51Talk kicks off 2016 Teacher Development Conferences

Photo above shows teachers receiving their awards during the event.

by Kyla Camille | ExecutiveChronicles.com |

As part of its thrust to develop and engage its growing number of home-based online English teachers, 51Talk – the largest online English school in China and the Philippines with more than 5,000 Filipino teachers – recently rolled out the first leg of its teacher development conferences for 2016 in Angeles, Pampanga. Hundreds of 51Talk home-based online English teachers from different parts of Central Luzon attended the event.

The conference was an excellent opportunity for the home-based online English teachers to mingle with co-teachers. They learned new things and shared best practices. It was also a night of entertainment, as the teachers proudly put on a talent show. The event culminated with the awarding of the region’s top online English teachers.

Teacher Dalo, 30, from Angeles City, said, “Having the right attitude towards work helped me earn the Top Teacher award (for Central Luzon). I learned to teach, because I relied heavily on the trainings and family-like support that 51Talk provided.” Fittingly enough, he also won the grand raffle prize–a new laptop.

Another Central Luzon Top Teacher awardee is Teacher Alexei, also 30 and from Angeles City. “Because of my 51Talk Lesson Support team and trainers, I am more empowered to teach,” he shared. “It’s become my habit to spend as much time as I can to teach students, and I ensure that every student receives quality time for every lesson they take with me.”

Aside from regular events in different parts of the Philippines, 51Talk develops its online English teachers by providing full online support and continuous training. For career growth, top senior teachers can advance to home-based online trainer posts. 51Talk teachers earn based on the hours they put in and the quality of lessons they give, and by taking advantage of the different incentive programs. One can earn more than an average full-time job’s salary, while top earners can earn as much as P80,000 a month.

51Talk teachers carry a very noble responsibility. They help Chinese students learn English, which can actually change their students’ lives for the better – whether in career advancement or personal development. To learn more, visit 51Talk.com/ph.