If you’re on your own, you’ve got to figure out how to find students.
You’ll need your own website, marketing channel and more.
There are several ways of teaching languages online that fairly closely mirror the experience of teaching at a university or in a cram school.
Those are pretty inflexible, but there are also a lot of options that give you more scheduling flexibility.
I’ve see quite a few taking advantage of their foreign language skills to connect with students and teach them more effectively, especially beginners who just can’t understand that much English yet.Many brick and mortar schools don’t put so much into training, but some do. Even if you’re a traditional language school that doesn’t offer much training, you can still probably find some opportunity to watch a more experienced teacher teach the same material you teach.You could also probably ask them questions at lunch or between classes.Fortunately, you’ll likely have multiple platforms you’re teaching on and maybe other income streams as well. Even tutoring one on one on a large platform can turn out well.Remember that school I mentioned in the section about more students moving online? Chad Hansen has earned over 0k tutoring individual students on Verbling.This time however, the largest online school Rare Job, came out a huge winner.Founded in 2007 in the Philippines, Rare Job had about 70,000 students in October of 2012 and grew to over 200,000 by early 2014.About half the platforms I’ve seen want teachers with some experience.Requirements for specific degrees are rare outside of the online classrooms affiliated with brick and mortar institutions, and requirements for teaching certificates are pretty rare as well.Online teaching is growing at an even more explosive rate—14.2% per year in Asia, 13.8% per year in Latin America.Teaching online has a few advantages over traditional classroom teaching.