The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English Online!

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Q: Worldwide, how many people do you think study English?

A: More than 1 BILLION according to the British Council!

Q: Do you think you could sign up maybe 10-15 of them?

A: Yes, you can! And I am going to show you how to find them, sign them up, and give them fun, effective lessons that will turn them into loyal students who refer their friends to you. Let's build YOUR tribe!

(Actually, you can start with just a few students, and let word of mouth do the work for you!)

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Section 1: Who can teach English online and why it could be just what you're looking for. Watch it for free.

English is in high demand around the world. Already more than one BILLION people around the world study English, and that number just keeps growing. As a native or near-native speaker of English, you have a skill which others desperately want. With the internet, you can teach people around the world! Teach from the comfort of your home - or explore the world while teaching online funds your travels.

Here's what you'll learn!


Section #1: Introduction

Meet your instructor. Teaching English online is ideal for many people. Could it be right for you? What are some of the advantages to teaching English online? And, can you do it? Watch the Section 1 video for FREE.

Section #2: Tech Setup

For many, the idea of teaching online is appealing - but they dread the technical aspects. Relax! These days, tech is easier than ever, and need not be a roadblock to your teaching online. Learn what you need (it isn't really that much!), and what you don't. Learn why you probably DON'T need a website to start teaching. Don't let an unwarranted fear of the tech setup stop you from getting started on what could be an enjoyable and rewarding career!

Section #3: Getting yourself ready to teach

You speak English, yes. But I'll help you polish up your skills a bit before you begin teaching. Topics include:  Do you need a TEFL or CELTA teaching certificate? A university degree?  Which teaching materials should you invest in? Tidying up your own grammar and speech, developing a niche, and more. After completing this section you'll be ready to put your best foot forward as you begin teaching!

Section #4: Working with online schools

There are TONS of online language schools today. Learn who some of the biggies are. Learn how they operate, and what they do for teachers. What are typical requirements? What are the Pros and Cons of working for an online school? Could working for an online school be for you? What are matchmaking sites, and could they be an alternative for you?

Section #5: Going solo

Many teachers of English prefer to work on their own, down the road if not Day 1. What does going solo really entail? What are the Pros and Cons? You'll need policies - what should they look like? How can you determine what to charge? How should you market yourself?  Will you need a website? How do you define your niche? Yes, going solo can cause some nerves initially, but being your own boss is wonderful!

Section #6: The Assessment Chat

The Assessment Chat is typically the first real contact that you have with a prospective student. It's a free conversation of perhaps 20 minutes in which you and the student get to know each other. Done correctly, the Assessment Chat will "seal the deal" and you'll sign up an enthusiastic new student. But the Assessment Chat is much more than a marketing tool. It's a chance to verify the connection, to gather important information about your new student, and to avert potential headaches down the road. I'll show you how I conduct Assessment Chats - which have been extremely effective for me - and also discuss what follow-up you should do.

Section #7: Scheduling

When you start you teaching, scheduling is not an issue. You just want to fill all those open slots! But there is more to creating an effective schedule than you might imagine. What does a "typical" teaching schedule look like? How do you deal with time zone differences? How do you deal with cancellations and reschedules? I'll share many tips learned the hard way, so that you can avoid headaches.

Section #8: Lesson Planning

Some EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers are amazingly slack when it comes to lesson preparation. Don't you be one of them! Solid lesson plans lead to great classes - which in turn lead to satisfied, loyal students who send you referrals! But...creating lesson plans can be very time consuming, especially as you begin teaching. You need a system so that you can work efficiently. I'll show you exactly how I do my lesson planning, from materials I use to what screens and files I have open as I sit down to do the next week's plans.

Section #9: Conducting classes

As a new EFL teacher, what you probably really want to know is how to conduct a class. Amazingly, other courses about how to teach English online sidestep this topic, saying things like, "Your classes will be mostly conversation." How is THAT helpful?!

But I tackle this topic head on. We'll look at the overall structure of a class, including how to open and close a class, and how to pace it. We'll discuss common problems which many students have, and I'll share tons of tips for teaching grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing, and literature. We'll talk about using articles (perhaps my very favorite activity), and videos, and song lyrics. I'll tell you about some of the websites and materials I use most often. And more... So relax. I will share years of tips with you, so that your students will think that you are just awesome! (And you WILL be!)

Section #10: Admin

Whether you intend to teach English online full-time or just a few hours a week, everything will go smoother if you are organized and businesslike. So we'll discuss things such as getting organized at the beginning, what to do after signing up a new student, having fair and effective policies, and a bit about...ugh...taxes.

BONUS Section: Beyond teaching

Teaching English online is great. It's been my principle source of income for many years now. But it can lead to other things, from translations to writing. It can even lead to a life of travel. Sit down in a comfy chair and imagine the possibilities...

IN EVERY SECTION, you'll receive an MP4 slide deck, a PDF transcript, and an MP3 which you can listen to wherever you are. You'll also receive bonuses to help you make key decisions: What should your niche be? How much should you charge? etc. This course is designed to be actionable. I will guide you every step of the way.

PLUS: Updates to the course materials, FREE!

PLUS: Access to the members-only Facebook group.

We can do this, together!

John has been my teacher for four years now, and I could not be more satisfied .
His approach is simple and friendly, which makes learning easy.
My listening skills, vocabulary and accent have improved a lot and I have increased my confidence in speaking.

Andréa Guerra, M.D., Ph.D.
Full Professor of Medical Genetics, State University of Campinas, Brazil.Student since 2013.

My name is Helena Guerra and I'm a medical student. I've been studying with john for about 2 and a half years. Recently I spent a month in NYC doing a dermatology elective at Cornell University.  John helped me a lot to prepare myself to go there. And the result came when a patient who used to be a high school English teacher in N.Y. told me I had a very good English. I was also able to attend patients by myself and discuss diseases with the teachers; this showed me how prepared I was.
Class with John is always fun. He manages to make every class pleasure. What I like the most in our classes is learning new idioms. He has lots of materials to work with and you never get bored.

Helena Guerra
Medical student. Student with John since 2014.

John is a wonderful teacher and his classes have a great dynamic. He observes the students' difficulties and adapts the classes to address the issues. Every Friday, he sends the next week's plans. He is concerned about bringing different materials and is open to suggestions. John is always in a good mood and the way he leads his life is such an inspiration. My English classes are really a fun time that make me feel better during the day as I have a very stressful job. This is my first experience studying online. Online classes fit well into my hectic schedule.

Natasha Gaertner
Financial Specialist, Neoenergia. Student since 2016.

This is the course you've been looking for!

Other courses promise to show you how to teach English online, but instead tell you how to set up a website and make YouTube videos - and tell you NOTHING, ZIP, NADA about actually teaching a class! But this course is different. This is the course that boldly goes...where no course has gone before!


  • Crash through the tech setup quickly so you can actually TEACH! (And it isn't that tough!)
  • Avoid wasting your time - and money - on non-productive activities (TEFL certification, website, a YouTube channel)
  • Market yourself effectively with techniques which bring quick results
  • Reduce the time you spend in lesson planning and administrivia
  • Deliver fun, effective lessons that will make students adore you! (= loyalty! = referrals!)
  • Make a little $$ on the side, or build a continuing, recession-proof income
  • Be your own boss! (I've been a wage slave. Being the boss is better.)
  • Enjoy your work again!
  • Start earning money fast!
  • Work from home in your underwear! (Just don't stand up! Please!)
  • Fund world explorations with a truly portable income. (Have PC, will travel.)
  • Build a community of students who look forward to your classes.

Who is John Clites anyway, and why should I listen to him?

John is a US citizen who has been teaching English abroad since 2008. Early in 2012 he began teaching English online. Teaching English online allows John to maintain his income as he travels about. You could do the same!

In addition to teaching online, John writes freelance. He has written extensively for Transitions Abroad, International Living, and Live and Invest Overseas. He is the author of Live Well in Rio: The Untourist Guide, and Teaching English in Brazil.

Before I found John's course I had bought a very expensive online course on how to teach English. The entire course came and went without a single word on how to actually TEACH. It taught me about websites and advertising and all that - but nothing on teaching. Not only does John's course include all the startup stuff, but he goes into massive detail on the most important aspect: how to actually teach an English class. This is the best and most comprehensive course on how to truly teach English - either on the side or full time.

Tommy Cleary
Tommy Cleary

With students in São Paulo

With students in Rio de Janeiro

With Stela and Pedro in São Paulo

I'm John Clites, the creator of Teach English online...from anywhere. I still teach students online, 1-on-1, as I have since 2012, because I love it. Look, if you want 2,000 subscribers on YouTube, you want to buy that Askew guy's course. But if you'd like to teach dedicated and appreciative students 1-on-1, to really build relationship and change lives, then my course is what you want. I am sincere about teaching. Below you can read comments from some of my students. Do you have questions? Write to me directly at

I like to be "English coached" by John because he has the four elements necessary to learn a new language: nice teaching technique, a global culture level, good humor and professionalism. I prefer to use my free time living great moments... John's class is more than learning... it is to share experiences.

Elaine Santos Freire
Currently at home as a new mom! Student since 2015.

I have been John´s student for 8 years. Our classes are focused on conversation and discussion about the current topics in Brazil and all around the world. With the conversation classes I could improve my pronunciation and grammar. But in my opinion the most important [thing I learned in] our 8 years of classes together was losing my inhibition for conversation with natives Americans. This was really most important for me, thanks to the John´s professionalism and dedication.

Aline Leonardi
Accountant and Assistant to the Director, Petrobras. Student since 2009!

Our classes are mostly based on conversation, which helps me to get much out of every situation in English I have been faced with, from meetings and conference calls with foreign clients to trips and courses abroad.

As John is a cultured and nice guy,  we talk a lot about the most diverse matters, which makes learning really natural. John has also really good taste in music, and knows how to use it to teach.

I am also obtaining great results at work thanks to better quality of my e-mails, reports and memos in English

Alysson Wagner Salomão
Partner, LRI Advogados, São Paulo. Student since 2012.

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Mark Twain said:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the

things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

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You can do this! It's not that tough, really! And I am going to lead you every step of the way. Let's do this, together.

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