This post will teach you about becoming a Landi English teacher. You probably heard about teaching English online as a viable means to make money nowadays.
However, do not quickly take a leap without first knowing what awaits you.
Landi English Teacher
There are several noteworthy points about this company.
One is its Great Brand award from China Central Television. Another is its Starlight Series curriculum (tailored for the young learners) that sprouted from its collaboration with Oxford University Press.
This platform implements peer study of usually 2 students per class instead of one-on-one classes.
Landi English Requirements
If you find it interesting to receive a competitive salary,
- follow a fixed class schedule
- establish a strong relationship with students
- use an interactive and fun platform and teach without worrying about preparing lessons,
then you should meet the basic requirements.
You also need to have a neutral accent in speaking English as if it were your native tongue.
You need to have a Bachelor’s Degree (minimum), and a TEFL, TESOL, CELTA or other teaching certifications. You have higher chances of approval if you have a teaching experience.
For the required equipment, you need a desktop or laptop computer and a smartphone. You must also have a headset and an HD webcam.
You should have access to the wired internet with a minimum of 2 mbps download speed and 2 mbps upload speed.
Thus, you can teach at Landi regardless of what country you are from as long as you have a reliable internet connection. Set up your work equipment inside a quiet and bright room.
Teaching at Landi
You need not worry about the teaching content, but you may prepare other things that will facilitate your teaching. You could set up an appropriate background, or use hand props to show your students during the lessons.
You must make other preparations, such as how you will deal with potential issues in class.
Landi has its own platform where you must conduct the lessons. This custom teaching platform contains the slides for each class. You may communicate with the Landi admin via the DingTalk chatroom.
As long as one student is present, you may proceed teaching the lesson.
Most students here are beginners, so expect that they might not understand even the Basic English words.
While this could pose a problem for you, remember that you should always attend scheduled classes with sufficient preparation, which could include learning about body gestures and TPR.
TPR or Total Physical Response is a method in vocabulary or language teaching. It involves the use of physical movement as a reaction to a verbal input.
TPR’s purpose is to create the brain link between action and speech so as to boost vocabulary and language learning.
I use the internet as a tool to make money from home while homeschooling and taking care of my family.
How To Apply
Let us look at the application process at Landi.
Just like any job application, your first step is to submit your resume, which the company you are applying for will evaluate. If your resume passes the screening, you will be up for an interview.
Do well in the interview so you may eventually sign a contract.
Before you can finally start teaching, you must complete an online training and orientation. Make sure that you also complete your profile.On the landing page of Landi English, you will see a short sign up form where you must enter your
- verification code from the confirmation email from Landi and
- verification code from the form itself.
The 10-minute mock interview involves a demo lesson where the interviewer will act as the student whom you will teach.
Here are 10 tips for passing the interview and demo lesson with Landi English.
1. Use child-friendly background and teaching props.
2. Make sure you have good lighting and audio.
3. Wear clothes that can cover tattoos, if you have any that can be seen on the screen.
4. Wear appropriate business casual clothing.
5. Set up the computer in a good, quiet place.
6. Use TPR and body gestures.
7. Use simple words and instructions, don’t talk too fast, allow students to breathe in between.
8. Keep track of time.
9. Make a technical check of your equipment before the interview.
10. Take it easy and stay relaxed.
During the interview, the interviewer will assess certain criteria or aspects so follow the reminders below.
1. Show that you are energetic and enthusiastic in teaching and in following the teaching materials.
2. Use facial expressions and body language to show you are overly expressive in communicating with and teaching students.
3. Practice patience in dealing with students since they are mostly beginner learners.
4. Talk slowly so students will have enough time to understand your instructions.
5. Use basic actions and words.
6. Show your desire in teaching.
7. Provide appropriate and timely corrections to mistakes.
8. Practice correct intonation.
The interview will happen on Skype, so another requirement is to have a Skype account. You will book the time for the interview and then add the Skype account of the interviewer.
You could start teaching in less than two weeks.
Landi English Salary
According to an entry in its FAQ section, the hourly rate for teachers is $18. The hourly rate depends on your ESL teaching experience and your demo teaching performance.
Thus, there are varying rates for teachers.
Landi pays its teachers through bank transfer between 10th and 15th day of each month. You will receive a pay stub each time you receive a salary.
At Landi, you will teach young Chinese learners between the ages of 5 and 10. To cater to these children’s needs, Landi offers classes between 6:30 and 9:00 PM from Mondays through Sundays.
Keep in mind that this is in Beijing time, so make adjustments in your work hours accordingly. Each class lasts for 25 minutes.
You must meet the minimum 12 hours of teaching in a week. You must teach for at least four days in a week and allot 3 hours of teaching per day.
Teachers at Landi sign a contract good for at least one year.
You can read also on its website that it runs an affiliate program. You will have access to your referral link once you have registered at Landi English as a teacher.
When you invite your friends to join and also teach at Landi, you can get an extra $80 per person you refer to successfully.
Unlike other referral programs that have a fixed compensation, Landi has a referral scheme that can motivate you to work harder and refer more people.
For the first 10 people you refer, you could get $80 for each of them. For your 11-20 referrals, you will get $90 each. Refer over 20 people and Landi will reward you with $100 each.
I think Landi deserves inclusion in your list of websites to apply as an online English teacher. It has various good points to offer, but my only worry is that the contract for teachers is for at least one year.
This agreement could pose a problem in case you already want a quick way out. However, I still think this is a platform worth checking out.