How to Start a Language School Online with WordPress?

As a language teacher there is a limit of the students you can teach in a physical classroom in-person per day or month, which might affect your monthly incomes.  Just imagine if you could deliver language classes online 24 hours a day effortlessly.

Certainly, starting a language online business by using a flexible membership platform on your website is a great way to start connecting with new students and all this without working more hours. All you need is to set up the classes and modules and let the membership plugin do the rest for you.

Once you have everything ready, your students in exchange will pay a fee for the online lessons you have created, your paid members will have access to exclusive content, products or services.In this tutorial, we’re going to teach you how you can create your own language school website by using the membership flexibility features  of UsersControl.

Getting started with your own Language School Online in few steps

The first thing you have to do is installing WordPress, if you’re not familiar with this you may want to check our article. Getting your website up and running is really easy and it can be done in a few steps.

Once your WordPress is ready, you will need to choose the right theme for your website. This is one of the wonderful things about WordPress, you won’t have problems finding a nice theme for your online language school. There are great themes for every kind of business.

Step 1: Purchase and Install the UsersControl Plugin

At this point, your website is ready to go and you will need to purchase the right version of UsersControl plugin. For this kind of business we recommend the Plus version which comes with the Drip Content module. 

You’ll want to visit the UsersControl website and choose your pricing plan. Packages range from Basic, which is great for beginners, to Enterprise– the extra benefits of Plus version include the Recurring Payments and Drip content add-ons.

However, the basic version comes with many modules and features that will help to start with a basic online language school. By installing the basic version will be able to display users directory, protect partial or entire posts, display custom registration form with custom fields as well users profile.

Purchasing UsersControl is easy. All you have to do is visit the Pricing link and choose your desired version, you will be taken to the payment page. Once the payment has been confirmed you will receive an email with the download instructions. 

Once you have received your download instructions you will need to login to your UC Account and download your plugins.

Please note, you will need to register your domain and activate it on your WordPress Dashboard.

Just download the add-ons plugins to your desktop, then go to the WordPress Plugin link and upload them, then you will have to activate them.

The final step to activate your Pro version is creating a license number at your UsersControl account, you have to copy/paste that number on your WordPress website.

Step 2: Installing the Drip Content Module

Just navigate to the Plugins section within your UsersControl account and you will find the UsersControl Drip Content plugin. This add-on doesn’t need activation, which means you can just upload it and activate it. Everything will be ready to start in few clicks.

Step 3: Create Your First Course

Before you create your first language course, you’ll need to take some time to write down your course title, section headings, and a name for each lesson. The Content Drip add-on was developed to let you organize your course easily. 

Below there is an example of how you might organize your first language course.

Day 1 Introduction

Day 3 English Verbs

  • Verbs
  • Nouns

Day 10 Grammar:

  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3

Day 15 Prepositions

  • at
  • in
  • on

At this point we have click on the Drip Link, you will find it on UsersControl – Drip Content. You will see the following section:

That link will take you to the Main page of the Drip Content module. Just click on the Add New Set button and you will see the form below:

From this screen you will be able to create your language course. Just set a name and you will have to choose what membership level is able to access to this course.

Below there is an example of how you can create the different sections of your language course, you can set your custom separators, titles, articles and lessons.

The first day we can display information about the Verbs and Nouns, each lesson is in fact a WordPress post. Just type the first 3 words of the article in the content box and you will be able to select it.

Step 4: Create the Membership Plan

Next, you’ll need to set up a way for your students to pay. Which means you will have to create the Membership Plans. You can do that by clicking on the Userscontrol- Subscriptions Plan section.

Just input a name for your language course, a description then the Billing Details. You may charge either one-time or a recurring payment.

Also, within the billing details you may set a setup payment, this amount will be charge just one-time. It’s very important that you set the billing period, this setting applies only for recurring payments.

You may charge your students for your online classes and courses, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.

UsersControl supports some of the most popular payment gateways, PayPal and Stripe. Also, the plugin allows you to display an off-line payment method for all those students that may wish to pay in cash.

Step 5: Setup the Payment Gateways

Just click on the UsersControl – Payment Gateways link, you’ll be taken to the setup screen. In this article we will explain how to set up PayPal. However, UsersControl plugin allows you to charge your students though Stripe as well.

Make sure you click on the Activate PayPal checkbox, that will show up the PayPal option on the checkout page.

Also, you may want to set a custom payment success page, your students will be taken to the success page once the payment for your course has been completed. You may display usefull information about the lessons, classes and modules of your language course.

Step 6: Design The Registration and Login Forms to Give Students Access to Your Courses

Your students will need a form to purchase your courses and a private area to access to them. For that reason, we need to create the login, registration and account pages.

UsersControl comes with usefull shortcodes that can be embedded in a WordPress page to each one of these pages.

Let’s create the basic pages for your students. Just click on UsersControl – User Pages link, you will see the following screen.

After setting up the registration form the students will see the following registration form, it displays the membership packages as well the payment options.

The screenshot below shows up how the registration form will look like. Please note, the credit card option will be available only when Stripe is active.

UsersControl helps you to monetize your website, it comes with payment gateways integration so you can start accepting credit card payments online.

Step 7: Displaying the Online Course in your Website

At this point, everything is ready to make your language course accessible and visible for your students.

The Drip Content add-on comes with shortcodes to display the course you have created. We need to create a page for each one of your courses.

Click on the UsersControl – Drip Content link to see all the created Drip Sets.

Everytime a drip set is create a unique short code is automatically generated as well. You have to create a new page for your course and copy/paste the generated shortcode in that page.

The content of your course will be available only to students that had purchased your subscription plan. A warning message will be displayed to non-authorized students.

Authorized students will see your language classes as follow.


If you are a language teacher and you wish to protect your courses and start earning with your skills, then all you have to do is installing UserControl Membership Plugin.

You can start a music online schedule business right today. All you have to do is:

1) Purchase UsersControl.
2) Install a WordPress site.
3) Create your online courses
4) Set your lessons.
5) Set up your payment gateway.

All ready to start receiving passive incomes!

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