What the hell are teaching hours for ESL online teachers?
The hours are something that comes up consistently when talking about teaching English as a second language online… The truth is many companies that hire ESL teachers are located in Asia. That means in a nutshell teachers will be working peck hours for China, Japan, Taiwan, etc.
More times than not ESL online teachers who are employed with companies in Asia will be teaching children 3 – 10 years old. Children go to school in Asia between 7:00am – 7:00pm. It’s likely students will be taking classes starting around 7:00pm – 11:pm Monday through Friday and 8:00am – 11:00pm Saturday and Sunday (China timezone UTC +08:00) .
If ESL teachers are teaching adults the hours open op slightly depending on the students availability. Many times adults in Asia start work around 11:00am (China timezone UTC +08:00). So, some people schedule for sessions 3:00am – 10:30am (China timezone UTC +08:00).
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