Teaching ESL to Adults: Learnship

HQ: Cologne, Germany

Founded: 2008

No. of Students: 25,000

No. of Teachers: 1,000

Learnship primarily caters to multinational corporations. You might recognize a few of them–Amazon, Google, BMW, Daimler-Chrysler, and Lufthansa, just to name a few. In fact, Learnship is the ultimate B2B language school for over 2,000 corporate clients. You will be teaching them business English. They are also looking for trainers who speak other languages, so keep an eye out for those opportunities! Read more about Learnship here.

The Opportunity

Category: Online language learning
Pay: not specified, but it’s dependent on experience and how many languages the trainer speaks fluently. Pay is in euro, so you’ll have to decide if this makes sense for you. Contact your bank for specific information.
Hours: no specific peak times, clients are all over the world. However, many are located in Europe.
Remote: Yes

Your Profile

Education: Bachelor’s degree in any field
Certification: ESL certification and teaching experience preferred
Country: not specified–trainers can be of various nationalities. You must have native-level fluency in the language you wish to teach. All non-English-language trainers must have intermediate or higher fluency in English. All English-language trainers must have intermediate or higher fluency in a second language. (This will be tested.)

Technical Requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, MAC OS 10.8x
  • At Least 4GB RAM
  • Intel Core i3 or above CPU (or AMD equivalent)
  • Wired DSL Internet Connection – at least 20 Mbps
  • Computer headset with microphone
  • Built-in or external camera

Student Profile

Ages of Students: mostly adult professionals
Levels Taught: from beginner to advanced

Lesson Structure

Class Duration: 30 minutes to 90 minutes
Curriculum & Content Provided: yes
Class structure: one-to-one and one-to-many
Notes on Content: Lessons are geared towards business-related settings.
FeedbackPanda Integration: No integration, but templates can be shared on the cloud.

Hiring Process

You can apply online here to become a trainer. There are also corporate positions available; read about them here

The Job

You are an independent contractor, which means you’ll take care of your own taxes and manage your own time. To learn more about the position, please go here.