Crisalus is a language matchmaker, where members can locate and engage each other for the purpose of learning a language. Crisalus was created
based on a membership model where both Teachers and Students can locate and collaborate with each other and take advantage of services offered.
We solve the problem of finding a teacher or tutor, scheduling, booking and logistics, as well as payment processing from one centralized location.
Support the scheduling, payments and logistics
so people can learn
anywhere, anytime - either onsite or online
The secret to our success has a lot to do with the personal experience of the Crisalus team - we are an international team that brings different languages,
cultures and experiences together in one place. We are all multi-lingual because we have travelled the world. This reflects the immersion method of
acquiring a language. Most people cannot afford the luxury of immersion because of constraints on time, travel or their pocketbook. Crisalus to the rescue!
When you study with native speakers, you learn a new language the same way you learned your native language—naturally. We support the highly effective,
conversational style of instruction that immerses people in a new language and makes learning easy, and convenient, too. Crisalus interactions can take
place at any time, any place, and with any number of people.
HOW IT WORKS
Crisalus teachers control the curriculum and create their material, where they can customize each class based on the needs and interests of students.
This facilitates learning to meet individual needs.
Onsite and Online Instructors
Teachers using Skype to deliver lessons and those teaching onsite charge hourly fees, with rates based on the popularity of the language and what the
market will bear. Crisalus charges a 15% fee on transactions between teachers and students.
Virtual Classroom Teachers
Teachers hosting their virtual classroom at Crisalus pay a monthly subscription fee, set their own fees for their courses, and can have up to 100 students
on their virtual classroom roster. More details about the virtual classroom option can be found at our iPortal page. If students are charged for their
lessons, Crisalus processes payment and the commission is reduced to 5%. In order to avoid paying commission, instructors can create a PayPal account
and receive payments directly.
We utilize the "wallet" system to process transactions - one for the teacher and one for the student.
This has proven effective for the purchase of lessons and payment to teachers. When a student
requests a session with an onsite instructor or a teacher using Skype for content delivery, the
teacher must accept and confirm the session. At the moment a session is requested, the student's
account is charged and the funds transferred to the "Student Wallet". When the lesson has
been confirmed as being completed, funds are transferred to the "Teacher's Wallet".
Register your profile as a language
teacher or tutor to meet with students
at pre-determined sites, including
Crisalus' office in central Barcelona
and our field office in Rosarito Beach.
Teachers set their fees and Crisalus
receives a 15% commission on hours
of language indstruction purchased
through our platform. The more
tutoring done through Crisalus,
the less commission teachers pay.
Individuals wanting to host their
virtual classroom on the iPortal
or VIA videoconferencing platforms
pay a monthly subscription fee of
US$45 / 40€ billed in six month
Organizations, schools and
businesses needing virtual class-
rooms, please contact us for
customized programming and
* at our European
* at our field office
in Rosarito Beach,
* in a list of cities,
growing day by day
Only native-fluent speakers can become a Crisalus instructor. Applications are vetted by a team member who is also a native speaker in that language.
We provide the venues for the interaction between teacher and student to take place.
Our main focus during
Group Language Training
is to help participants improve a full range
of communication skills in order to function
more effectively in providing services, within
international working environments, and
in sales and global commerce. Offered only in
English and Spanish at this time, onsite.
Training coordinated through our Barcelona
headquarters for sessions in Europe and
through our Florida field office for sessions
in the United States and Canada.
We also offer services in Technical Writing and
Visual Presentations in multiple languages.
Contact us for more details.
A LANGUAGE MARKETPLACE
THE CRISALUS FORMULA
We are currently accepting applications to teach by native-speaking teachers for European
languages, as we are headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, one of the most cosmopolitan
European cities. Eventually, it is our intention to grow where we can coordinate learning
of any language - but we are not there yet! In reality, our strength is bringing language
learning through virtual settings, so people can learn anywhere, anytime. Lessons take
place on a schedule convenient to both teacher and student, which allows learning to
take place 24/7 covering all time zones globally.
We can also arrange language classes for groups, in business, government, healthcare
and nonoprofit settings, as well as cultural sensitivity training. Contact us for pricing and
availability of trainers.
Match native speakers
with people interested in learning a foreign language
Teachers utilizing Crisalus to teach
online via Skype are paid an hourly
rate, depending on the language.
Register your profile as a language
teacher or tutor and select your
availability for scheduling online
interactions receiving payment
as soon as confirmation is
received that a scheduled lesson
has been successfully given to
the student. Crisalus receives a
15% commission on hours of
instruction via Skype.
The most effective way to gain fluency in a language
barring living in a foreign country!
* through a virtual
classroom on the
* by Skype or
world-wide to become
fluent in a foreign
language with native-
Making and Nurturing
global Connections through technology