Please email with any questions. teacher_recruitment@51Talk.com

Getting Ready

What is 51Talk?

51Talk is the leading online English education platform. As part of its global community, 51Talk's teachers can make differences in the lives of countless young learners from the comfort of their own homes. By joining our worldwide family of over 10,000 educators, teachers can constantly develop their professional skills and further excel in their teaching. 51Talk is a publicly traded company on the NYSE (COE).

What we are looking for?

We're looking for experienced teachers who love working with children and making learning fun. Along the way, 51Talk will assist you with free professional development training and help you become the best teacher you can be. In order to join our community, you should:

  • Have experience in teaching young learners (Age 4-12).
  • Be a graduate with at least a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree.
  • (As an advantage) Have teaching qualifications or TESOL/TEFL/CELTA/TKT/CETYL certifications or other equivalent certificates.
  • (As an advantage) Have a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education/Secondary Education.

How long is the service agreement for?

We require a one-year minimum commitment from our candidates.


How does the application process work?

The process consists of 4 steps: interview, teaching demo, orientation, and training.

How can I schedule an interview?

Click the "Apply Now" button, which will take you to our application form page. From here, you can choose your preferred interview date and time.

The Basics

How long is each class?:

Each class is 25 minutes long.

Where can I work from?

This is a home-based position.

Is there a minimum number of hours required?

Yes, the minimum number of hours required is 30 peak time hours per month.

Can I cancel my schedule if suddenly I am not available?

Slots in your schedule that have not been booked may be cancelled. However, once a slot is booked, there can be no cancellations unless there is an emergency.

Can I ask for time off? What is the process to do so?

Of course you can. In order to do so, submit a request for extended absence to nestsupport@51talk.com. You are allowed up to 30 days maximum.

Is there a typical age range for the students I'll be teaching?

Although we have a wide range of students, our largest group falls between 4 and 12 years old.

What level of English proficiency can I expect from my students?

The majority of students are relatively new to learning English.


How much can I earn?

A teacher who is new to 51Talk begins with a base salary of $15.00 USD per hour. There are also bonus campaigns which can further increase earnings each month.
A promotion structure based on performance and training allows for base salary increases up to $22.00 USD per hour.

How can I earn more?

51Talk has a standardized promotional structure. The more you teach, train and learn,the more you can earn.

Referring a friend

How can I refer a friend to teach with 51Talk?

Click " Refer Now" to refer a friend.

How much will I be compensated for a successful referral?

Successful referrals will be worth $200.