How to have a successful application

Whether you're an experienced educator or you're coming to teaching online with no experience, here is everything you need to know about applying to EF Teach Online.

The requirements below are for teachers applying to teach adults.

Young female online teacher.

What you need to apply

Online teacher submitting her application
Young male online English teacher.

Technical requirements

Step 1

Tell us all about yourself

Prepare yourself and have these documents ready to upload into our online form. PDF is the best format.

  • Resume

  • Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent

  • TEFL or ESL teaching certificate

Step 2

Ace your video call

Speak to a member of our team on our platform and see if we're a good match.

Step 3

Get your offer and start teaching!

Sign your contract, complete your online introduction, and get to know the teaching platform. Set your availability in our scheduling tool and start teaching!

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The TEFL Certificate

TEFL stands for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language”, and it is a standard certification for English teachers. The minimum requirement to teach online is a 40-hour TEFL certificate from an accredited source. It should be a general certificate rather than a skills specific version, e.g. a TEFL in grammar.

You can start working on your certification during the application process but your certification must be complete before you begin teaching on the platform. Or our team is happy to share their knowledge of available courses during your video call.

Please note, the cost of your TEFL will not be reimbursed.