Earn up to $20/Hr Working from Home & Teaching English w/ EF Education First

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Make money. Make a difference. And work from home!

Looking for a job that you can do from the comfort of your own home? EF Education First is a great way to do that – and right now, they’re hiring teachers who are interested in a job working from home to teach English to kids!

EF Education First (rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau) is the oldest and most respected brand in private language teaching. This U.S.-based company currently has 46,500+ teachers and staff across all continents – but they’re looking to hire more teachers who are passionate about teaching! You’ll just need to be a native English speaker and have a Bachelor’s degree from a US or UK University, in ANY field to qualify.

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What are the requirements of working for EF?

  • Native English speaker.
  • Currently reside in US or UK
  • Prior teaching experience or equivalent (ie: education assistant, tutoring, mentoring, or homeschooling)
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • Minimum 40 hour TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification (this does not need to be provided until the beginning of contract term & is easy to obtain).
  • Must supply your own personal computer, headset, and have a reliable WiFi connection.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Passionate about teaching

At EF, you’ll earn up to $20 per hour to start through a combination of base pay and achievable incentives like teaching more classes and/or teaching during surge times.

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All EF online lessons for kids are just 25 minutes in length and are one-on-one with Chinese children aged 5 to 14. And with EF, you’ll get all the help and support you need and will be able to use EF’s innovative teaching materials in your lessons.

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Advantages of working for EF:

  • Flexible work-from-home schedule.
  • Work on EF’s custom-designed, user-friendly platform, and online classroom.
  • Access to EF material with options to customize your lessons.
  • 24/7 basic troubleshooting support.
  • Communication and payment transfer from a U.S.-based company.
  • Inspire students from around the world to achieve their language goals

Please note that the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate is only a requirement if you get hired. It is not a requirement to have prior to applying or even something you need to obtain during the process, rather only something you must obtain before you actually teach a class. There is no “minimum” quality of course required and there are many which will cost as little as $12-$19 to complete! Click here or here for some options.

Check out this readers’ review of EF…

I work for EF kids and love it!!! It is so laid back. The students you are working with have already been taught this lesson by their classroom teacher so you are reinforcing the skills already taught. I also teach elementary students so this job is so easy and I really enjoy it. No background or props required, easy cancellation policy and no demo interview!

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Chelsey is a writer & photographer with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Arizona State University. She holds 3+ years blogging experience not only for Hip2Save, but various other publications in the health, lifestyle, and education field.

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Comments 15

  1. Lisa Baraghith

    I have worked for EF since March. It pays slightly less than all the other ones…(like $1 an hour)…but you can get all the hours you want unlike the others…After 1 year they give you a $1 a class raise ($2 an hour)….so you end up making more…they are really nice…you don’t have to buy all kinds of toys like vip kids and put on a puppet show and all those props. I think they are great and you should work there. I have 20 available hours for teaching and all 20 are full…

    • Michelle

      About how many hours can you work a week?

      • Lisa

        That’s my referral…If you get up earlier enough & work Friday & Saturday night up to 38 hours.

  2. leeruthwatts

    Are you saying that the pay starts at $1 an hour when you first start?? Is that it? I’m sort of confused.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! You can earn up to $20 per hour to start. I do find that listed through the link above. Hope this helps!

      • lisa

        You do make up to $20….yes…you don’t make like $22…like VIP kids but you get way way way more classes…

        • Jill Legault

          VIPKid does not offer up to 22 anymore..more like $14/hr plus low incentives.

  3. Rica

    I also work on the US kids side of EF (they also have an adult side). The base pay is $13 an hour or 6.50 per class, with incentives(surge hours, service fee) you can make up to $20 an hour. You can work as many hours as you choose. I work 2 hours before my brick and mortar school starts but I know people who make EF their full time job. I’m attaching my referral link if you are interested in applying.


  4. Donia Hicks

    I am very interested in this and would love a referral link to explore it further.
    Thank you

  5. carolanneholder

    When I clicked the link it landed on Branded Surveys, is this the teaching opportunity space? Confused. Thanks

    • Lisa

      Heya, that’s my referral link.
      I really do teach there 6 days per week. Love it.

  6. AshleyV

    I wish there was a company that didn’t require a degree. I homeschool and have a 120 TEFL. If anyone knows of a different company please let me know. Thanks 🙂

    • Gentle

      I work for a company that doesn’t require a bachelors degree, only a TEFL or TESOL. You can email me if you’d like more info. gentlemoss@me.com

  7. Ann

    Could Someone who teaches at this company provide an e mail so I could contact you with questions etc about the hiring process ? Thanks

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