Saturday, January 1, 2011

Moving a Blog

Hi. We decided to transfer our blog to a new account. Please check our new blog here. Caffeinated ~ official flyer Regards. Cafetalk Team

Friday, November 26, 2010

Students are not familiar with Skype?

We know sometimes students will ask you general questions about Skype or how to use a particular feature.

We have now "Skype-guide" page.

If you receive a question about Skype, you can *politely* redirect them to this URL or FAQ(

Skype-guide Page

*Please check this article as well.
"Getting questions from students? You can direct them to our blog or FAQ."

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Thank you!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Start creating interesting contents for students now!

Dear all,

We're pleased to announce that we've just released our new "Learning Tips" feature.
You can use it to share news clippings, study tips, cultural tidbits and other pieces of information that students might find interesting. It's quite similar to the the General Notices function but allows students to leave comments on it, and so we're hoping it will be become a more social area where users can exchange their opinions or share their thoughts on a common topic.

Incidentally, because the General Notices feature only allows one-way communication it should be used primarily for lesson-related announcements in future.

The articles you post through Contents will be searchable. In future we'll definitely feature popular articles in one way or another, so we hope it will serve as another channel for you to promote yourself and get students.

However, please don't post articles which primary purpose is to advertise yourself or your courses. Post information that would be genuinely beneficial for students. Cafetalk reserves the right to delete any articles that it deems to be inappropriate.

So if you have information you'd like to share go ahead and try it out!
Just log-in and click "Learning Tips" on the left menu.

If you have any questions,feel free to contact us.

Thank you!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Now you can add textbook info on your service page

Dear All,

We have added textbook info on your service page.
We released it because many students asked us who use textbook, what kind of it, and so on.

So now you can log-in your page and click "services" on your left hand side, and choose from "none, original material, flexible, textbook( title,URL), other.

Please check it out!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Thank you!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Some updates for tutors

Hi all,
We would like to inform you of some updates to

1. Now you can upload 3 profile pictures.

2. You can add a Youtube video on each of your courses.

3 Let me introduce our new team member, Kai.

Thank you!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Top page renewal and some feature additions

Dear all,
We would like to inform you of some changes we just made to

1. Changed the TOP page design

2. Added a "search by time" function. Students can now search tutors who are available during a specific time.

3. The category which was "Speaking and Pronunciation" has been separated into "Speaking" and "Pronunciation".
We did this in response to overwhelming opinion that the two are taught completely differently.
All courses previously categorized as "Speaking and Pronunciation" are now listed under "Pronunciation" (simply because most of them were, in fact, pronunciation courses) but please change it if necessary.

Thank you!

Cafetalk Team

Friday, September 3, 2010

Chat room function released

Dear all

We have added a "Chat room" to the Online function.
Now if students are interested in any of the online tutors they can initiate a chat message with them immediately.
We hope this makes online tutors get students more easily and allow students to find suitable tutors.

1. Click the "Make Online" button in your dashboard. In addition to displaying you as online in every student's dashboard, this will create a chat room students can enter to exchange instant messages with you. Note that this chat feature is completely accessible from your browser and is different from Skype.

2. Please be in front of your PC while you are online so that you can chat with students who may wish to have a lesson right away.

3. When a potential student enters your chat room you'll hear a chime, and your status will be changed to "Chatting" (remember not to have your speakers muted). While in this status other students will not be able to enter your chat room.

4. If you want to make you online but don't want to chat, please close chatting room screen. Your status will be changed to "No chatroom",then students will not be able to enter your chat room.
Your online status is showed on the top page of as well as in student's dashboard.(

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Thank you!

cafetalk team