Please email us if you have any questions. teach@51talk.com

Getting Ready

What is 51Talk?

51Talk is the leading online English education platform. As part of its global community, 51Talk's teachers can make differences in the lives of countless young learners from the comfort of their own homes. By joining our worldwide family of over 10,000 educators, teachers can constantly develop their professional skills and further excel in their teaching. 51Talk is a publicly traded company on the NYSE (COE).

What we are looking for?

We’re looking for experienced teachers who love working with children. 51Talk teachers love to make learning fun, and they bring excitement and energy to every lesson!

Here are our basic requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience teaching K-12 (preferred)
  • Excellent social skills, professionalism and patience
  • Availability to teach at least 7.5 hours per week (each lesson lasts 25 minutes) whenever
  • you’re available during the following times:
  • 6am - 10am EST (Monday to Friday)
  • 10pm - 10am EST (Saturday to Sunday)

How long is the service agreement for?

We require a one-year minimum commitment from our candidates.


How does the application process work?

The process consists of 4 steps: interview, teaching demo, orientation, and training.

How can I schedule an interview?

Click the "Apply Now" button, which will take you to our application form page. From here, you can choose your preferred interview date and time.

The Basics

How long is each class?

Each class is 25 minutes long.

Where can I work from?

This is a home-based position.

Is there a minimum number of hours required?

Yes, the minimum number of hours required is 30 peak time hours per month.

Can I cancel my schedule if suddenly I am not available?

Slots in your schedule that have not been booked may be cancelled. However, once a slot is booked, there can be no cancellations unless there is an emergency.

Can I ask for time off? What is the process to do so?

Of course you can. In order to do so, submit a request for extended absence to nestsupport@51talk.com. You are allowed up to 30 days maximum.

Is there a typical age range for the students I'll be teaching?

Although we have a wide range of students, our largest group falls between 4 and 12 years old.

What level of English proficiency can I expect from my students?

The majority of students are relatively new to learning English.


How much will I be compensated for a successful referral?

For all successfully launched referrals, you will receive a total of USD100 (this is the standard referral incentive but we have a level up promo of *USD200 until December 31, 2016).

How can I earn more?

51Talk has a standardized promotional structure. The more you teach, train and learn,the more you can earn.

Referring a friend

How can I refer a friend to teach with 51Talk?

Click " Refer Now" to refer a friend.

How much will I be compensated for a successful referral?

Successful referrals will be worth $200.