May 20, 2024

Earn about R15 000 teaching English abroad


Many South Africa’s are now resorting to taking extra jobs due to the inflation in the country. Having a TEFL certificate and teaching English abroad, is becoming an obligation for one to survive under the South African circumstances. The pay is also what draws people in showing interest in teaching English online.

What is a TEFL certificate?

A TEFL certificate provides you with the professional-level training you need to teach English abroad and online. TEFL is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language or, simply put, English language instruction for non-native speakers. It is also commonly known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Language Teaching (ELT), and teaching ESL (English as a Second Language).

Benefits of teaching English abroad online:

  • Earn good money.
  • Enjoy complete flexibility!
  • Work from home (or from anywhere really!).
  • Gain valuable ESL teaching experience.
  • Work in your pajamas.
  • Getting started is easy.
  • Meet people from different cultures.
  • Opens doors for you in the future.
  • Be your own boss.
  • Make a positive impact.
  • Work with kids or adults.
  • Ditch the 9-5 job.

The money is also good. As an online English teacher, you can make really good money. Expect to earn around $15-26 USD an hour teaching English online. Some online teaching platforms also offer great perks and incentives for joining. You have the opportunity of working as many or as few hours as you want. How much money you make depends on you. It doesn’t cost much to get started.

You will however need to have a stable internet connection, a laptop, a built-in or external webcam, headset and a quiet, well-lit space to conduct the English lessons in, all of which you’ll more than likely have at your disposal anyway.