Online ESL Teaching with 51Talk - China’s Largest Online ESL School

Online ESL Teacher for Kids

Teaching should be as fun as it is rewarding, and at 51Talk we bring that experience right into the comfort of your own home. We put you in control of your own virtual classroom, where you’ll be teaching kids in China who are as excited to learn English as you are to teach it!

Being an online teacher has never been this easy: we connect you with our young learners, and provide all the lesson material so that you can spend more time doing what you love. Throughout your lessons your students are sure to share their Chinese culture with you as well.

We’re looking for teachers who love teaching and can’t wait to see their students smile. Better still, we happily offer all our teachers free professional development training. Join the 51Talk family and start teaching with us today!

Our Story

51Talk was founded with a simple goal: to make learning accessible and enjoyable for millions of young learners in China.

After hitting a major milestone of going public on the New York Stock Exchange (COE), we continue working toward this goal, and growing our global family of over 10,000 teachers who share our passion for inspiring kids.


We’re looking for experienced teachers who love working with kids. 51Talk teachers love to make learning fun, and they bring excitement and energy to every lesson!

Here are our basic requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience teaching K-12 (preferred)
  • Professionalism, patience, and a fun-loving attitude
  • Availability to teach at least 7.5 hours per week (each lesson lasts 25 minutes) whenever you’re available during the following times:
  • 6am - 10am EST (Monday to Friday)
  • 10pm - 10am EST (Saturday to Sunday)


All 51Talk classes are conducted as live, online, one-on-one lessons. You’ll need a few simple things to be eligible:

  • A laptop or desktop computer with a strong internet connection
  • A headset & webcam
  • A quiet, clutter-free, and well-lit space in your home


Our top-performing teachers earn as much as $22 per hour.

In addition to hourly compensation, there are even more ways to earn:

  • Referral incentives
  • Performance-based incentives         
  • Pay raises commensurate with performance and training completion        


Posted on: October 25, 2016
This is a Direct to School Job
Online, China
March 2017
University Graduate
KG, Gr. 1, Gr. 2, Gr. 3, Gr. 4, Gr. 5, Gr. 6, Gr. 7, Gr. 8, Gr. 9, Gr. 10, Gr. 11, Gr. 12

Job Benefits

  • Generous Compensation - Flexible schedule at your convenience. Earn up to $22 per hour and over $2000 per month
  • Experience Comfort and Convenience - Part time opportunity to earn extra money. Teach, learn, and earn right from the comfort of your home
  • Level Up and Learn - Maximize your learning with experience with our professional training
  • Discover a Different Culture - Explore a new culture through interesting exchanges between you and our learners

Qualifications & Requirements


About China

One of the world's most powerful nations, China's cultural contributions have influenced history and human development for thousands of years. Teach Away offers ESL teaching jobs in reputable language schools as well as licensed teaching jobs across China.

Standard Chinese
1,339,724,852 (1st)
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Nominally Marxist–Leninist single-party state
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons