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Non Native English Teacher Jobs (17 Best Companies)

Are you looking for all the best non native English teacher jobs?

Teaching online can be a good way to earn a valuable source of income. You can teach from the comfort of your own home and avoid commuting time and costs.

However, it seems that many online schools only hire native English speakers. Fret not. I’ve created a list of seventeen best non-native English teacher jobs.

Non-Native English Teacher Jobs (17 Best Companies)

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DISCLAIMER

1.  Any schools I recommend and their rates, are as I know them, when I write this post.

Nevertheless, things do change, so if the school is no longer hiring, or the hiring rates have changed, please don’t send me a long angry email telling me I am giving out incorrect information ( yes, this happens unfortunately! ), send me a polite note and I will update it as soon as I can.

2– I am not a recruiter and I DO NOT earn anything if you click on any of my links to the online schools. I am providing this information on the schools based on personal experience, research on forums and by speaking to various teachers in those online schools.

You are welcome to choose any school that suits your circumstances as I DO NOT earn any money from online school referral links.

3- However, there may be links to products and services recommended on here that are affiliate links and I may earn if you click on them, AT NO EXTRA cost to you. Hope you find the information here useful! Thanks.

PHEW! Needed to clear that up, now where were we?

How To Get Started As A Non Native Teacher

In order to get started with non native English teacher jobs, there are a few basic requirements :

  1. At least a good proficiency with the English language.
  2. Have a Teaching English as a Foreign Language ‘TEFL’ certificate
  3. Have a headset* and a laptop**
  4. A good internet connection

A Proficiency In The English Language 

If you plan to teach English online… the at the very least you should be able to speak it well!

I am not saying you need to sound like the Queen, but an ability to converse well with minimal grammar mistakes and spot basic language mistakes is necessary.

Note- You don’t need to be a grammar pro, I am not.  I choose not to focus and teach English grammar in my lessons. More on that later 🙂

A TEFL Certification 

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In order to get started you generally need a bachelor’s degree, and some sort of teaching certificate like the TEFL.

You can easily get a 120-hour TEFL certificate online and complete it in the evenings and weekends if you work full time.

There is a 120-hour online course ran by Let’s TEFL which provides a whole module on online teaching and specific training to ensure your application, resumes, introduction videos for recruiters, is done right.

I prefer their TEFL because compared to other TEFL providers, as it specialises in preparing you to teach online.

Of course, they also train you how to teach English as foreign language, but on top of that, they prepare you for the online teaching industry .

Once you complete the 120-hour TEFL certificate, you will know how to teach English as a foreign language.

In addition to this, you will have a strong understanding of:

  • the online teaching industry and job market,
  • know how to prepare your lesson plans and
  • how to motivate your students in an online classroom.

As far as I’m aware, Let’s TEFL are the only course available online now which comes with a whole extra video module with specific training for teaching online – presented by an actual teacher.

They are also endorsed by DaDa and iTutorGroup as one of their recommended courses. (Both are two HUGE online schools)

If you don’t have a degree, it’s worth you looking into this article :

Have a Headset and a Laptop

Most of the online teaching jobs require you to have a laptop. A simple one will do, don’t spend too much money at the beginning.

Also, some online schools prefer if you have a headset which you can buy on Amazon for cheap, but I just used my Apple earphones.

You can get away with teaching using your smart phone for some companies but all the best online english teaching jobs for non native speakers require a laptop.

A Good Internet Connection

Generally, a sufficient speed for teaching online would be 8Mbps download and 2-3Mbps upload. But you can just Google the wifi requirements of each school before you apply.

17 Best Non Native English Teacher Jobs

1.Amazing Talker

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I have heard good things about Amazing talker and the best thing is, you don’t even need to just teach English !

At Amazing talker, you can teach any other language you know too. The hours, rates and materials are set by you but they will add a 10% fee on to whatever rate you charge for their commission.

It is one of the best non native English teacher jobs out there.

Pay rate per hour:

Teachers set own rates but average rate is $27

 Requirements :

No minimum requirements but a teaching certification TEFL or TESOL will improve your chances of getting booked by students on Amazing Talker.

Student ages:

Adults (18+)

Class room size:

1-to-1

 Class schedule:

Flexible class schedule open 24/7

Min hours per week:

No minimum or maximum

 How to apply:

Amazing Talker 

2. Topica Native

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Topica Native is an online English speech tutoring platform that offers non native English teacher jobs.

Itconnects language learners with English-speakers. Lesson plans and curriculum are provided and you can work for an unlimited number of hours which means you can earn an unlimited number of hours  🙂

Pay rate per hour:

Minimum: $6
Maximum: $16*

The rate will be dependent on your evaluation, every 6 months.

Requirements :

No degree requirement.

Teaching Certification such as TEFL and TESOL preferred

Student ages:

University students and working people

Class room size:

Up to 6

Class schedule:

8AM to 11PM (GMT+7) and 45 minutes per class.

Min hours per week: 5

How to apply

Click HERE

3. iTutorGroup

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iTutorGroup are one of the well-known  companies that hire non native English teachers.

Teachers are required to teach at least 10 peak hours per week (within the 10 hours, at least four hours need to be during the weekend).

The great thing about them is their flexible class schedule which is open 24/7 and they provide the materials to teach.

Pay rate per hour:

Minimum: $10*
Maximum: $20

Please note- I have been told your rate is dependent on your location so it can be lower if you live in certain countries.

Requirements :

Bachelor’s degree

Teaching Certification such as TEFL and TESOL preferred

At least one year teaching experience

Student ages:

Junior (aged 5- 18)

Adult (age 18+)

Class room size:

Up to 6

Class schedule:

Flexible class schedule open 24/7

Min hours per week:10 (7 during the weekday and 3 during the weekend)

How to apply

Click HERE

4.Palfish

Non-Native English Teacher Jobs

PalFish is a mobile app offers non-native English teacher jobs. Itconnects students from China to English speakers and is one of the best jobs for non native English speakers.

It has two components, FreeTalk (where you can chat away and teach conversation skills) and an Official Kids course (where you teach younger learners).

As a non-native speaker, you can only do the FreeTalk component. You download the app, set up a profile and you are good to go! Note that you will need to come up with your own conversation topics for the student.

Pay rate per hour:

Teachers set own rates but Min : $10, Max : $30

Requirements:Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate, such as TEFL or TESOL

Student ages:

Preschool (age 3-5)
Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)
High School & College Prep (age 15-18)
Adult (age 18+)

Class room size: 1-to- 1

Class Schedule (Beijing time):

  • Peak Mon – Fri: 5:30pm – 9pm
  • Peak Sat-Sun 9 am – 9 pm
  • Off-Peak 24/7

Min hours per week: 4 hours

How to apply: 

Click HERE

5 .Preply

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Preply is an online marketplace for teachers that also offers non native English teacher jobs.

If you can pass the screening stage, its well worth it as you can set your own hours and rates.

The students are normally adults but you have to come up with your own teaching materials unless you get accepted into their Preply Enterprise program at a later stage.

I highly recommend them as I used them when I began teaching and have earned over $10,000 on this platform alone to date.

Pay rate per hour:

You set your own rate but Preply but take a commission between 33% to 18% depending on the number of completed lesson with students.

Note- They take 100% commission off your first lesson with the student, so factor that into your costs.

Requirements :

No minimum requirements but a teaching certification TEFL or TESOL will improve your chances

Student ages:

Adults (18+)

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

Flexible class schedule open 24/7

Min hours per week:No minimum or maximum

How to apply

Click HERE

6.Italki

best online teaching jobs for non-native English speakers

Italki is another flexible online platform which provides teaching job opportunities for non native English teachers. It allows you to set your own hours and rates.

Once you get accepted you set up your online profile and students can start booking you immediately.

Pay rate per hour:

You set your own rate but italki take a 15% commission

Requirements :

Advanced (C2) English proficiency, a teaching certification TEFL or TESOL will improve your chances

Student ages:

Adults (18+)

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

Flexible class schedule open 24/7

Min hours per week:No minimum or maximum

How to apply

Click HERE

7. 51talk

Non-Native English Teacher Jobs

51talk is one of the bigger ESL companies that hire non native speakers. It is based in China catered for children based in China.

I knew a girl who worked for them and she said there is great potential for your rate to increase as time goes on.

Pay rate per hour:

On average, $5 per 25 minute class.

Requirements :

Bachelor’s degree, teaching experience and a teaching certification would help

Student ages:

Age 3-18

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

  • Peak Times (China Time):
    • 7pm-11pm (Mon-Fri)
    • 9am-11pm (Sat-Sun)

Min hours per week:

A minimum of 30 peak time hours per month

How to apply:

Click HERE

8.CAMBLY

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Cambly is a fantastic platform that allows you to chat to students from all around the world.

It has plenty online teaching job opportunities for non native English teachers.

The conversations are normally casual and the students are just looking to practise talking to someone in English.The platform provides learning material to help you with conversation topics. You set up a simple profile and apply.

Once you pass the screening stage you have the potential to earn an unlimited number of hours, whenever you want.

Pay rate per hour:

$0.17 per minute = $10.30 per hour

Requirements :

No minimum requirements but a teaching certification TEFL or TESOL will improve your chances

Student ages:

Any age, includes both children and adults

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

Flexible class schedule open 24/7

Min hours per week:No minimum or maximum

How to apply

Click HERE

9.Hujiang CCClass

best online teaching jobs for non-native English speakers

This company is one of the few that actually prefer to hire non-native speakers. The students are children from china and they provide you with teaching materials. It is the perfect place to findnon-native English teacher jobs.

Pay rate per hour:

Minimum: $12
Maximum: $20

 Requirements :

Bachelor’s degree, teaching experience and a teaching certification would help

Student ages:

Preschool (age 3-5)
Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)
High School & College Prep (age 15-18)
Adult (age 18+)

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

6pm-10pm weekdays (BJT) and 10am-10pm weekends (BJT)

 Min hours per week:

10

How to apply:

Click HERE

10.Learnlight

Non-Native English Teacher Jobs with Learnlight

According the company ‘A Learnlight trainer is more than just an online teacher. They are also a motivator and personal mentor who guides students through their virtual learning experience’.

The students are adults and they prefer teachers which have a Business background but it’s not a main requirement.

I would just apply and read up on BBC Business news before the interview! #wingit!

One of the non native English teacher jobs that has the potential to pay well!

Pay rate per hour:

Minimum: $12
Maximum: $14

Requirements :

Bachelor’s degree not required, 2 years teaching experience and a teaching certification. Business background preferred but not required.

Student ages:

Adult (age 18+)

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

A minimum of 10 hours per week of fixed availability during our prime times:
06:00 -9:00 / 12:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 20:00 / 22:00 – 01:00 (UTC/GMT)

Min hours per week:

10

How to apply:

Click HERE 

 11.Bibo Global Opportunity

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Bilbao teachers provide English lessons to students from Japan, Taiwan, and other parts of the world via Skype. It also provides online teaching jobs for non native speakers.

The application and screening process sound a bit rigorous (you have you submit an essay and then do a Skype interview), but I think that’s probably a good thing as it means there will be less competition for you!

Pay rate per hour:

Around $1.4 -$10

 Requirements :

English language proficiency, a teaching certification would help.

Student ages:

Japanese students of varying ages

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

Flexible class schedule open 24/7

Min hours per week:

No minimum or maximum

How to apply:

Click HERE

12.First Future

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The great thing about this company is no online teaching experience is required. Once you pass the interview, they will train you on everything you need to excel in this job.

Speak in the most neutral clear accent you can and demonstrate a passion to teach and you should get accepted. Best place to find non-native English teacher jobs.

 Pay rate per hour:

Minimum $16

Maximum: $20

 Requirements :

A degree and a TEFL certificate are preferred and a neutral accent

Student ages:

Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

Fixed classes: weekdays, between 17:00 – 23:00, and all day at weekends.

 Flexible classes: You can also register for additional flexi-classes to boost your income. You can add / change your availability for flexi-classes yourself on a daily basis. One of those perfect non native English teacher jobs that is super flexible.

Min hours per week:

10

How to apply:

Click HERE

 

13.Fluentbe

best online teaching jobs for non-native English speakers

Fluentbe is an online language school for Polish adult students. It allows you to teach English for non-native speakers.

The hours are flexible and it doesn’t matter if you are a non-native speaker ,as long as you are happy, talkative, engaging and open and also ‘passionate about something’ ( they will talk about it during the interview).

 Pay rate per hour:

Minimum $10

Maximum: $12

 Requirements :

At least one year teaching experience teaching adults

Student ages:

Polish working adults (18+)

Class room size:

1-to-1

Class schedule:

Flexible class schedule open 24/7

Min hours per week:

No minimum or maximum

How to apply:

Click HERE

  

14. Waijiaoyi

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This company provides online english teaching jobs for non native speakers in China and doesn’t mind hiring non-native speakers as long as you have a neutral accent. You need to commit to a regular working weekly schedule but it doesn’t specify exactly what that is.

Pay rate per hour:

Minimum $9

Maximum: $11

Requirements :

At least 22 years old with a Bachelor’s Degree or have a TEFL/TESOL/ CELTA certification.

Student ages:

Elementary & Junior (age 5-15)

Class room size:

Maximum 30 students

Class schedule:

March to late June and September to December

-Saturdays and Sundays from 08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. Beijing time.

July to August and January to February-

-Monday to Sunday, from 08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. Beijing time.

Min hours per week:

Not specified

How to apply:

Click HERE

15. Skyeng

best online teaching jobs for non-native English speakers

If you are a non-native english teacher, Skyeng will allow you to become an English teacher. It is one of the many online english schools for non native teachers.

It is a Russian based online English school and most of the students are Russian or Eastern European.

The company provides automated study assignments and resources for their students and you will serve a live resource to help the students achieve their goals.

Pay rate per hour:

Minimum $5

Maximum: $10

 Requirements :

C1 level of English

Some experience teaching

Student ages:

Russian adults (18+)

Class room size:

1-to -1

Class schedule:

Flexible

Min hours per week:

No minimum

How to apply:

Click HERE

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17.Zebra English

How To Increase Your Rate As An Online Teacher:

I am going to be honest.

Due to the fact that you are a non-native speaker, some companies may pay you less than native-speakers.

But I have a solution:

Niche down to become a Business English Tutor or an  IELTS Specialist

Why ?

Because teachers in this niche are in high demand

Busy working professionals who want to enhance their business language skills, have the money and desire to pay Business teachers to help them improve  ?

Also, students are in great need of  IELTS teachers to pass visa application English requirements and to pass IELTS to enter universities .

The great thing about this is, these types of students are willing to pay GOOD MONEY, for you to help them.

How to Become An IELTS Specialist:

If you want to become an IELTS Teacher, take the Teaching IELTS 30 Hour Online course. It trains you how to become an online IELTS teacher, so you can charge a higher rate

How to Become a Business English Teacher 

The Teaching Business English 30 Hour Online Course will train you to become a Business English teacher. You get an internationally recognised certificate, personal tutor support, training on lesson plans and anything you need to know about the job market.

Also, any work experience you have working for a company in an office will greatly help 🙂

Once I up-skilled and became a Business English and IELTS specialist, my rate went from $15 per hour to about $40-$65 per hour.

I could work less because I earned more and spend my free time motorbiking thorough the countrysides! ?

(Ps; If you also like motorbikes, add me on IG, I love connecting with motorbike peeps or anyone who loves travel too! :))

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FAQ’s On English Teacher Jobs for Non- Native Speakers 

Can I Teach English If I’m Not A Native Speaker?

Yes! ABSOLUTELY.

Quite a few online teaching schools require a ‘proficiency’ in the English language. So you don’t have to be a native speaker.

There are many ESL jobs for non native speakers out there.

Can I Teach English Without A TEFL? 

Yes if you already have some form of teaching qualification ie a degree in Teaching or a CELTA, TESOL etc…

NO if you don’t have any of the above.

Just get your TEFL. It’s 120 hours, reasonably and will open many doors.

Get your TEFL here 

If you want to start looking for non native English teacher jobs, at the very least, you need to have a TEFL.

Is There A High Demand For English Teachers?

YES!! A HUGE DEMAND.

Everyone and their cat is learning online now. There is no much demand I had to turn students away because I didn’t have enough time.

Trust me, there are plenty teach english online non native speaker jobs out there.

Where Can I Teach English As A Non- Native Speaker?

All the ESL companies for non natives mentioned above allow teaching English online for non native speakers.

But if you are looking for even more online teaching jobs for non natives read below:

Well, there you have it! How to teach English online for a non native teacher.

All the best info on non native English teacher jobs. Good luck and happy teaching!

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25 thoughts on “Non Native English Teacher Jobs (17 Best Companies)”

  1. What a great compilation of resources! Thank you Aisha for taking the time and sharing this well researched list! It’s been of tremendous help! I am applying as we speak :*

  2. Hey, I am not a native speaker and I have been through the training with IQ bar an UK based company, although I haven’t started the staff have been really nice and I like the platform, pretty similar to WJY – worth checking it out and see fi you like it.

  3. Hello to All !
    Maybe someone can pass a comment and help.
    I will be taking a TEFL course very soon, and my main interest was to converse with people who were interested in improving their English, I hear Chinese are quite interested.
    Regards.
    Firoz

    1. Hi Firoz,
      That’s great to hear,
      Well you could begin by applying to any of the companies mentioned in the article.
      Cambly is also quite good for conversational English.
      Good luck with your TEFL!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    I just wanted to correct few things, Topica can vary from $6 to $16 depending on your evaluation (every 6 months) and 51Talk pays 5$ per 25 minute class.

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  8. AISHA:

    YOU REALLY SHOULD PUT A DISCLAIMER THAT YOU ARE POSTING REFERRAL LINKS OF YOUR OWN ON THIS PAGE IN ORDER TO MAKE MORE MONEY OFF OF NEW STUDENTS.

    I have no problem if you want to do that, but it’s a bit disingenuous of you to NOT mention this. There are many many many people who constantly post their referral links online everywhere and THEY DON’T GUIDE THE “HOPEFUL APPLICANT” THROUGH THE HIRING PROCESS. All they do is drop their referral links and then disappear.

    So, if you’re going to provide your referral links, you should actually BE HELPING them get the position/job, and I doubt that is something you will do given all the referrals you’re getting.

    1. Hi John,

      Thanks for your concern
      You make a good point but I have earned ZERO from any online school referrals thus far.
      In order to earn from them, you need to be working with/for them – which I no longer do, as I have transitioned into having my own private students now.
      If you click any of the links for the schools- there is no referral ID linking them to me. People are welcome to choose ANY school that best suits their circumstances.
      I used to work for quite a few of the online schools, so the info on my site comes from personal experience, from my teacher friends working for those schools and from hours of research scouring forums and sites for the info.
      Also – you may not see it, but I get lots of emails where I do guide applicants and give advice .. all for free 🙂
      I hope that clarifies and have a great day ahead.
      Aisha

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