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Teachers can add and update their schedules on the schedules page. On that page, they can click on “Add Schedule” and then choose their lesson type to decide whether they want to create a schedule for private lessons, live classes, Hallo courses (if they are course teachers). From there, teachers can also choose a particular time and date and make it repeat weekly if they want to. Everything is presented on their timezone, and added schedules will show up on the schedules page once they are created.

Live Classes: For live classes, you can add a title, class type, and level to provide your current and potential subscribers with more info about your classes. When it’s time for your class, a button called “Start Now” will show up on the schedules page that will take you to a page where you can start your class, but you can start on the home page as well.

Private Lessons: If a student books a private lesson with you, you will get a notification and the student’s info will show up for the private lesson on the schedules page. When it’s time for your lesson, a button called “Join Now” will show up on the schedules page that will take you to the lesson when you click on it. Also, if a student booked two lessons back to back, they get automatically combined into one lesson so the teacher and student don’t need to leave the first lesson for the second lesson. (For scheduled private lessons, teachers will only get paid for what students booked in advance through the schedules page, not how long they are on the call for unlike InstaMatch.)

Hallo Courses: Just like live classes, course teachers are able to create schedules for their courses on the schedules page. Each course should be 2 times a week for 4 weeks at the same time and on the same days. Teachers are required to use their computer for their courses so they won’t be able to find the option to start a course on the mobile app.

Hallo sends you a push notification 30 minutes in advance just in case you forget. We recommend that teachers check their schedules frequently so they don’t miss their lessons or aren’t late.

If teachers are 5 min late, lessons are cancelled automatically while if students are late, lessons will continue because students paid for their lessons. Three no shows from teachers will lead to revocation of teacher status.

Both students and teachers can’t cancel lessons within 1 hour before their lessons. Students can cancel 24 hours in advance and get a 100% refund and cancel within 24 hours and get a 50% refund.

At the end of each lesson including no shows and late classes, students and teachers can leave a review for one another.

Hallo uses a Bayesian Average to determine a teacher’s rating. It is a weighted average that is often used on sites where individual people receive ratings from others. When there are only a few data points, the Bayesian Average discounts the basic average, relative to the average of all the teachers on Hallo.

As the teacher receives more ratings, there is more confidence that the teacher’s basic average is accurate. Over time, as the teacher earns her own ratings, the Bayesian Average converges with the teacher’s basic average. If the student does not leave a rating for the lesson, the rating for the lesson will be 5 stars by default.

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Suggested Topics for Products & Technology


  1. Showcasing Incredible Apps to Learn Foreign Languages
  2. Comparing & contrasting different foreign language apps based on functions
  3. How to Become Bilingual: Stories & Best Practices
  4. How to Become Multilingual: Stories & Best Practices
  5. Deciding on a language career outside of the industry
  6. Teaching Free English for Service online
  7. How to experience life abroad – at home
  8. Barriers to integrating technology in the classroom & how to overcome
  9. Free resources for teachers now teaching online due to COVID
  10. Integrating education technology in K-12 schools
  11. Integrating education technology in university & graduate programs
  12. Most Innovative Language Technology and Products when you don’t know the language
  13. Building community on a language learning app (as a business)
  14. Building community on a language learning app (as an influencer/teacher)
  15. How to host an online event (InEvent present)

Suggested Topics for Research


  1. The Pros and Cons of Online Learning
  2. The Pros and Cons of In-Class learning
  3. The relationship between technology and success in the classroom 
  4. How has the language learning industry changed throughout history
  5. Current growth trends in the education technology industry
  6. Current growth trends in the classic institutional education industry
  7. Presentation of 3 top TESOL Student Theses
  8. Discussion: Biggest flaws & opportunities in the language learning industry
  9. Discussion: Ways to improve classic educational system
  10. Comparing language learning programs & outcomes around the world
  11. International wealth & quality of life outcomes based on ESL acquisition
  12. Best careers in the language learning industry based on growth and salary
  13. Discussion: Which language learning educational systems need the most help & how to help
  14. In-Conference Research: Best methods for learning languages. Polling & Discussion
  15. Case study: reshaping policies in the institution to improve learning
  16. Language learning outcomes based on age
  17. Understanding and overcoming misconceptions about the difficulties of language learning
  18. Best curriculums based on short and long-term outcomes

Suggested Topics for Professional Development


  1. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Panel and Q&A
  2. Hallo Teaching Demonstration
  3. Hallo Teaching Practice
  4. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Presented by Professionals in their fields
  5. Linguistic Major Career Paths – Panel and Q&A
  6. Getting certified as an ESL Teacher (how to)
  7. Transitioning careers as a professional in the language learning industry
  8. Improving communication in your University Department
  9. Internship Opportunities & Tips for Finding a Student Internship 
  10. Find Your Students Internships
  11. Incorporating language learning apps into your curriculum
  12. Inside look at the life of Language Interpreters
  13. Inside look at the life of Forensic Linguists
  14. Inside look at the life of ASL Translators
  15. Inside look at the life of Computational linguists in the tech industry
  16. Inside look at the life of Speech Language Pathologists
  17. Inside look at the life of Content Developers
  18. Inside look at the life of International Business Workers
  19. Inside look at the life of Language Professors
  20. Interview Skills & What Interviewers Are Looking For – Panel
  21. Interview Skills & What Interviewers Are Looking For – Demonstrations & Practice
  22. How to Create the Best Resume
  23. Pros and Cons to getting certified online
  24. Developing personal brand (as a teacher, influencer, student, etc.)
  25. Tips for choosing a career
  26. How to transition to online teaching

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