ABOUT US

Every day we help thousands of teachers in over
one hundred countries stay focused on their English Learners

Our Story

2014

2022

In 2014, Serdar, Kris and James joined forces to create Off2Class.

‘We couldn’t find teacher-guided lesson content for our own online ESL lessons, so we decided to create our own. At the time, teaching English in digital environments was nascent. No one considered how to leverage the power of the 21st-century classroom to deliver English learning experiences. High-quality digital content was rare. Creating new lessons from scratch took time, the time we could have spent teaching students. So, we built a website, loaded our first lessons and soon discovered a huge community of teachers facing the same issues when it came to teaching online. 

We found ESL teachers hungry for high-quality digital content and time-saving tools. Content and tools that will free them up to spend more time with their students. And, when it comes to improving outcomes for English Language Learners, research (and our own experience) tells us that the more quality time teachers have with students, the better. 

That’s the problem we set out to solve. 

Over the next few years, we expanded our team and offering. Today, Off2Class comprises a diverse multicultural team that speaks 14 languages and spans three continents. We offer over 1000 lessons, interactive tools, assessments and dashboards. We serve teachers in over 120 countries. We work directly with schools and over 100 K-12 districts in the United States alone.  We remain passionate about saving teachers time, delivering great online lessons and improving outcomes for English Language Learners. 

To do that, we stay focused on serving our customers, namely teachers. When we started, we would handwrite thank you notes to every teacher who signed up. While the company has grown, we remain committed to serving ESL teachers. Regardless of what position they might hold, each and every member of our team will go the extra mile to ensure our clients have what they need. 

We know teachers are the key to better serving English Language Learners and we will never stop working to make our product one that saves them time and helps them better serve their students.’

Our Story

In 2014, Serdar, Kris and James joined forces to create Off2Class.

2014

2022

‘We couldn’t find teacher-guided lesson content for our own online ESL lessons, so we decided to create our own. At the time, teaching English in digital environments was nascent. No one considered how to leverage the power of the 21st-century classroom to deliver English learning experiences. High-quality digital content was rare. Creating new lessons from scratch took time, the time we could have spent teaching students. So, we built a website, loaded our first lessons and soon discovered a huge community of teachers facing the same issues when it came to teaching online.

We found ESL teachers hungry for high-quality digital content and time-saving tools. Content and tools that will free them up to spend more time with their students. And, when it comes to improving outcomes for English Language Learners, research (and our own experience) tells us that the more quality time teachers have with students, the better. That’s the problem we set out to solve.

Over the next few years, we expanded our team and offering. Today, Off2Class comprises a diverse multicultural team that speaks 14 languages and spans three continents. We offer over 1000 lessons, interactive tools, assessments and dashboards. We serve teachers in over 120 countries. We work directly with schools and over 100 K-12 districts in the United States alone. We remain passionate about saving teachers time, delivering great online lessons and improving outcomes for English Language Learners.

To do that, we stay focused on serving our customers, namely teachers. When we started, we would handwrite thank you notes to every teacher who signed up. While the company has grown, we remain committed to serving ESL teachers. Regardless of what position they might hold, each and every member of our team will go the extra mile to ensure our clients have what they need.

Off2Class works with district teams and newcomer organizations across the United States.
Off2Class powers ESL teachers and tutors in over 120 countries that have delivered over 1M lessons to 100k students

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Off2Class works with district teams
and newcomer organizations across
the United States.

Off2Class powers ESL teachers and
tutors in over 120 countries that
have delivered over 1M lessons to
100k students.

Our team

Abdiqani

"Traveling, playing a game of soccer or reading an autobiography of a great leader are favorite hobbies that keep me being at my best."

Alexandra

“Aside from my passion for education, I enjoy walking my dog, playing board games with friends, and shamelessly binge watching anime.”

Aliya

"I love teaching and mentoring other teachers. Outside work, I enjoy cycling, walking, and searching for the perfect vegan burger!"

Andrew

"Former ESL teacher turned customer success manager. My top clients are so delighted they send chocolates a few times a year. I always share with the office."

Chris

"I'm a traveling English teacher turned marketer, and I love working with other teachers to help them be at their best."

Daniel

"Aside from languages, playing the guitar, cooking, running and exploring trails with my wife are some of the things that make me happiest."

Diane

"I enjoy playing soccer, biking, card games, living frugally, and recently, doing almost none of those things as I raise two toddlers."

Eisa

"I enjoy binge-watching, learning about history, and applying computer science to real-world problems."

Gareth

"Living and learning through the eyes of our three year old, cycling and golfing are the things I enjoy most in life."

Garri

“I have always believed that e-learning is a powerful tool to connect and provide quality education to people at a global scale.”

James

"I like to run, swim and cycle. I don't like to sit still. I look forward to living on a farm, growing vegetables and owning a cat."

Joe

"Kindness, beautiful sunsets and my parents are the most important things to me. Everything else is secondary."

Josh

"Running, climbing, and hiking are a few of my favourite activities. I am always driven to apply myself and learn new skills"

Juan

“I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people and exploring the world. I dream of owning an alpaca farm one day and growing my own food.”

Kris

"I like adventure sports, travel and challenging pursuits like learning to surf and teaching English to my overseas nephew!"

Laura

"Traveling the world, meeting new people, and discovering new cultures are some of the things I enjoy the most in life."

Mike

"When I am not working at my computer I enjoy reading, warm summer evenings, sitting on the deck and living on the lake."

Nathan

"I love to read. I’m addicted to planting trees. I can’t wait for the return of live music, and I will always stop and scratch my dog’s belly."

Robert

"My only two goals in life are to convince everyone that Eminem is the greatest rapper, and that tabs are better than spaces."

Samaneh

"'I know, but I should try it myself' is my philosophy. Professional binge-watcher, duck lover, salad enthusiast and amateur chef."

Samantha

“Wife of one, mother of two and lover of old music, red wine and African sunsets.”

Sarah

"Apart from English teaching, my passions include flamenco, gardening on my balcony and watching RuPaul's Drag Race."

Serdar

"When I'm not writing code, I can be found on a bike or playing a bunch of musical instruments such as the guitar or flute."

Thalia

"I´ve always been passionate about teaching and traveling. To do both at the same time, is my ultimate goal."

Our mission

English language learning changes lives. Research is clear. Fluency in English opens the door to greater earning opportunities and improved life outcomes. English is spoken by over 1.35 billion people, the official language of more than a quarter of countries in the world. English is our global lingua franca.

Without this common passport, inequity compounds.

Too many English Learners are struggling. Research shows that the last few years have disproportionately impacted these learners, a student population that is the fastest growing group in the United States, making up 1 in 10 learners. Without focused interventions, the cracks of inequity will turn into an impossible chasm.

Meaningfully delivering high-quality education to learners means ensuring that every learner has access to high-quality language learning. We believe, and know from research, that teachers offer the best bet to addressing the inequities faced by English Learners. But teachers face huge demands on their time. Schools around the world struggle to find high-quality language teachers.

We are on a mission to solve those two problems. We build research-backed tools that save teachers time and allow schools to rapidly upskill new teachers. We also look to fill in the gaps, pairing schools with high quality teachers from our global network of instructors.

Off2Class is the ESL teacher toolkit that saves time and drives equitable English Learner outcomes.

Our mission

Off2Class is the ESL teacher toolkit that saves time and drives equitable English Learner outcomes.

English language learning changes lives. Research is clear. Fluency in English opens the door to greater earning opportunities and improved life outcomes. English is spoken by over 1.35 billion people, the official language of more than a quarter of countries in the world. English is our global lingua franca. Without this common passport, inequity compounds.

Too many English Learners are struggling. Research shows that the last few years have disproportionately impacted these learners, a student population that is the fastest growing group in the United States, making up 1 in 10 learners. Without focused interventions, the cracks of inequity will turn into an impossible chasm.

Meaningfully delivering high-quality education to learners means ensuring that every learner has access to high-quality language learning. We believe, and know from research, that teachers offer the best bet to addressing the inequities faced by English Learners. But teachers face huge demands on their time. Schools around the world struggle to find high-quality language teachers.

We are on a mission to solve those two problems. We build research-backed tools that save teachers time and allow schools to rapidly upskill new teachers. We also look to fill in the gaps, pairing schools with high quality teachers from our global network of instructors.

Our Values

Competitiveness

Off2Class aims to be the best ESL product for both students and teachers.

Entrepreneurship

We own what we undertake, and we are responsible and accountable.

Inclusivity

Off2Class believes in providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.

Diversity

Off2Class encourages the inclusion of different cultures and all walks of life.

Internationalism

Off2Class advocates a view of the world that is appropriate for the challenges of this century.

Progressiveness

Off2Class doesn’t push an agenda. We believe in equality, and we value truth.

Sensitivity

Off2Class respects that we all hold different perspectives.

Compassion

Off2Class knows that empathy helps educators and learners alike.

Humor

Off2Class values a sense of humor and the ability to make others smile and laugh.

Our Values

Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, Inclusivity, Diversity, Internationalism, Progressiveness, Sensitivity, Compassion, Humor

Competitiveness

Off2Class aims to be the best ESL product for both students and teachers.

Entrepreneurship

We own what we undertake, and we are responsible and accountable.

Inclusivity

Off2Class believes in providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.

Diversity

Off2Class encourages the inclusion of different cultures and all walks of life.

Internationalism

Off2Class advocates a view of the world that is appropriate for the challenges of this century.

Progressiveness

Off2Class doesn’t push an agenda. We believe in equality, and we value truth.

Sensitivity

Off2Class respects that we all hold different perspectives.

Compassion

Off2Class knows that empathy helps educators and learners alike.

Humor

Off2Class values a sense of humor and the ability to make others smile and laugh.