BabelTEQ offers tips and tools for online ESL teacher-entrepreneurs. The blog includes articles and podcasts specifically targeted to support independent online English teachers. We encourage language teachers who are taking control of their ESL careers rather than working for one of the big companies.

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Posts by BabelTEQ

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as a Niche Opportunity – Interview with Denise Patience

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a type of course that is designed to prepare international students for academic study at university level. EAP classes […]

The Pros and Cons of ESL Teacher Marketplaces – Interview With Chris Rush

In this podcast I talk with Chris Rush from OFF2CLASS about the benefits and disadvantages of pursuing an ESL tutoring career through online teacher marketplaces […]

How to Scale Your ESL Business Through Group Classes

You only have so many hours in the day. So when you are selling your time for money, in a one-to-one dynamic, eventually your income […]

Can I Still Teach ESL to Kids in China? – Interview with Cheri Gipson and Minji Xu

With the recent changes to Chinese regulations concerning after school tutoring services, a lot of independent freelance ESL teachers are wondering what opportunities still exist […]

Lead Magnets to Get ESL Students (The Ultimate Guide)

A lead magnet is usually a free resource like an e-booklet, template, checklist, worksheet, or audiovisual asset that teachers create and offer in exchange for an […]

Instagram Marketing for ESL Teachers – Interview with Joanne Kaminski

Instagram now has over ONE BILLION monthly active users, making it the 6th most popular mobile app in the world. In this episode I am […]

Career Opportunities in ESL Exam Prep Coaching – Interview With Kristian de Groot

Today I talk with Kristian de Groot about opportunities for ESL professionals in the field of language proficiency exam coaching. All over the world, there […]

How to Get Payments from ESL Students in China – Interview with Yoshua Reece

Yoshua Reece talks with me about his research into the ways in which independent ESL language coaches can get paid by Chinese clients. We discuss […]

How to Start a Podcast for Your ESL Students – Interview With Tara Cull

In this episode, I talk with Tara Cull about how and why she recently began her own podcast as a way of connecting to ESL […]

Building an Online Community for Your ESL Students – Interview with Rich Tweten

In this episode I talk with frequent guest on the podcast, Rich Tweten, about how we can add value to our teaching brand by building […]

Personal Branding for ESL Teachers – Interview With Bryn Bonino

Bryn Bonino discusses what “personal brand” means for freelance ESL teachers, why it matters and what we can do to create that brand identity. You […]

Mastering the Switch to Online Teaching – Interview with Nik Peachey

I am honored to talk with a legend of the ESL industry, Nik Peachey. In this episode we discuss the SIX necessary skills which teachers […]

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