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Creating a Language Student Profile

When? After you have completed your Lingworld registration.

Why? The student profile tells teachers/conversation partners your precise Language Learning needs, the language you need to learn/practice, your Level, and other useful information.

This guide outlines creating a Student profile.  For information about creating a General profile, please see the Creating a General Profile guide.

Student Profile

The Student profile contains information about which languages you would like to learn and includes information about your learning needs, learning level and your availability.  The Student profile also contains information so that suitable teachers can contact you.

When you first login to the LingWorld.com site, you will be directed to My Classroom.  From here, you can create your Student profile.

To create a Student profile,

1. Click the Create profile button on the My Classroom screen.

The Student Details – Describe your language learning needs screen displays.

2. Fill out the Student Details – Describe your language learning needs fields as accurately as possible.  The Student Details – Describe your language learning needs fields are described below.

You want to learn: 

Choose the language you want to learn from the dropdown list. Choices include:  Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Japanese and Spanish.

Languages spoken: 

So that we can better match you with an instructor, check the boxes next to the languages that you currently speak.  Choices include:  Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Japanese, German, Vietnamese, Korean, Tamil, French, Chinese (Cantonese), Malay, and Thai.  If your native language is not listed, choose Other.

Level:

Choose your level of competency for the language you would like to learn.  Level is available for Chinese (Mandarin), English and French.  Level is not available for Japanese and Spanish.  The levels available are:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, High School and University.

Your Profile Photo:

You can add a photo of yourself to your profile.  This will make it easier for other users to identify you on the site.  To upload a picture of yourself to the site from your computer,

1. Click the Browse button in the UploadPhoto section of the screen.

2. Browse to the location of your photo.

3. Click Open.  The selected photo is uploaded to your profile.

Tuition Type (Optional): 

There are several types of tuition to choose from. Choose the tuition type that best matches the type of help you are looking for.  Options include MasterClass, ConversationPartner, SpecificLanguageSkills, SchoolHelp and TranslationNote:  TuitionTypes vary by language and are not available for Spanish and Japanese.

Tell teachers more about you!: 

Type any information you would like the teachers on this site to know about you.  This space can be used to include any information which will help the teachers on the site tailor their teaching to your needs.  This can be anything including learning disabilities, grade level, availability and any other general information.

Email Notifications: 

Click the Email Notifications heading to view the Notify me when there is a new teacher that matches my criteria checkbox.  Check this checkbox if you would like to be emailed when a new teacher matching your criteria joins LingWorld.com.  Leave the checkbox unchecked if you don’t want to be notified.

Availability (in your timezone) (Optional): 

Click the Availability heading to view the availability matrix.  To add a timeslot, choose the day for the slot in the Weekday dropdown.  Next, choose the start time for your availability from the Start Time dropdown, and the end time for your availability from the End Time dropdown.  Click the Add Timeslot button to add the timeslot to the Availability matrix.  All times are local to your timezone.

3. Once you have completed your Student profile, it should look similar to this.

4. Once you are satisfied with your profile, click the Create profile button.  A summary screen displays, showing your profile.

5. If desired,

  • Click the Modify button to make any changes to your profile.
  • Click the My Rating button to view feedback from teachers (feedback will be blank until you’ve taken some classes).
  • Click the Create another button to create an additional profile.  This is necessary if you plan on learning more than one language using LingWorld.com.  Instructions for setting up an additional profile are found in the Creating a Second StudentProfile guide.

Your Student profile is complete.

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