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Tutor Happiness is Our Goal

Take your first step towards a successful career in online teaching.
With Cafetalk you have the freedom to create your own lessons and set your own price.
Start teaching online today and reach out to Cafetalk's 46,000+ students.
Non-language lessons welcome.

Application is Easy!

  • 1

    Apply for an account

    Application & registration is free.

  • 2

    Fill out your profile

    Let us know what you want to teach.

  • 3

    Take a Simple Interview

    We want to get to know you personally.

  • 4

    Start Teaching!

    Make students happy with your knowledge.

*Please note: Tutors are required to use Skype on a PC or tablet.
Providing lessons via smartphones is not permitted for tutors.
Apply for an Account (It's Free!)

Applications from tutors who speak Japanese, Korean or Chinese
and/or have lived in an East Asian country are especially welcome.

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 on online and our interface makes their management and delivery super easy. Cafetalk is currently used by tutors and students around the world.

Typical Lesson Flow

  • Get a request

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

  • Fix your lesson

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

  • Communicate with your student

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

  • Deliver your lesson

    Connect with your student via Skype with a click of a button and deliver your awesome lesson!

  • Completion and follow-up

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

  • Make a Payment Request

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

  • Payment Initiated

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


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!

Dani L. interview page →

"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"

Rhys. interview page →

"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"

Dahee interview page →

"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."

Jenny F. interview page →

"Jenny F. teaches Japanese children from all ages. Her youngest student is just 1 ½ years old! In this interview, she shares some of her secrets on making her lessons fun and learning English natural for kids."

Lesson Categories

Reasons to Join Us

  • Manage Lessons Effectively

    Cafetalk makes it easy to create and schedule your lessons. Never worry about timezone conversions again!

  • Get a Global Audience with our Multilingual Interface

    Our site comes in 日本語, English, 한국어, 中文(简体/繁体) and Italiano allowing you to reach users around the world.

  • Get Peace of Mind with Secure Payments

    Lessons are paid for with pre-purchased points which students can buy with Credit Card, Paypal or Bank Transfer so you never miss an opportunity to get paid!

  • Let us Handle Customer Support

    We answer calls, reply to general questions and offer free counseling to students so you concentrate on teaching.

  • Use Promotional Tools

    You can make use of our many promotional features like discount coupons and articles to get the attention you need.

  • Help is always around the corner

    Friendly, experienced staff and veteran tutors are there to help you around the clock. Free tutor counseling also available.

About Fees and Payments

Tutor fees start off at 60% of the lesson price and increases depending lesson sales with the highest possible fee percentage at 85% (subject to change without notice).

Payment is initiated every month* on the 15th through Payoneer, Paypal or directly to your bank account.

* minimum transfer limits apply

Read more about our fee structures and payment schedule here. »

We're serious about promoting you

From attractive video pieces to campaigns to
collaborative events with corporations - everything we do
is aimed to bring you closer to your audience.

  • Video Promotions

    Cafetalk can make promotional videos for tutors who visit our Tokyo office. (On-site filming also possible if we happen to visit nearby)

  • Tutor Interviews

    We feature a new tutor every week in an up-close and personal interview.

  • Corporate Tie-Ups

    If you'd like to dip into our diverse pool of tutors for your corporate event, campaign or seminar, we will help you find the right tutor(s) for your idea and help you get your event off the ground.

  • Targeted Features

    We put the spotlight on individual lessons in features tailored to users with specific tutors. If you have a targeted lesson we'll feature it!

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.

Apply for an Account (It's Free!)

Applications from tutors who speak Japanese, Korean or Chinese
and/or have lived in an East Asian country are especially welcome.

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