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Get premium rates for your online ESL business

In our previous Teaching English Online post I discussed the most common question I hear from teachers contemplating online ESL teaching, "How to get students?" In this post I would like to discuss the second most common question, "How do I earn good rates for teaching online?" ESL students have lots of options... The past[...]


How to get students for your online ESL business

Starting your own online ESL business is a great way to earn independent income. The obvious question I hear from colleagues who want to teach online is 'How do I get students for online lessons?' It took me a year and a half to make a full time transition to online ESL teaching. In this article, I share some strategies to[...]


Have and Have Got Lesson Plan Content

Learning have and have got is a key step for all ESL learners. We've released a lesson content series designed for your private tutorials! You can find the lessons here. If you need a free account for Off2Class you can set one up here. Have and Have got are essential to express ownership, possession and relationships. These[...]


Lesson content to Teach ESL Online (part 2)

In our previous Teach ESL online post we show you how to prepare and launch our lesson content for your private ESL lessons. In this post we  focus on how to teach it. We have released a set of 75 (and expanding) lesson plans designed for ESL teachers to run their own private lessons and[...]


Lesson content to teach ESL online (part 1)

We've been releasing lesson content designed for ESL teachers to run their own private lessons. In this two-part post we will show you how our content will save you hours in prep time. For this post we will use our Ed-Ing-1 lesson plan. Our Ed-Ing lesson plan is designed to teach students the difference between[...]


Teach the Past Continuous – Free Lesson Content

We've released a five part series of lesson content designed for you to teach the Past Continuous! The past continuous is an essential tense for ESL students to develop natural speech. For this reason we've released a set of five lesson plans that you can access here. If you haven't already, request an account for[...]


Teaching English Online – Our How To Guide

In our new Teaching English Online series we aim to help ESL teachers earn independent income. Welcome teachers! If you want to earn independent income, one of the best strategies is to go online. James Heywood (co-founder of off2class) has been teaching students online via a business called TurksLearnEnglish and has found it to be[...]


How to Teach the Present Continuous Tense

Our five part present continuous lesson series available to you. Designed for ESL tutors running their own private lessons and tutorials. Learning the present continuous tense is essential to achieve natural speech. Many intermediate ESL students can effectively express themselves using just the past, present and future simple. Yet, for natural speech, it is important[...]

How to create content for private ESL lessons

Dear Teachers! The following is an excerpt from a guest post we did a couple months back for the mighty ELT Jam covering the building of content for private ESL lessons. The original article can be found here. Over the past seven years, we (founders of Off2Class) have been teaching private ESL lessons in several[...]


Phonics lesson plans: new series

We've released a new set of phonics lesson plans called letters & sounds. As ESL teachers, we all know the importance of reinforcing correct pronunciation. We've all seen intermediate or advanced students with strong grammar yet their pronunciation is still causing communication challenges. For ESL beginners, learning how to spell and pronounce words correctly is[...]