Practical Tips to Get Hired as an Online ESL Teacher
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Practical Tips to Get Hired as an Online ESL Teacher

Have fun while you earn a Terrific, Part-time Income
4.7 (27 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
719 students enrolled
Created by Nicholas Nebelsky
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to Find and Apply to Online ESL companies
  • Tips on How to Pass Your Training in order to Get Hired
  • Learn the Various Ways to Earn Extra Income While Having Fun
  • Design and Setup Your Recording Studio
  • Learn How to Present Yourself as a Professional Online Teacher
  • How to Continually Impress Your Employer to Earn Bonuses
  • Bonus Lectures on how to pass the Demo1 and Demo2 Interview Process with Qkids
  • Must have at least a Bachelor's Degree; preferably in English or related
  • UPDATE 8/19: Must possess a TESOL/TEFL Teaching Certificate. I go into detail inside the class.
  • Able to Speak, Write, Read, and Understand Authentic English
  • Have some experience teaching children
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • A fast computer not older than 2015 with the most recent operating system.

If you think earning $16-$20/hour is chump change, then you don't know about teaching online! For the past 9 months, I've averaged more than $1,600 a month teaching from the comfort of my own home and in two years earned nearly $30,000 in part time income. And it might surprise you that I earn this money while singing, laughing, and teaching English. Not too many part-time jobs can claim that. I don't have to deal with traffic, bosses, and office drama. Inside this course, you'll learn all the Do's and Don'ts of learning how to apply to be an Online ESL Teacher. I give you great advice on how to apply within minutes of completing this course.

This is a highly-rated course with students who are giving me five stars for the volume of information I provide. I continually pass on new information so that you're always updated with the latest. Here's a quick fact:

The ESL industry rose to a value of over 45 billion US dollars in 2018 and is set to rise to 56.2 billion by 2021.

These numbers show us that the industry is not just a trend. English as a second language statistics prove that it has rapidly become the fastest spreading language in human history,

This field is booming with more and more companies sprouting up. I just saw a recent number that's touting that ?The Online ESL Training industry for children is booming right now and the demand for authentic-speaking English teachers is in high demand! This is particularly true in China which is what this course is about. Specifically it's my own personal journey of how I sought out remote jobs while working part time from home. What I found was this enormous eco system of online ESL companies that are sprouting all over China that are hiring American and Canadian teachers. If you have a college degree, at least one year of teaching under your belt, or if you are in school to become a teacher, this is an excellent way to bring in great pay for doing practically nothing. No prep is needed, no studying other than the pre-demo videos, and once you're done with class, you don't have to take any work home. And the best part is you can even take the job with you when you travel. It's easy money and some companies are even granting super incentives for recruiting where you can make bank for 20-30 hours a week.

So join me and learn the basics of teaching online ESL, learn the ropes, learn what employers are looking for and make an impact on your life while working at home. Make a difference by bringing home great pay and having fun. 

What job do you know where you can sing, laugh, and play silly games and get paid? Take this class and learn from a TESOL-certified teacher who has taught well over 4,000 students for a whole year! I've taught over 1,000 classes and have loved every one of them! You can't beat it! 

This course will show you how I was able to apply, train, and pass the mock calls as well as learn how I designed my filming area and valuable tips on presentation. 

If you enjoy teaching to children, then this class is for you! 

Note: Not all of the information presented will be the same for every company. 

Who this course is for:
  • Recent college graduates looking for part-time work
  • Anyone from 20-65 who would enjoy teaching children
  • Anyone who wants to make extra money from the comfort of their own home
  • Stay at home Moms and Dads
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 03:01:02
+ Introduction
4 lectures 09:21

Teachers are in high demand! Listen how you can be a part of this booming industry!

Preview 01:22

Learn more about the goals of this class and what you'll learn.

Preview 01:04

As of August 15th, The People's Republic of China has imposed new guidelines for all online teachers who teach ESL. You must comply with these instructions in order to be able to teach.

PLEASE READ: New Guidelines imposed by the Chinese Government

Very important lesson to see if you qualify for this line of work. 

Preview 04:44
Section One Quiz
3 questions
+ The Application Process
5 lectures 31:33

Listed in this lecture are some of the top ESL firms in various countries around the world. 

Identify the ESL firms

I just completed the training necessary to obtain a TESOL Certificate. It's a great foundation for teaching as well as writing!

Obtaining a TESOL Certificate - New!

This is a full list of accredited institutions that award TESOL/TEFL certificates that are now mandatory for online teachers who will teach in China.

UPDATED 8/16/19 -Accredited TESOL/TEFL Institutions

Applying to Qkids couldn't be any easier. I take you through the process step-by-step process in the Qkids Teaching Application web site. Some of the information in this video may be duplicated from the previous video, but I want you to watch both if possible!

Apply Right Now to Qkids! I'll show you how.

Make sure to watch both this video and the one right after it. Both provide excellent information on helping you get the job!

Application Tips
Section 2 Quiz
1 question
+ Training Preparedness
4 lectures 01:19:11

The pre-demo application process is very important in order to pass your training. Learn how to best utilize this important information on your journey to becoming an online ESL Teacher. 

Pre-Demo Training

I've got a Golden Ticket! Climb Aboard to find out how far you can go!

Keys to Passing Your Mock Classes

Qkids is the platform that I currently teach in. This video will help you prepare for the interview process by getting acquainted with the interface. This is a crucial step and you have to pass this to proceed to the next test.

Qkids Interview Process: Demo 1 (Getting Acquainted with the Qkids Interface)
Qkids Interview Process: Demo 2 (Feeling comfortable with the Actual Lessons)
Section 3 Quiz
2 questions
+ Five Great Ways to Get Paid
5 lectures 14:04

Currently, I receive money five different ways, none of which are automatic. Step inside to learn what you need to learn to earn more money.

Preview 02:18

Get paid just for showing up even when you don't teach!

Standby Pay

See how all three bonus structures work. 

Preview 03:22

Nick talks about maxing out on your schedule to take advantage of attendance bonuses!


Find out when and how to get paid!

Section 4 Quiz
3 questions
+ How to Setup Your Studio
2 lectures 07:53

The list of items you will need for your online teaching environment.

List of items you will need

Learn the proper technique for lighting your studio.

Lighting Your Studio
Section 5 Quiz
2 questions
+ Eight Tips To Excel in Teaching ESL
8 lectures 13:15

Treat this job like any other job!


Treat this job as a professional.

Dress for Success

Protect one of your greatest assets. . . your voice!

Warmup Your Voice

How to prepare for the most crucial time of the lesson.

Your 5-Minute Introduction

Testing 1, 2, 3. Check. Check.

Sound Issues

Activities to help your students get to know you better.

Preview 01:28

Liven up your classroom with props and puppets!

Props and Puppets

Preparation is the key to Success!

Section 6 Quiz
2 questions
+ How to Shine in the Eyes of the Employer
6 lectures 25:45

You're one of several thousand teachers who are vying for the same role. Stand out by following these great success tips!

10 Tips for Success

Learn a valuable tool for when you're teaching both in class and at your mock interview!

The All-Important "TPR"

Follow these steps to avoid being terminated.

Ways to Avoid Termination

This is one of many class examples I will share with you. Bringing your passion into the classroom engages the child and keeps them interested. The number one goal for any ESL company is to make sure the parent's expectations are being met and making sure that the child had so much fun that they want to come back again and again. This is crucial!

Actual Qkids Class Example of Engaging with your Student

Download a screenshot at the end of this lesson. It includes the URL you'll need to apply to the same company I talk about in this course. Please use my referral code to expedite your application process!

Section 7 Quiz
2 questions
One More Thing . . .