There has never been a better time to teach English online than right now. This was the main message of 51Talk CEO Jack Huang during a message recently posted on social media. 51Talk is the biggest online English education company in China.
“If the pandemic took your job, then 51Talk can offer you a new one,” Huang said. He is also emphasizing the advantage for Filipino online teachers. “The Philippines is one of the best English-speaking countries in Asia. Filipino teachers have standard American pronunciation.”
This ability to speak English fluently and articulately is also the reason why there are now more than a million Filipinos who are working as contact center agents, catering to customers based in the United States. This is prompting 51Talk to aim to tap Filipino online teachers as it upholds its mission of helping China speak with the world.
The company is opening doors of opportunities to English-proficient Filipinos, who may prefer to work from home amid the pandemic. 51Talk is also targeting professionals who have lost income opportunities due to the prolonged lockdown and those who are looking for extra income.
Currently, 51Talk has over 20,000 partner-teachers in the Philippines. The company needs to hire 30,000 additional online teachers this year as it teaches about 10 million Chinese students that are registered to its online education platform.
Being an online English teacher can be a financially rewarding career option. A 51Talk online English teacher earns more than P60,000 per month. That is higher compared to the average monthly salary of teachers in the country in 2019.
Are you ready to give it a shot? All you need is a stable and reliable Internet connection at home, a PC or laptop, a built-in or external webcam, a headset, and a quiet working space for teaching. You can sign up now to be an online English teacher here.