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neggo
May 10th, 2012, 07:22
Hello all,

I have always been interested in being able to work abroad to teach and, during my job hunting and research, came across online ESL. Because there are many more experienced individuals in this forum than I am, have any of you guys tried any form of online ESL? I am not sure about the quality of learning it provides, as even working for ALTs company do not ensure high quality learning...but is it legit?

I was going through the ELT news website when I came across a job posting for this website:

Best Teacher|On-line English Tutorial Company in Japan (http://areyoubt.com/index.html)

Not too much information, no clear information regarding wage, etc...

Is online teaching a scam?

Lianwen
May 10th, 2012, 10:18
It looks legit, but it's more tutoring/eikaiwa work than actual ALT work.

I've seen something like this before from a school in Hokkaido. They had a physical school though.

wicket
May 10th, 2012, 12:37
I do about 50% of my tutoring online, but it's my own business. If you want to do online tutoring, I suggest you do the same. There are too many companies out there ready to rip off both tutors and students.

anonymoose
May 10th, 2012, 12:46
Best Teacher|細切れのスキマ時間でもできる英会話の #ベストティーチャー (http://www.best-teacher-inc.com/entrance)

Found their Japanese website. Maybe this will be helpful in getting more information for you.

neggo
May 10th, 2012, 12:47
Thanks for all the replies.

Wicket, If I wanted to get started on doing my own tutoring online, what would be some tips? (If you don't mind) Getting a clientèle would obviously be one of the main things to start off with...keeping them, as well, I imagine, would probably be another challenge.

neggo
May 10th, 2012, 12:47
Thanks, Anonymoose!