The Best Online Schools for Filipinos at Home and Abroad in 2022

The Best Online Schools for Filipinos at Home and Abroad in 2022

by : Alex Asis

I remember when everything started shutting down in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic had caused one of the most dramatic changes ever experienced in all aspects of our everyday lives. The sudden closure of establishments and workplaces almost forcefully paved the way for remote work for millions of people. Although things now are slowly returning to normal, the transition to telework has made it easier for some freelancers to find work. One of the in-demand jobs today is Online English Teachers or ESL Teachers.

For Filipinos, there is a huge market with countless opportunities for Teaching English online. 

There is a lot of information on ESL job opportunities that hire Filipinos both in the Philippines and Abroad, but choosing which one to apply to isn’t that easy. So, if you need help in finding the right company? This is for you! 

Here are 9 ESL Companies that Hire Filipino Teachers in the Philippines in 2022

  1. DF English 

DF English is a new home-based ESL Company established in 2019. 

  • Peak hours: 6:00-9:00 PM every day
  • One-on-one lessons
  • Platform used: ClassIn
  • Rate: P140/hour

Pros: 

  • Requirements: 
    • 18+ years old
    • At least 6 months experience in ESL Teaching 
  • Teaching materials are provided
  • The payment is bimonthly plus half-year incentives
  • No interview is required. You just need to submit a resume and a one-minute video introduction.

Cons: 

  • There isn’t a lot of information about the company found online.
  • Must know how to use ClassIn already
  • They require to use the ManyCam tool in the lessons which could be a hassle for some teachers.

To apply:

Submit a resume and a one-minute video introduction to dfenglish.bbtl@gmail.com

  1. SEE GURU

According to their website, “The SEE GURU platform is designed for online classes and remote video consultations. Here you can gain knowledge in comfort – book a convenient consultation time right now, without leaving your home.”

  • Peak hours: 5:00 PM – 4:00 AM, 5-6 days a week
  • Students: 5-75 years old
  • Rate: P200/55mins and P150/25 minutes
  • Requirements: 
    • Resume/CV
    • at least 50mbps internet speed
    • One minute self-introduction video (provide the youtube link)
    • Female tutors only

Pros: 

  • Fixed classes / regular students
  • Teaching materials are provided
  • Minimum hours required: At least 4 working hours a day

Cons: 

  • Graveyard shift
  • Requires  at least 50mbps internet speed
  • They only hire female tutors

To apply: Please visit this link https://see.guru/en/page/become-guru

  1. ENGLISH HOUR

This is another ESL company, however, they don’t have a lot of information about them online. 

  • Peak hours: 
    • 10:00 – 11:00 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    • 8:00 – 11:00 PM Monday-Friday
    • 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Saturday
  • Booking system, one-on-one lessons
  • Students: Vietnamese
  • Rate: P175/hour
  • Platform used: Zoom/Skype
  • Requirements:
    • College degree
    • Neutral accent
    • Resume
    • Introduction video

Pros:

  • No minimum working hours
  • Teaching materials provided
  • They offer free training for IELTS, and TOEFL and TOEIC certificates

Cons:

  • There isn’t a lot of information about the company found online.

To apply: 

Send your resume and introduction video to englishhourscenter@gmail.com

  1. SS English Academy

According to their website, “SS English Academy is one of the first one-on-one online English schools with foreign teachers in Vietnam” established in 2016. This might be good for those looking for Part-time work only.

  • Peak hours: 7:00 – 11:00 PM Monday-Saturday
  • Students: Vietnamese and Cambodians
  • Regular students
  • Rate: P120-P160 / hour (based on skills and performance in the demo class)
  • Platform used: Skype
  • Payment: BDO or BPI
  • Requirements: 
    • Bachelors degree
    • Resume
    • One year of experience in online teaching

Pros:

  • No tax deduction and has a monthly bonus for no lates and absences (P500-P1000)

Cons:

  • They require at least one year of teaching experience.
  • You have to conduct a demo lesson

To apply: 

Send your resume and Skype ID through the email: teacher.recruitment@ss.edu.vn or you can contact them directly on skype (live:.cid.dfd79de2a1c8644b)

  1. CHIP CHIP EDU

They are an online ESL company who are looking for energetic and passionate Filipino English teachers to join them.

  • Peak hours: 7:00 – 10:00 PM every day
  • Students: 5-12 years old
  • Booking system, one-on-one lessons
  • Rate: P150 – P200 / hour plus incentives
  • Requirements:
    • You must be 22-39 years old
    • One year of teaching experience
    • Teaching certificate/s  (CELTA, TESOL, TEFL,…)
    • Video introduction

Pros:

  • Support income and policy for new teachers in the first 15 days
  • Teach studious and well-mannered Vietnamese learners
  • Have a supportive team
  • With proof of a natural calamity, a health difficulty, or family concerns, the penalties can be waived.
  • Teaching material provided

Cons:

  • Required to open 15 slots/week during the peak hours
  • Very specific video requirements: 
    • Please attach your video that includes an introduction and the pronunciation of the word list included in the application form
    • Please make sure the visuals and audio of the video are clear.
    • The video should be divided into two sections: self-introduction and pronunciation of the following words (it would be a bonus to include both 2 parts)
    • Do not accept applicants who use a teaching video in a former company or audio.
    • Do not accept applications via email.

To apply: Please visit this link https://chipchip.edu.vn/signup.aspx

  1. JOLLYSCHOOL Co. Ltd

JollySchool Co. Ltd is a one-on-one online English tutoring company.

  • Students: Taiwanese and Chinese of all ages
  • Rate: P200/hour
  • Requirements:
    • At least 20 years old
    • Neutral accent
    • Some teaching experience
    • Resume
    • Two-minute self-introduction video
    • Speedtest result
    • Hardware Requirements
      • Processor: Intel i3 2100 or above
      • RAM: 4 GB – 8 GB
      • Disk drive: 50 GB of free space.
      • Operating system: Windows 7 or above (preferably Windows 10)
      • Any dedicated or integrated video card
      • Internet Requirement -At least 15 Mbps download speed, and 15 Mbps upload speed

Pros:

  • Regular students
  • Teaching materials provided
  • Christmas and performance bonuses

Cons:

  • Create class reports and upload class videos which might be more than what some teachers sign up for
  • No specified schedule

To apply:

Send all the requirements to their email hr@jollyschool.com

  1. 11BILINGO

This is a one-on-one English language training center based in Vietnam.

  • Peak hours: 6:00 – 11:00 PM Monday-Sunday
  • Students: Vietnamese, 6-60 years old
  • Booking system, one-on-one lessons
  • Rate: P160/50 minutes
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelors degree in Education
    • TESOL or any teaching certificate
    • Resume
    • One-minute video introduction

Pros:

  • Payment with incentives
  • Teaching materials provided

Cons:

  • Specific college degree (Bachelors degree in Education)

To apply:

Send your resume and one-minute video introduction to 11bilingo.ht@gmail.com

  1. IVY ENGLISH 

This is another English teaching online company that caters to Korean students. This company has the same name and is not to be confused with Ivy English School based in Myanmar. 

  • Working hours:5:00 AM – 11:00 PM every day
    • Peak hours: 5:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Fixed schedule
  • Students: Korean students
  • Payment: P200 – P280/hour
  • Platform used: Zoom
  • Requirements:
    • One year online teaching experience
    • Neutral accent
    • Resume/CV
    • One minute video introduction recorded using Zoom’s recording function
      • Please make sure to record using Zoom’s recording function. 
      • Use your computer or laptop, the device that you’ll be using when you teach, to record the video intro.
      • Use noise-canceling headphones to record your video intro
      • A plain white background is highly recommended
      • No need to use TPR, toys, or rewards
      • Focus on your accent, pronunciation, and grammar.
      • Please use your complete name as the file name of your CV and Video intro
      • CV and Video Intro should be uploaded. Please don’t send any Google drive links. 

Pros:

  • You could be eligible for +40% of your monthly payment as an incentive
  • Holiday bonuses
  • Regular students
  • Teaching materials provided

Cons:

  • Only requires Zoom for the video recording

To apply:

Contact/Invite reshamendozars@gmail.com to your Zoom account, then upload your resume and one-minute video introduction.

  1. QUICKSTART ESL

According to their website, Quickstart ESL “is led by the founder and president of an established American International School in the Philippines. The school has been 10 years in operation on early childhood education. To ensure high quality and international standards, the American Embassy recognized the school by their standards of education.”

  • Peak hours: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM-10:00 PM Monday to Saturday
  • Students: Korean students
  • Rate: P200/hour plus incentives
  • Requirements: 
    • Bachelors degree
    • One year of teaching experience
    • TESOL or TEFL Certificate
    • Neutral accent
    • Resume/CV
    • One minute video introduction

Pros:

  • Regular students
  • Payment plus incentives
  • Teaching materials provided

Cons:

  • The schedule is scattered throughout the day. However, this might e a good thing for some teachers.

To apply: 

Send your resume and one-min video introduction to teacherdee.recruiting@gmail.com

Here are 6 ESL Companies that Hire Filipino Teachers Abroad in 2022

  1. Lingo Turtle

Their website says, “Lingo Turtle was established in February 2018. Lingo Turtle d.o.o. provides online interactive English learning classes and it is focused on online education of children ages 4-16. “

  • Rate: $3.5/25 minutes, $4.5 on the weekends
  • Spoken English C1
  • Must be computer literate

Pros: 

  • Lesson materials provided
  • No BA degree needed
  • Only require a minimum of 15 hours/week
  • TEFL certificate not needed
  • Pay raise after probation period (3-5 months)

Cons:

  • No specific working hours

To apply: Please visit this link https://lingo-turtle.com/join-us/

  1. Lingual box

LingualBox is a budget English language school offering one-on-one live English classes online. Our classes are conducted by certified Filipino tutors.

  • Peak hours: 
    • Morning 12:00 AM – 6:00 AM
    • Night 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    • Graveyard 12:00 AM – 6:00 AM
  • Minimum hours: 20 hours/week
  • Rate: P120 – P160/hour based on your experience and shift
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • At least 6 months of teaching experience
    • TESOL/TEFL/CELTA certificate holder
  • Payment: bimonthly payment to any bank in the Philippines

Pros:

  • Bonus incentives to those who hold:
    • TESOL/TEFL/CELTA license
    • Passed LET and had been working as a school teacher.
    • Working experience as a call center agent for more than 1 year.
    • Education, Communication-related degree.

Cons:

  • They require you to live within the city area – Blackout (More than 10mins) happens less than twice a month. (As professional tutors, we ask tutors to hold at least 97% of their classes. 3% is for urgent situations like a family emergency. )
  • They require DSL or Optic fiber connection, however, they just require it to be faster than 1.5Mbps.

To apply: Please visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lingualbox

  1. LinguaTV

LinguaTV offers innovative language and intercultural training. Its video tutorials and game-based learning are effective training for consumers and enterprises.

  • Students: Adults
  • One-on-one and group lessons
  • Rate: $13 – $23/hour
  • Minimum hours: 5 hours/week
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Level C1 or native English  speaker
    • Teaching qualification (TEFL, TESL, PGCE or similar)
    • At least one year of teaching experience in one of the levels A1-C1
    • Experience with Blended Learning in the virtual classroom is preferred
    • Experience in the English-speaking business world is an advantage
    • Experience in creating teaching materials is an advantage
    • Access to PowerPoint 2007-2016

Pros:

  • You can use the teaching material provided or create your own.
  • Additional training in the use of the highly successful LinguaTV method
  • Extensive guidance for teachers yet with plenty of room for you to create your own teaching materials
  • An attractive and flexible job model as a freelancer
  • working in an international, young, and motivated team
  • the flexibility of working from anywhere

Cons:

  • No specific time provided
  • The video-based, digital teaching materials of LinguaTV will form the core of your lesson plans
  • the principles of Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom will form the basis of your teaching method
  • Provide quality control

To apply: Please visit this link https://www.linguatv.com/af/en-job

  1. English Central

According to their Facebook page, ”We are the global leader in online English conversation solutions backed by Google Ventures. We are also one of the largest institutions in the Philippines teaching online to students from over 100 countries around the world.”

  • Working hours:
    • 6AM – 3PM RD: TUE & WED
    • 6AM – 3PM RD: THU & FRI
    • 3PM – 12AM RD: TUE & WED
    • 3PM – 12AM RD: THU & FRI
    • 1AM – 10AM RD: TUE & WED
    • 1AM – 10AM RD: THU & FRI
    • 8PM – 5AM RD: MON & TUE
    • 8PM – 5AM RD: WED & THU  
    • 9PM – 6AM RD: MON & TUE 
    • 9PM – 6AM RD: WED & THU
  • Platform used: Zoom
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • At least 6 MONTHS of ESL/BPO/School setting experience
    • Good English communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proficient in grammar
    • Technical Requirements 
      • OS: Windows 7/8/10
      • Internet: at least 5mpbs download & upload speed
      • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3/Intel Core i3 i5 i7
      • Headset: PC headset with noise-canceling feature (earphones not allowed)
      • Webcam: clear webcam
      • Internet: at least 5mpbs download & upload speed
      • Quiet and well-lit space in your home with plain white background
    • CV or resume with an updated picture
    • COE (Certificate of Employment)
    • DIPLOMA

Pros:

  • Potential monthly pay of P20,000+
  • Training and coaching is provided
  • Paid training
  • Weekend and graveyard schedules are available

Cons:

  • Must be willing to work in graveyard and weekend shifts
  • Specific Technical Requirements 
  • They require more documents during the application process

To apply: Please submit your Resume/CV, COE, and diploma to humanresource@englishcentral.com

  1.  Allright

They are a leading online education company that specializes in teaching English to European students from ages 3 to 15. All Right is proud to base our material around the Cambridge Starters, Movers, and Flyers curriculum as well as offer specialized courses around things our students are interested in, such as Minecraft, and cooking.

  • Peak hours: 4:00 – 9:00 PM on weekends, 11:00 AM -9:00 PM on weekends
  • Rate: $4 – $15/hour
  • Minimum hours: 15 hours/week
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • ESL teaching experience
    • At least a C1 in English
    • Teaching certificates (TESOL/TEFL/CELTA,…)

Pros:

  • Teaching materials provided
  • Biweekly payment through Paypal with monthly bonuses of up to 5% of your salary
  • No experience is required. They provide full training before you start, plus free ongoing training with experienced methodologists
  • They don’t require native speakers. They’re proud to have a diverse teaching team and accept teachers from all over the world

Cons:

  • Minimum commitment of 15 peak hours a week
  • Almost no teacher reviews are available

To apply: Please visit this link allright.com/en/register-tutor

  1. Skyeng

Skyeng is claiming to be the largest website for Russian and Eastern European students who are learning English online. As of this writing, they boast over 1400 teachers with over 13000 students, with over one million completed lessons.  They accept non-native English teachers and prefer that you have certification in TEFL, CELTA, or DELTA. All lessons are conducted with Skype and their own platform that utilizes Vimbox.

  • Set your own schedule
  • Rate: $2 – $20/hour
  • Students: Young learners and adults
  • Payment: PayPal/SoloStaff
  • Requirements:
    • Excellent command of the English language
    • You have a stable Internet connection and have the opportunity to work online
    • You have the experience of teaching English
    • You are energetic and know how to find common language with students

Pros:

  • No extensive teaching experience and degree required
  • Flexible schedule
  • Interactive platform
  • Support on all issues
  • Teaching material provided

Cons:

  • High minimum hours commitment (15-20 per week)
  • Occasional technical problems
  • Might have lower pay

To apply: Submit your online application at https://skyengschool.com/teachers .Once you pass, there will be a short video interview. They will ask you 4 questions and your experience.

I hope these lists have helped you. Happy hunting! 

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