51TALK ONLINE ESL TEACHER TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS


Decided to work from home and be a 51talk Online ESL Teacher? But doesn't know where to start?

Well, you are on the right page. In this blog, I will talk about what are the things you need before you continue your journey as 51talk Online ESL Teacher!

As a 51talk Online ESL Teacher, you have to be equipped with the things below to ensure you ace your application. Completing this list can make your application faster! 

51TALK ONLINE ESL TEACHER TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Wired Internet Connection

- First on the list is, of course, the internet. It's the most important because it won't be called online unless you do it on the web. Please take note that the minimum speed required to pass this requirement is 3 Mbps and the connection should be DSL Cable or Fiber. 

2. LAN Connection

- WIFI CONNECTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Your laptop or computer should be connected via LAN cable. Why? It's because you should have a stable internet connection when teaching and having it connected to a LAN cable can make a huge difference. 

51TALK ONLINE ESL TEACHER TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS


3. Computer or Laptop

 - This could be too technical for others but your computer or laptop must reach these specifications: 
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or above or Mac
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 6th gen and above / i5 to i7 4th gen and up / AMD A-Series A8 7500 and above / AMD Ryzen
  • Memory: At least 4GB of RAM with a minimum of 100GB free hard disk space available
Many applicants fail the Technical Check because their device doesn't reach these specs. So you have to invest in a good computer or laptopfor your online career as a 51talk Online ESL Teacher!

51TALK ONLINE ESL TEACHER TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS


4. Headset with Extended Mic 

Clearer voice or sound can get you more students when you are a 51talk Online ESL Teacher! That's why a headset with a noise-canceling feature is HIGHLY recommended. I personally use Plantronics 628. It works well for an affordable price. Invest now!

51TALK ONLINE ESL TEACHER TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS


5. Webcam 

You should have an HD webcam with 720P resolution. So that your student can see your teaching aids, realias, whiteboard clearly. I can recommend what I use, it is Logitech C310 and I bought it online. 

51TALK ONLINE ESL TEACHER TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS


6. Teaching Space

Ready your home-office. Teaching in a well-lit, clutter-free, and quiet environment will motivate you to teach more! Make sure you have a plain white background that you can decorate after you got the teaching job. In 51talk, they provide tarpaulin design and you will just print it and put it in your background. 


51TALK ONLINE ESL TEACHER TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS


That's it guys! Those are the 51talk Online ESL Teacher Technical Requirements. 

Now if you have all of these, you can apply now in the link below.








How to Apply in 51talk


How to apply in 51talk

51talk is a Chinese educational platform that provides 25-minute classes online. Most Chinese students want to learn how to speak the English language. 

This is a good opportunity for teachers to help Filipino and start a home-based job. 

Before you apply, make sure you have the following requirements:

- A college graduate
- Valid gov't ID 
- NBI Clearance
-Availability to teach during peak hours (each lesson lasts 25 minutes):
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Beijing Time (weekdays: Mondays to Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Beijing Time (weekends: Saturdays to Sundays)

Once ready you can now APPLY using this REFERRAL LINK.


The Application Process

Step 1. Pass the Interview

Showcase your communication skills, qualifications, and home-office arrangement.

Remember you are applying for an Online English Teacher. Make sure you have good grammar and speak with confidence. The interview can be done thru Skype or Phone. Be ready if the interviewer asks you to sing a nursery song (Why? Remember in 51talk we teach kids.) 

Step 2. Technical Check 

- You will need a webcam, a noise-canceling headset with microphone, a computer or laptop, and a wired internet connection. (refer to the picture)

How to apply in 51talk

Make sure you all have the requirements mentioned, without these requirements your application can be put on hold, or in the worst case, you might fail.

If you pass the Technical Check, you will proceed to Step 3.

Step 3. Pre-Service Orientation (PSO)

- Join the briefing on the proper teaching environment, dress code, and training details.

This will be around 2-3 hours of group Zoom conference with a recruiter. Make sure your webcam and headset are working properly at this point. 

After PSO, you can attend the Step 4.

Step 4. New Teachers Training (NTT)

- Spend the day learning the best teaching skills and learning materials thru Zoom or Skype. 

Yes, you read that right "spend the day" because this will be around 5 to 7 hours. But it is worth it because if you don't have experience in online teaching you can learn here. 

All of the things you have learned in NTT. You should apply it during your teaching demo.

Step 5. Teaching Demo

- Ace your demo with a Chinese Evaluator. 

Here you have to showcase your energy and enthusiasm by using gestures and smiling a lot. Keep in mind your pronunciation. 

Once passed the demo,  you are almost there! 

Step 6. On-Boarding

- Attend the system navigation training and make sure you completed your documents to submit.

After completing all the requirements.

WELCOME TO 51TALK. 

How to apply in 51talk