Teaching English to adults online for English First

10–15 USD


Min hours per week
Min hours per week during peak hours
Class length
45 min
Max students per class
Student age


Bachelor's Degree


Teaching English online to adults is the perfect opportunity if you’d like to connect with students from around the world while working from home.

Classes are available throughout the day so teaching can fit in with the rest of your life, and you can maximize your earning potential. You may be teaching adults who want to progress in their careers, gain a place at university, or achieve a personal goal. Whatever their motivation, our students have one thing in common, they all want to practice with an enthusiastic and fully fluent English speaker - just like you.


  • Customize and grow your income with our unique scheduling system and global pool of students.

  • Access to a creative online classroom environment

  • Expert teaching materials including lesson plans

  • Online technical support

  • Local EF presence for easy communication and payment

Teaching requirements

Are you interested in teaching adults to speak English but don’t know what qualifications you need?

The Key Requirements are:

  • TEFL certification

  • Fully fluent English speaker (C2 level)

  • Educated to degree level (a bachelor’s degree in any field is required)

  • Computer literate – you’ll need to be comfortable teaching solely online

  • Previous teaching experience is a bonus, but not necessary

A typical lesson

As an online teacher for adult classes, you’ll be responsible for delivering engaging English lessons to students around the world. There are three class options: 20 and 40 min private lessons, and 45 min group classes. A typical lesson will include introductions, a review of the in-class lesson the student just partook in, as well as an application activity and a wrap up at the end.

Find your voice and teaching style with our pre-prepared materials. There may also be opportunities for you to prepare specific lesson content depending on student requests.

About English First

EF English First is one of several businesses under the global umbrella of EF Education First. With 300+ training centers across 60+ cities in China, English First focuses on offering the best language journey for kids and adults.

At EF, we take huge pride in our students. Once you meet them, you will too. Our schools offer dynamic and fun environments, while our curriculum combines digital media with traditional classroom resources.

Everything we do is designed to nurture a love for the English language. Our expertise and skills delivered by our teachers are what make us a passionate and successful company.