Online Western Teachers
- A degree and a TEFL certificate are preferred
- TEFL certificate not required for teachers with 1+ year of experience
- Other academic pathways may be considered in lieu of a degree
- Fixed-cable internet connection (i.e ethernet) of more than 5 Mbps download & 2 Mbps upload ... the work cannot be performed with a Wi-Fi connection
- Laptop or desktop PC ... the work cannot be performed on a tablet or phone
- High-quality USB headset and webcam
- You must be able to work in a quiet place, with a suitable background - either completely clear, or with images relevant to teaching English
- Clear speaking voice, with no strong regional or national accent that students may find difficult
- Able to come across as lively and friendly on camera
- Happy to teach a mix of children, adults, 1-on-1 and group classes
1. CLICK HERE to download our CV Form
2. Record a 30 - 40 second video introduction
Please email these 2 items to firstname.lastname@example.org (no cover letter needed)
Your video introduction will be shown to First Future's Partner Schools and their students, so it's important to make it appealing. You don't need to wear a headset for this. Wear bright colours, have an interesting background, use props such as toys, be lively in your use of body language, and most of all ... smile :-)
We are looking for teachers who are animated and engaging ... make sure that your video demonstrates this.
Your video should be around 30 - 40 seconds in length. Longer videos will be rejected.
The video on this page is an excellent example of the kind of thing we're looking for. Also, here is an example script. No need to follow it exactly ... It's just here as a guide.
Hello, [nice big wave and smile]
My name is …. and I love to teach English and share my knowledge of western culture with young students.
My degree is in … and I have also worked … (mention some of your work experience).
My hobbies are … (open up about this and say what you enjoy doing)
I believe the most effective way to feel comfortable and confident with learning English is to enjoy having conversations with a teacher who guides students in lessons that are fun and interesting, with plenty of congratulations [display the “Thumbs-Up”] and corrections where necessary!
I am friendly [big smile], motivated, funny [open hands up] and more importantly patient.
And I love to teach children! [another big smile with a pause]
I hope and look forward to seeing you or your students [big smile], in one of my classes soon.
Bye [keep smiling and give a nice wave]
!! Look at the camera ... eye contact !!