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ibidthefrog



Joined: 02 Sep 2007
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Language spirit - online teaching Reply with quote

I found an ad for language spirit on tefl.com and I wondered if anyone else had experience in working for them. I like the idea of online teaching but I'm not sure how it is.

Similarly I tried following the links in a previous post on online teaching but not all of them worked. Could anyone tell me if they have found any online teaching jobs recently?

Thanks so much
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80daze



Joined: 15 Oct 2008
Posts: 116
Location: China

PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I contacted the owners myself a few days ago as I to am interested in getting some experience in this field.

Here is what they told me -


Hi (name),

Thank you for your message. Hope you can join us in the future, and hope everything goes well with your new job and new life. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Let me give you more information, so that if you want to join us in the future, you can look through this. Smile

Languagespirit (LS) is a state-of-the-art international language communication and education website, where Trainers (native English speakers) can teach students of all ages around the globe one-on-one. As an English trainer on LS, you have the freedom to choose where, when, who and how to teach; you can select the topics and courses you are interested in; and you can set teaching time and price for each topic or course. You can teach English on languagespirit.com for full-time or part-time.

For Trainers, LS provides an enjoyable and convenient way to maximize your earning potential. You can work from home and set a convenient teaching time and price for each topic or course you choose. Your pricing system is based on your total number of training hours, and the longer you teach the higher price you can set. We also have a transparent ranking system. At the end of each conversation, Learners can rank Trainers according to their effectiveness and also leave any comments. These reviews will be displayed on each trainerís public profile, and names of high-ranking trainers will be shown at the top of our list of trainers, which will maximize their exposure.

If you are interested in this job, please register as a Trainer on http://www.languagespirit.com, and we guarantee that we will not charge any enrollment fees or registration fees. Itís completely free for Trainers.

Sincerely,

(name)




I'm not yet ready to join as I will be moving to a new city soon to start working for a new employer, so I will give it a little time to settle in before I take this forward.

Hope this info' helps Smile
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Kent Golding



Joined: 14 Oct 2010
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: If it sounds too good to be true... Reply with quote

So... did you ever start working for this company? What happened?
Someone sent me a link to this company's website.I can't seem to find any independent reviews of this company online.
All I know is I'm suspicious of any company that makes so many amazing promises about how great they are and how much money employees can make. I mean, one photo on the Language Spirit website shows a woman surrounded by $100 bills. That is late-night infomercial type marketing. Over the top much?
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
Posts: 8996
Location: home sweet home

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I applied as well, seems like it's just a platform and they don't provide you with any teaching materials. And take a percentage of your pay.
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