About us

The primary goal at Johnson Online Academy is to provide a platform for innovative and interactive learning and teaching. Of equal importance, JOA intends to assist students of all language abilities to achieve their intended language goals. 

Online learning provides an opportunity for students of all walks of life to continue their pursuit of fluency in the English language. JOA is committed to provide students the support and resources they need to successfully complete the objectives of the course and that of their personal goals. 

2020 has brought about a new way of teaching and learning; and to stay safe during this time, online learning is one way to continue your studies and to stay safe outside of the traditional classroom setting. 

We offer online ESL courses to students from beginner to advanced levels. Students meet with their teacher in a private one on one session one or multiple times per week. JOA students will be evaluated to better design and place them in a course that best suit their individual academic abilities and needs. Our family consists of educated, qualified and well experienced teachers and ESL certified teachers.

 The English language can be very frustrating and confusing. Here at Johnson Online Academy, we can help you understand those confusing aspects. We have dedicated our time and resources to develop a curriculum that fulfils the needs of a student. 

By developing and teaching online courses, JOA is continually evolving according to the needs of people. For this reason, we have developed some specialized courses for personal and professional development. 


“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”

~Malcolm X~




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D. Johnson


Greetings, my name is Done' Johnson, and I have the honor of serving as the Principal at Johnson Online Academy. As a seasoned educator and a registered counselor, I find great fulfillment in contributing to the dynamic field of Education. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Hons) with a major in Linguistics, and I have obtained an International TEFL/TESOL teaching certificate.

Throughout my academic and professional journey, I have consistently sought to broaden my knowledge and enhance my skills in education and psychology. During my time in school, I was a member of a peer counseling team and earned various leadership and counseling certifications. After completing my studies, I worked as a counselor specializing in addiction and trauma.

I later relocated abroad, where I began teaching GCSE Psychology and A-levels, exposing students to a wide range of intricate psychological theories. Leveraging my teaching expertise and psychology background, I sought to develop students holistically, focusing not only on academic instruction but also on their overall growth and development. In my free time, I enjoy engaging in leisurely activities such as reading, painting, and gardening.

It would be my pleasure to engage with you and discuss how Johnson Online Academy can assist you in reaching your academic goals.

Best regards,

 D. Johnson 


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GM Johnson


Greetings, my name is Gershwin Johnson, and I am the founder of Johnson Online Academy. With a deep passion for education, I have always sought to instill this passion in my students. I am a holder of a Bachelor of Education degree with a focus on English, Life-skills, linguistics, and psychology, and I am internationally certified.

In addition, I possess an International TEFL/TESOL certificate and have amassed over a decade of teaching experience in  South Africa, Middle East, and Asia teaching IGCSE and A-level, TOEFL, IELTS, British curriculum (IB), NCE American common core standards, South African Caps curriculum, and career guidance counseling. Currently, I am pursuing a degree in school leadership, management, and strategy at Harvard University.

At Johnson Online Academy, we strive to provide a comfortable and enjoyable learning experience for our students. We are thrilled to have you join our classes and look forward to your continued success.


G.M. Johnson Director/Founder