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Jacob_Kap
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Speaks: Arabic (Levantine), Russian, Modern Hebrew*, Arabic (Egyptian), German
Studies: Arabic (Written), Japanese, Swiss-German

 
 Message 1 of 9
05 October 2013 at 9:51pm | IP Logged 
Well, not sure if this is the right forum, but anyways...
I would like to teach one of my target languages, which I know quite well (German or Arabic). However, how can I advertise myself as a tutor? How do I find students who will to study those languages? Any ideas? Thank you!
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espejismo
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 Message 2 of 9
05 October 2013 at 11:32pm | IP Logged 
Take a look at italki.com. It has lots of non-native teachers. Just look at how others advertise their services
and try to come up with something similar.
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Jacob_Kap
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11 posts - 12 votes
Speaks: Arabic (Levantine), Russian, Modern Hebrew*, Arabic (Egyptian), German
Studies: Arabic (Written), Japanese, Swiss-German

 
 Message 3 of 9
06 October 2013 at 3:37pm | IP Logged 
espejismo wrote:
Take a look at italki.com. It has lots of non-native teachers. Just look at how others advertise their services
and try to come up with something similar.


Well, I was talking about teaching as a tutor in my country, not through internet.
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Gunshy
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Speaks: English*, German
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 Message 4 of 9
07 October 2013 at 4:51am | IP Logged 
Well, you know Israel better than most of us. Arabic would obviously be in demand (or is it? Do many Israelis see a need to speak it?), but what's the market for German like as a foreign language? Does it carry stigma, given the context?

Advertise yourself on the internet. Through classifieds in the local paper. Contact schools in your local area. Network, spread the word. Before you know it, a colleague's nephew is apparently interested in learning German. It's not rocket science, really.
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cathrynm
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 Message 5 of 9
07 October 2013 at 3:35pm | IP Logged 
I have no idea really, but do they have Craigslist in Israel? This is where you find this kind of thing here in the Northern California. Also, it's free, so you can put out an advertisement and just see what happens.
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Ogrim
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 Message 6 of 9
07 October 2013 at 3:47pm | IP Logged 
Do you have something like "popular universities" in Israel? They exist in a lot of European countries, and basically they offer courses for adults who want to study after work. I worked for the Norwegian Popular University as a Spanish teacher when I was still a student. Although they might have a preference for native speakers, they also want people who speak the language of the country, and at least in Norway it was hard to come by qualified native speakers who also spoke good Norwegian, so I had no problem getting a job there. Of course, they would not have taken me if I did not have an almost finished university degree to show as my credentials.

Apart from that, as others have said, advertise yourself. Put up posters at the university where you live (if there is one), check with local language schools if they are looking for teachers.

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Stelle
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Speaks: French*, English*, Spanish
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 Message 7 of 9
07 October 2013 at 8:53pm | IP Logged 
I agree with the suggestions to use Israel's version of Craigslist. Here in Canada, I post tutor ads on Kijiji - like
Craigslist, it's a free ad board.

It really depends on the market where you live. Where I live - literally in the middle of nowhere - there would be
very little market for foreign language tutors. In major cities, there's both a bigger market and a much better-
paying one.

Good luck!
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Stelle
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 Message 8 of 9
07 October 2013 at 8:57pm | IP Logged 
And don't discount tutoring online! I was skeptical at first, but after seeing how useful Skype sessions were as a
Spanish student, I changed my mind and started teaching a very limited number of online French classes. I still
prefer teaching face-to-face, since the pay is higher and I don't have to sit in front of my computer, but teaching
over Skype is also very rewarding.


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