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Earn Up to $20/Hr Working From Home & Teaching English w/ EF Education First

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Earn money without having to leave the house!

Looking for a way to work 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 teaching English to kids!

EF Education First (rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau) is a U.S.-based company and 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 in ANY field to qualify.

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What are the requirements of working for EF?

  • Native English speaker.
  • Passionate about teaching.
  • 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 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.

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 10. 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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Perks 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 $10-$12 to complete! Click here or here for some options.


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Comments 16

  1. Darshna

    wondering if anyone can comment on EF education vs VIPkid – was going to sign up and would love to know which of the two are better to work for; pay etc

  2. Rica

    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 required
    No props required
    Easy cancellation policy (no consequences for cancelling)
    No demo interview. Just a conversation and how to teach one skill.

    If you are a chill kind of person and don’t want to jump through hoops please use my referral code:
    https://mbsy.co/CtqQF

    • Sujitha

      Hi
      I have bachelors degree but don’t have any 40 hour TEFL Certificate or experience. Do you think still i can work

  3. Jill Legault

    I have worked with VipKid for 2 years and absolutely love it! I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom and I finally have found a job I can do that doesn’t take me away from my family!! I work early in the morning while my kids are asleep and Fri/Sat evenings. It is so fun and little to no stress. I’m telling you ladies (and guys who do VERY well at this position) I made $1k in my first month and easily make that and more every month depending kn how much I want to work. I am elated because every day I think about how I can’t wait to work!

    Please use my referral, as that is an incentive that the company provides for us, too! There are so many incentives! I would LOVE to help you through the hiring process. I’ll email you once you sign up!
    http://t.vipkid.com.cn?refersourceid=e01&refereeId=9654544
    CODE: 05QXHS

  4. Elizabeth

    Does anyone know of similar programs that only require an associates degree? Would love to do this, I have 3 kids and no family near me to help with care.

  5. Veronica

    This sounds great but when I click on the link, it says “This opportunity is not currently available.” Anyone else having this problem?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hmm, I’m not seeing that. Maybe try again in a different browser. Hoping that might help!

    • Kristen

      I get the same error

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Darn! Have you been able to check in a different browser? I had success with chrome. Hoping that might do the trick!

  6. Rica

    Yes, EF only works with a Chrome Browser.

  7. Renee

    What degrees are required to do this?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Renee! A completed Bachelor’s degree in any field and a minimum 40 hour TEFL Certificate is required. Hope this helps.

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