Introduction To Teaching English Online With Palfish!

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!


JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • 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


PALFISH REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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!

Palfish Working Hours

WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

Working hours will vary depending on what country you live in! The peak times (times you will receive the most bookings) during weekdays are 5.30-9pm BJT (Beijing Time). Check your World Clock to find out what time this would be for you! If you are living in the UK, Ireland or Europe this will be around 10am-3pm! Ideal!

On weekends kids will take classes pretty much all day in China, so you can work even more hours then.

But of course, the beauty of working for Palfish is that choosing your working hours/ days and availability is completely up to you! BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

You can work from as little as 1 day, or you can work all week, depending on what suits your needs! Brilliant!

Palfish Pay Hourly Wage

WHAT IS THE PAY FOR PALFISH OFFICIAL KIDS COURSE TEACHERS?

Palfish works using a tiered payment system (I have more information about this in my blog: Palfish Tiered Payment System), meaning you are rewarded for your hard work! Excellent!

Pay for the Official Kids Course lessons starts at 50¥ per lesson with a 5¥ bonus for entering the classroom in good time. So, for a 25 minute lesson you will receive 55¥ (approx. £6/ $8). So that works out at around £12/$16 an hour! pretty good eh!

The more you teach, the more points you earn, the more pay you get! Pay can be as high as 75¥ (approx. £8/$10.50) for a 25 minute class!

A lot of the first classes you teach will be trial lessons, which you still get full pay for! AND if the student buys a lesson package, you will receive an extra 40 points which helps you to rise up the tiered payment system and earn more money! Result! You also receive an incentive bonus of 200¥ (£22/$29) for perfect attendance and being on time to class every month! Rewards rewards rewards, gotta love them!

So that is a general overview of Palfish, and what you can expect! In summary, simple, rewarding and enjoyable work, good money, lots of bonuses, and a schedule that is tailored to YOU! Freeeeedoooom!

If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, read on to find out How To Apply + The Palfish Interview Process in more detail!

PALFISH NEW TEACHERS STARTER PACK

USE MY REFERRAL CODE + RECEIVE A FREE TEACHERS STARTER PACK!

If you haven't already signed up to be a Palfish Teacher, and you enjoy my content and find it helpful, please feel free to use my invitation code, at no cost to yourself, to sign up with Palfish by clicking this link or entering my referral code: 87574204! :*)

If you have already applied for Palfish but have not had your interview yet there's still time to use my referral code (Go to Me> Settings> Inviter >insert code here!)and receive a free Palfish New Teacher Starter Pack! ^^

Once you have signed up with my referral code/link, you will receive:

  • STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR THE PALFISH DEMO TRIAL SLIDES

  • PALFISH INTERVIEW TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • 2 PRINTABLE PERSONALISED TEACHER NAME POSTERS

  • 5 PRINTABLE CLASSROOM POSTERS INCLUDING PALFISH LOGO!

  • KEY WORD FLASHCARDS FOR ALL TRIAL CLASSES! (INCLUDES DEMO LESSON)

  • CLASSROOM CHINESE SHEET, WITH USEFUL PHRASES YOU CAN USE IN CLASSES

  • A SUPPORTIVE REFERRAL TEACHER WHO CAN GIVE ADVICE AND HELP ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS!

As your referring teacher, I will help get you teaching in no time and be there to answer your questions during the application process! If you have any questions, Feel free to contact me using the details below! ^-^

I wish you all the best with your Palfish / ESL Teaching journey! <3