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Want to Join a Team?

Teach with us!

Want to me meet people from around the world seeking to practice English through the Bible? People from many nations come to TalkEnglish every week seeking ways to grow in their English skills and in their knowledge of God. To serve these students, we are looking for dedicated volunteer instructors with strong English skills who have a heart for internationals and a passion to teach online.


Anyone can become a TalkEnglish instructor simply by using the free materials we provide.


However, if you wish to be a part of our online team, you must apply and be accepted to volunteer. Below are the hours, duties, requirements, and application for serving as an associate volunteer with TalkEnglish. Please check the Classes page for the specific hours of service. If teaching TalkEnglish online is for you, please apply at the bottom of the page!

Volunteer Hours

Class schedules are designed so that students from around the world can attend our classes.


We offer up to two sections of the same class. Instructors may serve in one or more sections Classes are an hour and a half once a weekWe ask that commit to all classes for which you register as an instructor.

All classes offered through our website are online and require the Zoom app for administration.

All instructors must be signed into the class 15 minutes before each class begins.


Duties include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Assist the lead instructor by managing discussion breakouts

  • Share insights about the text with students during the Comprehension Question breakouts and share personally with students during the Personal Sharing breakouts

  • Assist students with pronunciation and comprehension of questions and the text

  • Facilitate classes if the lead instructor is absent

  • Additional reading and study may be required as needed

  • Attend all classes for which you register

  • Attend a mandatory training where you will practice leading discussions before classes begin (2-3 hours)

  • Classes will be limited to a maximum of 20 students/class with a maximum of 10 students/breakout

Required Skills

  • Heartfelt desire and patience to help internationals practice English and understand the teachings of Jesus

  • Strong, clear English speaking skills required

  • ESOL teaching or other teaching experience is a plus

  • Knowledge of foundational Biblical concepts is a plus

  • Strong presentation and verbal skills (reading, writing, spelling, speaking) 

  • Strong customer service skills, personable and outgoing, service-oriented 

  • Patient, flexible, and mild mannered

  • Christ-like attitude and behavior

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Professional and dependable; punctuality is required

  • Zoom app is required

Dress Code

For sensitivity to all cultures, please dress modestly. Nothing tight. Tops should fully cover shoulders and chest.


If you are interested in volunteering with us, please copy and paste the questions below 

into the Message box on the Contact Us page of our website and include your answers.

Please know that we are not looking for perfect people, but we want to make sure

that you will be happy and comfortable teaching in this program.

If you are selected for a Zoom interview, we will contact you within 2 weeks of your application. 


Unfortunately, we may not be able to respond to your application if you are not selected. We apologize for that,

but we encourage you to try teaching TalkEnglish for a while on your own and then try again another time. 

Please answer all questions, as incomplete applications will not be considered.


Thank you for applying!


Have your read and do you agree to follow our Terms of Service, Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, and Internet Safety Guidelines? 

(Please read all of our Terms before completing this application)

Have you read some of the TalkEnglish lessons and the Appendices A-C?

(We recommend that you do this before applying as an instructor)

Have you watched all of the TalkEnglish videos on the Instructor's page?

(We recommend that you do this before applying as an instructor)

I am applying for the following Level and Section(s):


    Level #:

    Section #:

(By applying, you are committing to all Classes in the Sections for which you are applying. If you are selected as a volunteer, you can contact us later if you wish to add more Sections.)

First name:

Last name:


Country born:

Current country:

I am 18 years of age or older:


Native language:

Other fluent languages:

Why do you want to volunteer with TalkEnglish?

Do you attend a church?

   If yes, which church?

   How long have you attended this church?

   Church website:

   Direct church leader's name:

   May we contact this leader? If no, please explain:

Are you a student?

   Academic level (high school, college, masters, PhD):

   Major (if applicable):

Are you working?




   Number of years with company:

How long have you been a Christian?

How did you become a Christian?

In what ways have you been "born again" as a Christian?

Describe your current walk with Jesus.

What do you do daily or weekly to stay close to Jesus?

In what ways do your beliefs differ from the church you attend?

How comfortable are you in answering questions about the New Testament? Explain

How comfortable are you in answering questions about the Old Testament? Explain

Describe any Bible teaching/mentoring experience you have had.

Describe any English teaching/tutoring experience you have had.

​Describe any other teaching/tutoring/mentoring experience you have had.

In what ways do you or have you volunteered for your church or a ministry in the past 5 years?

How often do you share Bible verses with others?

Describe how sharing your faith in Jesus is or is not a part of your life.

Have you ever worked or built friendships with internationals? Explain

How comfortable are you talking about your personal life with others? Explain

Have you ever completed a study on sin for yourself? Explain

How comfortable are you confessing/talking about your sin?

Do you have any current, habitual sins that are hard to break right now?

   If so, what are you doing to work on those areas of your life?

What areas of your spiritual and/or personal life are you wanting to develop?

Do you have any suggestions do you have for our workbooks and/or website? Explain

What questions do you have for us?

Please provide one additional professional or personal reference (i.e. supervisor, ministry leader, close friend):


Thank you for applying as a TalkEnglish online instructor! 

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