Use our calculator below to estimate your potential income as an online English teacher. You can also see how many days you will need to work to make back your investment in your TEFL course.

I don’t have a teaching qualification. Can I still do this?

Yes. We will provide you with a 120-hour online TEFL course and internationally accepted level 3 certificate upon completion of the course. This is the international standard for teaching online and face-to-face.

Do I need a degree to tutor English online?

No. However, having a degree will certainly open more doors for you as many companies require one. There are many other that don’t, but you may have to accept a lower hourly rate. There are other options though such as working freelance or even starting your own online teaching business. We can assist you with whichever option you choose.

How much can I earn?

Hourly rates vary from company to company and also depend on your qualifications and experience. We’ve seen everything from $5/hour to $30/hour.

Here is a simulation:

Let’s assume you only get $10/hour and only work part-time, say 3 hours per day.

$10 x 3 = $30/day

And let’s assume you work 20 days a month.

$30 x 20 = $600/month, part-time.

If you earned $20/hour, you could earn $1200/month part-time.
If you worked full-time, you could earn up to $3000/month.

Is there an age limit?

Not officially, some online schools prefer younger teachers but others don’t. If you are concerned that you age will be a problem, you can always teach on a freelance basis and work direclty with students and bypass the schools completely. For this type of teaching, we created the Freelance Teacher and Independent Teacher packages which you can find out more about here.

Is there a payment plan?

Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer a payment plan. If we introduce one in the future, we will let you know via email via our mailing list subscription. If you are not already subscribed to our mailing list, you can do so by clicking here signup.eteflonline.com

Are your courses accredited?

Yes, they are. OTTSA is a UK accreditation body that specialises in the moderation and accreditation of online TEFL courses. Your certificate will be recognised and accepted globally by employers, recruiters and government agencies.

How do I get started?

Your first step is to enroll in one of our TEFL courses or TEFL course packages.

If you already know which course option you want, simply click on the “Click Here to Enroll Online” button for that option, fill in your enrollment and payment details and click on the Place Order button.

You can pay in your preferred currency with your debit or credit card or with PayPal.

The currency will default to your country automatically but you can always toggle between currencies by clicking on the currency buttons on the right side of every page.

What will I learn in the TEFL course?

Our TEFL course is designed to give fluent speakers of English with or without teaching experience the foundation to teach English as a second or foreign language.

You can see a breakdown of the course contents by clicking here.


TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is the international standard for tutoring English online or face to face. TESOL and TEFL are interchangeable terms and are used in different parts of the world. The course is designed for those who have no teaching experience and will prepare you to teach English to students who don’t already know the language.

How, exactly, do I tutor English online?

Have a look at our blog section where we have several posts about what your responsibilities will be and how online classes are taught. Click here www.eteflonline.com/blog to read them.

Can I work full-time or part-time?

Both. When you start out with your first online job you will almost certainly be given part-time hours until you gain more experience. You can then request more hours or apply to more online schools to cover the hours you require. It’s quite normal for tutors in this industry to work for 2 or even 3 employers at the same time.

Will eTefl Online help find me an online tutoring job?

Yes. We work with various recruiters who prioritise our applications, we’ll also connect you with online teachers from various schools who can refer you to their employers as well as give you over 100 application links to apply on your own. You’ll also have access to our teacher’s resource centre with useful links to apply for jobs, training videos, videos on how to teach certain areas of English Grammar or pronunciation and done-for-you lesson plans to help get you started.

What is the price in my currency?

We accept USD, EUR, GBP, and ZAR. You can also convert to any currency here.

Who provides the certification courses?

We have created our own accredited 120-hour online TEFL course with Dr. Daniel Portman. Daniel has a PhD in Education specializing in applied linguistics and has over 20 years of experience teaching TEFL at university level and in creating courses. We are so fortunate to have him on our team and he will be your personal tutor for your TEFL course.

Cancellation and Refunds

We will refund you 100% of your enrollment fee if you have not accessed your course, bonus resources, or 3rd party products or services within 30 days of purchase.

Once you have accessed your eTEFL Online course via the link sent to you or made use of any of the bonus resources or 3rd party products or services, your payment cannot be refunded. This means you have had the opportunity to download, view and study the course material you paid for. We suggest you make use of the benefits of the TEFL course and gain the certification as you intended.

If you are unable to complete the eTEFL Online course within 6 months of payment due to illness or unexpected circumstances, we will be happy to extend your course expiry time on request prior to the expiry date and at the discretion of eTEFL Online management.

We want you to succeed at teaching English online and we’ll do everything we can to encourage you to complete your course and gain your TEFL certification. Your TEFL certification is valid for life.

All courses and products are non-transferable.

eTEFL Online adheres to all local laws and regulations.

How long does it take to complete the TEFL course?

You will have 6 months access to the online course platform and as the course is self-paced, you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you like within that 6-month period.

Most people complete the course in around 2 to 4 weeks studying just a few hours a week.

What Are You Waiting For?

Get TEFL certified in a few weeks and teach English online or overseas.
A job placement in over 60 countries around the world is virtually guaranteed
for our graduates

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