Online teaching is among the most in-demand online job nowadays. Different non-English speaking countries such as Korea, Japan, China are now taking advantage of the new technology to learn the English language.
When it comes to teaching, teachers coming from the Philippines is among the top choices of employers. Here’s why
The Philippines is One of the Largest English Speaking Countries in the world
The Philippines is recognized as one of the largest English speaking countries in the world. On its article released on February 27, 2017, K-International.com stated that the Philippines was one of the largest English speaking countries as well as among the top in English proficiency. No wonder why other countries prefer English teachers from the Philippines.
Before the rise of the internet, Filipinos are among the most preferred English teachers in other countries. Many Filipino teachers decided to take opportunities of working away from home to teach English in other countries such as Korea, Singapore, Japan, and China.
Working away from home is a complicated situation but those who have the courage would take the chance. Currently, those who prefer to teach English no longer required to travel in order to teach other nationalities. We can do it right from the comfort of our home.
Thanks to the new technology, it is now easier to find career opportunities that would suit our skills and interest.
Why Choose Online Teaching?
One of the reasons why many are enticed to enter into an online teaching career is the higher salary rate and the fact that they can work at the comfort of their home. With the proper equipment and a reliable internet connection, you can start a career at your own home.
Here are some of the online sites worth considering if you are aiming to try an online teaching career.
51 Talk is an online English Language Teaching (ELT) platform in China which has opened its office in the Philippines in 2012. The company accepts and trains applicants for them to work as online teachers for students from China.
The salary range from 18.88 for an instructor to 22.00 per hour for teachers. They offer part-time as well as full-time teaching positions. Meaning, if you teach for 8 hours every day for 5 days in a week, you have the chance to earn as much as $3,520.00 or PHP 176,000.00 per month. This amount is already a good amount and the most advantageous part of it is that you can earn it without going out of the country or traveling to any place in order to work. Does it raise your interest?
What are the Requirements for 51Talk?
A graduate of a bachelor’s degree is the primary requirement of 51 Talk. Additionally, they preferred those who have experience in teaching children prior to the application. They may also require English teaching certifications. Most of all, make sure that you have the passion, energy, and enthusiasm in teaching.
With regards to the technical requirements, they are requiring a dual-core processor with 1Ghz or above such as Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or its AMD equivalent or higher. 4GB RAM is preferred with 60GB free hard disk space available. Reliable internet connection is a must.
Here is another online teaching opportunity which you might want to check. The company is based in San Francisco, California. Like 51Talk, the company teaches Chinese students through the use of the internet. However, they only accept teachers from the US and Canada and if they may hire teachers from other countries, they should pass the requirement, eligibility to work in the US or Canada.
When it comes to technical requirements, you can find almost the same as with 51Talk except that VIP KID require additional materials such as computer mouse, some way of printing in color, a puppet, and cheerful kid-friendly background.
Here is a complete list of the requirements:
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer with a webcam
- A headset with a microphone
- A mouse
- Some way of printing in color
- A puppet
- A cheerful kid-friendly background e.g.: a whiteboard/large piece of card with pictures on it; or a poster of the alphabet.
3. Bibo GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY
Bibo Global Opportunity offers online teaching jobs. The company started teaching students from Japan. Later on, they expanded their service to other countries such as Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Brazil.
Bibo Global Opportunity accepts teachers from different parts of the world. They offer a flexible teaching schedule and competitive compensation. which is one of the reasons why more and more individuals are encouraged to join their company.
Weblio company was established in Tokyo, Japan in 2005. They started their IT vocabulary binary dictionary, their first step towards English learning system.
The English tutorial service was opened in the Philippines in 2014. This formed part of the dynamic learning system. Weblio offers home-based online teaching jobs. Weblio offer office-based jobs as well.
If you would like to work with the company, you may apply online through their website. Click HERE to visit their site and learn the application process
On the final thought
There are many sites offering online teaching jobs which give us the option to choose which could give us the right platform and the best compensation package. It’s truly one of the greatest benefits of the new technology.