WHAT IS PALFISH?
Palfish is an excellent, fun, and engaging online education platform, where you can teach English to Chinese students from wherever you are in the world, using your phone or tablet, in the comfort of your own home, AND THE BEST PART: choose your own schedule! Sound good? Read on!
TEACH ENGLISH to Chinese children aged 3-12 years!
WORK FROM YOUR PHONE OR TABLET
HOURLY WAGE: £13-£18 ($16-$22) PLUS BONUSES!
CHOOSE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE
ONE ON ONE 25 MINUTE LESSONS
ALL TEACHING MATERIAL PROVIDED
NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER - from the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia. (Birth Certificate, Passport or other supporting documents from one of these countries is required. )
TEACHING CERTIFICATE - TESOL, TEFL, CELTA etc. You do not need an expensive course, as long is it is accredited! I did mine for just £49 with GroupOn! (check this link for the one i did! It was super easy and informative, can take as little as one weekend to complete, and includes a free printable PDF certificate.)
NO BACHELORS DEGREE REQUIRED! OH YEAH!
A PHONE/TABLET OR OTHER DEVICE
A STABLE INTERNET CONNECTION
There are two parts to the Palfish platform:
FREETALK - This is one-to-one individual calls to students wanting to improve their English, either as audio calls or video calls. You would provide your own teaching material for this and set your own rate. This feature is open to all teachers after completing your profile.
OFFICIAL KIDS COURSE - These are one-to-one lessons for students aged between 3 – 12 (who are just ADORABLEEE!) and classes are 25 minutes, which is great as kids don't always have the longest attention spans eh! ;) You are provided with Official Palfish Kids Course Material, which is very interactive, with lots of games, songs, stories and other activities to keep the kids entertained and enjoy their learning experience! Each slide has a teacher guide, and you don't need to lesson plan, yay! There is a set pay for each class (more information below) , bonuses, and the lessons will be regular and scheduled each week! This requires applying for the official kids course after your profile is verified, with a quick demo class, all very simple!
I personally focus solely on teaching Kids Course, as I find it the most rewarding and regular work of the two, so this guide will be primarily focused towards that!