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Learn how to teach English online, practical preparation for the virtual classroom.

A professional development course for successful online English teaching. 💚💻

How to teach English Online

20hr Teaching English Online Course

Learn how to transfer your classroom skills to an Online teaching setting.

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  • Get prepared

    Know what to expect from interview process to course materials
  • Open to anyone

    Study any time and from anywhere in the world!
  • Drive engagement

    Learn how to encourage student participation
  • E-book

    Includes bonus Lesson Planning E-Book on course completion to get you ready for teaching
  • Value for money

    Unbeatable value at only £45 for a limited time
  • Teach Online successfully

    Find out what works and what doesn't work in Online teaching
  • Job opportunities

    Over 2,500 Online teaching jobs available every month
  • Trusted

    Over 93% of reviewers recommend TEFL UK. We are trusted by over 50,000 students
  • Ongoing access

    Lifetime access to learning resources

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TEFL UK support Concern Worldwide and we believe in ending extreme poverty whatever it takes. We will donate £1 from the sale of every course in 2024 to directly benefit Concern’s education programmes. Find out more

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I took this course as a job requirement. I studied Linguistics and TESOL in college and grad school, so I thought it would be easy. But I actually learned many new methods and teaching ideas. I'm glad I took this course.

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Course itinerary

All modules for the 20 hour Teaching English Online course

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All TEFL UK courses are UK government recognized

To use documents outside of the UK, it is required that they pass official checks and are able to receive government stamps from at least the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) for your work abroad visa. This procedure ensures that the document is legitimate and will be legally recognised in your destination country. All TEFL courses with TEFL UK meet this requirement, allowing you peace of mind that your TEFL certificate will be accepted internationally.

UKRLP and FCDO approved

We are fully accredited, a member of the UK Register of Learning Providers (Reg. #10036852) and our course allows you to teach anywhere in the world.

We are also FCDO (Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office) approved. All TEFL UK certificates can be legalized, notarized and authenticated for international visa application purposes (including for China).​ Check out our frequently asked questions for more info.

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Be inspired by our recent graduates Helen, Rebecca, Hayley and Madelyn. See where TEFL can take you!

Is this the right course for me?

  • Perfect for those looking to get started with teaching English online
  • Open to anybody
  • No experience required

Free lesson planning ebook

With every TEFL UK course we'll include a free lesson plan ebook. Ready to use lesson plan ideas when you need them!

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As an Online English instructor, you can expect to earn anywhere from $12 to $26 USD per hour (and occasionally more) depending on your skills and the hiring school.

Depending on where your pupils are located, you can teach early morning hours, late evening hours, or even a full-time daytime schedule. If you wish to teach in addition to your 9-5 work, this makes teaching English Online a viable side income.

As with classroom based teaching, it is important to prepare thoroughly, set fair expectations to your students, keep a positive, can-do attitude, always be patient with pupils, and regularly evaluate their learning. Also, keep in mind that students learn in different ways and therefore it's important to regularly reflect on your teaching materials and change them up if necessary. 

Discover your student's passions and include them into the class as much as feasible. Give students regular feedback on their progress. Make an effort to be a happy, upbeat and approachable teacher. Show your face, smile and keep any slide bulletins short. Integrate games into class and keep a strong focus on time management, ensuring the lesson remains well paced and on point.

Instead of meeting students face-to-face, Online English teachers communicate with and teach them using email, online whiteboards and live messaging. It goes without saying that a reasonable grasp of technology is important to succeed in this field!

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