The English Farm is not simply an education platform connecting students with teachers. We are a highly collaborative, collegial team of professional English teachers, working together to deliver the best lessons to professional students. We take many of the valuable aspects of a brick-and-mortar school, such as teacher support, professional development and comprehensive teaching resources, and combine them with the flexibility and low bureaucratic overhead of an online environment.

As a digital native organisation, we are specialists in working and teaching online. The English Farm brings the best teachers from any part of the world together with our motivated students to support the pursuit of their language acquisition goals.

We seek to bring into our team professional, experienced teachers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Whilst we support and encourage flexibility of working schedules, we are looking for teachers who have long-term availability for 20 or more hours a week.

What our teachers say

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

Carmen's picture


  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location

The training was impressive, supportive and relevant, with plenty time for all of my questions. I feel like part of a community and I haven`t started teaching yet! Thank you Caroline and Nadim!

Ben's picture


  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location

I spent a long time looking for an online school like The English Farm. As a professional teacher looking to move into online teaching for the first time, I was dismayed and discouraged by what I saw of the industry; but I held out hope that a place like TEF would exist out there somewhere, and eventually, after passing by countless other online schools, I found it.

The English Farm has everything you could hope for as a teacher - complete control over your schedule; regular work; great pay; provision of high quality teaching materials; rewarding one-to-one classes with motivated professionals; opportunities to contribute to  materials development; monthly professional development sessions; clear and regular communication;  a welcoming and supportive team of teachers; a feeling that you are a part of something.
At TEF I feel supported as a teacher, with training on their systems, materials, and methodology; while at the same time I feel I am trusted to to take initiative, to use my professional experience, and to contribute ideas.

The guys at TEF have created an organizational culture that is refreshing and inspiring, and it´s an honour to be part of the team.

Betty's picture


  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location

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!

Danielle's picture


  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Location
    United Kingdom

I absolutely love The English Farm! The students are so great to work with, and I love the challenge of so many different levels. I am not that experienced with elementary level students, but I find that mostly what elementary students need is encouragement and they just blossom. It's so rewarding to see that. I am also finding the platform brilliant. It's especially useful to be able to fill in lesson records during the lesson. This job is really a godsend for me. I can't imagine anything better. TEF so amazing!

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 required;
  • Available 20 hours per week at in-demand times;
  • 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 Wise (used to be Transferwise) or into your bank account if you are in NZ. Per lesson rates are for 25 minutes of teaching time and 5 minutes of prep and admin.