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You're sitting at home wondering what you can do to feel fulfilled and work online. You hear about this ‘English teaching thing’ and remember you used to teach, you might even have a TEFL or TESOL if you can rustle it up, or you’re working way too many hours in childcare and want more flexibility in your life. You fleetingly remember you haven’t really used that Bachelor Degree in Arts for anything before and finally it might come in handy.
You do a quick google search and the information is rather overwhelming. Who do you choose? What’s it like? Can you even do this? Will you like it? Then you might do a quick calculation of the pay rate of US$20-24 hour.
Hmmm not bad?
China with its bustling cities and growing population of over 1.3 billion people mean that learning English is a vital language for children to master if they want to get into international markets, travel or study overseas.
The children are the most delightful kids and the most perfect students you could ever want to teach. They are studious, focused, respectful and attentive. I would be lying if I told you, this is what teaching at Whales means for me. The kids are always great. No matter which company you work for.
From the get-go Whales English teachers are there. Smiling. Passionate. Connected.
Whales English teachers are committed to excellence, are highly educated and experienced (or are committed to becoming so). They treat their role seriously and offer continuous opportunities for learning and growth.
That’s what stands out for me. Would you like me to mention everything else which is A M A Z I N G…?
Let’s break it down to the top 5 things:
It’s NOT for you if:
You’ll find a sense of community and respect within a fun and vibrant teacher community. To see if you have what it takes to be an English teacher watch this video.
What Whales English means for me can be summed up in one word...
One of the main issues DigiTELF (who offer courses for English teachers to up-skill) stopped recruiting for First Future was because their client schools were starting to use robot technology for 1-on-1 lessons. This drastically reduced their need for human teachers. However, First Future made another pivot and decided to focus on delivering live broadcast English lessons to Chinese classrooms.
Successful teachers will be teaching groups of around 20 students in a virtual classroom (VC), which is broadcast on a big screen at the school. To gain a clearer idea of this type of work, please watch the video below about First Future where you'll find a video of the new style of Group classes.
If you meet the minimum requirements, follow gather the following documents and send to first future.
1) completed CV [MUST USE THIS CV TEMPLATE (download template here)]
2) a 30 – 40 second video introduction
3) scan of your degree
4) scan of your TEFL certificate
5) scan of your passport photo page, and
6) a screenshot of your results from speedtest.net.
Please send these 6 items together in a single email to: