Making and Nurturing
global Connections through technology
Lessons should focus on the core skills of listening and speaking, which are at the very
heart of learning any language. For that, teachers must be able to have patience and
SPEAK SLOWLY to explain things to people who can’t speak the target language, with
great communication and presentation skills.
The crux of learning a language from a native speaker is being about to hear a person
speak the language with its unique cadence and rhythms. Crisalus supports several
venues that can accelerate a person's learning through live conversation, with complex
grammar and syntax rules taking a secondary position on the learning curve. It's also a
great way to build confidence when learning a foreign language
Teachers are expected to set realistic targets and support student learning with structured
lesson plans to help students stay motivated and achieve their goals. They must be willing
to commit to a an agreed-upon term of instruction, be computer literate, and most
importantly, be enthusiastic and professional.
Individual teachers can either provide instruction through a virtual classroom
or they can sign up to be a Crisalus Teacher onsite or online. Either way,
language Instructors focus on practical grammar and vocabulary they use
in real-life situations in their country of origin. Only those teachers who meet
our standards are accepted, ensuring high instruction quality for our learners.
Individual teachers meeting with students onsite or via Skype must create a
profile on our sister sites, determine their hourly rate and schedule their
availability to teach. Teachers purchasing a subscription to host a virtual
classroom will also create a profile wherein they will cite their fees and courses.
These instructors are responsible for their own content and coursework design,
learning management, and scheduling.
All teachers have the ability to build an online teaching reputation after
demonstrating a history of quality, reliability, and high student satisfaction.
They can then use this reputation to find new students and future employers.
A formal teaching certificate is preferable and will increase chances of admission
to the Crisalus family, but is not necessarily required. What is most important is
that teachers be able to communicate with students in a manner that leads toward
acquiring fluency, and for that teaching experience is strongly recommended.
Crisalus teachers select their schedule of availability and can teach in any capacity:
full-time, part-time, or just occasionally.
To become a Crisalus instructor,
TEACHING VENUES AVAILABLE
Are you an industry expert wanting to share your expertise?
Do you know some tricks of the trade you know will help others
in their daily work tasks? Are you a teacher with a passion for
education? These are our typical online learning instructors
with their own virtual classroom at Crisalus. We make it easy
to teach online! Crisalus offers a customizable online learning
experience including payment solutions to accept credit cards,
handle student registrations, and all aspects of course delivery.
We'll set you up in a quick intake process with everything you
need to easily create, market, and sell your own online courses.
Contact us today for a free demo.
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INSTRUCTORS AND TRAINERS
For teaching via Skype, you will need a device supporting bandwidth. The table below provides
the minimum download and upload speeds required, as well as the recommended speeds for
Virtual teaching on the iPortal require that teachers have the following basic technical capacities:
* a desktop or laptop computer with an Intel Core2 Duo processor or better or a tablet.
* a web browser (preferably Chrome)
* Internet speed of a minimum 800 Kbps download and 500 Kbps upload wired internet
connection: Cable, DSL, or Fiber Optics. Wireless connections are not advisable.
* a webcam, either built-in or an external high quality product such as Logitech.
* for one-on-one instruction, a head set with microphone is recommended. For group
instruction, a microphone able to capture sounds from a large area is required.
Download technical requirements for virtual classrooms.