Companies to teach English online without a degree

The opportunity to teach online has a lot of perks for any individual. It means more flexibility, more time for your personal life and a better work-life balance.

There are various companies that are looking for English language tutors to teach students online, some of them require them to have obtained a degree while others believe that tutors with a high level of English proficiency and passion to teach the language will help students learn the language even quicker. 

口语精灵 Kouyu Jingling

Kouyu Jingling is an English teaching platform that caters to students from 4-16 years of age, teaching them in a 1-on-1 setting, in classes that last 25 minutes each. Students and their parents directly choose teachers based on their profiles, instead of being assigned tutors by the company.


  • Teaching certificate (purchase here for $34 – 120-hours TESOL/TEFL)
  • Previous teaching experiences (beneficial but not essential)
  • Native English speakers

Submit your application to teach with Kouyu Jingling here: Kouyu Jingling application.

English Hunt

In South Korea there is a high demand to learn English, especially in the young age groups of the population. English Hunt provides them with the opportunity to learn English online by allowing them to speak about their daily lives, experiences, and culture with their respective tutors. English Hunt offers two shifts for teachers to choose from: 

  • Monday to Friday from 6 am – 9 am EST Time zone
  • Saturday and Sunday from 6 pm – 12 am EST Time zone

The tutors need to be standby for the entire shift. The hourly rate of $20 per hour is one of the best on the market and payments are done to US bank accounts. 


    • Fast speed and reliable internet connection.
    • Modern smartphone with good processing speed.
    • Access to PC Technology because the software is not compatible with Apple products.
    • 48 college credit hours or ESL Certificate

Get started with English Hunt and start teaching English online here.


PalFish started out in 2015, and it mainly focuses on teaching English online to Chinese students. It recruits tutors from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland or New Zealand. Tutors coming from other countries are also welcome to apply if they have a near-native accent. Apart from this you do not require a university degree to teach at Palfish, however you do need a TESOL/TEFL Certificate. In terms of earnings, you can earn in excess of $30 per hour, which is one of the best hourly rates on the market and you can choose your own hours.


    • TEFL Certificate.
    • Payoneer account or a bank account in China.
    • Fast and reliable internet connection.
    • Reliable smartphone with a camera

Get started with PalFish and start teaching English online here.


This online learning platform focuses only on teaching English online and it doesn’t offer any other language classes. As a tutor, you will only have a maximum of 25 minute classes and you can choose to teach as many classes as you like.

This platform is one of the best for new online English teachers to enter the online teaching market as no previous teaching experience is required. However, you must be a native speaker in one of the following English language variants: American, Canadian, British, Australian, New Zealand or Irish.

All Online English classes are delivered via Skype and you will have to conduct the first three 25 minute classes for free, you will be then automatically set to $8 per 25 minute session. As you become more experienced you can then choose your own rates.


    • High speed and reliable internet connection.
    • Skype.
    • English Native Speaker.
    • Desktop or laptop computer.

Get started with Skimatalk and start teaching English online here.


Lingoda is a fast growing online language learning platform. It provides over 6,000 adult students with around 7,000 live classes per week. As a tutor, you are not required to hold a degree in order to apply, however you must have at least two years of teaching experience and hold a TEFL/CELTA/TESOL teaching qualification. In this case, you also must be an English Native Speaker in order to be a tutor on this platform.

In terms of earnings, the hourly rate is between 7 to 11 euros per hour and you choose your classes from a full 24/7 calendar list that best suits you. 


    • Fast speed and reliable internet connection.
    • Desktop or laptop computer.
    • TEFL/CELTA/TESOL teaching qualification.
    • English Native Speaker

Get started with Lingoda and start teaching English online here.


The number of online language schools is continuously increasing, and online English teachers are currently in high demand. Although most of them require highly qualified tutors, as mentioned above there a lot of companies that recruit tutors without a degree but are English Native Speakers.  It is worth mentioning that PalFish offers one of the highest hourly rates on the market which makes it an attractive online platform for any tutor looking to teach English online. 

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