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I’ve taught over 550 hours of classes and lessons. I’ve taught students from Italy to Mexico, Egypt, Thailand... you name it, and I’ve probably taught a student from that country.

Kendra, San Luis Obispo, CA

Earn money

Set your own hourly rates and cash out your earnings anytime.

Work anywhere

Teach from home or any other convenient location of your choice.

Teach anytime

Adjust your personal availability anytime on your calendar.

Flexibility

Teach in any capacity: full-time, part-time, or just occasionally.

International community

Teach international students from every corner of the world.

Gain followers

Build up a community of followers while building your brand and identity.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is Verbling?

Verbling is an online language learning platform that connects language learners with native speakers through live video. Verbling offers 2 main products: Group classes and private tutoring.

Where do I teach?

Teachers can teach from anywhere in the world.

Where is Verbling’s main office located?

Verbling’s main office is located in San Francisco, California.

Application / Requirements

How do I apply to teach on Verbling?

You can apply to teach on Verbling on our application page, right here: Apply

Am I applying to teach private tutoring or group classes?

In the application form, you are by default applying to become a private tutor. However, you can indicate whether or not you are also interested in teaching group classes.

Can I apply to teach a language that is not currently listed on Verbling?

Yes. We are accepting teachers for all languages, and will launch new languages on a rolling basis.

Do I need teaching experience?

Teaching experience is preferable and will increase your chances of admission, but not necessarily required.

Do I need a teaching certificate?

Teaching certificates are preferable and will increase your chances of admission, but not necessarily required.

Do I need to be a native speaker?

As one of Verbling’s value propositions is to connect language learners with native speakers, being a native speaker of the language you intend to teach is generally required. However, we sometimes make exceptions for non-native speaking applicants with exceptionally high levels of proficiency.

When will I hear back from Verbling?

Admitted teachers will hear back from us within 1 week after submission. If something is missing in the application, we will contact you individually.

Payments

As a teacher, how do I get paid?

Teachers are paid through PayPal. If you are in a country where PayPal is unavailable, you can cash out your earnings through moneybookers/skrill. Verbling offers a 100% guarantee that teachers are paid for their teaching.

How often can I cash out my earnings?

Earnings can be cashed out anytime. New earnings are “unlocked” and available for cashout every Sunday.

Private Tutoring

Who sets my price for private tutoring?

Teachers set their own hourly tutoring rates individually.

How many private lessons can I teach?

Teachers can teach an unlimited amount of private lessons on Verbling.

How do I get students?

Verbling is one of the largest online language learning communities on the internet. We’ve built tools to give you exposure to this community and immediately match you up with new students.

How much can I expect to earn from private tutoring?

Earnings are a function of your price, availability, and the quality of your profile page. Many successful teachers are teaching full-time on Verbling.

Group Classes

What are group classes?

Verbling Classes are conversation-based group classes designed to help people achieve fluency in a structured and fun way with real, experienced language teachers.

How long is each group class?

Each group class is 1 hour long.

How many students are in each class?

Group classes can accommodate up to 9 students at a time.

Which languages are available for group classes?

Currently, Verbling offers English and Spanish group classes.

Who creates content for group classes?

Teachers create their own class content. However, Verbling provides a large compendium of suggested class materials and resources.

Do I need to teach group classes if I am admitted as a teacher?

No. Some Verbling teachers offer only private tutoring lessons.

How many group classes will I get to teach?

Slots for group classes are allocated every week based on a teacher’s requests, past performance, and ratings/metrics.

Is there a minimum amount of classes I need to teach?

No.

How much can I expect to earn from group classes?

Earnings from classes are a function of your availability, personal requests, performance and student ratings over time. These factors vary from teacher to teacher.

Technology

What do I need to teach on Verbling?

Teachers need a reliable internet connection, a fully functioning microphone and a webcam.

What video technology do I use to teach?

All teaching on Verbling is done through Google Hangouts (don’t worry - if you’re new to Hangouts, we can assure you it’s very easy to get started and easy to use).

How do I communicate with my students?

All communication with students is done through Verbling’s messaging system.

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