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ESL: Home Based Online English Teaching Jobs

English as a second language or well known as ESL is one of the most common home-based jobs and is by far the easiest to apply with. It is the most in-demand job since English is the most widely spoken language.

Millennials nowadays are compelled to travel around the globe under the influence of social media and for you to enjoy the most of your travel, you have to know how to at least speak the basic English language.

Moreover, now that the world has faced the financial crisis, globalization surfaced. It has contributed to the popularization of the English language. Businessmen need to learn English for them to start their operation on an international scale. Here at HOWPO, you can get an idea of which companies to apply.

ESL Teacher’s Salary

In the Philippines, the average base pay of an ESL teacher is Php 109.00 per hour, and the lowest rate reported falls between Php 46.85 and Php 48.92 per hour according to PayScale and salary estimates from Glassdoor. An ESL teacher, on the average, can earn between Php 11,250 and as high as Php 35,000 per month depending on years of experience, education level, and additional skills.

Additional skills may refer to the use of different teaching platforms depending on the requirements of the school and its classroom setup (referring to one-on-one or virtual class (. These teaching platforms may include web-based, mobile apps, and desktop apps.

An ESL teacher who is equipped with necessary training credentials can earn an average base pay of Php 363.63 per hour. Some online schools even offer additional cash compensation coming from re-enrollment incentives, performance bonuses, commissions, and profit-sharing to ESL instructors. This work arrangement allows them to earn decently from Php 16,000 to Php 41,000 on average based on the completed number of classes and employment status.

Requirements to be an ESL Teacher

An ESL teacher offers various learning modules to non-native English speakers seeking to improve their understanding of speaking, reading, and writing of the English language. Inspiring ESL teachers may need specific credentials that will enable them to teach in conventional classroom settings, private enterprises, and even communities.

As a start, ESL teachers should have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Master’s degree (preferred for advanced adult education), Master of Arts in Education, or any equivalent academic course, though not all online schools may look for these credentials since undergraduates can also be accepted. ESL teaching, however, has become one of the easiest home-based jobs to apply because anyone can be shortlisted, regardless of the college course, as long as the applicant has a passion for teaching. At some point in your career, you will also need to acquire an ESL certification to become more qualified to teach higher academic programs, either locally or overseas.

If someone wants to pursue ESL teaching, one must be willing to travel overseas as some schools might ask him to go to their partner schools to equip their counterpart teachers with better teaching techniques. However, if you prefer not to work outside of the Philippines, then pursue your exciting ESL career as an online teacher here.

Having a teaching license (PRC licensure examination passer), TESOL/TEFL/TESL certificate, and IELTS certificate can help you become more equipped and qualified for better-paying teaching positions. For some schools, particularly international institutions, ESL certificates are required for you to be considered as a qualified ESL professor. You may obtain these certificates from accredited testing centers of the English language via online. Continue reading below to know the differences between these teaching certificates.

What is TEFL?

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), also interchangeable with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Teaching English as a Second language (TESL), is the general term for teaching the English language to non-native English speakers. This field has become one of the fastest-growing areas of discipline in the world today because English is considered a widely spoken language. TEFL also emphasizes the focus of teaching English in countries where English is not extensively used for daily living, including Asian countries, Russia, and South American nations.

TEFL has offered thousands of career opportunities for teaching the English language to native speakers and fluent speakers who are completely armed with appropriate ESL certifications. In practical understanding, TEFL and TESOL equally refer to teaching English to non-native learners, particularly if you will apply these terms to the field of teaching English overseas.

If you wish to teach English in a non-English speaking country, having a TEFL certification forms part of the application process since language schools prefer to hire candidates who have undergone proper training. In many cases, you don’t need to possess prior teaching experience or hold a degree in education just to get paid for teaching English, whether overseas or online. However, government institutions, international academic institutions, and foreign enterprises may possibly recruit native speakers with professional training to teach English, so it is still best to arm yourself with an ESL certification.

TEFL Certification at a Professional Level Typically Includes the Following Course Standard:

  • Minimum of 100 hours of coursework
  • At least 6 hours of practicum teaching, referring to live practice teaching with an actual non-native English speaker
  • Completed an accredited teaching curriculum provided by a qualified TEFL trainer

TEFL certification will qualify you to teach English online, which may allow you to make money as long as you have a stable internet connection, whether you are living in the United States or non-native English speaking nations like Korea and China.

What is TESL?

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) also refers to teaching English to non-native English speakers just like TEFL. But TESL courses are designed for interested teachers who wish to teach English to speakers of foreign languages living in native English speaking countries, such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and others. TESL reiterates the need for language students who will use English as part of their daily routine aside from their native tongue.

Acquiring a TESL certification is an added advantage for individuals looking for better career opportunities in English speaking countries. This qualification may also allow you to expand your career horizons within your present workplace, especially if you’re working in a competitive corporate setup.

Teaching career opportunities may include language support for students in private or public schools seeking to improve their English speaking skills once you have obtained a TESL certification. You are also qualified to become an ESL teacher or a TEFL/TESL/TESOL trainer of any language school.

What is TESOL?

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) refers to teaching English to non-native speakers from both English speaking and non-English speaking countries. A TESOL certification draws some specific course elements from TEFL and TESL training courses, making it a suitable option for individuals looking forward to exploring more career opportunities. This qualification can become an additional advantage if you are willing to teach overseas or teach at home.

Both TEFL and TESL courses are geared towards specific course modules based on the profile of your language learners. Whereas, TESOL courses may potentially split their learning focus in teaching between ESL and EFL students.

ESL teachers should be adaptable to different learning methodologies, comprehension level of the students, and classroom activities in order to meet the expectations of their students. An ESL certification provides a concrete basis for teachers in developing their own teaching expertise which can be suitable in a broad range of teaching scenarios.

 

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