Landi English

Everything you need to know to get a job at Landi English.


Landi English Overview

  • pays $13-$30 USD/hour

  • 1 or 2 students per class

  • hires native speakers with neutral accents (US/CAN/UK preferred)

  • requires a Bachelor’s and TESOL

  • requires a minimum 12 hours/week



Landi English’s immersive system is based on CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). They are based in China and offer classes to students from kindergarten to upper elementary level.

Landi’s platform uses a student-centered teaching method called Peer Instruction (PI) that was developed by Harvard professor Eric Mazur.

Class Type

  • 25-minute classes

  • 1 on 1

  • 1 on 2 

  • All materials are provided

Age range

  • Elementary (5-10 years old)


  • Be a native speaker with a neutral accent

  • Have a bachelor's degree or above

  • A /TESOL/TEFL/CELTA or other teaching certificate is preferred

  • Teaching experience is preferred


Minimum Hours

  • Minimum of 12 hrs per week

    • at least 3 hours per day, 4 days a week


  • From $13 to $20 USD per hour

  • The final starting rate depends on the teacher's demo lesson performance and their ESL teaching experience.

    • 12 teaching hours = $168 - $276 weekly

    • 20 teaching hours = $280 - $460 weekly

    • 25 teaching hours = $350 - $575 weekly

    • 30 teaching hours = $420 - $690 weekly

Peak Teaching Times

  • 6:30-9:30PM (Beijing time)

Application Process

1. Resume screening (approximately 30 minutes)

Submit all of your information on the Landi teacher portal for review.

2. Interview + Contract (approximately 1 hour, then 1-2 days processing)

The interview is conducted through Skype. You can book your interview through the teacher portal. Once you do that, you are given your interviewers Skype ID. You must add the ID before your interview begins. It is a good idea test your camera and headset to make sure it is working beforehand. The interviewer will ask you a few questions, but they will also evaluate whether or not your internet is able to maintain a stable connection with their Chinese servers.

3. Training + Mock Class (4 hours training, 10 minute mock class)

First you will do online training through Landi’s platform to help familiarize you with the curriculum and prepare you for the Mock Class. Then, you will use platform to teach a mock class to one of Landi’s recruitment team personnel. They will pretend to be a 6-year old student. Be sure to be energetic, personable, use TPR and body language, and incorporate realia/props. Keep in mind that your instructions should be suitable for a young, low-level English learner.

Landi scores its applicants on the Mock Class with the following criteria:

  • Energy

  • Body language & facial expressions

  • Patience

  • Talking speed (slow and clear)

  • Instructions (your ability to give clear and simple instructions to a young learning)

  • Appetency (your apparent desire to be an educator)

  • Teaching environment (your class background and lighting)

  • Intonation (be sure to vary your intonation)

  • Props, realia, teaching aids (use at least 3 different pieces of props/realia/teaching/aids)

  • Teaching points (your ability to identify, deliver, and do comprehension checks on the teaching points. Be sure to review these before your class)

  • Error Correction (be timely, positive, and encouraging)

In each of these categories, applicants are given either a “pass” or “fail”.

4. Orientation + Profile completion (orientation = 1-2 days, profile completion varies)

If you pass the Mock Class, you must complete a series of orientation exercises online. These will help prepare you for being a teacher at Landi and explain their processes. It will also cover a number HR-related questions about being employed with Landi.

5. Start teaching

Total process: less than two weeks


Our Review

Landi English is for:

  • teachers who want a guaranteed minimum schedule and guaranteed pay

  • those who like small class sizes

Things to consider about Landi English:

  • the minimum requirement of 12 hours may be restrictive for those who need a more flexible schedule

Technical Requirements

  • A modern desktop or laptop computer, or a smart phone

  • An internet connection with at least 2 Mbps download speed and 2 Mbps upload speed (Wired connections are preferred)

  • a headset

  • an HD camera

  • A quiet, bright, and clean teaching environment


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