Micro Language

Micro Language offers 1v1 and group classes. At the moment you can begin teaching at Micro Language without having attained a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA qualification (though you must be willing to attain one immediately). For this reason many new ESL teachers choose to begin their online English teaching career with Micro Language. Unlike most Chinese online teaching companies, Micro Language accept excellent English teachers from around the world.

Example video of Micro Language's 1v1 class

Example video of Micro Language's group class

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The company that pays £9 is excellent for students because it is completely flexible. There is no lesson planning. You will receive pay from us, a UK company, so no money will be lost in exchange fees (this will be the case with all companies you apply to directly). It’s 80p per hour more than minimum wage for over 25s, and you don’t have to leave your house. In other words, it’s a great deal for students. 


English accent

Natural and fluent


BA or above,
Current university students

Teaching experience

Minimum teaching experience

ESL certificate

or willing to have one ASAP

Available hours

6 hours a week on average

Internet speed

Upload and download speed
no less than 4Mbps



£9/h 1v1 teaching £13/h 1vN teaching £15/h Group teaching

Class size

1 v 1 (one teacher and one student),
1 v N (up to 10 students),
Group class (more than 10 students)


Flexible timetable for 1 v 1 class,
Fixed timetable for 1 v N and Group

Booking system

1 v 1 need to be booked every time,
1 v N and Group type will be arranged

Clasee length

25 minutes for 1 v 1 classes,
45 minutes for 1 v N and Group classes

Students' age

Between 3-18 years old

Micro language
is recruiting now!

This opportunity is perfect for people who are looking for some part-time work. The teaching timetable is flexible, and you can work from the comfort of your own home. Micro language is looking for experienced and qualified (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA) English teachers, or those willing to study for a TEFL certificate once they start work. Unqualified ESL teachers can gain a TEFL certificate from them at a reduced price while they are working.

Initially, all new teachers will complete a 3-6 month internship during which they will teach one-on-one classes. Pay begins at around $11 (£9) per hour. This hourly rate will increase over time based on performance, and, after a period of 3-6 months, you can begin teaching group classes if you pass the requisite assessment. Pay for 1 v N (up to 10 students) teaching begins at $16 (£13) and pay for group teaching begins at $18 (£15).

With ML you can become a group teacher after completing a 3-6 month internship period. Teaching group classes is a great way to expand your online teaching skill set ­­and earn higher wages, too! If you are looking to progress your online teaching career, then this could be the right company for you.

For 1v1 teaching, you can open or close as many time slots as you want, so during essay writing season you can teach less without breaching your contract, while during quieter times of year you open more slots.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent pronunciation of English language
  • Teaching experience (paid or voluntary)
  • ESL certificate including TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (or a willingness to obtain )
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Desktop/laptop, a headset and a camera for online teaching
  • Stable internet connection with a minimum upload/download speed of 20Mb
  • Available for at least 6 hours per week

How to apply?

Please finish the following application form, then wait for shortlisting. The most important part of it is that make and upload a self-introduction video. The purpose of this video is to introduce you to prospective students. Many of the students will be children and it is important to bear this in mind when making the clip. The video should be around 30 seconds in length and must include the following information:

  • Name Your role (English teacher)
  • A one sentence summary of your education/work background
  • An enthusiastic message addressed to your potential students (e.g. “I’m really looking forward to speaking with you”)

Making an engaging and enthusiastic video is essential to becoming a successful online tutor with us. Please consider the following when making your clip:

  • Be enthusiastic, confident and expressive Look directly into the camera
  • Speak slowly and clearly
  • Demonstrate clear and precise English pronunciation
  • Be presentable Have fun 
(Example self-introduction video from Danny)
How to pass Micro Language's interview?