Top 4 Non-Chinese ESL Companies

Posted on 20th January 2022

China has always been acing the race when it comes to teaching English online to candidates who want to become ESL teachers in the future. Given the current scenario in China, the pandemic has created havoc in the education sector because of which online ESL companies in China are not doing great. But the demand for ESL teachers has not reduced down at all across the globe.

Luckily, there are multiple non-Chinese ESL companies to teach English online and the service provided by them is quite remarkable. Online ESL teaching is indeed important and hence the online English teaching industry is flourishing like anything.

Companies that teach English online:


Working with EF Education First will give the opportunity teachers to teach children or adult learners online at preferred availability at any hour of the day all year. EF pays 12 USD at an hourly rate. Teachers can have a one-on-one conversation with students and a single batch is comprised of a maximum of 8 students. Teachers can teach classes to individual learners for 20 to 40 minutes or to groups for 45 minutes.

There is no minimum number of hours the teacher has to teach students in the classroom. Teachers can have the access to all the teaching materials, lesson plans, and tools provided by the company for their online English classes.

Online ESL teachers must have a TEFL/TESOL certification and a Bachelor's degree, must be residents and be legally allowed to work in the U.S., and should be native speakers or C2 level English speakers.


Open English is one of the leading companies in the ESL teaching market of Latin America. It is a great fit for teachers who speak Spanish or Portuguese and gives classes to kids, young learners, and adult students, and encourages teachers to complete certification programs and required training for professional development.

Being a teacher of Open English, you’ll get a chance to teach students of beginner to advanced levels. Open English pays 10-13 USD hourly to teachers. Lessons are available every day, however, teachers can work a maximum of 26 hours weekly. Teachers should be available between 9:00 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET from Monday to Sunday for at least 10 hours.

Teachers must have a TEFL/TESOL certification, should be U.S. residents, and be legally allowed to work in the U.S. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Linguistics, Education, English, Modern Languages or Literature, or related field is required. Teaching experience of minimum 1 year is needed and they should be able to communicate in Spanish.


Lyngo is a Japanese company that hires both native English speakers and Japanese speakers and it is one of the best non-Chinese online ESL companies. The company is pretty lenient with its requirements and provides all the important training and teaching materials. Lyngo is a good fit for newbie teachers. The company gives virtual English classes to Japanese students of all levels.

Lyngo pays 8 – 14 USD, depending on the type of class and incentives a teacher receives. Teachers are paired with students through the company’s platform, and the one-on-one classes are conducted through the digital platform Skype. Teachers’ native-level English or Japanese Speakers and their computers must be able to run the Skype app.


Lingoda, a famous ESL school in Berlin supports online ESL teachers' full flexibility in terms of schedule when it comes to preparing class materials. Mainly adults and business professionals are the typical students, and classes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Teachers are paid between 8-13 USD hourly and are not required to sign a contract for a certain number of hours. The group classes are comprised of a maximum of five students and can be booked hours or months in advance. Lessons are conducted on a virtual platform like the Zoom app.

A mandatory TEFL/TESOL certification is required to teaching and a minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience is needed.

Thus, these are the top 4 non-Chinese ESL companies that impart knowledge to teachers who want to teach students either online or abroad. These online teaching industries are providing the best facilities to all the candidates along with the best teaching materials and other tools.

Written By : Sudeshna Guha Thakurta

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