Best Tips for Teaching English Online

Published : 20 Jul 2021 | Author : ESL Job Station

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Tips for Teaching ESL online

We’ve researched and reviewed blogs and vlogs on how to be successful in teaching ESL Online. And here’s our top 4 blogs and top 3 vlog picks!


Top 1: ESL Authority - Online Teaching Tips by Jonathan 

To read the full blog, click here.

Here are tips we’ve picked from his blog.

  • Teach on a website that has its own materials.

  • Expect to earn less in the beginning.

  • Nail the introduction video.

  • Know the student’s needs.

  •  Know the payment system.

  • Watch out for the scammers.

Jonathan is a native English speaker who has been teaching English for over 3 years. As well as teaching online, he runs the website English +XP which offers resources to both teachers and students of English.

Top 2: International TEFL Academy

5 Key Tips to Help You Succeed at Teaching English Online by Nicola Rae


Read the full blog here

Here are tips we’ve picked from her blog.

  • Invest in good equipment
  • A good chair is your best friend
  • Jot down a few notes about each student
  • Don’t cancel classes, or worse, the dreaded no-show
  • Approach each class with joy

Nicola Rae

Nicola is an Atlanta native who loves teaching, budget travel, and guacamole. She holds BA’s in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Education from Francis Marion University. Nicola has spent the last couple of years teaching English online while house-sitting her way through Europe, Asia, and Latin America. 

Top 3: ESL Speaking

Top 10 Tips for Teaching ESL Online by Jackie Bolen

To read the full blog, click here.

Here are tips we’ve picked from her blog.


  • Talk about Expectations with your Student
  • Students Come and Students Go when Teaching ESL Online
  • Be Prepared


About Jackie

Jackie Bolen has been teaching English for more than 15 years to students in South Korea and Canada. She's taught all ages, levels and kinds of TEFL classes. She holds an MA degree, along with the Celta and Delta English teaching certifications.

Six top tips for teaching English online

By Nicola Pope


To read the full blog, click here.

Here are tips we’ve picked from her blog.

  • Manage your time carefully
  • Make the most of free online resources
  • Collaborate with other English teachers



Here's our top 3 Vlog picks for Tips on Teaching ESL Online.