7 Tips for Teaching English Online

7 Tips for Teaching English OnlineTeaching online brings with it a whole new world of challenges and complications that traditional education didn't have to deal with. But while the occasional technical issue can make a lesson frustrating to teach, overall the pros outweigh the cons. But how do you squeeze out the best in your classes as an online teacher? Listed here we have7 tips for teaching English online.

1. Let the Students Do the Work This one almost seems obvious but it’s a fact of teaching that unless we self-monitor, teachers can end up giving students the answers rather than leading students to them. The more time a student engages with the materials the more they will learn. With this in mind don’t feel pressured to rush students to the answer. This may deprive them of the chance to make a deeper connection with the materials. Yet, even though you may guide students to answer more independently, it is still important to present new words for all levels, to prompt stude…

5 Tips to Becoming an A+ Teacher

Last time we heard from Teacher Candace, she shared with us how she found her purpose with online ESL teaching. Today she shares 5 teacher tips on how to become the best teacher you can be. 1. Engage your students!
Engaging your students can be done in many different ways. Some teachers choose to use props to grasp the students' attention, some teachers use voice variation and over the top TPR. I find that it is best to gauge your students before opening up your level of integration for each class. This lets you see what level of excitement you can bring to the classroom. I start the class by asking students questions, and their answers will then lead me to know which steps I need to take to get the class pumped and ready to learn!
2. Be attentive to each student’s needs Being attentive to each student can help you to see what level of learning they should be on and to ensure that you are using the correct language with them. It is very important that you use language that your audi…

How to Handle Teacher Burnout as an Online ESL Teacher

It’s Summertime and with students out of school, that means many of you will be seeing busier schedules. That can be great for the bank balance but too many early mornings and late nights can start to take a toll on even the most dedicated teacher. So Teacher Julie is here with some advice on how to spot impending burnout and what to do about it. Thanks, Julie! Julie is a work-from-home, homeschooling mom of three young boys. She is a marketing executive for a U.S. based online shopping club and earned her Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies. Her family is active in Cub Scouts and enjoys camping and gardening together.  
Peak summer season is upon us! It is an exciting time for ESL teachers, but in my experience, I have found that the side effects of this season can take a toll if you are not aware of it and take precautions to avoid it. Ask any veteran teacher if they have ever experienced burnout, and they will likely say yes. What is burnout? In this article, I will share with y…

How Teaching For Qkids Changed My Life

Life does not always go as planned, but as the old saying goes, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Tiffany had a dream but life had other plans for her. Read on to find out how she overcame her challenges and made lemonade. Hello everyone, my name is Tiffany and I teach English online for Qkids. Finding Qkids changed my life in ways I did not know were possible. Let me explain a little bit about my history. I went to college with the goal of becoming a Zookeeper. I received my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Conservation. I volunteered, did multiple internships, and worked hard to become a Zookeeper. I had a passion and love for animals and loved teaching others about them. I was finally happy in my career and working at a zoo that I loved. This quickly came to an end when I had some serious health problems come up. I was not allowed to work at the zoo or even drive. I felt lost and did not know what to do. I was heartbroken and sad that the career I had worked s…

10 Tips on How to Create a More Meaningful & Effective Classroom Experience

There is so much to learn to become the best teacher you can be. Often, learning from each other is the best way to improve. With that in mind, today we have 10 tips from teacher Melissa about improving the classroom experience.

Hello, potential and current Qkids teachers! My name is Melissa Davis. I live in Fresno, California. I am a mother of eight and am currently finishing up a double major, a Master’s Degree in English with an emphasis in Education. I also homeschool three of my children. And yet, I still have time to teach for Qkids! You may be asking how?

It’s true, life can get pretty busy at times. However, I have developed some handy tricks-of-the-trade for maximizing my time and providing the best learning environment possible. I want to share 10 awesome tips on how to create a more meaningful and effective classroom experience. 

Preparation and organization are key to creating an engaging and fun classroom. Students learn in a variety of ways: kinesthetic, auditory, and visu…

Taking the Leap! Jumping into the Online Education World

There are always so many questions when applying for a job online and even more so when that job is a remote working role for a Chinese company. Today teacher Megan talks us through those questions and her answers to them.  Hello, future online teachers! My name is Megan, and I am one of many happy teachers at Qkids! But of course, I have not always been a member of the online teaching community.
I still remember when I first heard about online English teaching. A friend of mine told me that they had recently started working from home- for a company based halfway around the world! It felt so mysterious at the time, and I remember having so many questions after that conversation. How did all of this work? Do you really get paid? Is it more trouble than it’s worth, with a lot of class prep and trying to find material for the kids? Now that I have found the answers to these questions, I wish that I had heard about online teaching sooner! Here are some tips for all you future online teachers o…

My Biggest (& Only) Regret As An Online ESL Teacher

A lot of people learn about teaching online but take many months or years to make the jump and give it a go. Today you can hear about Katie's own story about her journey to teaching ESL for Qkids. 

Hi all! My name is Katie and I am an online teacher for Qkids, an ESL (English as a Second Language) company based in China. I started my online teaching journey in January 2018. I have worked in the education field for several years and hold a big place in my heart for working with children. An online teaching job that allowed me to spend more time with my family was like a dream come true in my world! However, I didn’t reach this point without one avoidable regret… “Hello! My name is teacher Katie!”
This is typically the first thing I say in the morning with a giant smile on my face and a yummy coffee in hand. By the time my daughter has had breakfast, I’ve already taught four classes, finished my morning cup ofjoe, and contributed to my household income. I first learned about online ESL …

My Most Memorable Qkids Moment

Every Qkids teacher has a moment that stays with them. It can be a funny moment, a student finally mastering the lesson or just a profound moment that touches them across the distance. Here, Viki shares the moment that touched her. Enjoy.
Hello Qkids teachers and prospective teachers. My name is Viki and I have my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. I have been a Qkids teacher for nearly a year and it is the best job I have ever had! Every day, my life is enriched by experiencing a different culture and connecting with wonderful brilliant children from the other side of the world.
If you are thinking of applying for Qkids, I would love to mentor you! Simply visit and use my code ETGNAS. If you are already a teacher and want any additional tips, find me on Instagram @eslteacherviki and on Facebook @Viki Kay.
I wanted to take a few minutes to share a touching experience. Today, while I was teaching the story of “C…