and good internet connection.

Pay: You set your own rates.

Minimum hours: No minimum hours required – but you’re likely to increase your profile and attract more students if you open a decent number of teaching slots.

Technical requirements: PC / laptop that can run Google Chrome, strong internet connection, webcam and a headset.

Other requirements: You must have some teaching experience to work for Verbling. You will also normally need a TEFL certificate and to be a native English speaker.

Interested? Check out their job posting on the LoveTEFL jobs board.

 

20. VivaLing

VivaLing is an online language platform delivering customised one-to-one lessons via video conferencing for both adults and children aged three years old and up. VivaLing have a more in-depth onboarding process than many of the other online language platforms with 2 to 4 weeks of training followed by 2 to 4 weeks of teaching practice before you become a fully-fledged coach.

Pay: Initial pay rate is based on your application and experience but is usually between $13 to $20 per hour. This can then be increased during regular reviews.

Minimum hours: At least 12 hours across four days per week. You must be available during after school hours / weekends in European time zones.

Technical requirements: High quality PC / laptop (4GB RAM or higher, and at least 2 GHz processor), strong internet connection (minimum 1.2 Mbps upload and download speed), webcam, and headset.

Other requirements: To teach English for VivaLing, you must be a native English speaker with a TEFL certificate and have at least two years’ teaching experience.

 

Still need to get TEFL qualified before you start? We can help you there! Check out our great range of TEFL courses and kickstart your online TEFL journey. Need more advice? Arrange for a free call back and one of our TEFL Experts will be happy to speak to you.

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