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


My name is Done’ Johnson, and I am the Principal at Johnson Online Academy. I am an accomplished teacher and registered counsellor, and I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the important field of Education. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Hons) major in Linguistics and obtained an International TEFL/TESOL teaching certificate. 

I have always been involved in many projects to increase my knowledge and skills in education and psychology. While in school, I was part of a team of peer counsellors and achieved many certificates for leadership and counselling. After graduation, I worked as a counsellor in addiction and trauma. 

I then relocated abroad and started teaching GCSE Psychology and A- levels  where students learn a range of complex psychological theories. I could incorporate my teaching expertise and psychology to develop students holistically; not only focusing on teaching but all attributes of a student. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, painting and gardening. 

I look forward to speaking to you soon.

D. Johnson


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GM Johnson


Hello, I'm Gershwin Johnson. I am the founder of Johnson Online Academy. My passion is education and my teaching has always been aimed at making students share that passion. I hold a Bachelor of Education degree with majors in English, Life-skills, linguistics and psychology. I am internationally Certified and a SACE educator. 

I also hold an International TEFL/TESOL certificate with over 10 years teaching experience in IGCSE and A-level ,TOEFL,IELTS, British curriculum(IB)(NCE   American common core standards, South African Caps curriculum and career guidance counselling. In addition, I am pursuing a degree in school leadership, management and strategy at Harvard University.

We look forward to having you attend classes and have fun learning in a relaxed environment. 

G.M. Johnson