join somos ๐Ÿš€ teach languages, co-own the platform

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ everything you need to build your online teaching business

๐ŸŽ“ host communities, create, sell & teach classes, speaking clubs & courses - all in one place!

๐Ÿค co-owners, not customers. earn shares in somos doing what you love.

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welcome to somos ๐Ÿš€... 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. ๐ŸŒˆ

we're here to build more than just tools for teaching - we want to be part of movements championing language, migrant & worker rights. โœŠ๐Ÿพ

that's why our paid subscribers can become co-owners 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 ๐ŸŒ

your one-stop language teaching platform ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

turbo charge your language teaching business with our toolkit! ๐Ÿš€

  • ๐ŸŒŸ profile page

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

    replaces: linktree | linkinbio

  • ๐ŸŒฑ student hub

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

    replaces: patreon | facebook

  • ๐ŸŽ“ live teaching

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

    replaces: italki | preply

  • coming soon!

    ๐Ÿ“š course builder

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

    replaces: kajabi | thinkific

grow your teaching business without giving away your earnings ๐ŸŒฑ

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% (or more!) of your hard won business! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

that's why our paid plan not only offers unlimited access to all our features for one flat fee but paves your way to earning tokens for co-ownership in somos!

let's grow together ๐ŸŽฏ

go pro and keep what you earn ๐Ÿš€

our 14-day trial doesn't start until you've created your profile, been id verified and connected to our payments processor, stripe - all of which you can do for free!
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$9.99 / month

$8.33 / month

$9.99 / month

one flat fee. 0% commission. cancel anytime.

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

  • ๐Ÿงฎ all prices exclude vat or equivalent sales tax. 
  • ๐Ÿฆ 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.
  • ๐Ÿ’ˆ language teachers are independent sellers on somos and pay processing fees directly to stripe. rates for these vary country to country.
  • ๐Ÿ’ณ stripe deducts its payment processing fees at the point of sale.
  • ๐Ÿ’š 1% of all sales made on the platform goes to our impact fund
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ 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 ๐Ÿ’š

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

frequently asked questions by language teachers like you!

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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. ๐ŸŒ