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Online Lessons at Private ESL Institutes

The Benefits of Online Lessons at Private ESL Institutes

Why Online Lessons at Private ESL Institutes benefit students, teachers and ultimately, owners When we imagine learning English at a private institute we have come to expect a certain experience. To enter a classroom and to sit at a desk, use a textbook and to see a teacher standing in front of a whiteboard. But,[...]

online ESL marketplace

How to compete in the online ESL marketplace

The online ESL marketplace is crowded and has low barriers to entry. Every day it seems that there are more entrants in the busy world of online ESL lessons! Take a look at this list to see the ever-growing pool of companies in the space. Not to mention that there's little need to be a[...]

screen sharing for online ESL

The End of Screen Sharing for Online ESL

Screen sharing for online ESL Lessons has been a mainstay of teaching online for many years... And we should know! Our team here has been teaching ESL online, in one form or another, since 2012. We even launched an online ESL school that gave us the inspiration for Off2Class. Through our work, we've come into[...]

build trust with your ESL students

How to Build Trust with Your ESL Students – Webinar

Welcome to the second Off2Class webinar of 2017! For this edition, we've invited Chris Rush from Better Business English to coach you on how to build trust with your ESL students. Why is is it important for you to build trust with your ESL students? Think of trust as the key ingredient. It will allow you[...]

trial ESL lesson

How to Give a Great Trial ESL Lesson – Webinar

Welcome to the final Off2Class webinar of 2016! For this addition, we've invited Chris Rush from Better Business English to coach us on how to deliver successful trial ESL lessons. Providing a trial ESL lesson is an inevitable part of teaching ESL independently. The typical conversion funnel for obtaining a new ESL student looks something like[...]

Online Teacher Story: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

This week in our freelance ESL teacher profile we have co-founder of Off2Class, James Heywood. James started teaching online four years ago. He found it challenging to live a healthy lifestyle while teaching online. Hours behind a computer began to take their toll. Take it away James! When you read about online teaching, most articles focus[...]

ESL Teacherpreneur

ESL Teacherpreneur Stories – Teryn and Dan

Welcome to the 7th installment of our ESL Teacherpreneur series! This is where we highlight teachers from the Off2Class community who have branched away from classroom teaching. This week we'd like to highlight Teryn Brafford and Dan Conerd - each an ESL Teacherpreneur in Thailand via New Zeland. They've started an exciting teacher collective called My English Teachers. Get[...]

using email to find ESL students

The Teacher Guide to using email to find ESL students

Welcome to our latest post in our Teaching English Online series! This week, we're hosting Elena Mutonono. Elena coaches teachers on how to build up their online teaching businesses. Elena has kindly prepared a comprehensive guide to using email to find ESL students. Take it away Elena! 'Today I'd like to provide you with some[...]


How to find students on italki

We've hosted a number of articles and webinars with a theme on growing an online ESL teaching business. Recently, we've explored how to grow by leveraging the popular tutor marketplace: italki. Today, I would like to consolidate a number of these pieces into our definitive guide on how to find students on italki!  For those of you[...]


Being an Online ESL Teacher: What I love!

I have done many things in my life but few have been as rewarding as being an online ESL teacher. Watching my students blossom to the point where they can carry on entire conversations in English is something special. I was raised in China with an American mother and a Canadian father and grew up[...]