Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How do you check and change the category of your services


You can login to you page, then click "services" button.

You can see the services you have,and you can check the category of each services.

If you want to change the details of services including category,please click the pencil icon.

Then change the category.

Thank you!

Cafetalk Team

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Interval function

Dear All,
The interval function is now released.

You can now set "Interval" to 30Min in your profile.
If you set the 30Min interval, the system will automatically block 30 minutes after the scheduled completion time of each request. Students will not be able to make requests during this time.
For example, if you have a 30 minute lesson starting at 16:00 the system will automatically block your schedule from 16:30 to 17:00. This could be useful if you would like to set aside some extra time between lessons in order to complete reviews or take a short rest.

Thank you.

Cafetalk Team

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Please check your course category

Dear All,

We are going to open a "Search Lessons" function in addition to Search Tutors this week.

In the Search Lessons page, you can easily search by Category as well as Language. For example, you can search by English > Grammar, or English > Children's ,and so on.

To make this work properly, every service you have should be associated with a category.
So please log in to your account and click "Services", then check the category for each of your services.
Also, we recommend that you will register new services you are good at.

◇Why is category important?
If you have registered your service with category "English", it shows when somebody searches with English.
On the other hand, If you have registered your service with category "English > Grammar" for example, it shows when somebody searches with English > Grammar as well as English.
As a result, it can be showed more often than just registering with Language.

◇Current Categories
We have only categories details of English because many students are aimed at studying English.
-For Children
-Job Interview Prep
-Test Prep (TOEIC, TOEFL, etc.)
-Speaking & Pronunciation
-For English Teachers
・Other Languages

If you wish to add a languages or a new category, please feel free to mail us. We will consider whether it would be possible.

Thank you!

Cafetalk Team.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Old Cafetalk to be fully migrated on June 28th

Dear All,

Before anything we would like to express our gratitude to all of you who have moved your profiles over to the new system (
Thanks to you the new system is chugging along nicely and we've heard only good things from students so far.

Now, this brings us to the sad part of our announcement, which is that we have decided to retire the old site ( to eliminate much of the confusion caused by keeping it alive. The JP site has served us well, but it's time to say good bye.
We will be putting it into one of our happy retirement servers according to the schedule below, so please make sure to have your profiles on the new system (cafetalk.COM) if you haven't already.<>

JP site ( migration schedule

June 23, 2010 14:00 Japan Standard Time
New requests will not be accepted in the old system.

June 28, 2010 14:00 JST
You will automatically be redirected to the new site ( when you access the old site.

* It should be possible to access your old account even after June 28, but all other access will be automatically redirected to the new site.


Cafetalk Team

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Automatic billing function and sending multiple messages

Dear All,
The automatic billing function we promised last month is now up and running.

You can now set "Auto Billing" to ON in your profile - this will trigger the generation of a payment request on the first day of every month. This payment request will include fees for lessons completed during and prior to the previous month. E.g., The payment request generated on July 1 will include all outstanding lessons completed on or before June 31.
However, please note that the 1000 Yen minimum payout still applies, so a payment request won't be generated if your accumulated total is below this amount.
And don't worry if for some reason you forgot to "complete" a lesson for a particular month because that will automatically be picked up and incorporated in the next billing cycle.

That being said, you also still have the option to manually create your payment requests if you want more control over when and how much you'll be paid. But hopefully this will make it just a little easier for those who'd rather have it on auto-pilot.

Right. That's it for now. As usual, if you spot any bugs or issues with the new billing system please email us or leave them in the comments section of this article and we'll get on it as soon as we can.

One more thing...

You can now send a message to multiple students as long as they are registered in your favorites. Hope that helps.

Cafetalk Team
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Please Confirm

Dear Tutors!

It is just a reminder about the Fees and Payment.

Please check out below.

(the old

Payment for lessons done through the old platform ( will
be automatically calculated and paid out by the 15th as usual.
It is paid by Bilingual Partners Inc.

(the new

As you know, in the new system you have to make a "payment request" in
order to be paid.
For all Payment Requests made on or before the 3rd of the month,
payments will be made on the following 15th.
So if you want to be paid for fees of May, please make Payment Requests on your "My Page".
It is paid by Small Bridge Inc.

Also, as per the notice on this page

we are in the process of building an automatic billing function but it won't
be available for a few weeks yet, so please bear with us and create a
payment request for the month of May if you would like to be paid.

About fees and payments of the new cafetalk, please also look at this page.

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

Thank you!

Cafetalk Team

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