Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to complete this course?
This is a self-paced course and you can work through it when it's best for you. You'll have access to the course forever, including future updates!
Am I qualified to teach English online?
As long as you're a native English speaker or a near-native speaker with level C2 proficiency or higher, there's a good chance you'll qualify to teach English online. The reason for this is that many students want to practice their conversation skills with a native or fluent speaker.
Having credentials like a BA degree, TEFL certification, and teaching experience will help you attract more students and qualify you for more programs, but they aren't required.
How do I choose a company to apply to?
That's a great question! With so many companies out there, it can be hard to choose the right one. Early in this course, you'll receive a company comparison chart that outlines the requirements for over a dozen of my favorite platforms. You'll also have access to videos about each platform and if you get stuck, you can send me an email and I'll help you pick the right one.
I've never taught before. Is this for me?
That's totally fine! Most of the people I help get started haven't taught before in a professional setting. For many platforms, formal teaching experience isn't required. There is a lesson in this course about teaching strategies for online instruction, as well as a video with teaching demonstrations and tips.
I'm a brick and mortar teacher. Is this course for me?
Yes! If you have a background in traditional teaching or are currently working in the classroom, online teaching can make a great supplement! I was a traditional teacher before I became an online teacher and the two go well together. Online teaching in a little webcam box is a lot different from teaching in a classroom, and in the course we'll talk about strategies that will help you use your teaching talents in an online setting.
Will I need to create my own lesson plans?
It depends on which company you work for. Some companies will provide all your resources and others will require that you create your own lesson plans. If you do need to create lessons, there is a section of this course that breaks down the fundamentals of good lessons and a list of resources you can use to find existing lesson plans and activities online.
How do I set up my classroom?
That's a great question! We will go in-depth about what your classroom needs in this course, but in general, you will need to have a high-speed internet connection, a quiet workspace, a device that is capable of video calls, and a headset. In this course, I'll share exactly what I use. (And as a bonus, you'll also get some printable flash cards and classroom decorations!)
Am I guaranteed to find a job?
Because I'm not a hiring person for the companies discussed in this course, I can't guarantee that you'll get a job. But I can promise that you will leave the course knowing much more about how to find a job as an online English teacher, how to make your profile stand out, how to rock your interview, set up your classroom, and teach with best practices for online instruction.
Does this course count as a TEFL certification?
No, this course is not a TEFL Certification course. Instead, this focuses on the online teaching industry as a whole. You'll learn about popular companies and their requirements as well as general online teaching practices.
What if I need more help?
Email support is provided for all participants in this course. If you need more than just email support, consider signing up for the Course + Private Coaching option. With this upgrade, you'll receive all the course materials, priority email support, and a 60-minute private video call with me where we can discuss which options are best for you, practice teaching, or talk about anything else you need help with.