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Clasing ELTS Review Summary
Clasing ELTS is a Spain-based ESL company providing audio English classes to mostly adults. They accept Native and Non-Native Speakers and don’t require a degree or teaching certificate, though shifts are fixed and not flexible, with 20 hours a week minimum, and the pay is low.
|Pay (per hour)||$2.50-$3.00|
|Native / Non-Native Speakers accepted?||Both|
|TEFL / TESOL / CELTA required?||No|
|Degree / diploma required?||No|
|Adult / child students?||Both*|
|Minimum hours (per week):||20|
Clasing Pros and Cons
- Non-China (European) company
- Low barrier to entry – no degree or teaching certificate required, accepts Native and Non-Native Speakers
- Teaching materials provided
- Fixed regular shifts
- Students assigned by the company
- Low pay
- Not constantly hiring so you may have to wait for openings
- Few teacher reviews
- Fixed shifts not flexible
- Audio classes
Clasing ELTS Salary / Pay
Clasing ELTS pays between US$2.50-$3.00 per hour (130-150 PHP for teachers from the Philippines), depending on whether you’re teaching afternoon shifts or night-time ‘graveyard’ shifts (which earn the higher amount).
The company says it offers ‘monthly incentives’ but isn’t transparent as to what these are.
Clasing ELTS pays bi-monthly via bank transfer, on the 5th and 20th of each month.
Clasing ELTS Schedule
Clasing ELTS offers a fixed regular schedule. Full-time teachers work 40 hours a week between the hours of 7am-3pm or 3-11pm (Central European Time), while part-time teachers do 20 hours a week and work 3-7pm or 5-9pm.
Clasing ELTS Requirements
- 18 years of age
- Can communicate in written and verbal (conversational to advanced) English with a neutral accent
- High school diploma
- Well-functioning PC/laptop computer, with backup
- Stable internet connection with a minimum speed of 10 Mbps (you can test your internet speed here) and backup
- No power interruptions in your area
- A good working environment (no background noise)
- Noise-cancelling microphone headset
- Knowledge of Google Drive and Skype
6-months or more ESL teaching experience and a college degree are preferred but not essential.
You are expected to commit to at least a year’s teaching with Clasing ELTS.
If applying to be an ‘Online Bilingual ESL teacher, you must also speak Spanish to an equivalent level.
Clasing ELTS Hiring Process
The Clasing ELTS application process is slightly different depending on whether you want to be an ‘Online ESL teacher’ (English only) or an ‘Online Bilingual ESL teacher’ (English and Spanish).
Clasing ELTS is not constantly hiring, but you can register your interest in becoming an ‘Online ESL teacher’ by emailing your resume/CV to [email protected], or submit the following information through their website:
- Full name
- Email address
- Skype ID
- Contact telephone number
- Current country of residence (time zone)
- Hours/shift availability – full-time or part-time
- Position applied for – ‘Online ESL Teacher’
- ESL teaching experience
(Spanish-speaking) ‘Online Bilingual ESL teachers’ can fast-track this process by completing a dedicated Clasing ELTS application form via this link.
Expect to receive an email within 2 weeks informing you of whether you have passed or failed the initial screening. You will then receive a contact request from a Clasing ELTS recruiter to schedule an interview on Skype.
You must be ready 30 minutes before the actual interview time in order to conduct a system check and speed test. You will not proceed to the interview unless you pass this and confirm that you have a backup laptop/internet connection. If you fail to turn up to your interview you will be prevented from re-applying for 6 months.
Expect the usual questions regarding your motivation for joining Clasing ELTS, your teaching background and experience, and how you would handle different classroom scenarios.
You should expect to receive the result of your interview via email within 48 hours.
Clasing ELTS Demo Class
Once you have passed the interview, you will be invited to pick an appointment during which you will conduct your Clasing ELTS demo class. The teaching platform is on Skype and lesson materials are provided through Google Drive; it is up to you to forward these to your students and confirm your appointment details with the recruitment team.
Here are links to lesson materials for topics that have been used for previous demo classes:
You will be teaching 1-2 adult students.
Turn up early as any lateness with be classed as a ‘no show’, preventing you from reapplying for another 6 months.
Clasing ELTS delivers audio classes, so there’s no need to turn your camera on. You must, however, remember to record your demo class and send it for assessment by the recruitment team via the link they provide.
If you pass the the demo class, you will have to complete a one-hour training session covering the structure and activities of the company, and observe 4 live classes before you can start teaching.
Clasing ELTS Reviews
There are very few Clasing ELTS opinions or reviews available from teachers online, despite the company being in operation since 2017. As negative reviews are always more pervasive, this could be considered a good sign, though additional views would be more reassuring. There is only one review on the Clasing ELTS Glassdoor page, which is fairly positive:
If you have any additional information or experience of the company, it would be helpful to others if you could let us know.
Conclusion – Is Clasing ELTS Worth It?
With ESL options disappearing in China, online teachers have to consider any opportunities located elsewhere in the world. Clasing ELTS’ biggest advantage is thus its European locale. While the fixed regular schedule and low barrier to entry (no degree or teaching certificate and open to Native and Non-Native Speakers) will appeal to some, it does come with a compromise in more limited flexibility and low pay. The lack of online endorsements from existing teachers also serves as a word of caution, and you may wish to explore other non-China companies first.
You can apply on the Clasing ELTS website, by emailing [email protected], or via this link (for Spanish-speaking Bilingual teachers). The company can also be contacted through the Clasing Facebook page.
A full list of other online teaching companies can be found here.