5 ESL Jobs Online From Home That Pay-Degree Needed-Part 2

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Hello and welcome to par 2 of ESL jobs online that pay from home. I am advising you that I have NOT and am NOT working for any of the sites I list on my website. I do extensive research so that you don’t have to.

During my search for ESL (English second language) I discovered many that weren’t hiring at this time. In my previous post I talked about the ones who were hiring, but they didn’t require a degree or experience.
This post is part 2. These will also be ESL (English Second Language) jobs. You will be teaching children how to speak English.

All of these jobs will require you to speak native English. Some may even teach other languages as well. Like French and Spanish etc. The language you choose to teach MUST be your native language.

GVE-Golden Voice English Online Education
GVE video

GVE teaches English to students in grade 1 through 9 through a video conferencing tool using GVE-provided teaching materials, resources and techniques. They are looking for superstar tutors that know how to use technology.

Indeed Reviews Overall Rating 3.6 out of 5

Glassdoor Reviews Overall Rating 4.1 out of 5

They are hiring part-time independent contractor to work from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. (EST) Monday through Saturday. Free training will be provided. I didn’t find the pay rate on their actual site, but they say they have competitive rates. I did find that Glassdoor has the average pay for GVE to be $17-$19 per hour.

GVE employee review

  • – Native English fluency required
  • – Committed availability, at least 8 hours weekly between 18:00 and 22:00 China Standard Time
  • – Qualified home office/location with an internet-connected computer with webcam capability (see hardware & software section below)
  • – Minimum three-month or equivalent combination of ESL/EFL teaching experience, including part-time, volunteer, community and coaching activities
  • – Strong communication skills interacting with ESL/EFL students
  • – Must be punctual at all times and follow the agreed-upon lesson schedule
  • – Passionate about language education
  • – Will be required to pass an externally generated background check, including a criminal record report

Desired Requirements:

  • – Bachelor of Education
  • – ESL Teacher training certifications: TESOL/TESL/TEFL
  • – ESL/EFL teaching experience, which may include a combination of part-time, volunteer, community and coaching activities

Software Requirements:

– Prefer Internet Explorer 11 or higher

– Google Chrome of the latest version (minimum 61)

– Firefox of the latest version (minimum 56)

– Safari (OS X only) version 11 (minimum 8+)

– Microsoft Office Software (2010 or newer)

How it works ( everything listed here is per website)
1. If you are hired you will be given access to their Learning Management system (LMS).

2. You will input your availability into the calendar and students will be assigned to you based on who works with your schedule.

3. You will receive a message in your inbox about your next learning session; all you have to do is accept the lesson.

4. You will receive payment after your sessions are complete on a monthly basis.


Qkids teach English to children ages 5 to 12. You do not have to plan out your lessons. You will have a preset app to where you will access the lessons. You will teach 4 students per lesson. You can check out their Facebook page here.

Indeed Reviews Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5

Glassdoor Reviews Overall Rating 4.3 out of 5

Qkids use a variety of games as well as cute characters and stories to help insure interaction and that teaching is not only fun for your student, but for you as well.

Start date is ASAP per their website. The pay is $16 to $20 per hour (2 lessons). Your pay will go into the bank account you have assigned. Check are deposited into your bank account by the 15th of each month.


  • – Eligible to legally work in the U.S. or Canada
  • – Earned a degree or currently enrolled in a university program
  • – Prior teaching experience or equivalent in education, tutoring, mentoring, or schooling
  • – Technical requirements for operating Qkids online teaching program (more on the Apply page)

Job Description:

  • Must teach for a minimum of 6 hours a week (12 lessons)
    Up to 19 hours (38 lessons, lessons are 30 minutes each)Schedule your time slots on a weekly basis using the following time slots-
  • 7 days a week – Morning Eastern Time (AM – EST): 6:40-7:10, 7:20-7:50, 8:00-8:30, 8:40-9:10Plus Friday and Saturday – Night Eastern Time (PM – EST): 8:40-9:10, 9:20-9:50, 10:00-10:30, 10:40-11:10, 11:20-11:50 (You make your own schedule0

Devices needed:

  • A computer with a webcam
  • A headset with microphone
  • Stable internet connection


You will be required to perform a speed test on your computer.

Your computers upload speed needs to be at least 2Mbps, download speed needs to be at least 10 Mbps. Click here to perform the speed test on your computer before applying to ensure your internet is compatible.

To apply you will need the following:

  • Your Resume
    Your availability for work
  • A screenshot of your computer’s speed test
  • You will need to record a 1 to 2 minute video introducing yourself, where you live, what educational background you have, and any experience you have with teaching or working with kids. You will also be required to read of tell a children story.

When doing the recording, I would do a timed mock trial. You want to speak slow and very clearly. Remember, do not get nervous and talk fast. You want to show them how you will be talking to the children, if you get the job.

You want to get your time as close to 2 minutes as you can, without going over. if you have done the test recording, watch it. Make sure you were able to fit everything in, and you spoke slow and clearly.

If you use your YouTube or Google account to record the video or whatever you used to record the video, you can send the link to them.

Below is a video from an employee on how the application process goes-

Qkids application and interview process

Landi English

Landi English is said to be a HIGH END program launched by ABC 360. This program is only 2 years old. It was launched in 2016.

The teaching system they use is CLIL (Content and Language Intergrated Learning). You will be teaching students ages 5 to 10.

They provide you with the training to cover their teaching methods and approaches. As well as teaching plans and teaching material. Below are just a couple of teacher testimonials.

Indeed Reviews Overall Rating- none listed

Glassdoor Reviews Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5


Teache Testimonials for Landi English

I have to admit, the more research I did on Landi English, the more I liked about them. I researched reviews and most were good reviews.

The only con I saw in a couple of the reviews were about the program, and that could be due to it not being that old yet and you are tutoring children in China. Connection plays a big role. I would think it would only get better.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be able to teach at least 12 hours a week
  • Present lessons in a fun and exciting way
  • Able to instruct English according to a model curriculum, using core standards
  • Must be able to participate in training and seminars

What Landi English Offer Employees

Landi seems to be competitive when it comes to pay. Their pay rate is $18 to $25 an hour. That is definitely better than most I have come across during my research.

Something else I liked, was the fact they offer competitive benefits as well. The picture above is a nice breakdown of what they offer as well as the income you can earn. Looks really good, doesn’t it?

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher (preferred)
  • TEFL/TESOL/CELTA or other teaching certificates (preferred)
  • Teaching experience (preferred)
  • Be creative and fun
  • Have great communication skills

Now, you may be asking why I didn’t add Landi English to my previous post for ESL jobs online from home with no degree. Notice how they say preferredLandi doesn’t have anywhere on the site “no experience necessary”.

I would assume that those with a degree would jump at this opportunity because of what they offer. My thought is that if you do not have a degree, certificates and experience, you really don’t have a chance. I could be wrong.

The equipment you will need is pretty much the same with any of the ESL online remote companies. This one included something extra.

Equipment Requirement:

  • A computer or laptop
  • High speed internet connection with at least 2 Mbps download speed and 2 Mbps upload speed
  • Headset and HD webcam
  • A quiet, bright and clean teaching environment

To me it sounds like they may have had issues with someone have a messy or dirty teaching environment. I mean most of us have a clean environment regardless if we are working from home or not.

Below is a REALLY good Landi teaching demo with interview tips. I am adding it because I think “Mr. Reese” is very good at his job. Maybe even to good.

Demo of teaching and interview tips for Landi English
Application Process:

  • First you will click here to sign up
  • Submit CV (curriculum vitae is used rather than resume when applying for teacher positions)
  • CV Screening
  • There will be an interview and contract
  • Training and a mock lesson
  • Complete orientation and profile
  • Start teaching for Landi English

I strongly suggest reviewing the video above, or searching for a video on tips for the interview process (just make sure it is from a teacher at Landi English). Knowing what to expect could really help you land the job.


Researching ABC360 wasn’t’t as difficult as some I have come across. However, the site was really plain and pretty much just straight to the point. I wasted more time looking for a more pleasant site than I did anything. It was all for you so, it was ok.

I did come across a video about how ABC360 developed. It is a pretty awesome story. I started writing it but it would have taken me a lot of time.

Touching story of how ABC360 came about
ABC360 home based teachers will teach children not only in china, but in the Philippines as well. The children will be between the ages of 5 to 10 years old. You will teach through a video system similar to Skype.

Indeed Reviews Overall Rating 4.1 out of 5

Glassdoor Reviews Overall Rating 3.2 out of 5

Their website says they offer highly competitive salary, offer career growth opportunities and hire teachers from all over the world. They have a professional support staff for their international team.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be available more than 12 hours in 4 days each week 6 am to 11 pm (GMT+8);
  • Able to instruct daily conversational English according to a model curriculum (one on one
  • class)
  • Able to meet the needs of diverse Chinese students
  • Willing to participate in organized training sessions and seminars.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BA degree or above (Education, linguistics or English degree given top priority).
  • TEFL/CELTA or other teaching certificate preferred but not required.

What They Offer:

  • Systematic new recruit training and on-the- job training
  • Valuable online teaching experience
  • Work with a flexible schedule and stable income: Min 12 hours per week and 1-year / 6-month contract
  • Competitive compensation: $12 to $22 USD hourly rate and opportunity of pay raise every 6 months.
  • Incentives based on teaching performance, up to 100 USD referral incentive

Equipment Requirements:

  • Desktop computer/laptop access
  • Internet Connection with 2 Mps download speed and 2 Mps upload speed (Wire DSL preferred)
  • Headset and HD webcam
  • A quiet, bright, and clean teaching environment/room.

If you are wanting to apply for ABC360 you can do so here. The very first thing you are asked is your nationality. You will then fill out the application and hit submit. You will also need to upload your resume, then proceed to qualifications.


This one has a little more stipulations (requirements) than the others did. No dogs, no fans in the back ground, a plain back ground containing no pictures or anything.

They don’t want you to have any noise at all. No phone, radio, TV, cars in the background. If you live in the city, I would not suggest having your windows open when it is nice weather.

I am not putting them down at all. If you are conducting class, you shouldn’t have any of those distractions. You may be able to ignore them, your student may not be able to. I can’t believe the other sites weren’t this precise.

Indeed Reviews Overall Rating 4.1 out of 5

Glassdoor Reviews Overall Rating 3.4 out of 5

The “students” that are taught have a much larger variety and age group. Jr clients from age 6 to 18, professionals from ages 19 to 65. The location of the students will be Taiwan.

You may even have those who have been taught English but want to increase their conversational skills. It might be students who are getting ready to enter the workforce or going to study overseas.

Your appropriate lesson plans based on the students ability level and background, will be given to you. It will be discussed during your interview process.

You will be able to have a flexible and personalized schedule due to iTutorGroup teaches its students 24 hours a day 7 days a week. More on your schedule will be discussed during the interview.

Personal Requirement:

  • TESOL/TEFL Certification (or its equivalent) required
  • Enthusiastic and professional
  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to motivate students
  • Computer literate
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in any field
  • Minimum of 1 year teaching experience

System Requirements:

  • MAC or Windows 7/8 (latest service packs) Intel Core 2 Duo / Pentium G series or above
  • CPU AMD Athlon 64×2 4400+ or above CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Broadband Internet connection by Ethernet cable
  • 1280×1024 minimum resolution
  • HD capable Webcam
  • Analog or USB Headset(Microsoft live Chat LX-3000 preferred) I T test will be conducted
  • Chrome browser-version 40 or above
  • Firefox-version 30 or above
  • Safari-version 9 or above
  • I E-version 10 or above

Your pay will be base pay determined by your experience and qualifications. You will have the opportunity to receive bonuses which will be based on how many students and the ratings the students give you.

What you need to know before the I T test for headset:

  1. Equip headset and webcam properly to your computer.
  2. Be in front of a clean background with no distracting items in the shot.
  3. Disable any anti-virus software temporally, in case of blocking the system.
  4. The test takes approximately 3-5 minutes (excluding downloading time).
  5. Windows Operating System must be Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or above with 2.00 GB of RAM.
  6. Mac OS must be version 10.10.12 or above.
  7. Please avoid using other programs when testing.

To apply for iTutorGroup click here. Here are the 3 steps you need to complete.

  1. Create an account
  2. Add your personal information
  3. Take proficiency test

I am placing a video down below just in case you are interested in applying. In this video Nikki, an employee, gives you tips on working at iTutorGroup.


Nikki gives tips for working at iTutorGroup
She also gives you a link Facebook groups that will prove to be very useful. After you watch the video, I suggest you go through the comments below the video. I was quite impressed.

Go Teach Some English

I have given you 5 ESL home based jobs, that to me seem like they will be a great opportunity. The research for these jobs for you, was extensive. Because you deserve it.

I hope that you have found at least one that you are interested in. If you do apply for any job listings on this, or any of the post on my website, please bookmark my site so that you can come back and let me know how it went.

I want to know even if it is bad. Not all jobs are as they appear. If this would be the case, please come back and let me know. I will have no problem correcting my post.

YOU are the reason I do this every day. You are the reason for the creation of this site. Which is why I would love your feedback on any job you apply for through my information.

If you have any questions concerns or suggestions, please leave them down below. I love hearing them and I always reply.

Thank you,

Best Of Luck In All You Do

Lee Ann






















Lee Ann Cermak-McQuay

I am a family oriented mother and love being involved with my little ones. My husband is the best guy a girl could ask for. I love helping others which is why I created this site. I know what it is like to NEED to work and earn an income, but not be able to do it outside the home. I am now able to help others find work they can do from home. And I love it.


  1. Children are our future. Great post to help children speak English. People will benefit from this post for great job opportunities to work from home.

    • Thank you Dennis.
      I am really hoping to help those who are searching for a legitimate work from home opportunity.
      There seem to be more and more of them every day.
      Lee Ann

  2. Thanks for this nice list. I will definitely bookmark the post for further insights.
    I was thinking about doing some teaching online before. I also want to check your first part before contacting the first company.
    Do you have a personal top recommendation or some official ratings ff these programs?

    • Thank you Stefan for reading my post.
      As I stated in my post, I really liked Landi English. The reviews were really good and they they have competitive benefits for thei employees. Not like the others. iTutor group would be my second choice. I love the fact of how HONEST they were.
      I have added reviews for each job listed on the post you have viewed. I aim to please : )
      If you have any other request, be sure to let me know. After all, you are why I do this.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  3. Thanks for this great article! I’m always looking for ways to work from home so I don’t have to work a regular “9-5”. Your online jobs here seem to be viable options. First I’m going give GVE-Golden Voice English Online Education a try since I’m pretty computer savvy and feel confident I can make a decent income with it. Thanks, I’ll be checking out more of your stuff!

    • Thank you Brandon,
      I am glad you enjoyed.
      I wish you luck in your search. Just remember to come back and let me know how things work out if you choose to try a job on my post.
      e me to research for you.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

  4. thanks great content here. I didn’t know there were work from home jobs for esl students. I think I will even give it a try too. thanks again for this helpful information.

    • Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. There are quite a few ESL jobs out there. I have written about 10 post on them already.
      If you check into any of them, please do come back and let me know if it was worth your time or not.
      Thank you

  5. These are some great suggestions, thank you! I think there is such a great opportunity out there for people who want or need to work from home these days, and I’m grateful for that!

    I noticed you didn’t mention VIPKID. My sister works for them and she really, really loves it. They have comparable pay rates to the ones you have listed here. It’s also a company that teaches kids in China and I believe the kids are elementary – high school. You also need a bachelor’s degree to work for them.

    Thank you for the other suggestions!

    • Thank you and you are absolutely right.There is ample opportunity for anyone wishing to work from home.
      It gives me satisfaction knowing that I can find REAL work from home jobs those who just can’t work outside their home.
      Nowadays there are more and more of a variety as well.
      I am also glad that they won’t have to worry about havig to pay to get the information on these jobs, or get ripped of.
      As for VipKid, I am plaased to hear that your sister works there.
      I did a recent post https://legitworkforparents.com/5-great-work-at-home-jobs-not-just-for-moms, and that was one of the jobs I wrote about.So hearing you say she works there and loves it it awesome.
      A reader of that post was actually the reason I did 2 more post on ESL jobs online from home. they requested that I do it.

  6. Thank you Lee Ann for review all ESL jobs. I like the first one, which is Golden Voice English at part 2 since China has the massive needing of learning English and beside English, it’s French. English and French are two major foreign languages of young Chinese generations needing.

    Unfortunately for me as an Asian immigrants, I don’t meet the requirements, but China is a good place for ESL teachers not matter which grades are you teaching. ESL teachers in China or teaching English online to Chinese people (children and young adults) are always available.

    • Thank you for taking the time for post.

      If you were to look into it, there are some that actually don’t require that you have english as your primary language.

      As for teaching to the Chinese your are right. There us such a high demand for them wanting to learn to speak english, It isn’t just children.

      There are different ages of those wanting to learn the language and they each have different reasons. I think it is awesome that there are so many companies willing to help them with this.

      Take Care

      Lee Ann

  7. Thank you for putting together such an informative post! I remember coming across job posting for Qkids on Indeed back when started staying at home with our daughters. I did not realize that there we so many other comparable services! I taught high school for a few years, so I gave this type of at-home work some serious consideration. My content area was science, though, so I’m not sure how well that would work out. The biggest setback as a stay at home parent is needing the few hours a day of quiet time to focus with kids running around the house. They’ll all be in school in the next couple of years, so maybe I’ll revisit the idea then!

    • Susan,

      Thank you for reading my post.

      If you would like I could do some research into teaching Science online. The teaching world online has grown as with everything else.

      I am sure there are jobs for science teachers as well. If I were to do the research for you, you would have an idea of what might be available for when your little ones are in school. 

      Just let me know and I would gladly do a post with the research for teaching Science online from home.Teaching ESL online shows that teaching online has an abundance of possibilities.

      Best Of Luck In All You Do

      Lee Ann

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