WHAT IS THE PALFISH READING APP?

The Palfish Reading App is an application designed for Palfish students to practice their English via reading and recording short books, posting video and picture moments, and other in app features.

For Teachers, the Reading App is one of the BEST ways to get noticed by students and parents, therefore increasing your bookings and students!

You can download the App for iOS here

(The Android version of the App is not currently available in some regions App stores, but you can google 'Palfish Reading App download' and there are other websites where it can be downloaded but be cautious! Alternatively, if you sign up for Palfish using my referral code, I can send you the APK file myself! )

So, how can we utilize this brilliant App to gain more bookings and earn more money?

In this blog, I am going to explain how to get started with the reading app, and record your own books to attract more bookings!

So let's begin by logging in!

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LOG IN TO THE READING APP

If you want to make sure your use of the Reading App will increase your bookings you must make sure you sign in as a teacher, and not as a student. This means that students and parents who see your profile and posts on the app will know you are a teacher and will then be able to go on and book classes with you! You will also be able to share your book recordings on Palfish moments this way.

So to sign in as a teacher, make sure you click the button in the top right corner where it says 'For Teachers'! Perfect!

Now you have chosen the 'For Teachers' Log in option, you can go ahead and use your teacher log in details to log in to the app. There is no need to create a new or separate account for the Reading App. So this is whatever account details you would normally you use to log in to the teachers app! Basically, it must be the same mobile number and password you used to sign up for your Palfish Teachers account. Very simple! Now your Reading App and Teachers App are all linked up and synced up ready to promote yourself! Ta-da!

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PALFISH READING APP HOME PAGE

So the Reading App can be a little confusing at first... As a lot of it is in Chinese! This is because the majority of people using the application are Chinese kids/students so of course it needs to be in Chinese, but for us Palfish English Teachers it can be a little bit overwhelming!

But don't panic, I'm here to be your personal Chinese translator!

There are essentially only 2 sections to this app you need to be concerned with:

  • Book Library

    +

  • Moments

All the other components are designed for Chinese students learning English.

In this post we are going to focus on the Book Library, and you will learn how to get started recording your own books to increase your bookings with Palfish!

So let's get started by finding out more about the Book Library!

Palfish Reading App Basics How To Guide Book Library

HOW TO USE THE BOOK LIBRARY

Once you click on the 'Book Library' section, you will be presented with a beautiful, wonderful selection of little books! The books are organised by level of difficulty/ English skill with section 'A' being the easiest and section 'Z' being the most difficult.

So now you can get started by choosing any book that takes your fancy and then we will see how to record your own book for other students to listen to!

Now the difficulty level of the book you choose to record will vary based on the level of your current students OR the level of the students you would like to market towards. We also want to try to appeal to all students! For example if you only record level Z books, only very advanced English learners will want to listen to these so you reduce the audience that your book will get.

However, if you record many books from various levels you will be able to appeal to a wider range of students! Make sense? Good!

If you see a little green sign in the corner of a book this means you have already made a recording of this book!

Okay, onto the recording!

Palfish Reading App How To Use Tutorial Guide Book Library Record Book

RECORD YOUR OWN BOOK

After selecting your chosen book, you can listen to it first, or just click the record button as shown in the picture to begin recording your own book!

Now we're ready to start recording and get more bookings!

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RECORD + STOP FUNCTION

So now you will see the first page of your book! There is a little picture and then below it is the sentence you need to read out after pressing the record button.

So, press that big orange record button once and then read the sentence out once, slowly and clearly! Remember the whole point of recording these books is to showcase your excellent pronunciation and beautiful English accent to the lovely students, so they can decide if you are the teacher they want to learn English from! So put on your best professional story book voice (but still be yourself, of course!)

Once you have read the sentence in it's entirety make sure to click the pause button to end the recording. After that you will see a little pop up saying 'Uploading Recording' then once that is successful, you can slide across to the next page in your storybook! And it's that easy!

Palfish Reading App How To Use Tutorial Guide Book Library Publish Book Recording

PUBLISH YOUR BOOK

Once you have recorded for every single page of the book you will be presented with this final page, and a big orange button saying 'Publish'! CLICK THE BUTTON!

Palfish Reading App How To Use Tutorial Guide Book Library Published Book To Moments

AND YOUR BOOK IS PUBLISHED!

And now because you logged into the Palfish Reading App with your Palfish Teacher account, this book recording will be automatically posted to your teacher profile as a Moment! (For more info about moments, see my other post: How To Post Good Moments!)

There it is in all its glory, on your teacher profile for the whole world to see (well, all the students anyway!)

Before we finish, let's have a quick look at how to use the Moments feature...

AND THAT'S IT!

So in this guide we have learnted how to succesfully record our own books for students to listen to on the Palfish Reading App!

By implementing these and other tips I share on this blog, you will be fully booked in no time! Just remember, Be Happy, Be Positive, and Get Recording!

To find out more ways we can use the Reading App to interact with students and increase bookings please head over to my other post: The Palfish Reading App: Advanced!

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