The English-learning company is seeking teachers in the United States and Canada to provide English language instruction to Chinese students over the internet
(New York, New York) March 14, 2017 — 51Talk, the award-winning online English-learning platform, is pleased to offer educators in the United States and Canada the opportunity to teach English to students overseas, all from the comfort of their own homes. Through 51Talk’s new American Academy program, English-speaking educators have the ability to interact with and teach students in China using a live, one-on-one video conferencing platform.
51Talk’s vision is to make English-language education accessible, enjoyable, and affordable to millions of learners in China. Founded in 2011, 51Talk now has more than 100,000 active students and more than 10,000 teachers worldwide.
“We offer teachers an easy and fun way to earn money by teaching from home, and to make a positive impact in the lives of many students while doing it,” said James Stewart, who manages 51Talk’s operations in North America. “In China, speaking English is a vitally important tool for getting ahead, and brings with it many educational and professional opportunities. 51Talk is not only helping English learners improve their lives, but helping to connect China with the international community. It’s also an excellent way for English-speaking teachers to hone their craft, learn about another culture, and challenge themselves to experience a new way of teaching.”
51Talk offers teachers an easy way to make extra money teaching, and to form relationships with students from another culture. Teacher choose their own hours, as long as they are available to teach at least 7.5 hours per week. 51Talk offers initial and ongoing professional development training for all its teachers.
51Talk (pronounced as “five-one-talk”) when spoken in Chinese can also sound like “I want to talk,” which encapsulates our students’ aspiration to master the English language. 51Talk is the largest professional online English learning platform in China. In June 2016, we became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange. 51Talk was named the “Most Influential Foreign Language Education Brand” at the Netease Golden Wings Award Ceremony in 2016, and one of Forbes China's “Fastest-growing Technology Companies” in 2015. Our mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable, and in doing so we enable our students to talk to the world. To learn more, please visit us at 51Talk.com.
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