Foreign Language Teacher

Get paid to teach students around the world in your favorite language

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What does a remote foreign language teacher Do?

If you are interested in teaching and working with people from around the world, look into becoming a remote foreign language teacher. Most often you will be teaching students in your native language. There is demand for many different types of languages and by working on the internet, you can teach anyone no matter where they are located.

Unlike a traditional classroom setting, all of your lessons will mostly be done via video chat or on the phone. You will normally schedule a time to meet with your students and then use a service like Skype or Google Hangouts to deliver your lesson for that day. Depending on if you work for a company or go freelance, you may do private or group lessons.

Average Day for a remote Foreign Language Teacher

Learn more about some of the common tasks you will do on a daily basis in this role.

9 a.m. First lesson of the day

You sit down and open up your computer. You have a private tutoring session that is supposed to last an hour and a half

10:30 a.m. Prepare materials for class

Today you have a large group lecture and need to prepare some materials to send to the students before class

11 a.m. Call with potential student

One of your current students referred you to a friend who is also looking for some lessons. You sit down with them for a one hour consultation.

noon Lunch


1 p.m. Afternoon class

Your afternoon class of 6 students begins. You all jump on a Google Hangout and being conversation practice and the lesson for the day.

3 p.m. Grade homework

Your afternoon class had some homework that they turned in. You grade it right away so you can get it back to them before the next class.

4:30 p.m. Prepare for tomorrow

A little bit of prep work for tomorrow.

5:30 p.m. Finish up your day

Close your computer and finish your work for the day.

Common deliverables for a foreign language teacher

Learn more about some of the common tasks you will do on a daily basis in this role.

Lesson Plans

You will need to create lesson plans for your students. This is a rough curriculum of what you will be learning on the specific days of the course.

Graded papers

Students will often turn in assignments they work on outside of your time with them. You will have to grade this to give them feedback on their progress.

by @austingrandt