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.

Jeremy L's picture

Jeremy L

  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location
    United Kingdom

...[A]s a TEF newbie I have been exceptionally impressed with the camaraderie and support that everyone has given. I really feel like part of a team in a proper company, which is more than I have felt in my face to face role for a long time! 

I would like to thank you all and I look forward to an enjoyable future here on the farm! You are a great bunch of people to work with.

Tina's picture


  • Nationality Australia
  • Location

A distinctive feature of TEF is its high level of professionalism and standards which helps you develop and further develop your teaching skills. A supportive community of teachers is always at hand, so you never feel isolated. It makes online teaching a fun and fulfilling experience.

Betty's picture


  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location
    United Kingdom

Working at The English Farm enables me to work from home and connect online with a diverse community of students and teachers from around the world. We exchange information, ideas and banter in a friendly and professional setting. The team is very responsive, open to feedback, and celebrates the achievements of teachers and students. I'm very happy to be part of this collective. 

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!

Rhys's picture


  • Nationality New Zealand
  • Location

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. 


  • 25-minute lessons for smart, successful learners of English of university age or over;
  • ¥1,000–1,250/lesson (¥2,000–2,500/hr)* gross (includes sick pay & holiday pay);
  • Online;
  • Full curriculum provided to teachers and students;
  • Training provided and paid;
  • 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;
  • Teach all aspects of professional and polite English communication, including but not limited to: grammar; pronunciation; vocabulary; delivery; register; your knowledge of global culture; and English tests.
  • Writing up of a lesson record for each class in a timely manner and in accordance with standards and guidelines as set by The English Farm;
  • Occasional assessment reports & homework checking;
  • Attend staff meetings (one paid 30-minute session per month);
  • Attend training workshops (one paid 30-minute sessions per month);
  • Correct and provide feedback on student homework from time to time in a timely manner (paid task);
  • Write an end of term assessment for students with whom a teacher has had most contact in a term in a timely manner; and
  • Light class preparation.

Requirements & expectations:

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

You need:

  • Professional attire;
  • A computer with a good internet connection, a web camera and a headset; and
  • A well-lit, quiet, tidy place from which to teach.

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