join somos 🚀 teach languages, co-own the platform

🛠️ everything you need to build your online teaching business

🎓 host communities, create, sell & teach classes, speaking clubs & courses - all in one place!

🤝 co-owners, not customers. earn shares in somos doing what you love.

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welcome to somos 🚀... an edtech startup? sure, but more than that we're a social enterprise on a mission to create a first of its kind platform co-owned by language teachers...


at somos, we understand that language teachers, especially those teaching minoritized languages, need more platforms that truly value educators and promote linguistic diversity. 🌈

we're here to build more than just tools for teaching - we want to be part of movements championing language, migrant & worker rights. ✊🏾

all of our paid pricing plans offer paths to co-ownership in somos.

why? we don't want customers, we want co-owners who can help us build a new kind of platform and be rewarded fairly for doing so. 

as a co-owner in somos, you'll be a crucial part of a global community celebrating languages, peoples, cultures and fair pay for educators

we're aiming to give you the tools to make meaningful connections with students, fellow teachers, activists, and grassroots organizations, all while having the power to create and sell your own digital language products.

we want our mission to cut across not just everything we do but how we do it

along with co-ownership for teachers, we also have a community ownership programme for grassroots organisations and have put a unique entry-level hiring programme in place for refugees living in limbo.

ready to transform your teaching and make a real difference? get on board and let's change the world of language learning together 🌍

your one-stop language teaching platform 🛠️

turbo charge your language teaching business with our toolkit! 🚀

  • 🌟 profile page

    showcase your teaching talent, products, and community on your own personal storefront.

    replaces: linktree | linkinbio

  • 🌱 student hub

    create a personalized hub for lasting connections with your students. includes threads & voice/video rooms.

    replaces: patreon | facebook

  • 🎓 live teaching

    there's no substitute for live teaching! inspire students with language classes, live courses & speaking clubs!

    replaces: italki | preply

  • coming soon!

    📚 course builder

    create self-paced, on-demand language courses for your students. earn whilst you sleep!

    replaces: kajabi | amazon

flexible pricing plans for online language teachers, from volunteers to pros 🥳

most online language platforms charge teachers a commission. 

this can be great when you're starting out but as you grow, it's like someone else owning 15-33% of your hard won business! 😱

that's why our commission rates decrease as you scale, and we even offer a flat fee option.

plus, every paid plan paves your way to earning tokens for co-ownership in somos! let's grow together 🎯

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  • 🏎️ starter

    perfect for side hustlers
    $
    0
    /month
    $
    0
    /month
    12% fee on sales*
    • ✓
      free marketing website
    • ✓
      teach 1:1 language classes
    • ✓
      host speaking clubs!
      coming soon! monetize topical speaking clubs like book or film discussions with monthly subscriptions.
    • ✓
      create + sell language courses
      coming soon! use our intuitive course builder to create engaging courses + sell them anywhere with our auto-generated landing pages 📣
    • ✓
      12% fee on sales*
      + payment processing fees are paid directly to stripe & a 1% donation is made to the somos impact fund with each sale.
    • ✗
      not eligible for co-ownership scheme
      teachers can become co-owners of somos - earning a share of the platform through contributions to the growth but you need to be on one of our paid plans to take part...
  • ✈️ growth

    take home more as you grow!
    $
    11.99
    /month
    $
    9.99
    /month
    4% fee on sales*
    • ✓
      all 'starter' plan features
    • ✓
      eligible for co-ownership scheme
      teachers can become co-owners of somos - earning a share of the platform through contributions to the growth 🙌🏾
    • ✓
      4% fee on sales*
      + payment processing fees are paid directly to stripe & a 1% donation is made to the somos impact fund with each sale.
  • 🚀 pro

    keep what you earn 🙏🏾
    $
    24.99
    /month
    $
    19.99
    /month
    one flat fee. 0% commission.
    • ✓
      all 'growth' plan features
    • ✓
      0% fee on sales*
      + payment processing fees are paid directly to stripe & a 1% donation is made to the somos impact fund with each sale.

*some important things to know about our pricing...

  • 🧮 all prices exclude vat or equivalent sales tax. 
  • 🏦 to ensure the best experience and security for you and your students, we'll only charge you for a subscription once you've been ID verified and have connected to stripe.
  • 💈 language teachers are independent sellers on somos and pay processing fees directly to stripe. rates for these vary country to country.
  • 💳 stripe deducts its payment processing fees at the point of sale.
  • 💚 1% of all sales made on the platform goes to our impact fund
  • 📈 subscription fees may be subject to an annual increase to accommodate changes in operational costs and improvements to our services. we'll always warn you in advance and give you the chance to cancel ahead of time though.

our friends & partners 💚

learn more about the innovative individuals & organisations we are lucky to work with!

  • somos is a proud member of BuildPalestine's community "Under the Olive Tree" - a worldwide network dedicated to social innovation in Palestine. 

    if you're looking to connect with grassroots projects in Palestine, we'd encourage you to join! 

  • "somos' model is genuinely innovative; subverting the structure of other online teaching platforms to put the power back into the hands of teachers and people of all nationalities and languages and actively championing indigenous and minoritized languages."

    colette batten-turner, founder & ceo, conversation over borders

teach languages online? see how we can support you!

we're an edtech startup on a mission to help language teachers earn & live well.

if you've taught languages online with platforms like preply, italki, and cambly, we'd love to hear from you!

help us build the teaching platform you want from the ground up. 🌍