With 2021 right around the corner, lots of people will be experiencing change, such as moving, loss of employment, or a change in circumstances. I experienced such a change in 2019 when I moved to a small college town and found myself with very few job opportunities, let alone jobs that would accommodate my class schedule. Since then, I’ve been teaching English for QKids, a company that didn’t require a degree when they hired me. Basically, I was “grandfathered,” in. But what about those who weren’t lucky enough to be hired before their requirements became more demanding? Below, I have a spreadsheet of companies that will let you teach English without a degree, as well as some other super useful information such as if they require a TESOL, or take commission out of your lessons. If you’re interested in any of these companies, just click the application links below the spreadsheet.
Do I need a TESOL certificate?
By no means do you absolutely need a TESOL certification to teach English online, but most companies either require it, or prefer it. In addition to having more qualifications, which will improve your chances of being hired, it’s a good idea to have the educational background that the TESOL provides. You will gain a lot of knowledge about how to teach English as a foreign language if you invest the time into learning from a quality TESOL course or equivalent, and this knowledge will improve your own experience, as well as the experience of your learners. I personally recommend the 120-hour TESOL course which is offered through International Open Academy. You can use my affiliate link belowto enroll in their course for only $19.00