What our teachers say

This is what our teachers say about working on The English Farm.

Ilia's picture


  • Nationality Canada
  • Location

Working at The English Farm over the past year has been a great experience for me. Everyone on the team is kind and always willing to lend a hand. There is an international vibe in the company, as colleagues live in different parts of the world! People are always happy to share their cultural experiences and often bring a different perspective on the English language.

Diane's picture


  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location
    United Kingdom

I think that working for the English Farm has been the best decision I have ever made about my work.  I am able to choose my working hours and there is a great deal of flexibility too.  This said, the students are front and centre and their learning is the most important aspect which I have found to be missing in other companies.   The icing on the cake is the fact that I get to work with a group of warm and friendly people who are there to support and help you when needed.  I could not be happier!

James's picture


  • Nationality Australia
  • Location
    United Kingdom

Every day is something new, yet, at the same time, structured. I know that I will be working the next day but I have no idea with whom I'll be working. That's exciting. And when it turns out it's a student I know and love talking with, I am even more excited to be working that day.

Things that make us different are having: flexible, yet (job) secure hours (In Europe at least, I am nearly always in work); easy-access to our colleagues for pedagogical/site help or for just shooting the breeze; an approachable, dedicated, and available head teacher; expansion opportunities in terms of business; prepared and well-designed/marketable (i.e.,students are actually interested in them) student courses; monthly training sessions and meet-ups; the 12-hour cancellation policy; side opportunities for work (e.g., grammar pages, discussion articles, social media); and quirky and/fun students.

Cheers for the good times, TEF!

Kevin's picture


  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location
Having been with The English Farm for some time now, and having worked for other online teaching platforms, I can attest to the quality and professionalism of everyone at TEF. It is a platform that was set up by a teacher for teachers, and this is clearly evident from the huge level of support available and from the enthusiasm with which the teaching staff do their jobs. Very highly recommended.
Rhys's picture


  • Nationality New Zealand
  • Location
    New Zealand

I have been with the English Farm for nearly two years now and I can honestly say that this is the best school I have worked for. The management really care about the progress of the students and they also take into account the needs of teachers which has made for a really enjoyable working environment. Its refreshing to see. What I like most about this job is total flexibility with our working hours. We can work as much or as little as we want with out any pressure from the English Farm. We also have the flexibility to take holidays when we need. I would happily recommend the English Farm to anyone. 

Craig's picture


  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location

TEF is a great place to work, with a supportive team atmosphere, excellent material and syllabi, and stimulating and motivated students. You won't find a better combination online. I'm working, learning and enjoying it all.


  • 25-minute lessons for Japanese professionals;
  • ¥1,000–1,250/lesson (¥2,000–2,500/hr)* gross (includes sick pay & holiday pay);
  • Online over Skype;
  • Full curriculum provided to teachers and students;
  • Option to do paid writing work (lessons or blog posts);
  • Work as little or much as you want; and
  • Manage your own schedule.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Careful and attentive teaching of the curriculum, while providing rich feedback;
  • Writing up of a lesson record for each class;
  • Occasional assessment reports & homework checking;
  • Training is provided and paid; and
  • Light class prep.


  • You should be personable and friendly;
  • Hold a bachelor's degree;
  • English teaching experience not required, but preferred;
  • Available to work before & after work (Japan time) and weekends;
  • Decent typing & computer skills;
  • Japanese knowledge a plus;
  • Business knowledge a plus; and
  • Professional experience outside teaching a bonus.

You need:

  • A computer with a good internet connection, a web camera and a headset; and
  • A quiet, tidy place to work from.

* Rates are fixed in JPY, but we will pay you in your currency of choice by Paypal or into your bank account.