Join a global team and
share your skills and passion

Reach out to 150.000 students all across Japan, Asia and the world,
and start your online teaching career today.
With Cafetalk you have the freedom to create your own lessons
and set your own prices.
Bring your unique ideas, teaching style, and skills
to bear on the goals each student has!
Create meaningful interactions with students through your unique ideas,
teaching style and skills - and help them reach their goals.


					Join a global team and <br>share your skills and passion

Applying is easy!

  1. 
							Apply for an Account

    Apply for an Account

    Application & registration is free.

  2. 
							Fill out your Profile

    Fill out your Profile

    Tell us about your background, teaching history, and lesson ideas.

  3. Take a Simple Interview

    We want to get to know you personally.

  4. 
							Start Teaching!

    Start Teaching!

    Make students happy with your knowledge.

Check out which categories are currently open for applications

What is Cafetalk?

Cafetalk is an online teaching platform designed to make the exchange of online lessons fun and inspiring for both students and tutors.
All lessons are carried out online (via Skype or Zoom) and our interface makes the management of lessons and students super easy.

Cafetalk

Reasons to Join Us

  • 
							Diverse Student Demographic

    Diverse Student Demographic

    Cafetalk students are located in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Europe and the Americas. Cafetalk is used mainly by adult learners, to improve their skills and enrich their lives, as well as by families and younger learners.

  • 
							Professional Support

    Professional Support

    Cafetalk Support is available around the clock. Our Support Team will assist you in cases of cultural misunderstandings, technical questions or provide advise on how to best present your skills online and find the best student matches. We place high value on a good, personal and direct communication with our tutors, who are a vital part of the Cafetalk team. Chat Support is available in English, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin Chinese. E-mail Support is also available in German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

  • 
							Secure Payments

    Secure Payments

    Lessons are paid for with pre-purchased points which students can buy via Credit Card, Paypal or bank transfer. This makes handling payments from students in different countries or unforeseen issues like lesson cancellations easy and smooth to handle. Cafetalk offers tutors a variety of payment options, including bank transfer, Payoneer and Paypal. Lesson prices are set by tutors in points (1 point = 1 JPY) and tutor fees are calculated based on a flexible rate system where your fee increases the longer and the more lessons you teach.

Typical Lesson Flow

  1. Get a request

    Student makes a lesson request according to your available times. (All times are displayed for you in your local time)

    
							Get a request
  2. Fix your lesson & Communicate with your student

    Confirm (fix) the request - impress your student with a quick response!
    ※ For cancelations see our policy .

    You can exchange messages and files with your student as needed.

    
							Fix your lesson & Communicate with your student
  3. Deliver your lesson

    Connect with your student via Skype or Zoom with a click of a button and deliver your awesome lesson!
    *Please note: Tutors are required to conduct lessons on a PC or tablet. Providing lessons via smartphones is not permitted for tutors.

    
							Deliver your lesson
  4. Completion and follow-up

    Complete the lesson. Leave feedback and learning tips. Encourage more lessons!

    
							Completion and follow-up
  5. Receive your Payment

    Click a button to request payment or make requests automatically.
    Minimum payout of 3,000JPY applies.

    Payment made to your local bank account via Payoneer, or by Paypal every month.

    
							Receive your Payment

Tutor Testimonials

Curious what teaching on Cafetalk actually looks like?

Check out these interviews with experienced and successful Tutors from Cafetalk.
All of them have gone out of their way to share their secrets and provide insight into their online teaching careers!

  • "If you have too many choices, people get confused. For me it was a gradual process of realising which lessons are really hitting home with people"
  • "Focus on things that will make students come back over and over and over, not something that’s a one-off.Not something that you can take one or two times and then it’s over"
  • "For online tutoring, you can be a specialist or someone who just does it as a hobby. You can teach what's within the scope of your abilities while making friends from other countries along the way."

We asked 715 tutors!
What was good and what was difficult about offering lessons online?

We conducted a survey of Cafetalk tutors who offer online lessons during the Coronavirus pandemic

We're serious about promoting you

Cafetalk offers a variety of tools to help you advertise your lessons on the site and reach out to students.
On top of that you'll also have the chance to get featured in campaigns,
collaborative events with corporations and more.

  • 
							Tutor Interviews

    Tutor Interviews

    We feature popular and up-and-coming tutors in up-close and personal interviews and help assist tutors with creating their promotional videos as well, if we're in the area.

  • 
							Reach an even wider audience

    Reach an even wider audience

    Cafetalk organizes corporate tie-ups to help tutors reach even more students, provide group lessons or seminars, and participate in interesting lesson events beyond one-on-one teaching.

  • 
							Category Specific & Seasonal Features

    Category Specific & Seasonal Features

    We put the spotlight on individual lessons and tutors in our various category specific and seasonal events. We help tutors set up seminars, introduce up-and-coming tutors in livestreams, and feature unique and exciting lessons in a variety of campaigns and events.

You might also get the chance to appear in a magazine or tv feature in Japan or beyond!

Promotional Tools

All promotional tools are free and available to new tutors after the profile is published.

  • 
								Discount Coupon

    Create your own limited time only Discount Coupon campaigns

  • 
								Online Standby

    Reach out to students looking for lessons *right now* via Online Standby

  • 
								Wishlist

    Suggest your lessons to students via the Wishlist

  • 
								Tutor Column

    Write engaging Tutor Column entries to get students interested in your lessons

Got more questions?

Do you have questions that haven't been answered on this page? Please have a look at our FAQ as well.

If you can't find the answer there either, you can always contact us via our contact form or via the chat at the bottom right side of the website.

Categories that are currently open for applications

  • Language

  • English

    Open

    Only Native or Near-Native level speakers / If you are Fluent or Native in Japanese you may apply if your English level is below Near-Native / Kids English lessons by tutors with conversational Japanese skills (or higher) welcome!

    Japanese

    Open

    Teaching certificate required

    Korean

    Open

    Speakers of Japanese or English welcome!

    Chinese

    Open

    Speakers of Japanese or English welcome!

    Cantonese

    Open

    German

    In high demand

    French

    In high demand

    Spanish

    Open

    Italian

    Open

    Portuguese

    Open

    Russian

    Open

    Polish

    Open

    Swedish

    Open

    Turkish

    Open

    Thai

    Open

    Speakers of Japanese welcome!

    Vietnamese

    Open

    Speakers of Japanese welcome!

    Arabic

    Open

    Indonesian

    Open

    Speakers of Japanese welcome!

    Serbian

    Closed

    Tagalog

    Closed

    Finnish

    Open

    Dutch

    Open

    Greek

    Open

    Hungarian

    Open

    Hindi

    Open

    Urdu

    Open

    Burmese

    Open

    Norwegian

    Open

    Ukrainian

    Open

    Sign Language

    In high demand

    Others (Language)

    Open

  • Music

  • Piano

    Open

    Lyric Writing / Composition / Theory / Music Production / Conducting

    Open

    Shamisen

    Open

    Wind Instrument

    Open

    String Instrument

    Open

    Violin

    Open

    Acoustic Guitar / Classical Guitar

    Open

    Electone

    Open

    Song

    Open

    Okarina

    Open

    Traditional Arts

    Open

    Melodica

    Open

    Electric Guitar / Bass Guitar

    Open

    Percussion

    Open

    Ukulele

    Open

    Music for kids

    Open

    DJ

    Open

    Voice

    Open

    Exam or Competition

    Open

  • Art & Design

  • Drawing And Painting

    Open

    Art for kids

    Open

    Design

    Open

    Movies & Videography

    Open

    Crafts

    Open

    Calligraphy

    Open

    Photography

    Open

    Theater / Voice Acting

    Open

  • Hobby

  • Penmanship

    Open

    Japanese chess

    In high demand

    Go

    Open

    Magic

    Open

    Chess

    Open

    Poker

    Open

    Origami

    Open

    Abacus

    In high demand

    Haiku

    Open

    Gardening

    Open

    Culture

    Open

    Street Performance

    Open

    Mahjong

    Open

    Science

    Open

    Flower

    Open

    Cooking

    Open

    Crafts

    Open

    Handicrafts

    Open

    Outdoor Activity

    Open

  • Dance & Ballet

  • Dance

    Open

    Traditional Dance

    Open

    Ballet

    Open

    Belly Dancing

    Open

    Kids Dance

    Open

    Hula Dancing

    Open

  • Yoga/Fitness/Sports

  • Yoga

    Open

    Sports

    Open

    Martial Arts

    Open

    Massage

    Open

    Diet & Nutrition

    Open

    Kids Yoga & Fitness

    Open

    Stretching

    Open

    Workout

    Open

    Meditation

    Open

    Pilates

    Open

  • Lifestyle

  • Lifestyle

    Open

    Manner

    Open

    Mindfulness

    Open

    Vocalization

    Open

    Aromatherapy

    Open

    Self Improvement

    Open

    Parenting

    Open

    Organization

    Open

    Pets

    Open

  • Business

  • Investment & Finance

    Open

    General Business

    Open

    Writing & Naming

    Open

    Book Keeping

    Open

    Small Business Consulting

    Open

    Coaching

    Open

    Qualifications Testing

    Open

    Career Advancement

    Open

  • Academic Tutoring

  • SAT

    Open

    GMAT

    Open

    Qualifications Testing

    Open

    Early Childhood Education

    In high demand

    Teaching certificate required

    High School

    Open

    Junior High

    In high demand

    Primary School

    In high demand

    University

    Open

    Adult Education

    Open

  • IT & Programming

  • Computer Basics

    Open

    General IT

    Open

    Programming & Development

    Open

    3D Modeling

    Open

    CAD / CAM

    Open

    Computer Graphics

    Open

    Smart Phone

    Open

    Microsoft Office

    Open

    Web Development / HTML

    Open

    Blogging / SNS

    Open

    Web Marketing / SEO

    Open

    Web Business

    Open

    AI & Deep Learning

    Open

    Programming for Kids

    Open

  • Fashion & Beauty

  • Hair & Makeup

    Open

    Kimono

    Open

    Skin-care

    Open

    Nail Art

    Open

    Fashion

    Open

  • Counseling

  • Life Counseling

    Open

    Certificate required

    Life Advice

    Open

    Life Counseling by Correspondence

    Open

  • Spirituality

  • Divination

    Open

    Spiritual Practices

    Open

Last Updated: September 1st, 2022

Sign up Conditions

  • You are not a minor.
  • You are not a student (high school, college student). (*Doesn't include mature/ returning university students)
  • You are familiar with Skype or Zoom and have used them before.
  • You can conduct your lessons using a pc or a tablet (smartphone is not allowed).
  • You can guarantee a stable internet connection and a quiet lesson environment.
  • *If your category of choice is currently closed, please check back again next month.
  • *If you plan to apply for several categories and one of them is currently closed, you may still apply, including for the closed category.

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