What our teachers say

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

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.

Hina's picture


  • Nationality Japan
  • Location

In comparison to other online/in-person schools that have often discriminated against me as an ESL teacher due to my Japanese background, The English Farm was a welcome reprieve because they actually care about the employees they hire. Not only have they been flexible with my ever-changing work schedule, but Matt himself has an open-door policy, so I can go to him directly if I have any needs or concerns. Even though TEF is both global and virtual, any issues are quickly solved through teamwork and efficient communication. In addition, because the staff gets to know each of their teachers through hands-on training/private check-ins, they are able to take our skills and abilities into consideration when assigning work outside of teaching. For example, I have been given other opportunities within TEF, such as content development, copyediting, and localization. Finally, our Skype feed, monthly staff meetings, and workshops has allowed me to discuss teaching methods with my colleagues all over the world and hone my teaching skills. I have gained so much from this experience, and I am happy to be a part of the TEF community.

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.

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.
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.

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.


  • 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.