Frequently Asked Questions - Applying and requirements
How can we help you?
To apply as a teacher you need to register and create a profile on our website.
You need to complete 100% of your profile and a member of our staff will evaluate your profile within 48 hours and give you tips about how to make it better. After your profile got accepted you can start teaching!
The coLanguage platform is completely free to register and to create a public profile! When you earn money, we charge a service fee of 15% on your hourly rate.
Yes, you can teach more than one language. Indicate the languages you want to teach in your profile.
Yes, teaching experience is required to become a teacher at coLanguage. We want to make sure our students learn from professionals. However, if you do not have any teaching experience, you must convince us during a Skype interview why you should be accepted as a teacher.
The basic requirements are to have sufficient teaching knowledge, to be fluent in the language and to have a strong motivation.
Yes, we require a certificate before you can be accepted as a teacher. However, it does not necessarily have to be teaching certificate. For example, a certificate for a translator can also be accepted, as long as you convince us via a Skype interview that you have sufficient teaching skills.
No, you do not need to be a native speaker. However, we do require a certificate or other proof that you are fluent in the learning language. We want to make sure our students learn from professionals.
In order for your profile to be visible in the teacher list, it has to be accepted by a coLanguage staff member.
The reasons why your profile is not visible might be:
Your profile will be approved via email if you fulfill all the requirements, and you can start teaching! However, we also have so called 'verified teachers'. Verified teachers have a green check mark in their profile and rank higher in the teacher list. To become a verified teacher, a staff member will interview you personally on Skype. While it is not necessary to get a Skype interview with a staff member to teach at coLanguage, we highly recommend it.
During the verification interview we evaluate several things: your background, education, work experience and language proficiency. We will also explain everything you need to know about how the website works and you can ask all your questions.
Classes take place via video chat. You can decide for yourself whether you use Skype, Facetime, Google Hangout or any other software.
Or the lessons take place at your home, your student's home or at a public place in your city e.g. the university.
You choose your preferences in your profile.