We only accept applications from teachers who have a working level of English.
The following information will help you to get started with your own online teaching business.
Linguaspectrum was created as a way to bring English teaching to students around the world. It has been very successful at doing so. Many teachers asked how they could get involved with teaching through Linguaspectrum. The result is Linguaspectrum PLUS.
Linguaspectrum PLUS has been designed as a teaching platform and Student Management System for would-be online language teachers who have little or no idea of how to build their own online school. As the system worked so well for one teacher, it seemed only logical that it could also work well for other teachers, too.
We are not an employment service and we are not offering paid teaching work. We attract students who buy minutes for class time with us and our teachers provide teaching services on our behalf. With a ready-made online school, each teacher provides teaching services and receives 90% of the student's payments in return.
Perhaps you are looking at developing your own full-time career as an online language teacher? Maybe you already work but would like to earn some useful extra money doing something you enjoy. Either way, becoming part of Linguaspectrum PLUS could be just what you've been looking for.
Take a look at this statement from our founder, Richard Chalmers:
"I am a professional, experienced teacher of English as a second language. I had been teaching English in schools in Spain for 7 years before I decided to look into teaching online. I love English and I love teaching it to students around the world. For me it's not work, it's a pleasure, and I get more satisfaction from seeing my students make rapid progress in their language studies than from just about anything else that I do in life."
We accept exceptional teachers who share Richard's enthusiasm for language and for teaching.
As a Linguaspectrum PLUS teacher, you will be able to...
If you feel that you have what it takes to make good use of the facilities at Linguaspectrum PLUS, apply today.
We want to be sure that students using Linguaspectrum PLUS are getting high quality tuition from teachers who are passionate about their teaching. To get your own Teaching Platform and Student Management System at Linguaspectrum PLUS, you need to demonstrate that you have experience of language teaching. You can submit a CV by choosing the Teacher Application.
If we feel that you would make a good online teacher at Linguaspectrum PLUS, we will arrange to speak to you online using Skype.
During a 30 minute chat, you can demonstrate your love of English or your own language, that you have experience of language teaching, and that you really love teaching.
You will need to be able to use your computer proficiently and will need a reliable broadband Internet connection.
You must have a PayPal account into which you can receive funds. Our nominal €10 application fee is there to check that you have an account.
A Teacher's Account at Linguaspectrum PLUS give you many benefits...
You don't need to know anything about building a website or establishing an online presence - we've already done the hard work for you.
You can have your own online language teaching school up and running in no time at all.
With your own school, you will no longer be at the mercy of unscrupulous language schools that exploit teachers for their own profit. At Linguaspectrum PLUS you get 90% of what the students pay, the other 10% going to the upkeep and development of the site.
Linguaspectrum PLUS provides teachers with an online teaching platform designed to enable teachers who lack the skills or desire to create a complex website and online teaching presence to do so easily and quickly.
Linguaspectrum PLUS is NOT an employment service and all teachers using the services offered on the site do so as freelance teachers. No employment contract has been entered into or implied by your being granted the use of the services offered.
All payments from students for Teacher Minutes will be paid to Linguaspectrum PLUS and processed by PayPal on behalf of Linguaspectrum PLUS. Earnings will be held for a period of 14 days from the date of payment to make sure that any complaints or disputes that may arise can be successfully dealt with. When the balance of payments received more than 14 days beforehand, less PayPal charges incurred by Linguaspectrum PLUS and less 10% of the gross payment, exceeds the teacher's payment threshold, the money will be transferred to the teacher from PayPal to an acceptable destination of the teacher's choosing.
The receiving party is responsible for any charges incurred in receipt of the payment.
All classes must be booked with teachers by students using the booking form provided in the Student Lounge. Under no circumstance must students book classes direct with the teacher. There are many features built into the system designed to protect both the student and the teacher. These features make sure that minutes bought and used are accurately recorded. They provide protection for the teacher for missed and cancelled classes. They ensure that students accept the terms and conditions of the site and are thus legally bound by them. They alert us to possible problems. Without the accurate recording of class time given and minutes bought, discrepancies will arise that may prevent us paying teachers the money they are owed when they request it.
Any teacher found to have dealt directly with students that they have secured through their participation in Linguaspectrum PLUS in order to deprive Linguaspectrum PLUS of income will have their account suspended with immediate effect.
Teachers are not employees of Linguaspectrum PLUS and are responsible for their own tax payments on earnings in compliance with the appropriate legislation in their country of residence. Linguaspectrum PLUS will in no way be liable for any taxes or other payments for individual teachers. Teachers are only using our services to facilitate their own freelance teaching practice.
Linguaspectrum PLUS provides an online teaching platform for teachers. This platform is designed to give the teacher a means to post their biography, information about their teaching, and their availability through a booking calendar to prospective students. Linguaspectrum PLUS makes no guarantees, implied or otherwise, that teachers will secure paying students through the use of our service.
As a Linguaspectrum PLUS teacher, you agree to treat students, prospective students, fellow teachers and Linguaspectrum PLUS staff with respect and you further agree to maintain the high standards on which Linguaspectrum PLUS has been founded. You agree to be on time for all booked classes and agree to communicate promptly and courteously with all of your students.
You must describe yourself truthfully in your online biography and in all communication with Linguaspectrum PLUS.
Any teacher found to have been dishonest or to have engaged in any activity which does, or would be considered to be likely to do, damage to the reputation of the Linguaspectrum PLUS community of teachers may be removed from the site and all outstanding payments returned to their students.
You also agree not to post any copyrighted materials, when the copyright does not belong to you, to this site and agree not to encourage any user of this site to use copyrighted materials beyond the limits of the copyright.
You, and you alone, are responsible for anything you publish on Linguaspectrum PLUS and you grant Linguaspectrum PLUS the right to edit or remove any information you post.
You are responsible for keeping yourself available for Introductory Class requests from students. You must log into the site at least once every 7 days and should update your teacher profile information at regular intervals. If you have not logged in to the site for 7 days or more, students will no longer be able to book Introductory Classes with you. If you have not logged into the site for a period exceeding 30 days you will be deemed to have no further use for this platform and your account will be put on hold pending appeal. Your on hold account will no longer be usable for teaching purposes unless you can provide a valid reason for reinstatement of your account. We are under no obligation to email you regarding putting your account on hold. The first you will hear of it is an account on hold notice on your account when you log in. The decisions of the Linguaspectrum PLUS Management Committee is final and binding.
Your use of Linguaspectrum PLUS is entirely at your own risk. NEITHER Linguaspectrum PLUS, NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICE AND THE SITES AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE AND THE SITES OR ARISING OUT OF ANY ACTION TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO OR AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE AND THE SITES. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST Linguaspectrum PLUS, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND LICENSORS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND THE SITES AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THEREON.
In addition to this Teacher Agreement, all teachers using the services of Linguaspectrum PLUS are also bound by the site's general terms and conditions which can be found on the About Us page on the site.
Linguaspectrum PLUS is not an employment agency and makes no promises about how many students any teacher will get or how much money a teacher will earn in any set period. However, there are some promises we do make...
Linguaspectrum PLUS promises to keep this site online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, subject to the promise of our hosting service, HostGator, to guarantee 99.9% uptime. We further promise to upgrade our server capacity as and when necessary to continue to provide a high level of functionality and reliability inline with the technical advice provided by our hosting service.
Linguaspectrum PLUS promises to maintain the integrity of all data created by teacher and student activity through the use of regular backups in addition to the daily backups provided by our hosting service.
Linguaspectrum PLUS promises to continually develop the bespoke systems used in the operation of this site to further enhance the usefulness and utility of the systems for both teachers and students alike. We listen to our teachers and students and make every effort to provide such improvements and additions to our services as are likely to be of benefit to all.
Linguaspectrum PLUS promises to continue to establish and develop our online presence using those methods that have proved to be most successful over the past years.
Linguaspectrum PLUS promises to maintain the high standard of our teaching services by rigorously allowing only those teachers who have demonstrated a deep love for and involvement in their language and a professional approach to their teaching practice. Teachers who fail to maintain the standards of teaching that we require will lose their accounts.
Linguaspectrum PLUS promises to maintain a completely transparent payment system by which teachers can easily see and track their earnings and payments. We further promise to make payments to our teachers immediately they become due. Funds are kept, escrow-style, in our PayPal account until payment is requested. This protects both the buyer - the student, and the service provider - the teacher.