What’s it like to teach on italki?
Besides the obvious reason that you can make money teaching, people like teaching on italki for a variety of other reasons. Some enjoy the flexibility that online teaching affords, others teach because they can meet students from all over the world. However, don’t take our word for it, read the real stories of our italki teachers to get a better idea of what teaching on italki is like.
How does italki work for teachers?
italki is a language learning marketplace that connects language students with online language teachers. As an approved italki teacher, students can search for you in the italki Teacher listings. Students will contact you through italki to book an online teaching session via SKYPE or free VOIP software. italki handles everything for the teacher: marketing, scheduling, payment and student management. As a teacher all you need to focus on is teaching. Learn more
Does it cost anything to teach on italki?
Applying to become a teacher on italki is entirely free. Once you are approved as a teacher on italki, you start earning italki Credits (ITC) which can be exchanged for cash. italki charges a 15% fee on transactions between teachers and students. You are only charged when you teach a session, so you will only be charged when you’re making money teaching on italki.
What are ITC?
italki credits (ITC) are a virtual currency that is used to pay for teachers and tests on italki. ITC are pegged to the USD so 10 italki Credits (ITC) = 1 US Dollar (USD). Students purchase italki credits with their credit card (Visa, Mastercard), Paypal, Alipay, and other forms of payment. When you teach people on italki, you will earn italki Credits (ITC). You can withdraw your italki Credits into cash or use your italki Credits to take lessons with other teachers on italki.
How do I get paid?
As our teachers come from all over the world, we have made it convenient to receive payment. As long as you have a verified account that can receive payment via any of the below italki payment partners:
What is italki’s traffic like?
italki is the world’s largest marketplace for online teachers. We currently have over 1.5M language students learning over 100 different languages on italki. As an online language teacher, you get instant exposure to all our students from around the world
What type of equipment do I need to teach on italki?
A computer or tablet device connected to the Internet. A headset and webcam. SKYPE or other free VOIP program.
I still have some questions about teaching on italki
If you still have some questions about teaching on italki, check out italki Teacher Resources. We’ve created this resource tool filled with valuable tutorials, teaching tips and other great information for all our italki Teachers. You can also read our Teacher Support section in our Knowledge Base which has answers to the most common questions that italki teachers have. Lastly, you can always send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.