The necessity of spoken English in today’s world is increasing daily. Many countries have accepted that learning English is ultimately beneficial for them. This thinking has opened the door to learning English and making others learn. One such course, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is making its mark in the world. TEFL course helps you build your English teaching career, through online TEFL jobs. South Africa is one of the countries that is accepting English as their second language. South African schools are promoting their curriculum in English along with their native language (which is 11 in number). As a result, many aspiring candidates are searching for English teaching jobs in South Africa.

Here is the list of the top 20 online TEFL jobs in South Africa.  

Henry Harvin Education

  • It is ranked number # 1 institute in the USA.
  • The course contains 120 hours of the curriculum with AAEFL-certified teachers.
  • They give you access to an exclusive LMS(Learning Management System).
  • They have a partnership with private schools and universities across the globe. As a result, they offer excellent job support, in the best companies, which can earn up to $3000.
  • It offers the best TEFL online certification. 

SayABC

  • It is the best option for TEFL jobs in South Africa.
  • It is a Beijing-based company, which mainly focuses on teaching English to students in China (aged 5 to 12 years).
  • They have limited students per class, and they provide learning material with their online platform.
  • Classes are scheduled according to Beijing time (5 pm-9 pm on weekdays & 9.30 am – 11.30 am on weekends).
  • Qualification required for SayABC is a bachelor’s degree or more, TEFL certification, and at least a year of teaching experience.
  • TEFL salary for South Africa at SayABC is on average $19/hour.

iTutor Group

  • This company gives you the potential to work full-time as a TEFL job in South Africa.
  • It is a Taiwanese and Chinese company, which can give you students ranging from children to adults, mainly business professionals.
  • They provide all learning materials and a planned schedule.
  • Classes have flexible timetables, as their students range from different age groups.
  • Qualification required for iTutor Group is a bachelor’s degree or more, TEFL certification, and at least a year of experience.
  • Payment depends on the nationality of the teacher. TEFL salary for South Africa ranges between $10-$30 per hour.

Cambly

  • It is a good part-time option for online TEFL jobs in South Africa.
  • It is an American company, which gives tutors variations in students with no specific age groups.
  • They provide teaching resources that are easy to understand.
  • Though they provide teaching material, classes need to be held on skype or zoom.
  • It has flexibility in terms of teaching hours as it is a one-on-one lesson.
  • No qualification requires other than fluency in English.
  • TEFL salary for south Africa at Cambly ranges between $10 – $20 per hour

Preply 

  • It was originally built for tutors to help children with SAT preparations.
  • Now, they have started to offer tutors for different languages, which includes English.
  • It is a USA-based company that guides a wide range of students from different countries.
  • They provide training webinars to constantly upgrade the tutor’s skills.
  • They do not have any fixed schedule or timetable for online lessons.
  • It is not a necessity to have a bachelor’s degree or a TEFL certification. But having these can help tutor to get a chance to get a good number of students.
  • TEFL salary for South Africa at Preply ranges between $15 – $25 per hour. 

DaDa 

  • It is one of the leading online English teaching platforms in China, which provides TEFL jobs in South Africa.
  • It is a Chinese company, which provides tutors for students in the age group 4 – 16 years.
  • They provide the tutor with teaching materials and a planned schedule.
  • Classes are mainly held one on one, according to Beijing timings (6 pm – 9 pm on weekdays and 9 am – 9 pm on weekends). The busiest time for south Africa is between 12 pm to 3 pm.
  • Qualification requirements at DaDa are tutors must be native English speakers. He must have a bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certification.
  • TEFL salary for south African tutors at DaDa is ranging between $10 – $21per hour.

First Future

  • It is an ESL institute that offers TEFL jobs for South Africa.
  • It is a Chinese company that focuses on teaching the English language to students as well as adults from china.
  • They provide tutors with all teaching resources and live streaming for up to 20 people at a time.
  • Classes are scheduled on Beijing time 6 pm – 9 pm (12 pm – 3 pm south African time).
  • At FirstFuture tutors requires a bachelor’s degree, a TEFL certification, and at least a year of teaching experience.
  • TEFL salary for a south African tutor ranges between $18 – $23 
  • per hour, at First Future.

IQBar

  • It is a UK-based company that offers TEFL jobs for South African tutors.
  • IQBar offers spoken English lessons along with phonetics to young students.
  • It also offers English and exam preparation lessons for adults and students.
  • They provide the tutor with teaching resources and training webinars.
  • Classes are usually held according to two types of working types, i.e. Flexi timing and contracted timings.
  • Flexi timings are according to the tutor’s availability and students’ booking for class. They are not bounded hourly basis. They also get paid according to the hours they take in a month.
  • Contracted timings are fixed in terms of days and hours. They get paid weekly according to this schedule, whether students have booked their hours or not. They can update to Flexi timing anytime they want.
  • Class timings are usually according to UK time (4 pm – 6 am).
  • Qualification requirement includes native English speaking with fluency, a TEFL certification, and a year of teaching experience.
  • TEFL salary for south African tutors varies. It is $12 – $15 in contracted timing, and $9 – $25 in Flexi timing. On average they make $12 – $18 per lesson.

Palfish

  • It is considered a new Cambly rival, based in China.
  • It is a phone app that is a great place for TEFL jobs for South African.
  • Panfish have three programs; Palfish teacher, Palfish official course instructor, and Palfish Philippines course
  • South African tutors hire only at the Palfish teacher program.
  • For the Polish teacher program, the tutor does not have any fixed timing for classes. There are criteria like minimum hours of fulfillment for payment.
  • A tutor can schedule according to their availability.
  • Classes can be arranged as ‘free talk’, on one on one basis.
  • A tutor must be a native English speaker and must have a TEFL certification.
  • TEFL salary for a south African tutor at Palfish ranges between $10 – $18 per hour as a ‘free talk’.

Landi 

  • It is one of the world-leading online education companies.
  • Landi is a ‘The Great Brand’ award winner.
  • It is based in China and works on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) technique, which aims at teaching the English language as content learning for Chinese students.
  • They have a stable schedule and a fixed number of students per class.
  • Students vary from age group 5 – 15 years.
  • Classes are scheduled according to Beijing timings (6 pm – 9 pm).
  • TEFL salary for a south African tutor ranges between $10 – $18 per hour.

ABC360

  • It is another China-based company that offers TEFL jobs in South Africa.
  • ABC360 holds the interview and training process, one has to pass the particulars to become a tutor at this company.
  • ABC360 tutor shares a special bond with their students, as classes are held as one on one basis.
  • One must have spoken English fluency and a TEFL certification.
  • There are no fixed timings. A tutor can schedule according to their availability.
  • Classes are generally held in Beijing timings (6 pm – 9 pm).
  • TEFL salary or south Africa ranges between $11 – $15 per hour at ABC360.
  • Also, one can get a bonus and raise in pay scale every three months.

Dazao

  • It is a Chinese company that offers English teaching jobs online along with TEFL jobs for South Africa.
  • Dazao works differently than other English teaching companies.
  • Dazao focuses on more than one student’s spoken English, i.e. they offer various speaking and listening exercises during their class.
  • Student sessions at Dazao are interactive as they are one on one.
  • Any native English speaker from South Africa can apply at Dazao
  • Classes are held at Beijing time (8 am – 11.00 pm) for 25 minutes.
  • A tutor must offer 10 hours of lessons per week timings.
  • Students range from 3 – 12 years of age.
  • Dazao provides its learning platform and study material.
  • TEFL salary for a south African teacher at Dazao can go up to $1000 every month. This depends on the teaching hours offered.

PandaABC

  • It is a Chinese company that offers learning English to students from China.
  • Classes are held on 4 bases, i.e., one teacher per four students.
  • The tutor has to offer a minimum of 10 teaching hours to 12 teaching hours maximum weekly.
  • There is no fixed timing for this class, a tutor can make his schedule, like one-two hour per day, for two days a week.
  • PandaABC provides teaching resources that they can check according to their convenience.
  • Qualification requirements at PandaABC are a bachelor’s degree, and a TEFL certification. The tutor must be a native English speaker and must have certain teaching experience.
  • The tutor teaches Chinese students who are 4 – 12 years of age.
  • TEFL salary for a South African teacher ranges between $10 – $30 for fifty minutes class.

Hujiang

  • Hujiang is based in Shanghai, China. 
  • It offers TEFL online jobs for natives from South Africa.
  • They offer two programs; Hitalk and K-12.
  • Talk is a teaching program for the adult age group. It has an only audio function.
  • K-12 is a teaching platform for children.
  • Qualification requires a bachelor’s degree, a TEFL certification, and certain teaching experience.
  • Classes are usually 28 minutes long.
  • The tutor must offer 10 hours weekly to get a steady income.
  • The talk program offers $12 – $16 per hour. 
  • The K-12 program offers $16 – $20 per hour.

Education First

  • It is a South African company, that operates within 400 schools and offices across 50 countries.
  • It offers TEFL online jobs, for South Africans as it has flexible timings.
  • One can get a variety of students across the globe.
  • Tutor can plan their schedule according to their convenience 
  • Education first offers their classes every day for the entire year, so one can choose accordingly.
  • Qualification includes being a native English speaker. A TEFL certified with prior experience is always preferred.
  • Training and all study materials are provided, once you qualify as a tutor.
  • The salary for a TEFL South African teacher ranges between $13 – $15 per session.

Micro Language

  • It is another Chinese company that offers online TEFL jobs.
  • They held one on one teaching for their students.
  • Students ages range from 3 – 18 years.
  • Classes are scheduled on Beijing time (8 am – 1 pm).
  • The duration of each class also ranges between 25 to 50 minutes.
  • A tutor must possess a TEFL certification along with a bachelor’s degree and a year of teaching experience.
  • A native English speaker can also be applied for a post.
  • Micro language usually pays up to $14 per hour and up to $17 per forty-five minutes.
  • After completing 500 teaching hours, one can visit china which comes with a stay and sightseeing. 

Amazing talker

  • Amazing Talk is an online platform that lets individuals teach you English along with other languages.
  • They have flexible timings for teaching their sessions.
  • They provide one on one teaching methods along with study material.
  • One can get variety in students in terms of age and nationality.
  • One must have fluency in spoken English to apply at Amazing talker.
  • Certain year of teaching experience along with a TEFL certificate gives you preference in getting students.
  • Salary for TEFL teachers ranges between $23 to $70 per hour depending upon your experience.

UUABC

  • UUABC is a Chinese company that offers online TEFL jobs for South Africans.
  • It is lowered in the top 20 list because of its poor reputation.
  • Those who have great experience working with this company are happily working with them despite their hit-or-miss reputation.
  • This reputation is reported because of their lack of reliable working hours, and unpredictable booking rates, that may not be experienced for everyone.
  • Students who apply for mentorship from an English tutor range between the age of 3 to 15 years.
  • Class size may also vary between one to four students.
  • The minimum working hours at UUABC are 8 hours.
  • Qualification for working with this company is, a bachelor’s degree or more, a TEFL certification, a native English speaker, and at least a year of experience.
  • A TEFL salary for South Africans ranges between $15 – $20 per hour.

Magic Ears

  • It is another Beijing-based company that offers an online platform for TEFL jobs.
  • They work according to Beijing timing (6.30 pm – 9 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 11.30 am, 6.30 pm – 9 pm on weekends and holidays).
  • They are clear about their recruitment and payment method.
  • One must hold a bachelor’s degree or more with a year of experience.
  • Class size is up to 4 students, which age between 5 to 15 years.
  • The pay scale for a TEFL tutor ranges from $12 to $26 per hour with a minimum of 1.5 hours working in a week.

Fluent Be 

  • Fluent Be company is located in Poland.
  • Class size at Fluent Be range between four students.
  • This company does not own a platform for teaching. Classes are usually held on skype with a good internet connection.
  • Working hours vary from 6 am to 9 pm.
  • A person who holds a bachelor’s degree or more, a TEFL certification with a year of teaching experience along with a native English speaker can qualify as a tutor at Fluent Be.
  • After qualifying, the tutor must be able to teach English to Polish students and adults.
  • The pay scale at Fluent Be ranges between $10 to $12 per hour with no fixed working hours.

This summons information about the top 20 online jobs available for South Africans. It may be difficult to find a job for a South African, but it is not impossible.

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