Whales English (formerly Sprout4Future)
Everything you need to know to get a job at Whales English
Whales English overview:
Earn $18-$30 USD/hour
Must be a native English speaker
Requires a degree, teaching certificate, and 1 year experience
Requires a minimum of 8 hours/week
No lesson planning required
Whales English was formerly Sprout4Future (to teachers) and Rouchi (to parents/students).
It is an online teaching school based in China. It is designed for English learners between the ages of 5 to 15. The company has a registered student population of over 16,000 and expanding. They have an average of 2-3 students in a class, and over 10,000 different classes with almost 800 native English-speaking teachers.
50-minute group classes
U.S. Common Core aligned lesson material
Group classes (2 to 3 students)
No lesson planning, no talking to parents, no correcting homework
5 to 15 years old
A bachelor degree or higher
Minimum 1 year experience teaching kids
At least one teaching certificate: TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, etc.
(We offer TESOL certificates for just $19)
Be from a native English speaking country (including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand
$18-$30 USD per 50-minute class
Additional performance-based bonuses
at least 8 hours per week
A minimum of 4 of those hours must be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 19:00-21:00 Beijing time.
The remaining four hours must be during during peak hours (see below).
Peak Teaching Times
Peak hours are:
Weekdays: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Beijing Time)
Weekends: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Beijing Time)
Click here to convert to your local time zone.
1st Mock Class
2nd Mock (paid)
Whales English is for:
teachers from countries other than the US and Canada.
Unfortunately, many companies are looking for US or Canadian teachers. Whales English however, hires native English speakers from the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
those who enjoy the potential of working up to a high hourly wage (up to $30 USD/hour)
people who like being a part of an up-and-coming company
Things to consider:
Whales English requires a commitment of at least 8 hours per week from its teachers. This company may not work for somebody who needs more flexibility in their schedule.
Whales English simply lists the following as their technical requirements:
a strong internet connection,
and a noise-cancelling headset
Start date: immediately
Contract term: 6 months
Teachers are paid through bank transfer each month for the previous month’s work
Whales English offers ongoing professional development through their teacher training courses
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